Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House.
Delegates erupted in cheers as Clinton's primary rival, Bernie Sanders, helped make it official when the roll call got to his home state of Vermont — an important show of unity for a party trying to heal deep divisions.
"I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," Sanders declared, asking that it be by acclamation.
President Barack Obama said it is "possible" that the Russian government would try to influence the U.S. elections by hacking into the Democratic National Committee systems and leaking the party's emails.
In an interview with "Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie, Obama noted that while the FBI is still investigating what happened, "what we do know is that the Russians hack our systems," government and private.
A priest was "assassinated" and another person gravely wounded when two knife-wielding attackers linked to ISIS took several nuns and worshippers hostage during morning Mass at a church in northern France early Tuesday, NBC News reported.
A nun who was in the church said the victim, identified as 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel, was forced to the ground before his throat was slit.
The seige ended when the attackers were shot dead by police.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins identified one of the attackers as Adel Kermiche, who'd been caught trying to reach Syria, base of operations for ISIS, twice last year. The second attacker has not been identified.
Investigators found two fake bombs and three knives. One of the attackers wore a "false explosive belt" and another three knives, Molins said. The other attacker carried a pressure cooker — a device that terrorists have used to make bombs — wrapped in aluminum.
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No surprise here: Bernie Sanders got his brother's vote at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, and Larry Sanders said he cast that vote with "enormous pride." Larry Sanders, who lives in Britain, addressed the convention during the roll call of states, speaking as a member of the Americans Abroad delegation. Video of the presidential candidate showed him attempting to hold back tears as he watched the speech from his seat.
Donald Trump is running against Hillary Clinton, not her husband, but the presumptive Republican nominee has not shied from attacking the former president over his sexual misconduct. He accused Bill Clinton of rape during an interview in May with Fox News' Sean Hannity. He tweeted that Clinton “was the WORST abuser of women in U.S. political history.” He released a video on which two of Clinton’s accusers are heard describing what they say were assaults. And he called Hillary Clinton an enabler who tried to destroy the women with whom her husband had affairs.
Democrats are counting on Bill Clinton and his impressive speaking skills to make the case for his wife when he speaks to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, but Trump wants to remind everyone of Clinton’s seamier side. Trump's impassioned supporters and the many Clinton haters among them might approve, but the Republican nominee is struggling to appeal to women. How will they react to denigrating Hillary Clinton over her husband's infidelities?
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When Bill Clinton takes the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer will step into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman.
It isn't only Hillary Clinton who is breaking a glass ceiling this week. Should she win on Election Day, her husband will become both the first male to be a first spouse and the first former president to reoccupy the White House from the East Wing.
Bill Clinton's potential new title is perhaps the strangest twist in a political career known for its second acts. After health scares and political missteps, the Comeback Kid, as he was known in his first presidential race, could come back to Washington one last time.
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Two former Virginia Tech students were indicted Tuesday in the slaying of a seventh-grade girl who was found dead last January days after authorities said she sneaked out of her window to rendezvous with the older teens, a county prosecutor said. David Eisenhauer, 19, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder, abduction and hiding the body of Nicole Lovell, 13, Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettit said in a statement. Natalie Keepers, 19, was charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body, the commonwealth's attorney said. Eisenhauer's attorney declined to comment on the indictment Tuesday. Keepers' attorney did not immediately respond to messages and emails seeking comment.
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An employee at a Dunkin' Donuts in Virginia allegedly sprayed day-old donuts with a cleaning solution that contained bleach before giving them away to a group of teenagers who later ate them, Virginia police said.
Michael Phelps is a household name. In the next month, Simone Biles may become one.
Phelps, who with 22 medals is the most decorated Olympian of all time, has dominated four Olympics and come out of retirement in hopes of sweeping a fifth. It's likely to be his final Games.
Biles is on the other end of her career. The 19-year-old gymnast heads into her first Olympics with 14 world championship medals under her belt, 10 of them gold. The budding superstar is undefeated in the all-around and has been called "unbeatable" by gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton.
Phelps and Biles are among more than 550 athletes who will represent Team USA in Rio, including 292 women, the most in Olympic history to ever compete for a single country. Of Team USA's 68 returning champions, 53 are looking to defend titles won during the 2012 London Games.
Here's a look at the American athletes to watch during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.
A group of women who have lost children to gun violence or after contact with police took the stage to applause and chants of "black lives matter" on Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. Known as the Mothers of the Movement, the group includes Sybrina Fulton, whose 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012.
"Hillary Clinton has the compassion and understanding to support grieving mothers," Fulton said. "She has the courage to lead the fight for common sense gun legislation."
Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night following Hillary Clinton's nomination for president, and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself a political independent effectively immediately. Their protest and exodus is in line with what hundreds of protesters had been saying outside the convention's security perimeter. Many said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the Democratic candidate for president would prompt them to quit the party.
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Donald Trump once offered up three different views on abortion in eight hours, and after a year of campaigning, the Republican nominee has continued to expound powerfully incoherent rhetoric and constantly evolving views.
According to NBC News, Trump and the Republican Party are putting forward the most elusive presidential platform in modern history, and many of Trump's policies conflict with the party's own platform.
To better understand what the Republican Party nominee believes today — and yesterday — NBC News compiled a list of Trump's views since he announced his candidacy a year ago.
"You have to have a certain degree of flexibility," the nominee said in a March debate when confronted on his evolving policy platform, taking a stance on immigration he'd reverse hours later. "You can't say, it's OK, and then you find out it's not OK and you don't want to do anything. You have to be flexible, because you learn."
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