Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican Donald Trump.
After the roll call of states formalizing Clinton's nomination, former President Bill Clinton will take the stage for a history-making appearance of his own at the Democratic convention. Former presidents often vouch for their potential successors, but never before has that candidate also been a spouse.
By night's end, the Clinton campaign hopes to have moved past the dissent that somewhat tarnished the convention's opening day.
Undeterred by Sen. Bernie Sanders' plea for party unity behind Hillary Clinton, Sanders supporters chanting "Bernie or bust!" took to the streets under the hot sun Tuesday for more demonstrations on Day 2 of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
Several hundred gathered around noon in a rally at City Hall with plans to join up in the afternoon with groups decrying police brutality and economic injustice. Together they planned to march the 4 miles down Broad Street to the convention site.
Speakers at the rally charged that Clinton cheated her way to the nomination with the complicity of the "corporate media."
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Bill Clinton was once the Democrats' explainer-in-chief. Tonight, he'll be explaining himself.
In the four years since the party's last national convention, the center of gravity in Democratic politics has shifted decidedly to the left. Clinton must finesse some of his administration's biggest achievements, including a landmark free trade agreement and major criminal justice law, lest his wife pay the price with the party's emboldened liberal base.
On Tuesday night, the former president will promote what aides say are his wife's lesser-known achievements, her early days as a child advocacy lawyer, her policy campaigns as first lady and work as senator from New York.
A priest was "assassinated" and another person gravely wounded when two knife-wielding attackers linked to ISIS took hostages during morning Mass at a church in northern France early Tuesday, NBC News reported.
The victim was named by Dominique Lebrun, the Archbishop of Rouen, as Father Jacques Hamel, 84. A nun who was in the church said Hamel was forced to the ground before his throat was slit."
A person was assassinated and another seriously injured," Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said, adding that police rescued three people from the church.
The attackers were shot dead by police. The Paris prosecutor's office said one person had been detained, but gave no details about their identity or location, The Associated Press reported.
The Vatican condemned the "barbarous killing," saying Pope Francis was feeling "the pain and horror of this absurd violence," Reuters reported.
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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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Cory Booker on Tuesday responded to a tweet posted by Donald Trump following the New Jersey senator's Democratic convention speech, saying he prays for Trump and hopes he finds kindness in his heart.
Trump tweeted Monday that if Booker is the future of the Democratic party, the Democrats have no future. Trump said he knows "more about Cory than he knows about himself."
"He wants us to be speculating. It sounds so sinister," Booker said Tuesday on CNN. "I don't care, I love you Donald. I pray for you. I hope that you find some kindness in your heart, that you're not going to be somebody that spews out insults to your political opposition, that you're going to find some way to love."
Donald Trump once offered up three different views on abortion in eight hours.
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, with many of Trump's policies conflicting with the party's own platform.
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Two soldiers were fatally shot Sunday while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar, NBC News reported.
Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Sgt. First Class Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, were at the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill in Lake Murray, west of Columbia, when Jospeh Elijah Mills "physically assaulted a female companion and was physically separated from her by several bar patrons," according to arrest warrants obtained by NBC News.
Among those who stepped in to help the woman were Judge and Prins, the warrants state. "Mills then presented a handgun" and allegedly fired the fatal shots.
The 25-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after Sunday's double killing charged with two counts of murder.
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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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The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections.
Fluoroquinolones, which include levofloxacin (as known as Levaquin) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro), can cause serious and sometimes permanent side-effects, NBC News reported.
"While these drugs are effective in treating serious bacterial infections, an FDA safety review found that both oral and injectable fluoroquinolones are associated with disabling side effects involving tendons, muscles, joints, nerves and the central nervous system," the agency said in a statement.
The drugs are worthwhile to use for potentially fatal infections such as plague, anthrax and some types of bacterial pneumonia but not for the more minor stuff, FDA added.
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A Kenyan half-brother of President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and not the candidate his brother has endorsed, Hillary Clinton.
Malik Obama told The Associated Press he thinks Trump has a lot of energy and is very straightforward.
"Clinton is not honest because she says that she did not reveal any classified information, and she did. And I don't see that kind of person being the president of the United States," he said.
Also, "I do not support same-sex marriage," he said. "I am Muslim, it's something God would not approve. The Republican Party doesn't stand for that."
Malik Obama also expressed disappointment that his half-brother hasn't done more to support his Kenyan family and the country. The president's father was Kenyan.
The father of President Obama and Malik Obama died in a car crash in 1982, leaving three wives, six sons and a daughter. All his children except Malik and the youngest, George Obama, live in Britain or the United States.