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Correction: DEM 2016-Convention-Celebrities story

In a story July 28 about celebrities at the Democratic National Convention, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shonda Rhimes was the creator of "How to Get Away with Murder.

Jul. 29, 2016 5:52 PM EDT
AP EXPLAINS: Conventions depict contrasting views of America

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican party conventions have starkly framed the core question facing voters in November: Is America broken?Do they live in the America described by Republicans: a once-mighty nation bowed before adversaries, fearful of crime and terrorism, its military weakened, its economy near collapse?Or is it the America depicted by Democrats: a still-mighty nation that stands tall on the global stage, has rebounded from financial crisis and has made strides caring for its most vulnerable citizens?Does America, for all its imperfections, still work as a nation and need a leader like Hillary Clinton who will build on past accomplishments? Or is it rotted and on the brink of collapse, needing a nonpolitician savior like Donald Trump?A look at the sharply contrasting images of the United States depicted at the conventions and how they could shape the presidential race:___REPUBLICANS' AMERICADonald Trump was characteristically blunt.

Jul. 29, 2016 1:38 PM EDT
Clinton uses convention to send message to wary GOP voters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency.

Jul. 29, 2016 3:34 AM EDT
Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

Jul. 29, 2016 3:25 AM EDT
Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint, courtesy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They came. They protested. They got their message out.And now that they're headed home, thousands of protesters who came to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention say they're leaving in peace thanks to a hands-off approach by police that led to fewer than a dozen arrests over four days of demonstrations.

Jul. 29, 2016 1:40 AM EDT
Clinton speech draws mixed reaction on cable news

A look at the Democratic National Convention through a media lens:Television's instant reaction to Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination anticipated what is likely to be a hard-fought slog to November.

Jul. 29, 2016 12:36 AM EDT
Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world.

Jul. 29, 2016 12:02 AM EDT
Clinton using convention to send message to wary GOP voters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency.

Jul. 28, 2016 11:26 PM EDT
Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

Jul. 28, 2016 7:12 PM EDT
Lady Gaga hits stage for invite-only show for DNC delegates

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lady Gaga hit the stage at an invitation-only concert Thursday for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, covering classic songs from Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, the Beatles and others.

Jul. 28, 2016 5:00 PM EDT
Cummings: Protesters during DNC speech were 'disrespectful'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings says he thinks liberal supporters of Bernie Sanders who chanted an anti-trade slogan during his speech to the Democratic National Convention were "disrespectful.

Jul. 28, 2016 4:26 PM EDT
Clinton backers asked to speak at Sanders rally, then booed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders supporters asked fans of Hillary Clinton to explain why anyone should back her for president, then booed them at a rally Thursday on the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:57 PM EDT
Raimondo leaves DNC to watch Clinton speech with daughter

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's racing home from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia because she wants to be with her 12-year-old daughter when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepts the party's nomination.

Jul. 28, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks conservatives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper.

Jul. 28, 2016 9:17 AM EDT
Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:42 AM EDT
VIEWER GUIDE: Clinton to make her own case Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hour after hour and speaker after speaker, Hillary Clinton has been extolled at the Democratic convention this week as a change-maker, an effective leader and a caring human being.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:37 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:29 AM EDT
Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.

Jul. 28, 2016 2:12 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Warped claims in political hothouse

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show.

Jul. 28, 2016 12:22 AM EDT
Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics.

Jul. 27, 2016 11:21 PM EDT
Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention's lineup of speakers has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:47 PM EDT
Bloomberg warns of Trump economic plans at Dem convention

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, offered a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention, describing the GOP presidential nominee as a "risky, reckless, and radical choice.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:23 PM EDT
Biden says Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:19 PM EDT
'Empire' producer Lee Daniels: Hillary Clinton knows me

Lee Daniels, the co-creator of TV's "Empire," spoke passionately of his own family's struggles as he endorsed Hillary Clinton Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, calling her a true advocate for victims of gun violence who can help turn "their heartache into action.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:11 PM EDT
VIEWER GUIDE: Clinton to make her own case Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hour after hour and speaker after speaker, Hillary Clinton has been extolled at the Democratic convention this week as a change-maker, an effective leader and a caring human being.

Jul. 27, 2016 5:11 PM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ____ July 27 The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Democratic National Convention: Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was an obvious choice for a convention striving to be one - and much more apropos than his "America," the adopted theme of the Bernie Sanders insurgency.

Jul. 27, 2016 4:40 PM EDT
Schumer prepares to be Senate leader, or Trump antagonist

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Hillary Clinton claims the Democratic Party's nomination for president, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act, as Clinton's top Senate partner — or chief antagonist to Donald Trump if he wins in November.

Jul. 27, 2016 4:21 PM EDT
Trump dings both Clintons in rollicking press conference

MIAMI (AP) — Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails — but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 27, 2016 4:12 PM EDT

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