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    Slaves Built the White House, Say Obama and Historians

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama declared at the Democratic National Convention that the White House she and President Barack Obama have lived in since 2009 was built by slaves. Mrs. Obama is right,...

    Michelle Electrifies

    Sets a New Standard for Troubled Dem Convention PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a forceful, impassioned defense of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate...

    More Than 50 Pro-Sanders Demonstrators Cited by Police

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders' treatment by...

    Rep. Elijah Cummings and Ben Jealous Take Opening Evening DNC Stage

    (Updated 7/25/2016) PHILADELPHIA –Three prominent Marylanders -- former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer -- each preached party unity as featured speakers on the first...

    Thousands Hit Philadelphia’s Steamy Streets to Protest DNC

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are taking to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilts during a...

    Philadelphia Readies for DNC after Quiet Cleveland Protests

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without major chaos, eyes now turn to Philadelphia. As the nation's fifth largest city, it...

    Black Issues Addressed in Democratic Platform Document

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other minorities were well represented on the committee that drafted the Democratic Party’s platform, a groundbreaking document that will be presented at the 2016 Democratic National Convention,...
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