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DNC Day 2: Hillary Clinton Nominated, Bill Clinton Speaks

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Unity was supposed to be the theme of the first day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, but it didn't feel that way during several key moments Monday night.

Between chants of "Bernie! Bernie!" interrupted several speeches and some Hillary Clinton supporters took to outright shushing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, supporters in a relationship that has proven to still have some mending to tend to. But it did end in a moment of party unification when Sanders took the stage and fully endorsed Clinton for president.

A reported abduction in Brazil is sending shock waves through the sporting world, as the mother-in law of Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire who runs the Formula One Group, is apparently being held for ransom.

From Rio de Janeiro, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reports for our Newscast unit:

"Bernie Ecclestone is the head of the Formula One car racing franchise and one of the richest men in Britain. His wife is Brazilian, and her mother was apparently grabbed by criminals in Sao Paulo, who are asking for a $37 million ransom from the billionaire.

OPB Politics Now: Bernie, Boos And Michelle At The DNC

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Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes discuss the action-packed and boo-filled first day of the DNC.

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The trip had mechanical setbacks, and the plane's average speed would be legal on many American streets. But when the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi in the early morning darkness Tuesday, it successfully completed a round-the-world voyage using only solar power.

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg took turns flying the single-seat aircraft that began its trip on March 9 of 2015, flying more than 26,700 miles in a total of 17 stages (23 days) as they soared under the sun's power and then glided through the night.

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A 26-year-old man is under arrest for going on a rampage in an assisted care facility near Tokyo, in a shocking attack that's being called the worst mass killing in postwar Japan. Police say the man turned himself in after he killed 19 people and injured more than 20.

Larry Is One Lucky Lobster

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Helen Gurley Brown, the tiny, tough and influential editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, who transformed the staid family magazine and took circulation to giddy heights, did so by lubricating its pages with one word: sex.

Make that extra-marital sex.

Democrats have become accustomed to having the best speech at their quadrennial convention given by someone named Obama. This year, that person might also be named Michelle.

Hers was not the keynote, nor the most anticipated, nor the longest speech of the night. But it mesmerized and subdued the raucous and rebellious crowd, focusing the enormous energy of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena just where convention organizers had hoped — on Hillary Clinton.

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled Texas’ voter ID law makes it harder for minorities to vote. The state was told it could no longer enforce the law as is.

Early voting in the first election since that ruling is now underway, sthat special election in Bexar County is following a new set of rules.


A new White House report on student loan debt reveals that how people repay student loans has changed dramatically in a short time.

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