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Booker tells America to be a "nation of love" in DNC speech

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Monday night that America must be a “nation of love” and urged Americans to elect Hillary Clinton president of the United States.

Group gathers in Atlantic City for convention watch party

ATLANTIC CITY — Just days after Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States, the political landscape shifted to Philadelphia for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention.

Sweeney: A.C. council "not being serious" with plan to cut 2 at-large seats

CAMDEN -- Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Sunday that Atlantic City council is “not being serious” with a proposal to fix the city’s finances.

Timing of freeholder's resignation means Republicans choose replacement

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County Republicans will hold a special convention to replace Freeholder Kristine Gabor, who is resigning in September to focus on a new job that requires out-of-state travel.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not gavel in party's convention

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon.

Murphy: DNC email leak shows "transparency matters"

PHILADELPHIA -- Phil Murphy said Monday that leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee show “transparency matters” and said the party will still unite during this week’s Democratic National Convention.

Dems open big event bedeviled by hack of internal emails

PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party’s own making.

Clinton opens curtains on lack of women in office

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America’s female elected officials come January.

Wasserman Schultz to step down as DNC chair, will have Clinton campaign role

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):

With Christie away, Lt. Gov. Guadagno stuck in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — National conventions aren't just about political parties nominating a presidential hopeful. They're also gathering grounds for politicians seeking to move up the political ladder.

Most New Jersey Democrats fully behind Clinton, but not all

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic delegation heads into Philadelphia this week strongly behind presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, but her primary campaign against Bernie Sanders has left some animosity in its wake.

Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned.

Clinton VP pick solid, may not help Dem unity, delegates say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delegates to the Democratic National Convention gave mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton's choice for vice president Friday, saying he will appeal to moderates but also do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters.

Hillary Clinton picks Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton has picked Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, adding to the Democratic ticket a genial and seasoned former Richmond mayor and Virginia governor who is fluent in Spanish and hails from a key swing state.

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 provides a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area.

Trump pledges to keep America safe, be "voice" for forgotten

CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump said he’d keep the nation safe and be a voice for the forgotten Thursday night in accepting the Republican nomination for president.

Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.

Donald Trump's closer is over, Hillary Clinton set to snag attention

CLEVELAND (AP) — In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky Balboa moment after a rocky convention.

WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump takes the final-night stage at his Republican convention facing a daunting array of challenges, many of his own making. At the top of the list: Unifying a fractured party and quieting Americans' concerns about his preparedness for the presidency.

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