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Michelle Obama Steals the Show

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By By ALEXANDER BURNS, New York Times

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention began with the ouster of the party’s chairwoman, protests in the streets, disruptions on the convention floor and a torrential thunderstorm. Facing the prospect of chaos, an array of party leaders — including Michelle Obama, and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — moved to heal the breach in the party, seemingly with some success. Our takeaways:

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Is Russia trying to influence U.S. election?

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By Frida Ghitis, CNN

Whoever orchestrated the release of emails hacked from the Democratic Party computers knew exactly what they were doing. But while there's no question the content of the emails matters, it's worth widening the lens for some important and troubling context to the hack, context that points to outside interference from an outside power.
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Erdogan’s Purges Threaten Future of Turkey’s Secular Society

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By Luis Ramirez, VoA
 
ISTANBUL—Watchers see Turkey's failed coup and the subsequent purge carried out by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of a battle among Islamists whose ultimate vision is to allow for a greater role of religion in public life. To others, that vision runs counter to the secular society established in the 1920s by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic. 
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Michelle Obama: Remember, this election is about our kids

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By Fred Imbert, CNBC

PHILADELPHIA — In a speech that concluded with a standing ovation from the crowd, first lady Michelle Obama made the case for Hillary Clinton for president by reminding her fellow Democrats of what kind of leader will be best for their own children.

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