It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, "You're likable enough, Hillary." It's a lovefest now.
Hillary Clinton formally captured the Democratic nomination and declared the glass ceiling keeping women from the presidency cracked and nearly shattered. Her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, closed the historic night with an expansive and passionate testimonial, offering a deeply personal — though sanitized — account of their relationship. It was a policy-driven ode to the "best darn change-maker I have ever met."
Tonight, the current president is joining her party — for it is her party now — in making the case to the nation for electing the former first lady, senator and secretary of state as the first woman to occupy the Oval Office.
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Bill Clinton took the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer stepping into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman.
The former president's speech was by far his most personal, reminiscing about "a girl" he met on the Yale campus and detailing Hillary Clinton's lengthy career in public office.
"She's the best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life,” Bill Clinton said. "This woman has never been satisfied with the status quo on anything. She always wants to move the ball forward. That's just who she is."
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A Wisconsin state appeals court has ruled that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults.
The 2nd District Appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's determination that it was reasonable to try both girls as adults. The girls could appeal the rulings to the state Supreme Court.
The girls were 12 years old in 2014 when, authorities say, they lured their classmate into woods in Waukesha after a birthday sleepover and repeatedly stabbed her. The victim, who was also 12, was found along a road, bleeding from wounds that nearly killed her.
Russian president Vladimir Putin's admiration for Donald Trump is rivaled by his passionate hate for Hillary Clinton, adding credence to the accusations that Russia is behind the damaging Democratic Party email leaks, former U.S. officials and experts told NBC News.
Putin carries a grudge against Clinton because she has publicly compared him to Hitler and expressed doubts that he has a soul.
Michael McFaul, the U.S. ambassador to Russia from early 2012 to 2014 said Putin "sees some of Clinton's remarks as a personal attack against him and the way he governs his country and how he conducts his foreign policy."
Like other former Obama administration Russia policy experts, McFaul said Putin-sponsored hackers were the most likely culprit in the hacking of 20,000 DNC emails that were posted last Friday by WikiLeaks. Cybersecurity experts also say mounting evidence all points in one direction.
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Comedian Sarah Silverman said Wednesday on Twitter that her account had been hacked, after an earlier message linked to a YouTube video criticizing Hillary Clinton.
"MY TWITTER ACCT GOT HACKED THIS IS NOT ME," Silverman wrote in response to a tweet from 8:48 a.m. ET.
The since deleted post had said "America, are you awakening?" It also included language in the Cyrillic alphabet and linked to a YouTube video from the hacker group Anonymous on April 9 in opposition to Clinton.
Silverman, a former Bernie Sanders supporter, joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite behind Clinton.
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Police said nearly four dozen people were arrested at two Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey over the weekend on a variety of charges including assaulting police and selling items without a permit.
Police told The Record newspaper on Tuesday that state troopers arrested 29 people on Saturday, including a woman accused of assaulting two officers, and 18 more on Sunday. The shows took place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
Twenty-two of those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct.
Initially, police announced about 30 arrests at the rock concert Saturday night.
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France's main religious leaders have sent a message of unity and solidarity following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest.
Hollande was presiding over a defense council and cabinet meeting Wednesday after speaking with Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish leaders.
On Tuesday, the attackers took hostages at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in the northwest region of Normandy, during morning Mass. After the priest was slain, both attackers, one a local man, were killed by police outside the church.
Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. The 6-year-old, who has cystic fibrosis, lived that fantasy Tuesday, riding shotgun in a booster seat through Sacramento in a truck labeled "Ethan's Garbage Truck."
He donned a big smile and a green cape that read "Hero Ethan" as the truck stopped to pick up trash and recyclables. It wasn't a chore for Ethan, who said his favorite part of the day put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was "cleaning up garbage." Hundreds of people gathered to cheer him on.
After being surprised at his school, Ethan and the garbage truck made five stops.
Sam Thurman, the Waste Management employee who drove Ethan, said when he agreed to take part, he had no idea how big the day was going to be.
Donald Trump is running against Hillary Clinton, not her husband, but the presumptive Republican nominee has not shied from attacking the former president over his sexual misconduct. He accused Bill Clinton of rape during an interview in May with Fox News' Sean Hannity. He tweeted that Clinton “was the WORST abuser of women in U.S. political history.” He released a video on which two of Clinton’s accusers are heard describing what they say were assaults. And he called Hillary Clinton an enabler who tried to destroy the women with whom her husband had affairs.
Democrats are counting on Bill Clinton and his impressive speaking skills to make the case for his wife when he speaks to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, but Trump wants to remind everyone of Clinton’s seamier side. Trump's impassioned supporters and the many Clinton haters among them might approve, but the Republican nominee is struggling to appeal to women. How will they react to denigrating Hillary Clinton over her husband's infidelities?
A Virginia man is accused of selling cancer patients a fake "miracle cure" for thousands of dollars and discouraging them from seeking other treatment, according to police in Manassas.
Investigators said Peter Adeniji, 67, was posing as a medical professional and operating a fraudulent business out of a building on Forest Pine Circle. They said he charged cancer patients $1,200 for one dose of an herbal mixture Adeniji promised would cure them from cancer.
Adeniji was arrested at his home in Manassas on Monday. He was previously charged and convicted for selling fake treatments in other parts of Virginia, according to The Washington Post. Information on an attorney for Adeniji was not immediately available.
Facing increased pressure from Democrats in Congress, the Food and Drug Administration began to officially reconsider its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
The current policy forbids blood donations from men who have had sex with other men within the past year.
The ban was originally put in place with the intention of limiting the risk of getting the AIDS virus in blood, but activists say it's unfair and discriminatory.
The issue came to greater prominence after a June shooting killed 49 people at an Orlando, Florida, club favored by the LGBT community in June. LGBT groups complained that the restrictions made it difficult for friends and loved ones to give their blood.
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