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Hacked Emails Complicate Democratic National Convention

POLITICS | By Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey | Jul 24
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, announced abruptly Sunday afternoon that she would step down at week's end. Sanders had called earlier Sunday for her departure.

IOC Leaders Stop Short of Complete Ban On Russians From Rio

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 24
Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.

Clinton Says Veep Pick Kaine is Everything GOP Ticket Isn't

POLITICS | By Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer | Jul 24
Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality - "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" - at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention

How Chicago is Keeping Cool in the Heat Wave

NATIONAL | Jul 24
Dean Reynolds reports on how Chicago is using green infrastructure to fight the extreme heat.

Business Was Booming for Cleveland's Gay Escorts During the GOP Convention

NATIONAL | Jul 24
Although the Democrats' convention is in Philadelphia, closeted Republicans turned Cleveland into another "city of brotherly love" this week.

Testimony Heard in San Francisco Lesbian Murder Trial

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 24
Friends of a lesbian who was shot to death in a parking lot near a gay San Francisco nightclub in 2013 described in court how she had put up her hands and pleaded with the suspect before he shot her and a friend.

International AIDS Conference Looks at Advances and Barriers

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 24
While remarkable gains have been made in preventing and treating HIV over the past 16 years, this progress could be reversed without adequate funding and respect for the human rights of the people most at risk.

Gay Victim of Trump Rally Violence Sues San Jose

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 24
A gay Latino Republican is among the 14 people who filed a lawsuit last Thursday, July 14, against the city of San Jose, its mayor and police chief due to being attacked after attending a Donald Trump rally.

Clinton and Kaine Debut as Democratic Ticket in Florida

POLITICS | By Ken Thomas | Jul 23
Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's Democratic National Convention.

Hacked Emails Show Democratic Party Hostility to Sanders

POLITICS | By Stephen Braun | Jul 23
Over 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Bernie Sanders.

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