The Clinton campaign's call to unite to defeat Donald Trump ran headlong into angry supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democrats opened their convention in Philadelphia on Monday to protests inside and outside the Wells Fargo Center. Even as the camps worked together to bring the convention under control, Sanders' backers remained enraged after leaked emails seemed to show the Democratic National Committee working against Sanders during the primaries.
Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life.
Delivering a mother's impassioned call to action, Mrs. Obama offered Clinton to the nation as a woman with a heart and as a future president who never "buckles under pressure" or takes the easy way out.
Mrs. Obama told delegates and a national television audience that when she thinks of "the kind of president that I want for my girls and all children," it's someone who takes the job seriously — "someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters."
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At least 19 people were stabbed to death by a man with a knife early Tuesday at a facility for disabled people in Japan, NBC News reported.
The Kyodo news agency reported that as many as 19 people had died. Between 20 and 45 others were injured, according to various local reports.
The stabbings occurred early Tuesday morning at Tsukui Yayayurien — a facility with 160 residents — in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, Shiny Sakuma, Director of Health and Welfare for Kanagawa Prefecture, told reporters during a news conference.
Sakuma identified the alleged killer as a former employee, Satoshi Uematsu. Public broadcaster NHK reported that Uematus is 26.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday local time, Sakuma said, Uematsu allegedly broke into the facility by shattering a window. National broadcaster and NBC News partner Nippon TV reported that he then tied up a staff member, stole a set of keys and began entering rooms and stabbing residents.
Citing police sources, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, Asahi Shimbun, quoted the suspect saying "All disabled should cease to exist."
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Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, two liberal firebrands speaking amid tumult that exposed deep tensions between the party's left wing and its center.
Sanders' followers greeted him with a lengthy ovation, and he thanked them in a speech in which he was expected to back Hillary Clinton, his opponent in the sometimes bitter primaries. Acknowledging the disappointment his supporters felt, he urged them to vote for Clinton anyway.
"Hillary Clinton will make a great president and I am proud to stand with her tonight," he said, concluding remarks that went on at length about what qualified her to be president over Donald Trump.
General Mills widened its recall of potentially contaminated flour Monday, and health officials said 46 people have been made sick so far by raw flour.
The flour was contaminated with toxic E. coli bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
"Four more ill people have been reported from two states. The most recent illness started on June 25, 2016," the CDC said. Two different types of E. coli have been found in the flour. The total: 46 people made sick in 21 states, NBC News reported.
"Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicate that flour produced at the General Mills facility in Kansas City, Missouri is a likely source of this outbreak," the CDC added.
General Mills has a complete list of the affected flours on its website.
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Historians of the presidential horse race have plenty of mud to wade through, from Watergate to railroad bribery, and plenty of sex scandals in between.
But this year's election offers something new: Donald Trump appears to be the first nominee of a major political party in modern memory to be the subject of ongoing litigation, according to presidential experts.
"I don't know of any other litigation involving a major candidate for election," Columbia University scholar Henry F. Graff told NBC in an email, when asked about the fraud lawsuit over Trump University that's set to be heard in November.
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A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington D.C.
Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more than 1,000 toys for sick kids at Christmas.
In a new video, Sadie is calling on Vice President Joe Biden to help make childhood cancer research a national priority.
Through an organization called The Truth 365, which documents children fighting cancer, Keller is sharing the video and urging the vice president to attend an upcoming event called CureFest in Washington D.C. The event is aimed at uniting the childhood cancer community.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 10 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said Tuesday.
Unlike previous attacks blamed on the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab, gunmen did not accompany the suicide bomber, Captain Mohamed Hussein said.
He said that the suicide car bomber tried to speed through the barrier at the U.N. office but guards shot at the car.
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."
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Any kind of sex can spread the Zika virus, federal health officials said Monday in updated guidance for pregnant women.
And doctors need to ask all pregnant women about any chance they could have been infected with Zika, either through sex, travel or via mosquito bite, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated Zika guidelines.
Several recent new cases show that just about any kind of sexual contact can spread the virus, the CDC said. "Sexual exposure includes vaginal sex, anal sex, oral sex, or other activities that might expose a sex partner to genital secretions," it says in the new guidance.
Zika virus has exploded across the Americas, carried mostly by mosquitoes but also, to the surprise of doctors, by person-to-person contact. Most people don't even get sick, but there is a huge risk to unborn babies, NBC News reported.
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First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails.
At least one thing is clear: The email uproar is an unwelcome distraction at the launch of the Democratic National Convention, inflaming the rift between supporters of Hillary Clinton and primary rival Bernie Sanders just when the party was hoping to close it.
As the Philadelphia convention got underway Monday, developments in the email story rolled out in rapid sequence.
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