Hours of testimonials have led to this. Now, it's time for Hillary Clinton to make her own case.
The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state will step out of the shadows of presidents past and present on Thursday for her chance to persuade Americans that she is the best choice to helm a nation looking for a new era of leadership.
President Barack Obama anointed her the inheritor of his legacy Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Delivering a passionate case for his onetime rival, Obama declared Clinton not only can defeat the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump but also realize the "promise of this great nation."
"She's been there for us, even if we haven't always noticed," he said.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walked back remarks he made on Wednesday that encouraged Russia to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage Hillary Clinton.
"Of course I was being sarcastic," Trump said in an interview that aired on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends" on Thursday. "You have 33,000 emails deleted; and the real problem was what was said on those emails from the Democratic National Committee."
Trump's stunning comments on Wednesday raised the specter of whether he was condoning foreign government hacking of U.S. computers and the public release of information stolen from political adversaries — actions that are at least publicly frowned upon across the globe.
Trump also told "Fox & Friends" that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is "doing a better job" than Obama.
“I said he’s a better leader than Obama because Obama’s not a leader,” Trump said. "He’s certainly doing a better job than Obama is, that’s all.”
The man previously convicted of killing D.C. intern Chandra Levy in a case that shocked the nation is expected to be released.
Ingmar Guandique was convicted in 2010 in Levy's death but later was granted a new trial, which was expected to begin this fall. But the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said in a statement Thursday that prosecutors have moved to dismiss the case charging Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder.
The move to throw out the charges was based on "recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week," a statement released Thursday afternoon said.
WikiLeaks posted 14 minutes of audio of what it claimed were hacked voicemail messages from top Democratic officials Wednesday, NBC News reported.
The audio was released just before Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama were to address the Democratic National Convention.
The leaded audio appears to mirror some of the more than 19,000 hacked Democratic National Committee email messages that have been published in the last week. Information in some of those messages led to the ouster of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The leak appeared to have been timed to cause maximum embarrassment for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last week that more leaks are in the works to damage Clinton.
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After days of endorsements from celebrities, elected leaders and passionate supporters, Hillary Clinton will be introduced Thursday night by the woman who knows her simply as mom.
Chelsea Clinton will open for her mother at the Democratic National Convention as Clinton accepts a place in history as the first female presidential nominee for a major party.
"This election is so important to me, because I'm now a mom. And as proud as I am of my mom, this election to me is fundamentally about my children, about Charlotte and Aidan," the former first daughter told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired Thursday morning.
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Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.
In a dramatic moment, the 79-year-old Francis, walking in his long robe with an incense holder in his hand, did not notice a step down from the platform and fell to the ground before the altar. Francis braced his fall with his left hand and priests around him rushed to help, with Mons. Guido Marini, an aide, helping him back to his feet.
The Mass proceeded as planned and the pope delivered a long homily before tens of thousands of faithful gathered at the foot of the Jasna Gora monastery in Poland's southern city of Czestochowa.
Michael Phelps is a household name. In the next month, Simone Biles may become one.
Phelps, who with 22 medals is the most decorated Olympian of all time, has dominated four Olympics and come out of retirement in hopes of sweeping a fifth. It's likely to be his final Games.
Biles is on the other end of her career. The 19-year-old gymnast heads into her first Olympics with 14 world championship medals under her belt, 10 of them gold. The budding superstar is undefeated in the all-around and has been called "unbeatable" by gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton.
Phelps and Biles are among more than 550 athletes who will represent Team USA in Rio, including 292 women, the most in Olympic history to ever compete for a single country. Of Team USA's 68 returning champions, 53 are looking to defend titles won during the 2012 London Games.
Here's a look at the American athletes to watch during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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The celebrity power continues into the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with musical performances Thursday from legendary songwriter Carole King and current chart-topper Katy Perry, who rehearsed her new hit, "Rise." Perry leads into the night's main attraction: presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's big moment on stage, with an introduction by daughter Chelsea Clinton.
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Senior U.S. national security officials tell NBC News they are confident that Russian intelligence agencies hacked the Democratic National Committee.
The open question, they say, is whether those same intelligence agencies directly leaked material to WikiLeaks, in what would seem to be an unprecedented effort to influence the U.S. election.
The Russian government had the "motive, means and opportunity," one official said, and many officials believe it is likely the Russians gave the emails to WikiLeaks, but there is not yet definitive evidence.
A total of nearly 20,000 emails were stolen, among other data, officials say. The FBI and the NSA are now investigating who leaked the documents.
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