Watch Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Tim Kaine, Mike Bloomberg speeches at 2016 DNC (Video)

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It was a busy night at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the party's leading lights made their case for Hillary Clinton. In this post: Video of the speeches given at the DNC Wednesday night by U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Clinton’s running mate Senator Tim Kaine, and former New York mayor and one-time presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Read the rest

Bernie Sanders overcome with emotion as his brother Larry casts delegate vote at DNC

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In Philadelphia today at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an emotionally overwhelming moment for Bernie Sanders as Democrats Abroad cast their votes for the party's 2016 presidential nominee.

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Bernie Sanders' Democratic National Convention speech

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A sustained and rousing standing ovation for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, tonight.

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UK gives OK to Amazon for drone delivery exploration

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Amazon.com says it has entered into a partnership with the British government to get the nation's aviation authority approval for deliveries via small drones.

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Vic Berger Election Special with Tim Heidecker: The Conventions

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Vic Berger and Tim Heidecker’s epic RNC special is terrifying and hilarious.

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FBI: Russia hacked DNC. US officials: Electing Trump, crushing Clinton was Putin's goal.

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Did Vladimir Putin order the Russian government to hack the Democratic National Committee, obtaining emails that Wikileaks has since released, to take down Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential elections?

That’s the theory that emerged rapidly inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies since the 20,000 leaked internal DNC emails spread throughout the internet, just before the beginning of the party's convention in Philadelphia.

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Package Delivery Fail: The Ultimate Photo Gallery

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That feel when FedEx, UPS, DHL, or your local postal service tries to "hide" your package delivery in the lamest, most half-assed way imaginable. Or leaves one of those “signature required” things that mean you have to go drive to the shipping center and pick it up yourself even when you were there the whole time aughhhh. Thanks. Thanks a lot, delivery guy (or gal or x).

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Cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International: 10 amazing fan portraits

A cosplayer at Comic-Con on July 22, 2016 in San Diego. Source: IMGUR, photo by Matt Cowan

San Diego Comic-Con International has concluded for 2016, but these amazing photos of dedicated cosplayers at the event will live on.

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'NASA: On the Edge of Forever' explores links between Star Trek and the ISS

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NASA released today the first of three videos that will highlight Star Trek and NASA tie-ins, to coincide with the release of Star Trek Beyond and Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.

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The #Veep is out: Hillary Clinton chooses Tim Kaine as Vice President

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) U.S., July 14, 2016. REUTERS

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced on Friday afternoon that her running mate will be Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.

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Mass shooting at Munich shopping mall leaves multiple victims dead

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Reports of yet another mass shooting, this one at a shopping center in Germany. In Munich late Friday afternoon, a man with a gun shot people at mall in Munich. Local news reports that several people were killed, and several more wounded.

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NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

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The National Basketball Association won't be holding the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a recently passed state law that discriminates against transgender people.

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Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigns after sexual harassment claims, Murdoch takes over

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Content warning: sexual assault. 20th Century Fox put out a brief today that Roger Ailes has resigned as CEO of Fox News Channel. Ailes departs the conservative television news empire after multiple women accused him of sexual assault.

Twenty-First Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch will take over as chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network until a suitably demonic, bulldog-jowled, elderly white male replacement with testicles that look like hamburger meat can be found.

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Smithsonian launches online Apollo 11 high-res 3D spacecraft model for moon landing's 47th anniversary

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One great way to commemorate the 47th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place this day in 1969, is to travel to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC (highly recommended!), and see in person the "Columbia" spacecraft that carried astronauts to the moon. But for those of us who can't get to DC and are feeling the O.G. space spirit, starting today you can explore a virtual reality simulation of the capsule's interior, painstakingly digitized by Smithsonian staff.

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Very fast crochet

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“A lot of people can crochet. Jayna Grassel can do it FAST.”

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Maine Man accused of "nearly decapitating" neighbor with machete, burying him with rotting dead deer

Maine man Bruce Akers used machete to nearly decapitate neighbor, court docs say

A very bad man in Maine is charged with a very weird murder. Prosecutors say Bruce Akers used a machete to try and decapitate a neighbor (is "nearly decapitating" worse? because that's what happened), then buried the victim's remains together with the partially decomposed carcasses of deer he killed previously.

Yep.

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Hacker claims $20K in dark web sales of leaked 'World-Check' terrorism watchlist

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Ever wonder if it's really a good idea for there to be “terrorism watch lists” created by for-profit businesses, with no accountability to the privacy rights of ordinary citizens like you and me?

The best-known of these, Thomson Reuters' “World-Check,” recently leaked to the so-called dark web. The database is compiled from public sources, and is sold by Thomson Reuters to vetted clients in government, intelligence agencies, banks, law firms, and the like.

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