Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama implored with voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to hers.
Obama told delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia there has never been a man or a woman — "not me, not Bill" — who's more qualified than his former secretary of state to be president of the United States and endorsed her as the woman to finish the job he started eight years ago. Exactly 12 years to the day after the obscure Senator from Illinois delivered a rousing speech to the Democratic convention, Obama defended his White House legacy and argued that the former secretary of state would be the best choice to bequeath those policies.
The Democratic Party is one step closer to hearing from its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
First, a powerhouse lineup of speakers spoke on day three of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Vice Presidential Nominee Tom Kaine and Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared why Clinton should be the next president.
Obama spoke to applause as chants of "Hillary, Hillary" filled the convention hall.
"America is already great," Obama said during his rousing Clinton endorsement.
As the Democratic National Convention prepared to receive President Barack Obama Wednesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump jumped online for an appearance of his own, answering questions from some of his most ardent supporters on Reddit.
The platform is extremely popular among young people — it's one of the most visited sites on the internet — and Trump was asked what he thinks is the greatest issue facing young people in the United States.
"The question most young people ask me is about the rising cost of education, terrible student debt and total lack of jobs," Trump wrote in response.
President Barack Obama joined a chorus of Democrats at the party's convention imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton, casting her as a candidate who believes in the nation's future and warning against the pessimism of Republican Donald Trump.
"America is already great. America is already strong," he declared to cheering delegates. "And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump."
For Democrats, the night was steeped in symbolism, the passing of the baton from a barrier-breaking president to a candidate trying to make history herself.
Move over "Uncle" Joe Biden, there's a new Democratic fan favorite in town.
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According to federal prosecutors a $3 million lottery winner pleaded guilty to using his prize to invest in a crystal meth ring, NBC News reported.
Ronnie Music Jr., 45, bought the drugs with his 2015 winnings and wanted to supply them to others who would resell them at a profit, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Georgia.
More than $1 million worth of methamphetamine was recovered, along with firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and $600,000 in cash.
He will be sentenced after the state's probation office conducts a pre-sentence investigation.
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Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa.
Six years later, it is mired in tension with neighbors and allies, dominated by a president seeking to increase his constitutional powers and now enmeshed in a purge of large sectors of society after an uprising by renegade military officers.
The changes that led to this turn in Turkey's fortunes include internal rifts — the collapse of a Kurdish peace process and the alleged erosion of democratic rights under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are among them — as well as the war in Syria and other regional chaos in which Turkey has taken sides.
Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.
Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users to adopt its Messenger app for direct communication, a change it enforced by deactivating messages in the main Facebook app and steering users to the app. There was an uproar ; some users thought Messenger violated their privacy, while others just resented having to add yet another app.
Still, the plan worked; more than 900 million people use the app, roughly four times the number in 2014. But some continued to resist, exploiting a loophole to avoid Messenger. All they had to do was log into Facebook's mobile website using a smartphone browser like Safari or Chrome.
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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Tuesday marked a historic moment as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for president by a major political party. Clinton joined good company when she claimed the "first" title. Here are 13 powerful women who chipped away at the glass ceiling by achieving historic firsts.
The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were 10, 47, 50, 65, 68 with a Powerball of 24.
Wednesday night's estimated jackpot is $422 million.
If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in the drawing, it will be the game's first jackpot winner since May 7.
The chance of winning Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.
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