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Angry and disaffected Bernie Sanders' backers have a new rallying cry: "Jill not Hill." That's Green Party candidate Jill Stein, whose liberal agenda of tuition-free college, $15-per-hour minimum wage and a renewable energy economy by 2030 offers a home to Sanders' supporters disillusioned by the two-party political system and unwilling to back Democrat Hillary Clinton. Detractors warn she could become a Ralph Nader-like candidate, taking enough votes from Clinton to deliver Republican nominee Donald Trump a victory in November.
Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a quiet Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention.
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The United States Coast Guard has found four boaters who failed to return home from a snorkeling trip off of Key West.
The group was identified as 48-year-old David Thompson, 28-year-old Adam Kelley, 15-year-old Joshua Thompson and 11-year-old Evan Thompson.
The Coast Guard said the boaters were found Wednesday afternoon about 40 nautical miles northwest of Key West. Officials reported they were in good health and spirits.
The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France.
The killing of an 85-year-old priest in a Normandy church on Tuesday added to security fears surrounding Francis' five-day visit for the World Youth Day celebrations, which were already high due to a string of violent attacks in France and Germany. Polish officials say they have deployed tens of thousands of security officials to cover the event.
Francis spoke to reporters on the papal plane en route from Rome to Poland.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have chosen Chicago's historic Jackson Park as the site for the Obama Presidential Center, a source familiar with the process confirmed to NBC News. An official announcement on the decision is expected to be made in the coming days. The center was expected to be located in one of two parks on the city's South Side. It will be home to Obama's archives and a museum about his presidency, and is expected to be completed in 2020 or 2021.
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Speaking to supporters in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump warned women to be “careful what they wished” for if they were supporting Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the first female president, NBC News reported.
That’s not to say Trump doesn’t want to see a woman commander-in-chief someday. It’s just that he doesn’t want it to be Hillary Clinton.
Trump told the crowd “they’ll say 'Madame President' — oh, I don't want to hear that. I do want to hear it eventually, 'cause I want to see a woman become President, but it can't be her. She's a disaster. She's a disaster."
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A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2013 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.
Circuit Judge Michael Usan ruled in favor of suspended Deputy Peter Peraza of the Broward Sheriff's Office under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law that eliminates a requirement to retreat — for civilians and law enforcement officers, the judge said — when facing a dire threat.
Prosecutors immediately said the decision will be appealed.
A United Nations human rights expert is recommending changes in the way protests are handled in the United States, saying the process of issuing permits for demonstrations is "arbitrary" and could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups.
Maina Kiai of Kenya, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, offered preliminary findings Wednesday from his visits this month to seven U.S. cities — including the sites of this year's Democratic and Republican political conventions — to investigate how the U.S. upholds its citizens' rights of assembly and association. Kiai's full report to the United Nations will be completed and published in June 2017.
Lee Daniels, the co-creator of TV's "Empire," spoke passionately of his own family's struggles as he endorsed Hillary Clinton Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, calling her a true advocate for victims of gun violence who can help turn "their heartache into action."
President Barack Obama, who's set to address the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, urged Democrats to take Donald Trump seriously, saying "anything is possible in November."
"It is the nature of democracy that until those votes are cast and the American people have their say, we don't know," Obama told NBC's "Today" show.
Back in January, Obama firmly rejected the message of Trump's campaign and said he expected as much from Americans.
Asked by NBC's Savannah Guthrie whether he's now "worried" about Trump's candidacy, Obama replied, "I've seen all kinds of crazy stuff happen."
"I think anybody who goes into campaigns not running scared can end up losing," he said.
"So, my advice to Democrats — and I don't have to give this advice to Hillary Clinton, because she already knows it — is you stay worried until all those those votes are cast and counted because you know, one of the dangers in an election like this is that people don't take the challenge seriously. They stay home. And we end up getting the unexpected."
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As Virginia delegates root for Sen. Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention, they also are poking good-natured fun at a distinctive part of his face -- his left eyebrow.
Virginia delegates cheered on the senator carrying vivid orange signs bearing a smiley face with the left eyebrow cocked, just like Kaine's.
Delegate Vivian Paige explained.
"Tim Kaine gave us these in 2008, at the convention. He was governor at that point," she said.
Kaine's eyebrow first rose to national prominence in 2006, when the newly sworn-in governor delivered the State of the Union response. His arched eyebrow grabbed attention.
Authorities in Pakistan are investigating the death of a British woman suspected to be an “honor killing,” police told NBC News on Wednesday.
Samia Shahid’s husband, Syed Mukhtar, Kazim claims she was murdered because of her marriage to him. Shahid was visiting her estranged parents in northeastern Pakistan, where she died on July 20.
Police are investigating Shahid’s father and a cousin in her death, and told NBC News they are also looking for her former husband.
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