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Clinton, Kaine hit the stage for the first time in Miami
Hillary Clinton stepped onto the stage in Miami Saturday midday to introduce to the country a trusted friend as her new running mate: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. ... More >>

Car chases and secret getaways: Tim Kaine's wild 78 hours
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was spotted at the Newport Shipyard Friday night just minutes before his phone rang at 7:32 pm, and then he disappeared from view. ... More >>

7 things you should know about Tim Kaine
In choosing Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton has selected a no-frills politician widely seen as a "safe" choice. ... More >>

Opinion: In picking Kaine, Clinton missed an opportunity
Sally Kohn says a running mate from the party's progressive wing would have sent an important signal. ... More >>

Pence and Kaine: VP opponents, US Marine dads
Republican and Democratic vice presidential picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine have at least one thing in common: They're both are proud parents of officers in the US Marine Corps. ... More >>

Gaga, Kravitz, DJ Jazzy Jeff to headline DNC concert
Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz and DJ Jazzy Jeff are set to headline a concert at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, next Thursday for Democratic convention delegates and invited guests, hours before Hillary Clinton is set to be formally nominated. ... More >>

10 takeaways from Donald Trump's RNC
Donald Trump painted a picture of a dystopian America -- and sold himself as the only one who can fix it. ... More >>

Opinion: What's fueling the Republican fury
Donald Trump's demographic fear-mongering is part of a long tradition of using race in presidential politics, says historian Peniel Joseph. ... More >>

Ohio undecided voters: Trump lacks specifics
After listening to Donald Trump's speech Thursday night, about half of a group of undecided Ohio voters said they are more likely to vote for the Republican nominee. ... More >>

Famous tree from 'Shawshank Redemption' falls
One of the most famous trees in cinematic history is gone. The white oak from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" has fallen in Mansfield, Ohio. ... More >>

Officer who shot unarmed man identified
Authorities in North Miami, Florida, on Friday identified the police officer who shot an unarmed African-American man lying in the street with his arms in the air this week. ... More >>

Millions of galaxies spotted
Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe. ... More >>

Overnight heat can be more deadly than daytime
Much of the country is baking in temperatures above 90 degrees, without much relief when the sun goes down. That can prove deadly. ... More >>

Intersex veteran sues over passport denial
A Colorado Navy veteran who identifies as neither male nor female has taken the State Department to court for refusing to administer a gender-neutral passport. ... More >>

No parole for ex-Manson family member
California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole to former Manson family member Leslie Van Houten, saying that the murder convict "currently poses an unreasonable danger to society." ... More >>

Judge Curiel denies Trump U. motion to dismiss case
A federal judge on Friday issued a tentative ruling to deny a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by unhappy customers of Trump University. ... More >>

No THC in Colorado town's water, new tests show
A Colorado town's marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn't check out after all. ... More >>

Sand Fire in Santa Clarita sends hundreds from homes
A wildfire blazing 35 miles north of Los Angeles has grown to 11,000 acres, prompting hundreds of mandatory and voluntary evacuations. ... More >>

Roger Ailes is out -- now comes the aftershock
"The women at Fox News spoke, and the Murdochs listened." ... More >>

World Trade Center sphere to come home
The iconic 25-ton sphere that stood in front of the World Trade Center's twin towers and was heavily damaged in the September 11 terror attack will return to its original home 15 years later. ... More >>

Police investigating officers after teacher's violent arrest
Austin police face a series of questions after local media revealed this week a video of an officer yanking a woman from her car and violently throwing her to the ground during a traffic stop. ... More >>

Is America's middle class too pessimistic?
The U.S. stock market is at record high, unemployment is very low, there's been a surge in hiring and gas is really cheap. Yet, Americans remain on edge. ... More >>

'Veep' actor disqualified from Emmy
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Clinton picks Kaine as running mate
Hillary Clinton is preparing to announce her vice presidential running mate as early as Friday, aides said, with their first joint appearance expected Saturday in Miami. ... More >>

Inside Cruz's snub of Trump
The aide who left Ted Cruz thought he could win him back. ... More >>

Ivanka: What it's like growing up Trump
Growing up Trump wasn't exactly a typical upbringing. ... More >>

The week in 33 photos
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The old South Beach: 'A decade of wonderment'
From 1977 through 1986, Gary Monroe photographed the lives of the elderly Jewish community in Florida's South Beach neighborhood. His images take us into their communal lives and vanishing culture. ... More >>

The 'Running of the Bulls' in 1954
The annual San Fermin festival and its world-famous "Running of the Bulls" have been around for centuries. Late photographer Inge Morath was in Spain more than 60 years ago to take these pictures. ... More >>

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