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A Muslim American challenges Trump

9:52 pm Jul. 28, 2016

Captain Humayun S. M. Khan graduated from the University of Virginia and enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 2004, a vehicle packed with explosives drove into the gate of his compound in Baqubah, Iraq.

Khan, 27,

Fight for $15 wage hits convention floor

8:45 pm Jul. 28, 2016

The people joined most of the pols Wednesday in pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage at the Democratic National Convention. Questions remain, though, whether Hillary Clinton is on board.

Henrietta Ivey, a Michigan home

LGBTQ community excoriates Trump, extols Clinton

6:19 pm Jul. 28, 2016

In a year of historic change – certainly in America’s collective consciousness — the LGBTQ community vowed further civil rights advancements Wednesday, but only if Donald Trump is defeated in November.

Sarah McBride embodied the social

Harry Reid takes aim at Donald Trump

8:39 pm Jul. 27, 2016

U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid — who rarely fails to remind an audience he was once a boxer — took the gloves off Wednesday. His targets: Donald Trump. And Mike Pence. And Mitch McConnell. And