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FBI investigating Democratic Party email hack WASHINGTON: The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday it was investigating the "cyber intrusion" at the Democratic National Committee after leaked internal emails show party leaders sought to undermine the campaign of Bernie Sanders.The leaked documents on Friday have provoked an uproar as the Democratic convention gets underway in Philadelphia, set to tap Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination.The Clinton campaign has sought to deflect questions about party efforts to derail the rival Sanders bid with suggestions that Russia was behind the leaks to help Republican candidate Donald Trump."The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the agency said in a brief statement."A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace."Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks at the weekend released ...

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Popular first lady Michelle Obama aims to boost Clinton PHILADELPHIA: When her husband first ran for president in 2008, Michelle Obama cautiously entered the political arena, fully supportive of his candidacy yet wary of the country's partisan battles.Two terms later the first lady known for her wit, style and tact has emerged as a political force, tapped to endorse Hillary Clinton in a primetime address at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday."I think Hillary Clinton is a phenomenal woman," she said in April ...

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I'm voting Trump, says Obama's Kenyan half-brother NAIROBI: US President Barack Obama's half-brother said Tuesday he was going to vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump in this year's American election, saying he felt let down his sibling's neglect of his Kenyan family.Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father he barely knew, who left the family home and the US when the future president was two years old."This Trump guy is a really cool guy and I ...

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Sanders blasts 'demogogue' Trump, urges vote for Clinton PHILADELPHIA: Bernie Sanders urged supporters Monday to vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in order to bar Donald Trump's path to the White House, slamming the Republican as a "demagogue."Sanders' call -- met with cheers and jeers from supporters -- was the latest twist in the rocky run-up to the Democratic National Convention, with a party row over leaked emails disrupting Clinton's bid to present a united front against Trump.Clinton will make history on ...

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No we can't: Hard-core Sanders fans reject Clinton PHILADELPHIA: Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters descended on Philadelphia for this week's Democratic National Convention, many so irate with party flagbearer Hillary Clinton that they are prepared to contemplate the once-inconceivable alternative: President Donald Trump.Most supporters of Sanders, who entered the race as an avuncular fringe candidate before gaining vast popular support, consider themselves on the opposite side of the political spectrum from the brash billionaire real estate tycoon who secured the Republican presidential nomination last ...

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Democratic Party chair resigns in wake of email leak PHILADELPHIA: Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton's rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders.Wasserman Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida, will "step down as party chair at the end of this convention," she said in a statement on the eve of the Democratic National Convention that is set to anoint Clinton as the ...

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Another mayor killed in Mexico ACAPULCO: A second mayor was killed in southern Mexico this weekend along with his driver while they were driving on a road in Guerrero state, authorities said Sunday. Ambrosio Soto, the mayor of Pungabarato, and his chauffeur were "ambushed by unknown individuals" on a road near the village at around midnight Saturday, a municipal official said on condition of anonymity.The murder was confirmed by Soto's leftist Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), which said in a statement ...