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Five Takeaways From Tuesday At The Democratic Convention

Takeaways from the convention: "Mom in chief" takes a stand; Ted Kennedy video depicts Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper; defending President Obama's record.
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Transcript: Michelle Obama's Convention Speech

Transcript of first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
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Transcript: Julian Castro's DNC Keynote Address

Transcript of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote speech Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention.
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Mormon Democrats Battling Romney — And What Would Be Church History

With Mitt Romney vying to become the first Mormon president, Democratic members of the predominantly Republican faith have an especially tough sell this year. At the Democratic National Convention, they discuss why they think their religious values are more in line with Democratic policies.
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Democratic Convention: A Viewer's Guide

Speakers of interest at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
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Live Blog: Tuesday At The Democratic National Convention

The first day of the Democratic National Convention was gaveled to order in Charlotte, N.C.
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Some Black Leaders Say Dream Realized, Focus Now On Work

At a gathering of black state legislators at the Democratic National Convention, some attendees say the historic nature of 2008 has given way to economic concerns in 2012.

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Democratic Platform Endorses Gay Marriage

It's been a momentous year for the LGBT community. At the Democratic National Convention, delegates are voting to approve a platform that includes a gay marriage plank. This follows President Obama's announcement in May that he supports gay marriage. These developments, on top of other support from the administration, have led gay and lesbian donors to step up their contributions to the president's re-election campaign this year. Audie Cornish talked with gay delegates and fundraisers about what this year has meant for them.
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Julian Castro Brings Post-Racial Politics To DNC

Julian Castro is the 37-year-old mayor of San Antonio. And on Tuesday he will make his national debut as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention. Audie Cornish talks to him about his Latino heritage, the possibility of post-racial politics and whether he sees a presidential run in his future.

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