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At the DNC President Obama pronounced himself “ready to pass the baton” to Hillary Clinton, who appeared onstage at the end of his speech.

Pope Francis said that “the world is at war,” though it’s not a religious conflict.

Donald Trump’s top donor is computer programmer Robert Mercer of the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies.

Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly doubled down on his contention that the slaves who built the White House were “well-fed”: “That is a fact.”

The Ice Bucket Challenge led to a breakthrough in ALS research.

Boeing might stop production of the iconic 747.

China’s Taiking Life Insurance, led by a relative of Chairman Mao, bought a 13.5 percent stake in Sotheby’s and expressed interest in a board seat.

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was bitten by a shark during a lobstering trip off the Florida Keys.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appear onstage together after his speech on the third night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar