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U.S. Democrats set to nominate Clinton as they seek a way past discord

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PHILADELPHIA Hillary Clinton was set to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. party on Tuesday, a historic moment that Democrats hope will help eclipse rancor between supporters of Clinton and her rival in the primary contests, Bernie Sanders. | Video

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U.S. consumer confidence steady; new home sales near eight-and-a-half-year high 3:56pm BST

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer confidence held steady in July and new single-family home sales hit their highest level in nearly 8-1/2 years in June, suggesting sustained momentum in the economy.

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Behind Democrats' email leak, U.S. experts see a Russian subplot 8:39am BST

WASHINGTON If the Russian government is behind the theft and release of embarrassing emails from the Democratic Party, as U.S. officials have suggested, it may reflect less a love of Donald Trump or enmity for Hillary Clinton than a desire to discredit the U.S. political system.

Kerry says raised Democrat email hack with Russia's Lavrov 8:09am BST

VIENTIANE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he raised the issue of the hacking of Democratic Party emails in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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Fed seen holding rates steady as inflation watch continues 6:25am BST

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged this week, deferring any possible increase until September or December, as policymakers hold out for more evidence of a pickup in inflation.

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An Obama, not the president, brings down the house at Democratic convention 5:54am BST

PHILADELPHIA Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star.

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Some in Sanders' army seem determined to march on without him 5:30am BST

PHILADELPHIA It should have been a triumphant night for Hillary Clinton when her rival Bernie Sanders gave a rousing speech urging his supporters to vote for her in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election.

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Trump says he would consider alliance with Russia over Islamic State 3:17am BST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Republican nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that if elected U.S. president he would weigh an alliance with Russia against Islamic State militants but rejected any suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin might be trying to help him win.

Democratic Party email leak points to Russia - cyber experts, U.S. officials 25 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON Cyber security experts and U.S. officials said on Monday there was evidence that Russia engineered the release of sensitive Democratic Party emails in order to influence the U.S. presidential election.

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Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers 23 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters.