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North Carolina GOP apologizes after mistakenly attacking Kaine for 'shameful' Marine pin that honored his son

The North Carolina GOP thought Kaine’s pin was the flag of Honduras. It was the Blue Star Service pin for his son, a deployed Marine.

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Expect to see the Full Cleaver on Thursday night

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks to the Democratic National Convention about 5 p.m. Kansas City. He promises to talk about the Hillary Clinton personality “people may not know,” and expect to see the former Kansas City preacher’s fiery speaking style.

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He lost after a law changed; can he win now that it’s changing again?

A landmark court ruling that forces a loosening of Texas voter-ID rules is giving the Democrat in a close congressional race an edge. Pete Gallego, a Latino Democrat running in the majority Latino District 23, is counting on voter turnout to win his old seat back from Will Hurd, an African-American Republican who beat Gallego in 2014. The 800-mile district stretches from San Antonio, along the border, to El Paso.

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Cleaver on Kaine, Full Cleaver speaks tonight at Democratic National Convention

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver talks with the Star about Tim Kaine, and Cleaver's speech to the convention.
Dave Helling The Kansas City Star
Cleaver on Kaine, Full Cleaver speaks tonight at Democratic National Convention 2:24

Cleaver on Kaine, Full Cleaver speaks tonight at Democratic National Convention

VP candidate Tim Kaine urges work for the Democratic ticket 1:34

VP candidate Tim Kaine urges work for the Democratic ticket

Mother of Orlando victim: In my son’s DNA that ‘love always trumps hate' 4:56

Mother of Orlando victim: In my son’s DNA that ‘love always trumps hate'

Charleston shooting survivors​ at DNC​: ​'​Together we can heal. Together we can love​'​ 3:31

Charleston shooting survivors​ at DNC​: ​'​Together we can heal. Together we can love​'​

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