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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage to give her acceptance speech during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage to give her acceptance speech during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


From Washington, this is VOA News.

I’m Steve Karesh reporting.

In Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday night.

“…And so my friends, it is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States…"

Clinton is the first woman ever nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. She won the nomination after defeating her principal rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, in a state-by-state process of primary and caucus votes.

Despite Sanders giving his endorsement in his own speech at the convention this week, one of her challenges is to appeal to the group of his supporters who say they won't vote for her.

Clinton's principal challenger in the general election is Republican nominee Donald Trump. She attacked and mocked him in her speech...

“If you dare imagine, imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis, a man you can bait with a Tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons…”

Reaction to Clinton's speech has been predictably partisan. Michelle Obama said she was inspired by the address, while the Trump campaign called it detached from reality.

While in Poland on Friday, Pope Francis silently walked beneath a notorious sign at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. More than a million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the camp by Nazis during World War II.

Later, he met individually with elderly survivors of the camp. Afterwards, he placed a large white candle at the Death Wall where prisoners were executed.

Francis is the third consecutive pope to visit Auschwitz in southern Poland.

From Washington, this is VOA.

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