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10 Things to Know for Monday – Jul. 25, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., hugs his wife Anne Holton during a with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday.

1. CLINTON’S CONVENTION SET TO KICKOFF AMID DISCORD

Hillary Clinton must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party’s own making.

2. DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE LEADER RESIGNS

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the successful fundraiser, party advocate and tough-talking mother and breast cancer survivor, is on the outs, after publication of emails that suggest Democratic officials favored Clinton over Sanders.

3. WOMEN REMAIN UNDERREPRESENTED IN OFFICE

Hillary Clinton might be the first woman to top a major party presidential ticket, but the broader political landscape is a different story: in state legislatures, 16 states having fewer women serving than in 2005.

4. AN EXPLOSION IN GERMANY

In Bavaria, already on edge after two attacks in recent days, police say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 people.

5. NICE ATTACKER HAD A WELL-KEPT SECRET

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, hid that he was a committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage.

6. HEAT WAVE BAKES AMERICA

Excessive heat warnings will continue Monday in most of the Midwest, West and in the Philadelphia area, where 50,000 are expected for the start of this week’s Democratic National Convention.

7. RUSSIA EVADES A TOTAL BAN AT OLYMPICS

Olympic leaders give individual global sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

8. WHO IS CALLING FOR RENEWED DISCUSSIONS ON RACE

Civil rights veterans who marched against a white supremacist system 50 years ago say the U.S. still needs honest dialogue about race — even if it’s uncomfortable.

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