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PHILADELPHIA—As Democrats rally in Philadelphia -- not just around presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, but around the opportunity to take back the Senate -- many of the candidates in the highest-profile races are back in their home states. But for Katie McGinty, who is challenging Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) for his seat, her home state is the host of the Democratic convention, and McGinty told reporters Monday that she was "thrilled" to be a part of the convention festivities.

"I am thrilled and honored to be part of this team, and to be part of a party that's about standing for the dignity of people," McGinty said at a press conference after the Pennsylvania delegation breakfast.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution.

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Both CNN and ABC News have ended their contracts with Donna Brazile now that she plans to take over as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down from the role after the convention, Politico reported Sunday.

Brazile was a contributor for both networks while serving as the DNC's vice chair for civic engagement and voter participation.

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ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. He was turned away and blew himself up outside a wine bar instead, injuring 15 people, authorities said Monday.

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