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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who will step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee following the convention, will no longer gavel in the convention on Monday, the Sun Sentinel reported.

By removing herself entirely from the convention's proceedings, Wasserman Schultz will avoid the potential for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to boo her off stage. Sanders supporters already hesitant to back Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee have become emboldened by the news that DNC officials mocked their campaign over email.

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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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