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ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention speaker's lineup has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive.
Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party's ticket for the November election. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, was nominated by voice vote, setting the stage for his address to the convention later in the evening. "The motion to suspend the rules and nominate by acclamation is adopted," declared Fudge to loud cheers.