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Obama evokes 'changed America' in speech

President Obama evokes 'changed America' in speech

07/27/16 11:55PM

President Obama delivered a speech that was starkly different than Donald Trump's address at the RNC; it was one that painted an inspired and strong America, rather than a dark and desperate one. MSNBC's Joy Reid thinks it may have been his best speech yet. watch

DNC expects more Wikileaks e-mail releases

DNC expects more Wikileaks e-mail releases

07/27/16 07:07PM

Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, discusses the quantity of material stolen from their digital accounts by hackers and the expectation that Wikileaks will release more of it as the presidential campaign continues. watch

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 7.27.16

07/27/16 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:
* Prosecutors in Baltimore "have dropped the remaining cases against the three officers to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing the case to an end without a conviction. Officer Garrett E. Miller's trial was slated to start Wednesday with Sgt. Alicia D. White to begin in October."
* No end in sight: "Turkey's government has ordered the closure of dozens of media outlets -- including news agencies, television channels, radio stations and newspapers -- as part of its widespread crackdown in the wake of a failed coup attempt on July 15."
* Doing nothing remains the right call: "The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, but it issued an upbeat assessment of economic conditions that suggested a growing chance that it would increase rates later this year."
* 35 years later: "John Hinckley Jr., the would-be assassin who almost killed President Ronald Reagan, will be freed after 35 years in a mental hospital, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The judge granted Hinckley, 61, permission to live full-time in the home of his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia, after finding that his continued treatment at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., is 'no longer clinically warranted or beneficial.'"
* Orlando: "Pulse Nightclub, a queer club that became the location of the worst mass shooting in American history, is slated to become a permanent memorial for the 49 individuals, most of them queer people of color, who lost their lives on June 12 when an armed shooter opened fire."
* I've always liked Jackson Park: "The Obama Presidential Library has found a home. Sources told The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune Wednesday that the president has settled on Jackson Park, a green area of more than 500 acres on Chicago's South Side, east of the University of Chicago. Jackson Park beat out rival Washington Park, another South Side green space rumored to have been in the running for the institution."