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5 Things to Watch at the DNC Today

The Democratic National Convention is halfway over, and while there was a hefty dose of drama in the first two days, some serious political star power was saved for the final days. The convention heard from two former presidents last night (President Jimmy Carter by video and President Bill Clinton in person) and now tonight, delegates are going to be hearing from current and soon-to-be former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Both men have already publicly spoken about Clinton and supported her campaign, and Obama held a joint campaign appearance with Clinton in North Carolina earlier this month. Here are five storylines to watch out for today, courtesy of ABC's MEGHAN KENEALLY: http://abcn.ws/2aJznu0

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What Will the President Say Tonight

The president has been working on his speech for the Democratic National Convention for the past few weeks, including late into Monday night, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said at Tuesday's White House briefing. Wednesday also marks 12 years since Obama was introduced on the national stage in Boston, which he will reflect on, Schultz said. "I think he will talk about what the country has accomplished together since then. What the grit, ingenuity and determination of the American people have achieved over the last eight years," Schultz said. "Whether that's coming back from the brink of economic collapse to the longest stretch of private-sector job growth in the nation's history, or whether that's changing the way the world views the United States for the better." ABC's SERENA MARSHALL has more. http://abcn.ws/2a33PxI

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ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton Seeks Fresh Start, With Boosts From Bill, Bernie and History

Hillary Clinton is trying to start over -- at a lower temperature, but with grander historical sweep, ABC's RICK KLEIN writes. On night two of the Democratic National Convention, the now-official nominee sought a fresh slate. Her campaign did it by tapping into powerful historical forces, with the kind of direct appeals based on her gender that she famously avoided in her first run for the presidency. Clinton sought it by putting her primary feud behind her, finally if not fully, by brokering enough peace with Bernie Sanders to get him to unite the convention. And she accepted a big hand from her husband, in a dual role as former president and candidate's spouse. He delivered a homespun, soft-spoken speech that leaned heavily on less-familiar parts of her biography –- and yes, it stayed focused on her. http://abcn.ws/2avCgT9

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Clinton Makes History

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night as the first female major party nominee in the country's history -- after her rival, Bernie Sanders, threw his support behind her and nixed the roll call vote. The moment was marked with cheers, tears and anger from some Sanders supporters who were dissatisfied with the primary contest -- including the votes controversially given to hundreds of superdelegates -- and its outcome. More than 1,800 delegates -- short of the 2,382 needed to clinch the nomination -- cast their votes for Sanders. The final delegate tally was 2,838 for Clinton, 1,843 Sanders and 55 abstentions, ABC's MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN reports. http://abcn.ws/2afhvcu

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Noted: Clinton Makes Surprise Satellite Appearance: 'This Is Really Your Victory'

Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance via satellite at the convention on Tuesday evening, ABC's LIZ KREUTZ reports. "What an incredible honor that you have given me," the Democratic presidential nominee told the crowd at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia. "And I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet." She added, "This is really your victory, this is really your night." Clinton, who made the unannounced, brief remarks, also said: "If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman president but one of you is next." http://abcn.ws/2avVCo9

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Clinton's Nomination Sparks Raft of Reactions

Hillary Clinton made history last night as the first female nominee of a major party in the United States. Reaction in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and around the internet was immediate. Clinton herself tweeted upon crossing the threshold of 2,382 delegates, ABC's ADAM KELSEY and JENNIFER HANSLER have more. http://abcn.ws/2a80G1h

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