Clinton's challenge: contrast Trump, earn voter respect

Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of Democrats at a rowdy convention in PhiladelphiaHillary Clinton brings her decades-long, pluralistic mission to improve America to millions of voters Thursday with a highly anticipated speech as she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination, offering an optimistic vision that rejects rival Donald Trump’s fear-mongering. It is the center-stage opportunity she came so close to seizing eight years ago during her first White House campaign, only to be defeated in her party’s primary race by Barack Obama. Rocked by an email scandal that refuses to die, she is now about as unpopular with voters as Trump.

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