Hillary Clinton: burning ambition and resilience to match

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton embraces President Barack Obama on stage during the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 27, 2016When out on the stump, in cafes, and rallies across the country, Clinton talks of the adversity she has faced down over the course of four decades in public life. “I have the scars to prove it,” quips the former secretary of state, painted by her enemies as “crooked,” “corrupt” and even an enabler of her husband’s affairs. On Thursday she accepts her party’s formal nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, having made history this week as the first woman to carry the colors of a major US political party in the presidential race.

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