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July 27, 2016

Recap: Day Three at the Democratic National Convention

Barack Obama addresses conventioneers for final time as president

Outgoing President Barack Obama said no one has been more qualified for president than Hillary Clinton during a highly-anticipated speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention. 

Earlier, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine introduced himself to the nation not long after Vice President Joe Biden entered the Wells Fargo Center to the "Rocky" theme. 

Here's a look back at the most notable moments from the convention's third day:

Obama: Hillary as qualified as anyone who ever ran for president

President Barack Obama heralded the capabilities and experiences of Hillary Clinton, saying no presidential candidate has had better qualifications. He painted an optimistic vision of America, listing the positive attributes he has witnessed as he traversed the 50 states and contrasting them with the "pessimistic" views touted at the Republican National Convention.  Read more here

Kaine delivers introductory address

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine accepted the vice presidential nomination in a speech that highlighted his Catholic faith, his dedication to fight for social justice and his experience as a mayor, governor and legislator. Kaine, fluent in Spanish, detailed the reasons he trusts Hillary Clinton before decrying Donald Trump as a selfish businessman who fails to live up to his promises. Read more here.

Biden reflects on son's death while stumping for Hillary

Vice President Joe Biden said the death of his son Beau, who introduced him at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, made him appreciate Americans who deal with problems with "so much less support." He also painted Hillary Clinton as a candidate who capable of bettering the lives of young girls, recalling his weekly breakfasts with the former secretary of state. Read more here.

Sanders cancels appearance before Pennsylvania delegation

Bernie Sanders was expected to address the Pennsylvania delegation during their breakfast, but the Vermont senator canceled late Tuesday night. Instead, actor Danny Glover was booked to address the delegation, of which 82 of the 208 delegates backed Sanders. But he never showed either. Read more here.

Protesters mostly remain quiet

After two days of spirited demonstrations, protesters were more subdued Wednesday. Ten protesters were detained for holding a sit-in at the Comcast Center, claiming the cable company failed to report the truth. Elsewhere, actress Susan Sarandon — a Bernie Sanders supporter — accused the DNC of pulling Nina Turner's speech on Tuesday. Read more here.

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