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July 26, 2016

Recap: Day Two at the Democratic National Convention

Clinton wins historic nomination as Sanders supporters protest

The historic nomination of Hillary Clinton commenced an eventful second day at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.

Former President Bill Clinton capped the evening by delivering a personal speech highlighting why he fell in love with Hillary and touting her bona fides as a "change-maker." The presidential nominee then briefly appeared via satellite from New York to address the delegates . 

Here's a recap of the second day's most noteworthy moments:

Clinton wins historic nomination

Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major political party. She did it with the backing of her rival, Bernie Sanders, who moved that the roll call vote be halted in favor of an acclamation vote. Delegates throughout the Wells Fargo Center erupted in cheers. Read more here.

Sanders supporters overtake media center in protest

Hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters rushed into media center outside the Wells Fargo Center shortly after Clinton received the presidential nomination. Dozens more Sanders supporters gathered outside after police blocked the doors to the media tent. The peaceful protest blocked access to the test for more than an hour. Read more here.

Black Lives Matters protesters march to 'Shut down the DNC'

Hundreds of Black Lives Matters protesters marched from Temple University to City Hall, with some claiming the Democratic Party "offers nothing" to Americans. The protesters continued down South Broad Street toward the Wells Fargo Center. Read more here.

Bill Clinton recalls how he fell for Hillary

Bill Clinton described his wife Hillary as an "impassioned changemaker" who has "been worth every single year she's put into making people's lives better." But he also spent much of his speech sharing the qualities that attracted him to Hillary Rodham in the early 1970s. She then made a brief video appearance. Read more here.

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