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Clinton delivers ringing call for unity

Hillary Clinton delivered a ringing call for Democratic Party unity on Tuesday, promising to work for Barack Obama.

Clinton takes spotlight at Democratic convention

Hillary Clinton will grab the spotlight at the Democratic convention on Tuesday in a speech designed to mend a lingering party rift.

Obama prolongs suspense over running mate

Barack Obama prolonged the suspense on his vice-presidential pick on Friday, saying he has chosen someone -- but not revealing the name.

Obama to turn campaign focus back to US economy

Barack Obama will convene a panel of advisers on Monday as he shifts his focus from world affairs to the top issue for American voters -- the economy.

Obama wins Democratic race

After making history by capturing the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama turns on Wednesday to the task of unifying a fractured party for a five-month battle for the White House with Republican John McCain. The Illinois senator on Tuesday locked up the 2 118 delegates he needs for victory at the August convention.

Obama, Clinton near end of historic Democratic race

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton end their historic Democratic presidential battle on Tuesday with two nominating contests that could help Obama clinch the nomination and push Clinton from the race. Obama is within about 40 delegates of the 2 118 he needs to capture the nomination.

Obama moves closer to US presidential nomination

Barack Obama passed a milestone to move within reach of the United States Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, but rival Hillary Clinton refused to surrender. A split of two nominating contests -- Obama handily won Oregon and Clinton crushed the front-runner in Kentucky -- gave Obama a majority of pledged delegates won during their lengthy nominating fight.

Clinton aims for big win in West Virginia

Hillary Clinton appeared headed to a big West Virginia victory over frontrunner Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday, although it could be too late to turn around her faltering White House bid. Clinton has an advantage of at least 20 points in most opinion polls in West Virginia.

Obama, Clinton on the defensive in tense debate

Democratic presidential rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton tried to explain recent controversial remarks during a tense debate on Wednesday, with Obama accusing Clinton of taking political advantage of his characterisation of small-town residents.

Obama beats Clinton in Mississippi

Democrat Barack Obama easily beat rival Hillary Clinton in Mississippi on Tuesday, giving him new momentum in their heated presidential fight as they head to the next showdown in Pennsylvania in six weeks. Obama, who would be the first black United States president, rode a wave of heavy black support to victory and extended his lead over Clinton.

Clinton stays alive, McCain wins nomination

Hillary Clinton won a critical showdown with Barack Obama in Ohio on Tuesday to breathe new life into her campaign and extend the Democratic presidential race, while John McCain clinched the Republican nomination and looked ahead to the November election.

Obama, Clinton deadlocked in Texas, Ohio

Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in Texas and Ohio heading into potentially decisive presidential showdowns, according to a Reuters/C-Span/Houston Chronicle poll released on Saturday. Clinton is fighting to save her White House candidacy in the two primaries on Tuesday.

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