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The 2016 Democratic National Convention just wrapped its first day in Philadelphia. Here's what's happened:

• Tonight's speakers included Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Watch their full speeches below.

• Matt Pearce kept up his reporter's journal from the streets of Philadelphia.

• A series of leaked emails revealing the party’s pro-Hillary Clinton tilt has overshadowed efforts to rally delegates behind the presumptive nominee.

• Nearly every mention of Hillary Clinton's name was met with a chorus of boos from the convention floor. Bernie Sanders' supporters also shouted down speakers at California's delegation gathering and booed when he implored them to support Hillary Clinton. Tonight's convention theme was "United Together."

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FBI confirms it is investigating email hack of DNC

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

The FBI confirmed Monday for the first time that it is investigating the hack of the Democratic National Committee that resulted in the unauthorized release of at least 20,000 internal emails.

"The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC" and is working "to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the bureau said in a statement.

"A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace."

A trove of internal DNC emails were posted online several days ago by WikiLeaks; law enforcement officials and cyber security experts have said Russian intelligence services appear to be behind the hack, an allegation echoed Monday by Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook.

Mook told reporters that it appeared the Russians were “feeding the email to hackers for the purpose of helping Donald Trump.”

Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said the idea Russia might be trying to tilt the election in Trump’s favor should be taken seriously.

“Trump has been espousing a public a bunch of policies from a foreign policy standpoint that would completely play into Vladimir Putin’s hands,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of track record from a personnel standpoint in the person of Paul Manafort, and policy positions, as well as general comments he has made praising and admiring Putin that are quite perplexing and can only lead one to the conclusion that this is somebody that will be more linked arm-in-arm with Russia than with our historic allies in NATO.”

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