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On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

President Obama drew a strong contrast between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tonight, targeting what he sees as Trump's inability to serve as commander in chief.

• Vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine used his speech to excoriate Donald Trump and lift up Clinton, offering remarks in both English and Spanish

• The Wikileaks-DNC email release still looms over the convention and early in the evening the organization released voicemails harvested by hackers from the Democratic National Committee

• National security was the main theme of the day, and Donald Trump took an extraordinary step ahead of the program, calling for Russia to steal Hillary Clinton's emails.

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Watch: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says she hopes to call Hillary Clinton 'Madam President'

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, has become a leading opponent of the National Rifle Assn. 

On Tuesday, she lauded Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, as a leader on gun control.

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