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US Presidential Election: National Conventions

Palin mocks Obama; McCain claims nomination

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin claimed her historic spot as the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee Wednesday night, uncorking a smiling, sarcastic attack on Barack Obama and winning cheers of acceptance and approval after a tumult-filled first week on the national stage. Full story

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