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The first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was marked by acrimony despite constant calls for unity by party leaders.

Still reeling from the revelations of an email leak, supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders disrupted the proceedings throughout the night with boos and jeers. A night that was supposed to mark the beginning of a party coalescing behind its presidential nominee was instead punctuated by acts of division.

Julián Castro Twitter account

Update: The White House says Castro will not face any punishment for violating the Hatch Act when touting Hillary Clinton in a media interview. 

“To his credit, Secretary Castro acknowledged the mistake that he made," White House Press Secretray Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday. "He owned up to it and he’s taken the necessary steps to prevent it from happening again. I think that’s the expectation that people have when you make a mistake.”

Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan to Address Texas Delegation in Cleveland

Jul 15, 2016
Photo by Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan are among those speaking to the Texas delegation next week at the Republican National Convention, according to a tentative schedule obtained by The Texas Tribune.

After weeks of speculation, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate.

Trump had planned to hold a press conference Friday morning, but he canceled that after a deadly attack in France. He has now scheduled a news conference for Saturday at 11 a.m in New York City.

Pence quote-tweeted Trump's announcement, adding that he is "honored" to join the ticket and "work to make America great again."

5 Things To Know About Mike Pence

Jul 14, 2016

The buzz about Donald Trump's vice presidential pick is centering on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Pence "is dropping his re-election bid in Indiana to become Donald Trump's running mate."

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