Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Bill Clinton at DNC Casts Hillary as ‘Change-Maker’
In his turn on the Democratic National Convention stage Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton gave a deeply personal account of his wife, newly minted Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He spoke of the early days of their relationship and chronicled a litany of achievements in her 40-year career. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Sanders Delegates Stage Walkout After Vote
Hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of the DNC in unison Tuesday at the precise moment party unity was supposed to reach a crescendo. The walkout came after protests from Sanders delegates seemed to be fizzling out, thanks to personal pleas from Sanders himself and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Read more in POLITICS.
3. All of Donald Trump’s Flip-Flops on Big Issues
Trump changes his mind so frequently and so dramatically that a compilation of his current policies would not tell the whole story — nor would it be up to date for very long. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Why Vladimir Putin Hates Hillary Clinton
If Russia is indeed behind the damaging leak of Democratic Party emails on the eve of its national convention, it's not just because President Putin likes Trump and his pro-Russian views, former U.S. officials and experts say. Read more in INVESTIGATIONS.
5. Two Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar
The military is mourning two soldiers who were fatally shot while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar. Read more in NEWS.
6. ‘Star Wars’ Producers Plead Guilty for Mishap
A production company has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges for a June 2014 incident that left Harrison Ford seriously injured on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Read more in POP CULTURE.
7. Hikers Rescued After 5 Days Lost in Wildfire Zone
Eight men were rescued Tuesday from the fire lines on the south side of a fire burning near Big Sur in California. The men went hiking five days ago and became lost with little water or food. Read more at NBC BAY AREA.
Lester Holt reflects on history in the making at the DNC as Clinton takes her place as the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party.