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First Read's Morning Clips: Dems Come Together

Image: Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Clinton and Sanders stand together during campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Sen. Bernie Standers stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after he endorsed her at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on July 12. Sanders' endorsement capped a contentious presidential primary race and solidified the former secretary of state's hold on the Democratic Party.BRIAN SNYDER / Reuters

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OFF TO THE RACES: Bernie finally endorses Hillary

CLINTON: Paul Ryan writes in a Washington Post op-ed: "Paul Ryan: Hillary Clinton is unfit to handle classified information"

NBC confirms that Clinton is vetting retired admiral James Stavridis.

On the Bernie Sanders endorsement, from the New York Times: "Mrs. Clinton needs to convert many of these liberals and independents in states like New Hampshire and Wisconsin, which Mr. Sanders won and she wants to carry in November. And Mr. Sanders, in his remarks at the rally, signaled what may be her best hope of attracting them: drawing sharp contrasts between her and Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, so his admirers feel they have no choice but to support Mrs. Clinton."

POLITICO looks at what's next for Bernie Sanders.

TRUMP: He's calling for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign after the judge's critical comments about his run.

Leigh Ann Caldwell writes that the Republican platform has moved to the right this week in committee talks in Cleveland.

The Washington Post looks at how Republicans are grappling with the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Trump won't speak at the NAACP convention, NBC News confirms.

And in the New York Times: "In countless collisions of color and creed, Donald J. Trump’s name evokes an easily understood message of racial hostility. Defying modern conventions of political civility and language, Mr. Trump has breached the boundaries that have long constrained Americans’ public discussion of race."

Historians like David McCullough and Ken Burns are breaking their normal rules to weigh in on contemporary politics, and it's not a pretty picture for Trump.

Trump is "wildly unpopular" among young people, the AP writes, citing a new poll.

Rudy Giuliani will speak at the Republican National Convention.

And some news in the political-consulting world: Iowa political veteran and Obama 2012 Iowa director Brad Anderson will be joining Stephanie Cutter, Teddy Goff and Jennifer O'Malley Dillon at Precision Strategies.

OBAMA AGENDA: Calling for unity

In Dallas, the president called for unity, held up a mirror to both sides in the conflict between black activists and law enforcement officers, and confessed his own frustrations.

From the New York Times: "“I’m here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem,” Mr. Obama said at a memorial service for the officers in Dallas, where he quoted Scripture, alluded to Yeats and at times expressed a sense of powerlessness to stop the racial violence that has marked his presidency. But Mr. Obama also spoke hard truths to both sides."

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