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More than 24 million watched Obama's DNC speech

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More than 24 million Americans watched president Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night.

Our Washington correspondent Robert Moore said this is a win for the Democrats over TV-ratings chasing Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Obama 'ready to pass the baton' says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has tweeted that Barack Obama is "ready to pass the baton" of the leadership of the United States over to her.

The Democratic nominee for president was given a rousing endorsement by the current president last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

She tweeted this picture of the two of them waving to crowds.

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Exclusive: Southern Rail operator insists it won't 'give back the keys'

The company which runs Southern Rail has told ITV News it will 'not be handing back the keys' to the franchise, insisting it will improve services in spite of the current industrial problems.

There have been increasing calls for GTR to be stripped of the franchise over the “unceasing misery” inflicted on passengers.

Today the RMT union announced new strike dates in the long-running dispute over the role of guards.

In an exclusive interview, our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse put growing passenger concerns to GTR Chief Operating Officer, Dyan Crowther:

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