The DNC’s rocky start

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July 25, 2016 

Leaked emails, a resignation, and protests — and the Democratic National Convention hasn’t even ~officially~ started yet. At least two people have been killed and at least 16 others were injured in a shooting outside a Florida nightclub. And meet the workers who sewed Donald Trump clothing for a few dollars a day.

 

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Bernie Sanders supporters protested in Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

After a long primary fight between Hillary Clinton and Sanders, the convention is off to a rocky start. Here’s what’s up:

A little extra about Clinton’s VP pick: That time Tim Kaine went to bat for big coal. And the two held their first joint campaign event on Saturday.

Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine.

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And a little extra.

The rise of Donald Trump marks a seismic shift in movement conservatism, which prospered under former US President Ronald Reagan, and its romantic notions of limited government, writes BuzzFeed News’ Katherine Miller. What Trump reveals about other people is the most important thing about him. He has shown how conservatism isn’t sacrosanct, how precarious ideology is, and how little people need to accept something in the name of partisanship. What happens next could be a new era of American history.

 

WE'RE KEEPING AN EYE ON

The shooter who killed nine people in a mall in Germany on Friday had no links to ISIS and appears to have acted alone.

The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman — who killed himself after opening fire at a mall in Munich — was “obsessed” with mass shootings and had planned the attack for more than a year, authorities say. Thirty-five people were injured, 10 seriously and four critically. The gunman, who hasn’t officially been identified, was named by local media as David Ali Sonboly. Here’s what we know about the victims.

People mourn at memorials to the OEZ shopping center victims near the scene of the shooting.

People mourn at memorials to the OEZ shopping center victims near the scene of the shooting. Johannes Simon / Getty Images

More news from Germany

  • A 21-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker was arrested Sunday in the southern German city of Reutlingen, near Stuttgart, for a machete attack that left one woman dead and others injured, police said. 

  • An explosive device went off outside a wine bar in Ansbach, Germany, Sunday night. One person was killed — the suspect behind the bombing — and 12 people were injured.

 

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

Meet the workers who sewed Donald Trump clothing for a few dollars a day.

Trump has campaigned on a platform of bringing American jobs back to the US, but when it comes to his own businesses, the Republican nominee has relied on cheap labor in overseas factories to manufacture clothing sold under the Trump label.

BuzzFeed News spoke this month with more than a dozen current and former workers at the factory complex where Trump clothing was made as recently as 2014. Interviewed independently, they described harsh conditions including verbally abusive supervisors and a dangerously hot factory floor where temperatures sometimes reached 105.

“We suffer from the moment we come in until the moment we leave,” said one woman, who asked not to be named for fear of being fired.

Outside the Indhelva maquilla in Choloma, Honduras.

Outside the Indhelva maquilla in Choloma, Honduras. Katie Orlinsky for BuzzFeed News

 

QUICK THINGS TO KNOW

  • At least two people have been killed and at least 16 others were injured in a shooting outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, Monday morning, local media say. (BuzzFeed News)

  • ISIS claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed at least 80 people and wounded 230 others in Afghanistan over the weekend. (BBC News)

  • The UK government has been accused of “outright distortions” and misleading parliament on Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. (BuzzFeed News)

  • In sport: Russia won't be all-out banned from the Rio Olympics but its athletes need to pass new anti-doping tests to compete, the International Olympic Committee ruled. (BBC Sport) And athlete accommodation at Rio’s Olympic Village is apparently one big hot mess, with blocked toilets, leaking pipes, and water coming down the walls, according to the Australian team. (BuzzFeed News) And Chris Froome won the Tour de France. He’s the first Brit to win the cycling race three times. (BBC Sport)
Chris Froome

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