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The Nominee

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Obama's Acceptance Pledge: Fix 'Broken Politics'
Speaking to a packed football stadium in Denver, Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination with "profound gratitude and humility." (NPR)

Obama said the nation is at a defining moment, "when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil and the American promise has been threatened," and called this election "the chance to keep the promise alive." (NPR)

>> Listen to the speech. (NPR)

More than 84,000 people turned out for the event.
>> Listen to reaction from some of the attendees. (NPR)

Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and other state delegates share their reactions to last night's speech and look ahead to the upcoming campaign. (WBUR)

And political strategists wrap up the Democrats' week and consider next week's Republican convention. (NPR)

One image of Barack Obama has become one of the most popular images of the campaign. For the artist, it has created a sense of mixed feelings. (NPR)

Finally, at the close of the night, speech-going scavengers picked up all the trash they could get their hands on. (NPR)

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