Hillary Clinton urges voters ‘to stand up to bullies’

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

11:26 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is calling on voters to “stand up to bullies.”

She says her mother never let her back down from a challenge, and “literally blocked the door” when a young Hillary tried to hide from a neighborhood bully.

Clinton says she still hears her mother urging her “to keep working, keep fighting for right, no matter what.”

She says that, “More than a few times, I’ve had to pick myself up and get back in the game.”

Clinton is closing her speech at the Democratic National Convention by urging Americans to look to the future “with courage and confidence.”

11:24 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump is offering America “empty promises” and what she’s calling “bigotry and bombast.”

She says the choice is clear between the GOP nominee’s rhetoric and what says she is the Democrats’ “bold agenda to improve the lives of people across our country.”

Clinton says she didn’t believe it at first that Trump meant “all the horrible things he says.”

She’s talking about the times Trump called women “pigs” and said a federal judge of Mexican heritage couldn’t be fair to him and denigrated Sen. John McCain’s military service in Vietnam because he was captured.

Clinton says it “was just too hard to fathom” that a candidate for president could say such things.

But she says she had to acknowledge “the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump.”

11:22 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Americans need to stand up against “mean and divisive rhetoric” and heal the divides in the fabric of American society.

The Democratic presidential nominee is using her acceptable speech at the party’s convention to say Americans must unite to deal with gun violence, immigration and racial strife.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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