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It was a moment Howard Hemsley thought might never come.

"If three years ago, someone had said to me on the streets of New York that somebody named Barack Obama would be our nominee, I would have said they were crazy," said Hemsley, an African-American delegate from New York. "I volunteered for him for two years, and most of that time I never thought he would win."

Yet Hemsley was just a few yards from Sen. Hillary Clinton as she moved that Obama be named the Democratic presidential nominee by acclamation, before a cheering stadium of delegates at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Read full article »

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