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By John Whitesides and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton will make her case for the White House on Thursday night, taking the stage at her nominating convention to try to dispel doubts about her character and restore her battered image. In the biggest speech of her more than 25-year career in public service, Clinton will sound the themes that will propel her campaign against Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election. It will be Clinton's turn in the spotlight after days of electrifying speeches by party heavyweights such as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama praising Clinton and cautioning that Trump would be dangerous and divisive.
US prosecutors on Thursday dropped murder charges against a man facing retrial for the 2001 death of a young Washington intern, in a case that was a tabloid sensation and destroyed a congressman's career. Chandra Levy was a 24-year-old intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons when she went missing on May 1, 2001 while jogging in the US capital's sprawling Rock Creek Park. The case riveted Washington and the nation, particularly after it was revealed that she had a romantic relationship with California congressman Gary Condit, a married lawmaker 30 years her elder.