1. It only took 240 years, but on July 28, 2016, it finally happened.

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2. For the first time in U.S. history, a major political party nominated a woman for president.

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The Democratic National Convention brought some progressive heavy hitters to the City of Brotherly Love.

Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, President Obama, and all the fun celebrities (sorry, RNC, but Ugly Betty beats Chachi every. single. time.) journeyed to Philadelphia to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president.

But like the Republican National Convention, the DNC was a lot to digest for our country's youngest citizens.

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After two weeks of wall-to-wall politics, we are all this baby seal being rescued from a fishing net in Australia:

Since the conventions began last Monday, it feels like we've been trapped in an endless loop of cable news kibitzing, longwinded speeches, and arguments with friends and family on social media — a feeling not unlike being tangled in a rope with no means of escape.

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Why the Mothers of the Movement's DNC speech brought us to tears.

Too many mothers have had to bury too many children due to gun violence. These moms are trying to change that.

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