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Hillary Clinton says she offers ‘steady leadership’

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

7:55 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Americans are facing a stark choice in the presidential election – between her “steady leadership” on national security and what she says Donald Trump‘s offering.

That’s according to excerpts of Clinton’s nomination acceptance speech that her campaign has released ahead of her Thursday night address at the Democrat convention.

Clinton is set to tell Americans that she understands their worries about turmoil in the world.

She’s says violent attacks in Iraq, France, Belgium and Florida have caused much unease and anxiety – and people are “looking for reassurance – looking for steady leadership.” She says she offers just that.

7:50 p.m.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is offering a preview of her acceptance speech at the Democratic convention, where she’ll say “America is once again at a moment of reckoning.”

Clinton plans to tell the convention crowd later Thursday night that “powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart” and that Americans must “decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together.”

Her campaign has released excerpts of her upcoming speech.

Clinton says her primary mission as president will be to “create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States.”

She says she’ll focus on places she says have been “left out and left behind.” She says that includes inner cities and small towns, from “Indian Country to Coal Country” and “from the industrial Midwest to the Mississippi Delta to the Rio Grande Valley.”

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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