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DNC 2016: Michelle Obama’s speech silenced Trump

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First Lady Michele Obama waves to the crowd after her speech. The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Monday July 25, 2016.

First Lady Michele Obama waves to the crowd after her speech. The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Monday July 25, 2016.

PHILADELPHIA (Diya TV) — First Lady Michelle Obama’s address on the first night of the Democratic National Convention was met with overwhelming approval from delegates of her party and grudging praise from Republican operatives and perhaps most notably, silence from the normally vociferous GOP nominee, Donald Trump.

Trump was quick to snap back after speeches from U.S. Sens. Corey Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, however, he left Obama alone.

Here’s a sampling of the best moments of her speech, as well as reactions to them:

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves and I watch my daughters — two beautiful, intelligent, black young women — playing with their dogs on the White House lawn,” said First Lady Michelle Obama, of another First Lady who hoped to be president.

“And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters — and all our sons and daughters — now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a 2004 Democratic candidate for president, told delegates assembled for a Tuesday morning breakfast that Obama’s address was the “most powerful political speech I’ve ever heard.”

The First Lady never mentioned Trump by name, but refuted Trump’s signature call to “make America great again” in her convention address.

“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again,” Obama said as delegates waved rectangular “Michelle” signs throughout her speech. “Because this, right now, is the greatest country on earth.”

Reed Galen, the Republican deputy campaign director of U.S. Sen. John McCain’s 2008 White House bid himself took to Twitter to share how impressed he was.

After the First Lady took a shot at simplistic Twitter attacks, a hallmark of GOP nominee Donald Trump, by saying the nation’s complex challenges  “can’t be boiled down to 140 characters,” the New York Times’ culture reporter practically shouted:

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Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

The Khosla family has donated nearly 2 million dollars to the Nudge Institute to help fight poverty. The philanthropists have donated millions of dollars for many other causes.

And disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-fried pleaded not guilty to eight different counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy before a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York. U.S. prosecutors allege that under Bankman-Fried’s direction, FTX, once considered one of the largest and most-trusted cryptocurrency exchanges, transferred billions in customer assets to his trading firm, Alameda Research. If convicted of these charges, Bankman-Fried faces up to 115 years in prison.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

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Tragic news out of Nevada. Authorities say an Indian American toddler has died in a devastating Christmas day car crash and his mother is in critical condition fighting for her life. Authorities say the accident happened on a busy Las Vegas boulevard and they were returning home from a trip in California.

Anil Beephan is now the first Indian American Republican ever to be elected to the New York State Assembly in Albany. So far only Indian American Democrats have been elected to the state legislature. Beephan will also become the first minority to represent Dutchess County and at 29 years old, he’s the youngest GOP rep in the state legislature. He’s currently in the tech industry and has also worked as a volunteer firefighter.

Vice President Kamala Harris has named Indian American Rajeev Badyal to a key national advisory group, responsible for strategy and recommendations to improve and maintain space policy. Badyal already works for Amazon, helping launch satellites into orbit. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

A federal jury in San Francisco has convicted Sivannarayana Barama of insider trading. Authorities say he used the quarterly financial performance of Palo Alto Networks before that information was released to the public and then traded in that company’s stock while that information was still confidential. Barama worked in IT for several Silicon Valley companies.

U.S. Border Patrol caught more than 4000 Indians illegally crossing the Mexico border in October and November. That’s more than double compared to the same time frame last year. An Indian man recently died climbing a border wall in Texas. The Biden administration is struggling to contain a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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