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There was a heavy focus on the pandemic, including a powerful speech from Kristin Urquiza, the daughter of a Trump supporter who died after contracting the virus.

And, Michelle Obama wants people to make a plan about how they'll cast a ballot.

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Not Too Far Left, But Left Enough: Kasich and Sanders Speak On DNC Night One

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Not Too Far Left, But Left Enough: Kasich and Sanders Speak On DNC Night One

Not Too Far Left, But Left Enough: Kasich and Sanders Speak On DNC Night One

Not Too Far Left, But Left Enough: Kasich and Sanders Speak On DNC Night One

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Michelle Obama's speech on the first night of the Democratic National convention focused on Donald Trump's fitness for office and how to cast a ballot. Bernie Sanders talked up Joe Biden's progressive bonafides, when John Kasich tried to assure folks that Biden isn't too progressive.

The night had a heavy focus on the pandemic, including a powerful speech from Kristin Urquiza, the daughter of a Trump supporter who died after contracting the virus.

Want more? Find our recap of the first night here. You can also get our analysis in your inbox twice a week.

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