11:33 p.m.:  For those interested in a post-DNC cocktail or meal, Michael Klein has you covered. Thank you for your attention and participation, and we'll see you in November.

11:26 p.m.: "Thank you and may God bless you."  Send in the balloons.

11:21 p.m.: After laying into Donald Trump for belittling U.S. Sen John McCain and a disabled reporter, Hillary Clinton makes her case most simply:

"America is great because America is good."

11:17 p.m.: History, in a full 360 degrees:


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10:55 p.m. Hillary Clinton says she draws inspiration from the story of  Anastasia Somoza,  a disability-rights advocate who was born with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. Here's Ronnie Polaneczky's column about the woman.

10:53 p.m.: Quick fashion statement:

10:51 p.m.: GOP pollster Frank Luntz weighs in:

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 Eighteen minutes in, she accepts the nomination.

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10:27 p.m. Hillary Clinton, at last, steps onto the floor to "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten.

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10:02 p.m.: Chelsea Clinton takes the stage as a proud American, Democrat, mother "and tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter."

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9:52 p.m.: "Democrats think making laws solves things, but people will get around them [the laws] like water around a rock," says Kyle Doebler of Manayunk, whose Windows Done Right crew was up on ladders at a house near 20th and Bainbridge. Click on the photo for the full treatment from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Signe Wilkinson:

9:42 p.m.: Per SEPTA: "Due to DNC security actions, Broad Street Line subway service is temporarily operating only as far south as Oregon Station. There is no southbound service to AT&T Station."

9 p.m.: Philadelphia's police union had issued a scathing rebuke of Hillary Clinton for including relatives of victims of police shootings at the Democratic National Convention but no relatives of slain police officers. Click on the photo for the full story:

8:46 p.m.: Wayne Lipscomb, Philadelphia police officer Moses Walker's mother, addressed the convention. Walker was gunned down just before dawn on the way home from his job as a turnkey at the 22d District. After the shooting, Lipscomb said she wanted her son's killer to "Rot in hell." Click on the photo for the full story:

8:25 p.m.: As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf contrasts the way his business treated people with Donald Trump's track record, an advance excerpt of Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech surfaces. "America is once again at a moment of reckoning," she is expected to warn. "Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart.

8:13 p.m.: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper got a prime-time speaking slot. The Denver Post says he is a potential cabinet appointee. He is also from an old Philadelphia family. Know what street is named for his people?

8 p.m.: So, from what we can gather, a protester dressed like the Gandolf character from The Lord of the Rings, and a young man wearing a circa-2011 DeSean Jackson Eagles jersey, engaged in a tug of war over an American flag that was targeted for burning. Deadspin has the video, and the story:

7:46 p.m. A group of protesters burned an American flag at Broad and Pattison across from FDR park Thursday evening as the convention continued inside the nearby Wells Fargo Center. The demonstration was organized by Gregory "Joey" Johnson and Carl Dix, both of the Revolutionary Communist Party.  Members of that same group were arrested when a brawl broke out during a flag burning at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Johnson burned a flag at a GOP convention three decades ago, which resulted in a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that flag-burning is protected speech under the First Amendment, according to an ABC News post.

6:57 p.m.: "We are the future ... and we're coming in hot." Mother Jones interviews Bernie devotees at a Philly tent city and asks them what's next?

6:46 p.m.: Listen, DNC visitors, don't act like your pee doesn't stink. Click on the Phanatic photo for the full story:

6:30 p.m.:  Here's a 360-degree view of the crowd outside the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, via Inquirer photographer David Swanson:

6:21 p.m.: We've got an early favorite for Tweet of The Day:

6:03 p.m.: U.S. Senate Candidate Katie McGinty from Pennsylvania took the stage.

5:25 p.m.: Nutter said Hillary Clinton is defined by "GSD," or "Get Stuff Done."

5:22 p.m.: Former Mayor Michael Nutter is now on stage.

5:15 p.m.: The good thing about playing host to out of towners every few years is that Philadelphia can show off what it's becoming. Which makes words like these from a California planning blog all the more disappointing. You can make fun of a culture that adulates a fictional fighter, but when you call out our rowhouses as "boxes of instant oatmeal aligned on a grocery shelf," we are tempted to throw your fruit-forward chardonnay in your face. (After calming down, a re-read reveals the author's begrudging admiration for our "blue-collar shelters." He muses that they might work in California, except that there's no room to garage those cars they need out there..)

4:45 p.m.: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said 34 protesters were cited yesterday near the Wells Fargo Center, and 10 more were cited at the Comcast building. He said seven people were arrested last night for breaching the fence surrounding the arena.

4:20 p.m.: With all the Spanish that vp nominee Tim Kaine dropped in his Wednesday speech, it's understandable how some critics might have wondered whether the blue star on his lapel was really the flag of Honduras, where he'd served as a missionary. Actually, it was a Blue Star service flag, honoring families with loved ones deployed abroad - his son Nathaniel is a U.S Marine lieutenant.

The North Carolina GOP has since apologized for calling Kaine's choice of flags "shameful."

3:46 p.m.: Highballs and "Hardball:" Molly Eichel hears that Chris Matthews will be hosting his MSNBC show after the conventions gavels out from McGillin's Olde Ale House in Center City tonight. More about tickets here.

Lenny Kravitz performed for about an hour before several thousand concertgoers at the BB&T center in Camden, an audience that included delegates, city employees, volunteers and community groups.

Kravitz took the stage a little after 1:35 p.m, welcoming the crowd and saying he hoped they were enjoying the convention.  "I want to thank you for coming," he said, before introducing his band. He also said he was having trouble with his voice.

"I didn't want to cancel, I wanted to be here," he said. "Because it's about us. We're gonna make the most of what we got." He played such hits as "American Woman", "Let Love Rule," "Believe," and "Are You Gonna Go My Way."

As he wrapped up, the first raindrops started falling and staff members urged the few hundred people on the lawn to seek shelter under the covered area, where there were plenty of empty seats.

DJ Jazzy Jeff took the stage next, as audience members shielded themselves from sheets of rain that blew into the open air ampitheater.

3 p.m.: Click on the photo for information about the storm.

2:44 p.m.: The free but invite-only Lady Gaga and Lenny Kravitz concert in Camden has drawn a spirited but not huge crowd.

Some attendees, however, appear to be on their way out to avoid the rain.

2:36 p.m.: Update from the court hearing for the seven protesterss arrested last night:

2:33 p.m.: Storms are moving in, and the city is warning those outside to seek cover.

2:31 p.m.: The scene at the "Camden Rising" concert:

2:25 p.m.: Some Bernie Sanders backers are continuing to show their support for the Vermont senator in Center City.

2:07 p.m.: Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign correspondent for NBC News and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, has covered Hillary Clinton since 1992. The University of Pennsylvania graduate who got her start at KYW talks about Philly and her years covering Clinton.

1:52 p.m.: The music has started BB&T Pavilion in Camden, where an invite-only concert is taking place.

1:45 p.m.: A weather update: Be prepared for heavy rain and strong thunderstorms to replace the heat.

Find our full coverage of the DNC here. For a recap of Wednesday's events, check our daytime and evening live blogs.