Welcome to Day 3 of live coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Besides Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, tonight's speakers include President Obama, Vice President Biden and former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.  Refresh regularly for updates.

11:50 p.m.: That's it for us tonight. Our coverage resumes at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Click here for Thursday's schedule.

11:40 p.m.: And Hillary Clinton makes her first appearance of the convention, emerging from the wings and embracing the president. And they're out.

11:36 p.m.; The president takes it home to his grandparents in Kansas, who didn't like showoffs. They valued kindness, courtesy, humility, responsibility.... "True things. Things that last." America has changed over the years, he says. But these values "live on in each of us. What makes us Americans, what makes us patriots," he adds, touching his heart, "is what's in here...."

And that, he says, "is what Hillary Clinton understands."

Winding up, he asks the hall to do for Hillary Clinton what eight years ago it did for him. "Reject cynicism and reject fear and summon what is best in us to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States.

11:28 p.m.: For 40 years, Hillary Clinton has served under the microscope, Barack Obama says, and has made mistakes - as, he says, has he.  "But Hillary Clinton has been in the arena ... if you are serious about democracy, you can't stay at home because you might not align with her on every issue... This is not a spectator sport."

11:25 p.m.: And a big shout out to the persistence of the Bernie Sanders supporters. "That's right," the president says, "Feel the Bern."

11:23 p.m.: "The American dream is essentially something no wall can contain."

11:15 p.m.: President Obama turns his attention to Donald Trump.  "America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness does not depend on Donald Trump."

11:13 p.m.:  As the president is speaking, police report that protesters are setting fires and pressing up against the security gates outside the Wells Fargo Center.

11:11 p.m.: "There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as presient of the United States of America.   I hope you don't mind, Bill, but I was just telling the truth." -- Barack Obama.

11:06 p.m. Just one candidate can take the country where it needs to go next, Barack Obama says. "The next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton."

10:53 p.m.: The City of Blinding Lights. Barack Obama takes the stage to U2. He begins local, talking of his family, and then he shares an optimist's worldview, and talks of how far America has come in eight years - financially, socially. There's work to do, he reminds. Safe streets. Fair courts. Sustainable future. Equal rights.

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10:11 p.m.: From The Atlantic - why Tim Kaine embodies the increasingly metropolitan future of the Democratic party.

10:01 p.m.: The Tim Kaine story, a video of the Virginia senator picked as the Democrat's vice presidential candidate. Mizzou to Harvard Law, missionary work in Honduras, his marriage, civil rights work, political life, the Virginia Tech shootings....

9:51 p.m. Protest story updated - a dozen people peacefully taken into custody at the Wells Fargo Center after they blocked an exit to the convention area.

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9:41 p.m.: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighs in:

9:19 p.m.: #Malarkey is now trending

9:13 p.m.: Yo.

9:07 p.m.: Enter Joe to the theme from Rocky.

9:00 p.m.: Dr. Jill Biden is introduced.

8:53 p.m.: Meanwhile ...

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8:18 p.m.: From Sandy Hook to Tucson to Charleston, S.C., to Orlando, gun violence has taken center stage tonight in Philadelphia. Long politically treacherous.  Not tonight.

8:05 p.m.: Charles H. Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner: "We need a strong, steady leader to stop the bloodshed, a leader who will protect our police officers from being outgunned by weapons of war."

7:34 p.m.: Street Watch?

7:24 p.m.:  With appearances planned from Sigourney Weaver, Angela Bassett, Star Jones and Lee Daniels, is tonight Baby Boomer Night at the DNC? Roll Call makes the case.

7:05 p.m.: Finally, a use for our gas masks:

6:50 p.m.: Freedom!

6:28 p.m.: Reporter @MichaelleBond spotted actors Rosario Dawson and Danny Glover at the media tent outside the Wells Fargo Center.

6:19 p.m.: Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania's Physician General - and a transgender woman - tells a University of Delaware student journo that people often preach tolerance, but that's not what the LGBT community wants. "It's like 'gee thanks for tolerating me,'" Dr. Levine said. Instead, she wanted acceptance.

5:54 p.m.: The White House has released portions of President Obama's prepared remarks for his address at the DNC tonight:

5:50 p.m.: From the Dept. of Irony:

5:47 p.m.: Meanwhile

5:24 p.m.: Which roads are closed in and around the Sports Complex? Look here:

5:15 p.m.:  A half dozen buff Hollywood celebs used the DNC as occasion to nibble grilled chicken, quinoa and haricots verts and talk about the perils of the obesity epidemic.

5:03 p.m.: Ok, who's jacked the city Twitter account?

4:52 p.m.: Traffic alert. POTUS expected to touch down at PHL at 9:45 p.m. So if your travel plans call for being on the road between the airport and the Wells Fargo Center tonight, you might want to reconsider.

4:35 p.m.: A dozen protesters taken into custody after zip-tying themselves to the lobby of the Comcast building during an anti-media action.

4:08 p.m.: Donald Trump is speaking live from Scranton, Pa. Follow @maddiehanna for moment-by-moment coverage:

The Washington Post annotates the transcript of today's Donald Trump presser in  Doral, Fla.

3:36 p.m.: Seen in Center City: South American camelids on parade:

3:15 p.m.: So what was the top Tweet from Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention? It came from across the aisle and was retweeted about 10,000 times:

The GOP presidential candidate correctly anticipated the virality of Bill Clinton's moment. Tuesday's most-tweeted time turned out to the one that followed the former president's keynote speech.

The Big Dog owned the second-most tweeted time, too, after he said "You nominated the real one." No. 3? Meryl Streep on Hillary Clinton's "grit and grace."

Bold-faced names didn't get all the Twitter attention. The appearance that launched the second-most number of Tweets belonged to Mothers of the Movement, the women who lost children due to police shootings and gun violence.

3 p.m.: Katy Perry in the house:

2:36 p.m.: The arrested fence jumpers' defense:

2:27 p.m.: Another marijuana rally, dubbed the "DNC Cannabis Pride Parade," will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday and yes, there will be another giant inflatable joint.

2:19 p.m.: Update on President Obama's travel to his DNC speech tonight: Air Force One is scheduled to land in Philadelphia at 9:45 p.m.

2:09 p.m.: The protesters arrested for allegedly climbing a fence into a secure zone last night appeared in court this afternoon.

2:06 p.m.: A round-up of celebrity sightings from the first two days of the DNC, including Lee Daniels at Barclay Prime, Shonda Rhimes at a Planned Parenthood event and Maura Tierney at Union Transfer.

2:04 p.m.: Another small protest in Center City, this one focusing on prosecutors' decision today to drop charges against the officers awaiting trial in Freddie Gray's death.

1:45 p.m.: Some updates from the pro-Bernie Sanders crowd: They're taking tonight's news conference straight to the media. And a small group is about to march from FDR Park to City Hall and back.

1:39 p.m.: The RNC had a press conference in Philadelphia this afternoon, where Rudy Giuliani was forced to address Donald Trump's remarks earlier in the day about Russia and Hillary Clinton's emails.

You can find our complete DNC coverage here. A recap of Wednesday morning's happenings is here, and a recap of Tuesday night's events is here.