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Democratic National Convention

President Obama paints picture of ‘two different paths for America’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Casting this year’s election as the clearest and most important choice in a generation, President Obama called on Americans to persevere toward a ­future where hard choices and shared sacrifice will lead to “a better place.”

The president, speaking before 20,000 delegates and guests at Time Warner Cable Arena, repeated a recurring theme of the three-day Democratic National Convention ­— that the path to recovery ­requires pain and a helping hand, compared with what Democrats assert is a “you’re-on-your-own” philosophy endorsed by Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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