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It's official: Democrats are moving President Barack Obama's acceptance speech indoors.
Forecasts for Charlotte, N.C., are for possible heavy rains on Thursday night; Obama had been slated to deliver his speech outdoors at Bank of America stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. It holds 74,000 seats.
It's been off and on rain since late Tuesday afternoon in the Queen City and many delegates thought an outdoor speech could be disastrous in bad weather. Instead, the speech will be held in the Time Warner Cable Arena — capacity, 15,000 — where all the other activities of the Democratic National Convention will be staged.