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In this June 20 photo, Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist Church pastor who was defrocked for officiating his son Tim's wedding to another man, arrives for a Methodist judicial panel appeal hearing on his defrocking in Linthicum, Md. A nine-person church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned the church's decision to defrock Schaefer, who was pastor of Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
PHILADELPHIA: His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that powers the nation’s democracy and warning against the “deeply pessimistic vision” of Republican Donald Trump.