Obama inching closer to Democratic nomination

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | 7:51 a.m. CDT; updated 9:23 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

On the rebound, Barack Obama left Hillary Rodham Clinton with fast-dwindling chances to deny him the Democratic presidential nomination after beating her in North Carolina and falling just short in an Indiana cliffhanger.