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Philadelphia readies for DNC after quiet Cleveland protests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without major chaos, eyes now turn to Philadelphia. As the nation's fifth largest city, it provides a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area.

Trump pledges to keep America safe, be "voice" for forgotten

CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump said he’d keep the nation safe and be a voice for the forgotten Thursday night in accepting the Republican nomination for president.

Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.

Donald Trump's closer is over, Hillary Clinton set to snag attention

CLEVELAND (AP) — In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky Balboa moment after a rocky convention.

WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump takes the final-night stage at his Republican convention facing a daunting array of challenges, many of his own making. At the top of the list: Unifying a fractured party and quieting Americans' concerns about his preparedness for the presidency.

Clinton has more cash; Trump forgives loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her party entered July with nearly $11 million more on hand than her Republican counterpart's operations, a strong showing of fundraising as both campaigns dive into the general election.

Christie: I endorsed Trump to help N.J. GOP

BEACHWOOD, OHIO -- Gov. Chris Christie told New Jersey Republicans on Thursday that his early embrace of Donald Trump was about helping the state’s Republican Party.

It's Donald Trump's moment to talk to the nation and GOP doubters

CLEVELAND (AP) — It's Donald Trump's big moment to make his case to the country — and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. The most important speech of his presidential campaign will bring down the balloons on a convention marked by divided loyalties and unwanted distractions as well as full-throated roars against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Cruz gets booed off stage after refusing to endorse Trump

CLEVELAND -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was booed off stage Wednesday night after refusing to endorse Donald Trump for president at the Republican National Convention.

Mini border wall built around Trump's Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the day Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for president, a miniature wall appeared around the former reality TV host's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Police pepper spray protesters at Republican National Convetion

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police fired pepper spray at a surging crowd and handcuffed several demonstrators as skirmishes broke out over a flag-burning protest Wednesday in the streets outside the Republican National Convention.

Two officers assaulted, 18 arrested after flag burning protest at Republican convention

CLEVELAND -- Two police officers were assaulted and a man lit a flag and himself on fire Wednesday in a protest outside the Republican National Convention, police said. 

Local 54 parent union endorses Hillary Clinton

Unite-Here, a union representing 270,000 workers across North America, including more than 9,600 casino workers in Atlantic City, has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

Melania Trump's speechwriter admits mistake

CLEVELAND (AP) — A convention speech delivered by Melania Trump is dominating the news for a third day.

Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. GOP denounces Clinton

Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up.

South Jersey GOP delegate defends his longtime friend Donald Trump

BEACHWOOD, OHIO -- A Republican delegate from South Jersey knows Donald Trump personally and has a different take on why the real-estate mogul stiffed some contractors.

Donald Trump's campaign manager: Look for a more compassionate Donald

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT):

Donald Trump's party: What to watch on GOP convention's third day

CLEVELAND (AP) — The 2016 Republican National Convention is now officially Donald Trump's convention.

Pence, Cruz, Rubio to speak tonight at Republican convention

CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump’s running mate and a few failed presidential candidates will address the Republican National Convention tonight.

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