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Donald Trump accepts the GOP presidential nomination Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Trump accepts Republican nomination

In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that “safety will be restored” if he is elected president, using his Republican convention address to denounce Democrat Hillary Clinton as part of a political class causing the nation’s troubles.

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Clinton expected to reveal VP choice in Florida

Hillary Clinton will likely announce her running mate in Florida on Friday, the same day she is scheduled to visit Orlando and Tampa. When asked if the choice would be revealed Friday, Clinton aide Karen Finney told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday, “I expect that’s about right.”

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In this combination of photos, Melania Trump, left, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.  (AP)

Trump campaign dismisses accusations that Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized from Michelle Obama

CLEVELAND – The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.” Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort insisted no mistakes had been made with the speech and said the issue was “totally blown out of proportion.”

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In this Jan. 19, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump speaks at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Randall Hill / Associated Press)

Amid violence here and abroad, Trump and Clinton compete to be seen as the better leader

CLEVELAND – Two successive weeks of political conventions meant to frame the November choice for president kick off this week nearly obscured by violence and terror here and abroad. That has driven a fierce imperative during both gatherings, the Republican convention, which begins Monday; and next week’s Democratic one: convince voters that the party nominee can be an effective leader in a world that seems distraught and divided.

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Recap of primary endorsements 

Ballots for the Washington primary election were mailed out Friday, kicking off the 18-day voting period that ends Aug. 2. The editorial board has been interviewing candidates in select races for the past five weeks. For the most part, we ...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., during a campaign event to announce Pence as the vice presidential running mate on, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in New York. Donald Trump introduced Pence as his running mate, calling him "my partner in this campaign" and his first and best choice to join him on a winning Republican presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ORG XMIT: NYEV120 (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Trump presents Pence as running mate

NEW YORK – Donald Trump introduced his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, with a speech hammering Hillary Clinton’s record but also boasting about primary victories and even a hotel he’s renovating. Trump and Pence shared the stage only momentarily ...

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