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Dump Trump forces lose first round in Cleveland

The Republican National Convention is scheduled July 18-21 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. And in the RNC Rules Committee meeting Tuesday, chairman Bruce Ash scolded Republicans still attacking Trump. Only one Hollywood actor - Stephen Baldwin - confirmed that he would be there to show his support for Trump's candidacy. It would also give them a much better chance in the 2020 election without the stink of a Trump endorsement weighing down the party.



N Korea fires submarine-launched missile

The North also test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on December 25, but that test was seen as failure, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The latest launch came a day after US and South Korean military officials said they were ready to deploy an advanced USA missile defence system in South Korea to cope with North Korean threats.


Low-key Trump intro for 'my partner,' running mate Pence

Low-key Trump intro for 'my partner,' running mate Pence

In their first joint appearance, Trump tried to draw a sharp contrast between Pence, a soft-spoken conservative, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate. When Pence spoke almost a half-hour later, saying he was 'deeply humbled, ' he drew a standing ovation for a line he uttered on Tuesday, during the pair's only other joint public appearance: 'Hillary Clinton must never become President of the United States of America'.



Activists sue Baton Rouge police over treatment of protestors

People gather for Prayer Vigil organized by Myron Smothers at Memorial Tower on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, July 11, 2016. "They all aren't bad", Cameron said about the police, standing outside the convenience store where his father was killed. Most of the arrests were for obstructing roadways.


France hopes Turkish democracy will survive coup test - foreign minister

France hopes Turkish democracy will survive coup test - foreign minister

Soldiers blocked entry to Istanbul's main Ataturk Airport, where four tanks were stationed, according to the private Dogan news agency. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sent a mass text message to Turkish mobile phones on Saturday imploring Turks to "stand up" for democracy and peace.



Iowa GOP Chair Confident In Delegates Picking Trump at Convention

As the Tennessee Republicans head to Cleveland to attend the Republican National Convention, here are five delegates to keep an eye on as the action-filled week unfolds. "We get the Republican vote out", he said. "It was never real, it was always overblown", said Ron Kaufman, a delegate from MA. "They were never there".