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GOP Platform Co-Chair Says Donald Trump Shares Traditional Marriage, Other Values

Citing Trump, the Log Cabin Republicans' Angelo said, "This isn't my GOP, and I know it's not yours either". In the midst of an exceptional political year, Republicans stuck with conservative orthodoxy on same-sex marriage, drug policy and other social issues during the first day of crafting their 2016 platform.

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37 percent view Pence as good VP pick

Indicating no lingering ill feelings toward not being selected himself, Christie told members of Michigan's delegation to the Republican National Convention at a breakfast meeting Monday that he felt all along that the ticket needed to be balanced by a governor, not a member of Congress.

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Impassioned speeches at demo show black lives matter in Huddersfield

My message to the readers would be to appreciate police officers and understand that they are regular people . Don't all lives matter? Speaking ahead of the march, organiser Sasha Blair told The Voice: "While we may think that because we are not in America these issues don't affect us, the truth is, this happens in the United Kingdom as well".

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Federal Judge Rules Virginia Cannot Bind Delegates to Vote for Trump

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump said in April that it's "very important to put some showbiz into a convention, otherwise people are going to fall asleep". Priebus called the dump Trump efforts " mostly chatter among sore losers " on Sean Hannity's radio talk show Monday. "All of a sudden when it's not their nominee of choice, they don't want to get behind and unite, but we as delegates we are here for the people", Schindlbeck said.

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Baton Rouge shooter sought, ambushed officers

Police arrested almost 150 people the weekend after Sterling's death. "Prayers to all of Baton Rouge", read one comment on the police department's Facebook page. Coppola said authorities are asking people to stay away from the area. He said he was both physically and emotionally drained by it all. The third slain officer was a 45-year-old East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy, according to Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III.

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GOP convention kicks off as nation reels from more violence

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who supported Trump's candidacy shortly after his own ended and was a finalist in Trump's VP selection process, was viewed favorably by 54% of Republican voters, and 60% had positive impressions of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who will chair the convention.