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Ted Cruz Stirs Convention Fury in Pointed Snub of Donald Trump

July 21, 2016
Jonathan Martin, Patrick Healy | The New York Times
The Republican convention erupted into tumult on Wednesday night as the bitter primary battle between Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz reignited unexpectedly, crushing hopes that the party could project unity.
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A mighty challenge awaits Trump on Thursday night

July 21, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Donald Trump has left himself with a mighty challenge for the final day of the Republican National Convention. After three days of tumult and controversy, the success — or not — of the week now depends even more heavily than it should on his performance Thursday night.
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Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against Attack

July 21, 2016
Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump, on the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president, said Wednesday that if he were elected, he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their political adversaries or cracking down on civil liberties. The United States, he said, has to “fix our own mess” before trying to alter the behavior of other nations.
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Trump’s embrace of embattled speechwriter offers glimpse into loyal circle he has cultivated

July 21, 2016
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Meredith McIver, an employee valued by Donald Trump for her discretion and writing, took responsibility Wednesday for the plagiarized portions of Melania’s Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention, thrusting a little-known loyalist into the spotlight she had long avoided.
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Trump's tune on Putin will change once he gets classified info: Sen. Cotton

July 21, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
At 39, Tom Cotton of Arkansas is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate. The Harvard-educated veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has rapidly become a leading Republican voice on foreign policy and potential future presidential candidate.
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