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Donald Trump in One Word

July 20, 2016
Donald Trump was officially nominated as the GOP presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday, and he will deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night. We asked locals to describe the Republican nominee in one word. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.
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How Donald Trump rose from real estate scion to TV ‘boss’

July 19, 2016
Just as Donald Trump was finishing business school, he set his sights on showbiz, investing in a Broadway production. But when that failed, he retreated to the family business of real estate, where he found success (as well as bankruptcy), climbed New York’s social ladder and courted controversy. Gwen Ifill explores the career path that led Trump to pursue the Oval Office.
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Trump, Ryan and McConnell: Reluctant partners with their own priorities

July 20, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell in line behind Donald Trump on Tuesday night, the Republican Party’s two most powerful elected leaders backing the GOP’s presidential nominee despite months of awkward embraces and occasional spats.
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GOP senator: 'I'm worried for our party'

July 20, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, a prime time speaker at the Republican National Convention, brings political experience that stretches back to her childhood. Her late father, Arch, served as West Virginia's governor.
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Why this RNC is so different from past years

July 20, 2016
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Speaking from the Quicken Loans Arena during the second night of the RNC, The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe breaks down how the Republican National Convention that nominated Donald Trump for president has been more surprising - and sometimes nastier - than past conventions.
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Melania Trump Uses Phrases From Michelle Obama’s 2008 Convention Speech

July 20, 2016
Michael Scherer | TIME
Aspiring First Lady Melania Trump earned high praise for her Republican Convention speech Monday night. It was optimistic, compassionate and apparently heartfelt.
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Clinton closes in on VP choice: Kaine and Vilsack leading the way

July 20, 2016
Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica | CNN
Hillary Clinton is spending two days at home in New York, finalizing her decision for a running mate, before formally introducing her Democratic ticket during a weekend campaign swing in Florida, according to several Democrats familiar with the search.
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Friday from Philadelphia: A special Washington Week EXTRA town hall

July 19, 2016
After the Republican Convention wraps ups, attention shifts to Philadelphia, where the Democratic Party will hold its convention to nominate Hillary Clinton next week. Washington Week will be in the City of Brotherly Love before the convention begins to take questions from voters about the issues they care about. Washington Week EXTRA: Philadelphia Edition airs Friday at 8:30 PM on many PBS stations and will be available on our website. Check your local listings.
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Election 2016 in One Word

July 19, 2016
Mess. Frightening. Worrisome. Unique. How would you describe the 2016 presidential election in just one word? We asked people in Cleveland, Ohio, the site of this week's Republican National Convention. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.
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