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Trump promises 'safety' to fearful Americans CLEVELAND: A triumphant Donald Trump accepted the Republican White House nomination Thursday, promising fearful Americans he would restore "safety" to a country mired in crises that had lost its way.Trump "humbly and gratefully" endorsed the Republican mantle before 2,000 raucous party activists in Cleveland, in a strikingly populist speech that offered a dark view of today's America.Between defining chants of "U-S-A" and "Trump, Trump, Trump" the mogul-turned-TV-star-turned-politico cast himself as the "law and order candidate" and vowed to champion "people who work hard but no longer have a voice.""I am your voice," he declared pointing into the cameras, promising a return to more secure times with "millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth."Tapping into public angst over recent racially-tinged shootings and seemingly indiscriminate terror attacks, Trump offered a tough-on-crime message that was reminiscent of Richard Nixon's election-winning strategy in 1968.The "crime and violence that today afflicts our nation ...

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Clinton faces pressure to pick VP who is tough on trade, Wall Street WASHINGTON: Members of the Democratic Party's liberal wing on Thursday nervously awaited Hillary Clinton's announcement in coming days of a vice presidential running mate, urging her to choose someone who opposes a massive Pacific free trade deal and backs tough Wall Street reform. Two US senators, Tim Kaine and Cory Booker, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack were among the contenders, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the discussions. "After promising to oppose the ...

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Trump: celebrity billionaire marching on the White House WASHINGTON: Donald Trump is a billionaire real estate tycoon with bravado to spare, a former reality television star who says winning is everything -- and has his sights set on one of the biggest prizes on Earth.To his fans, the Republican frontrunner is the definition of American success, the cut-throat tycoon who can magically fix all that ails a nation no longer sure of its place in the world, and an increasingly frustrated white working ...

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Young gun Republicans fire first shots in 2020 race CLEVELAND: The 2016 US presidential election is more than 100 days away, but at the Republican convention in Cleveland the battle for the party's 2020 White House nomination is already raging.The received political wisdom goes something like this: Donald Trump's White House bid is doomed to fail and from the ashes a new generation of Republican leaders will emerge.Step forward Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton.Each man addressed the Republican delegates this ...

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Green Republicans resist Trump's climate denial in Cleveland CLEVELAND/WASHINGTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax and has vowed not to let regulation stand in the way of expanded US oil drilling if elected.But a group of his supporters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week are lobbying him to soften that stance. Youth, religious and investor activists aligned with the Republican Party are working the sidelines of the July 18-22 conclave, arguing that a greener platform ...

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Trump writer takes responsibility for Melania Trump speech mess CLEVELAND: A speechwriter on Wednesday took responsibility for parts of a speech Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wife Melania gave at the Republican convention this week that drew accusations of plagiarism. Meredith McIver, a staff writer for the Trump Organization, said she had inserted passages into Melania Trump's speech that resembled parts of a 2008 speech by first lady Michelle Obama. "I did not check Mrs. Obama's speeches. This was my mistake and I feel ...

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Republicans must 'go all the way' to White House: Trump CLEVELAND: Donald Trump told the Republican National Convention on Tuesday that he was "so proud" to be their nominee for president and vowed to "go all the way" and win the White House in November."This is a movement. But we have to go all the way. I am so proud to be your nominee for president of the United States," he told the delegates appearing by video link.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...