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Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence Takes Center Stage At GOP Convention

Some of the biggest speakers of the Republican convention came out Wednesday, including Donald Trump's vice presidential pick Mike Pence. Pence made his debut after Ted Cruz was booed off the stage.
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Ted Cruz Delegate Will Loyally Favor Trump; Falwell On Why He Backs Trump

Steve Inskeep talks to Susan Klein, a Missouri delegate who supports Ted Cruz, and to Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University and one of the first evangelical leaders to endorse Trump.
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Where Cruz's Speech Took A Turn; Trump Uses Celebrity To Enhance His Brand

Steve Inskeep parses Wednesday night convention speeches with NPR's Scott Detrow and former Bush White House political director Sara Fagan. And, NPR's Sarah McCammon has a profile of Donald Trump.
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Utah Delegation Favored Cruz; Balloon Drop Will End GOP Convention

Phil Wright of the Utah Republican Party backed Cruz; analysis from ex-Bush administration official Sara Fagen and NPR's Scott Detrow. Youth Radio's Phoebe Petrovic covers balloon drop preparations
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

One of the country's strictest voter ID laws violates the Voting Rights Act, according to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. It says the Texas law discriminates against the state's minority voters.
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'Star Trek Beyond' Premieres At San Diego Comic-Con

The latest movie in the Star Trek franchise opens on Thursday — though it premiered Wednesday night at the San Diego Comic-Con. Director Justin Lin was there to walk the fine line with fans.
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Rehab Hospitals May Harm A Third Of Patients, Report Finds

Patients sent to rehabilitation facilities to recover from medical crises or surgery too often suffer additional harm from the care they get there, according to research by U.S. health officials.
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View From Texas: Did Cruz 'Hurt The Republican Party' Or Follow His Principles?

In the halls of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, there was shock and disappointment from some in the Texas delegation. But others said Cruz did exactly what Donald Trump would have wanted.
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Will Dallas And Baton Rouge Set Back Police Reform Efforts?

Advocates of police reform say there's been real progress since the Ferguson, Mo., protests, but both sides worry about how to keep that process going after recent, deadly attacks targeting police.
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Pence Makes The Case For Trump After Cruz Is Booed

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence had his big debut at the convention on Wednesday night, but not before Cruz urged Republicans to "vote your conscience" — without endorsing Donald Trump.

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