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Several protesters disrupt first night of GOP convention speeches – Fox News

CLEVELAND –  Several protesters briefly disrupted the opening-night speeches Monday at the Republican National Convention, including a Code Pink demonstrator who tangled with Donald Trump supporters and was removed by police. The incident occurred when the Code Pink protester unfurled a banner near the VIP box of vice-presidential nominee Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that read “Yes We Can End War.” Nearby convention-goers surrounded the woman and shouted “arrest her” until Secret Service agents and other law-enforcement officials arrived and removed her. A man wearing a “Bikers for Trump” shirt tried to rip the sign out of her hands and help police. Another Code Pink protester also purportedly tried to disrupt the speeches. And a third protester, in the second deck of the Quicken Loans Area, where the four-day convention is being held, put up a sign that read “Refugees Welcome,” which brought on loud cheers of “USA, USA, USA.” The expected protests outside the convention’s security perimeter took place through the day and night, but there were no reports of clashes or other violence. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told reporters in the early evening that the protests have so far been “peaceful” and that just one arrest was made and that a small knife, gas masks and a sling shot has been...

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WATCH: Trump campaign running on a shoestring – still – Fox News

“We’re sorry. An application error has occurred. Goodbye.” That’s the robotic message callers get when they dial up Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Ohio. It’s the same declaration in Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, West Virginia and Oregon. And it’s a potential symptom of a broader problem for the Trump campaign. As Trump gets ready to officially accept the Republican presidential nomination next week in Cleveland, some are questioning whether his campaign, which largely has operated on a shoestring budget so far, can keep up with the operation and spending of the Hillary Clinton machine. Unlike predecessors Mitt Romney and John McCain, who used their own hires in key swing states, Trump has indicated he will leave much of the team-building and organizing to the Republican National Committee and state parties. So far, his campaign has only sent a few people to battleground states and — while Trump recently has picked up the fundraising pace — has not yet indicated it is ready to spend the big bucks on a general election race. 2016 Election Headquarters The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage → Clinton and her allies so far have outspent Trump’s campaign by a 15-to-1 margin on ads. To date, Clinton’s campaign has spent $25 million on general election advertising. Factor in money from...

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WATCH: Students scared of cops on campus force university to take drastic measures during RNC – Fox News

Students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland were so traumatized by the prospect of sharing their campus with armed police officers during the Republican National Convention next week that the university has opted instead to essentially shut down for the week. The students were incensed that school officials had agreed to allow police officers imported to maintain order during the convention to stay in campus housing. More than 300 of them signed an online petition demanding that, among other things, the “riot police” store their weapons off-campus between shifts, restrict themselves exclusively to the residence halls and abide by university rules regarding anti-discrimination and sexual harassment. Some students even asked to be moved to alternative housing for the week, saying the increased police presence caused them to “fear for their safety” following the shooting deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. [embedded content] “I am scared and concerned for students of color, queer* and trans* students and all university community members at the mercy of an arbitrarily expanded police force without clear oversight or attachment to the community,” wrote one petitioner, Shannon Groll. “Please, protect CWRU as a safe space for all bodies.” “I am deeply troubled by the presence – even temporarily – of a militarized police force on the CWRU campus,” wrote Keith Fitch. “The number one priority for an educational institution is to guarantee a safe...

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Former Indiana student charged in 2 rape cases accepts plea deal, gets probation – Fox News

John Enochs (Monroe County Jail) A former Indiana University student was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation as part of a plea deal after he was charged in connection with two separate rape cases, drawing parallels to Brock Turner, the ex-Stanford swimmer sentenced to six months in jail on a sexual assault conviction. John Enochs agreed to plead guilty to battery with moderate bodily injury and his two rape charges were dismissed, according to Fox 59. Court records show Enochs only spent one day in jail. Fox 59, citing court documents, reported that the victim told police in April 2015 she had been raped at the Delta Tau fraternity house, but didn’t know her alleged attacker. She said she repeatedly told the attacker to stop, but he held her down. However, she was able to leave the room and get away. Police said security video showed Enochs entering the room with the victim and that she left after 24 minutes. Health officials revealed that she suffered a laceration to her genitals. Police also found a similar incident in 2013. The victim in that case agreed to help investigators and Enochs was later arrested based off DNA evidence and witness statements. Prosecutors said Brock Turner raped an unconscious woman near a fraternity house in 2015. His sentence earlier this month triggered outrage across the country. A petition to oust...

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Mayor carjacked at gunpoint in city where Trayvon Martin was killed – Fox News

Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett in 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Nesius) The mayor of the central Florida city where George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012 was carjacked while standing outside his home, according to police who said Sunday they were hunting for a third suspect. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside around 2:15 a.m. Saturday when three men approached, pointed a gun at him and stole his car keys, police said. They told reporters the suspects also stole Triplett’s wallet before driving off in his Mercedes. Triplett gave a detailed description of the suspects to police and 18-year-old Jermine Jacques Horne and a 17-year-old were arrested a short time later. The third suspect has not been caught, police said. It was not immediately known if either suspect had a lawyer. Related Image George Zimmerman is seen at left in his April 11, 2012, booking photo after being charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin. (AP) Police eventually found the mayor’s damaged car, Fox 35 reported. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in February 2012, said he was defending himself when he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford. The case sparked protests and a national debate about race relations. A jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder charges the next year, and the Justice Department later decided not to prosecute Zimmerman on civil rights charges. Triplett said,...

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Kasich: ‘Absolutely’ prepared to enter convention without endorsing Trump – Fox News

IMAGE CREDIT: Fox News Kasich: ‘Divider’ Trump is trending the wrong way with me ‘America’s Newsroom’ Exclusive: Ohio governor says presumptive GOP nominee needs to make a ‘dramatic change’ to get his endorsement, says there was ‘never a chance’ he’d join the ticket His state is hosting the Republican convention in just about 40 days, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich told Fox News he’s “absolutely” prepared to go to Cleveland without endorsing presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. The former presidential candidate, who suspended his campaign last month, made clear he still has deep reservations about the brash billionaire businessman – and that he feels no special obligation to come around just because the Party is coming to his town. “It’s trending poorly,” Kasich told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, when asked if he’d support Trump. “We’re like two companies, you know, we have a different vision, a different value system and a different objective. … The divisiveness, the division, the name-calling, it just doesn’t go down well with me.” Kasich revealed that he and Trump did speak about two weeks ago. He said the “ball is in his court.” But he categorically ruled out being Trump’s running mate. “There was never a chance of that,” Kasich said. “There was never ever, ever any consideration.” It’s unclear whether Kasich is even under consideration, though Trump told Bloomberg Politics in a piece...

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Government spending billions to keep antique computer systems running – Fox News

  WASHINGTON –  The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They’re still using floppy disks at the Pentagon. In a report released Wednesday, nonpartisan congressional investigators found that about three-fourths of the $80 billion budget goes to keep aging technology running, and the increasing cost is shortchanging modernization. The White House has been pushing to replace workhorse systems that date back more than 50 years in some cases. But the government is expected to spend $7 billion less on modernization in 2017 than in 2010, said the Government Accountability Office. “Clearly, there are billions wasted,” GAO information technology expert David Powner told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing. Although lawmakers of both parties say they are frustrated, it’s unclear whether Congress will act. Part of the problem is finding money to invest in a transition to new systems at agencies across the government. Among the vintage computing platforms highlighted in the report: — The Defense Department’s Strategic Automated Command and Control System, which is used to send and receive emergency action messages to U.S. nuclear forces. The system is running on a 1970s IBM computing platform, and still uses 8-inch floppy disks to store data. “Replacement parts for the system are difficult to find because they are now obsolete,” GAO said. The...

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Trump wins NRA endorsement, blasts Clinton on gun stance at forum – Fox News

NRA endorses Donald Trump for president John Roberts reports from Louisville, Kentucky The National Rifle Association threw its weight Friday behind Donald Trump, as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee personally assured the group’s members he would protect Second Amendment rights if elected – and claimed that likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton would threaten them. The billionaire businessman and leaders of the nation’s powerful gun lobby joined forces as they amplified warnings that the Supreme Court vacancy only raises the stakes for gun owners in this election. Trump, speaking to the NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) forum in Louisville, Ky., even challenged Clinton on Friday to release a list of her potential Supreme Court nominees, after he did so earlier this week. “I would like for Hillary Clinton to put a list together also, and I want to see what the list consists of,” he said. “It will be day and night, it won’t be good for the people in this room and the country.” He charged, “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment.” He addressed the NRA-ILA forum moments after Executive Director Chris Cox announced the group’s Trump endorsement. In a written statement, Cox also said: “The stakes in this year’s presidential election could not be higher for gun owners. If Hillary Clinton gets the opportunity to replace Antonin Scalia with an anti-gun Supreme Court justice, we will...

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