A color guard of veterans rehearses ahead of the 2024 Republican National Convention on Sunday in Milwaukee.

Anger and anxiety loom over the Republican convention after the assassination attempt against Trump

Donald Trump's campaign chiefs designed the convention opening this week to feature a softer and more optimistic message, focusing on themes that would help a divisive leader expand his appeal among moderate voters and people of color.

Tayler Rahm to suspend congressional campaign to work as Trump's senior adviser in Minnesota

July 13
Republican Second Congressional District candidate Tayler Rahm campaigned at the Eagan Fun Fest Parade on July 4, 2024.
Former President Donald Trump makes two senior hires in the state as he looks to flip Minnesota in November.

Republicans look to beat the odds, flip Minnesota for Trump

July 13
Former President Donald Trump, who spoke at a Minnesota Republican Party fundraising dinner in May, has said he has “a really good shot” at winnin
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Amid chaos and gunfire, Trump raised his fist and projected a characteristic image of defiance

He was bleeding from the head after a barrage of bullets flew through his rally when Secret Service agents gave the go-ahead that it was safe to move from the stage.
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The Latest: RNC set to begin in the aftermath of Trump assassination attempt

The Republican National Convention kicks off this week, with delegates and officials descending on Wisconsin amid the tumult that follows a Saturday assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump as he prepares to become the GOP's official nominee.
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In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city but also shared some of the props.
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45 minutes ago

What to watch as the Republican National Convention kicks off days after Trump assassination attempt

The Republican National Convention starts Monday in Milwaukee, two days after Donald Trump was injured in an assassination attempt, with the violent scene at his campaign rally horrifying the country and amplifying already intense political divisions.
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People strolled past the Fiserv Forum last week, ahead of the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

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6:47am

Trump's vice presidential choice takes on an additional significance in shooting's aftermath

A defiant Donald Trump, having just survived an attempted assassination, enters the Republican National Convention having not yet announced his vice presidential pick.
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4:25am
An officer stands at his car early Sunday, July 14, 2024, closing access to the site of the rally where former President Donald Trump was the target o

Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire

The former fire chief who was killed at a Pennsylvania rally for Donald Trump spent his final moments diving down in front of his family, protecting them from the gunfire that rang out Saturday during an assassination attempt against the former president.
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4:01am

The Latest: King Charles writes to Trump, who was in 'great spirits' Sunday

A shooting at Donald Trump 's rally in Butler, Pennsylvania is being investigated as an attempted assassination of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, law enforcement officials say.
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3:49am
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surround by U.S. Secret Service agents at a campaign rally, Saturday, July 13, 2024

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Former President Donald Trump called for unity and resilience Sunday after an attempt on his life injected fresh uncertainty into an already tumultuous presidential campaign, while President Joe Biden implored Americans to ''cool it down'' in the final stretch and ''resolve our differences at the ballot box.''
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3:20am

Second phase of NRA civil trial over nonprofit's spending set to open in NYC

The second phase of the civil trial against the National Rifle Association and its top executives is set to begin Monday in Manhattan, with New York Attorney General Letitia James seeking an independent monitor to oversee the powerful gun rights group.
Nation
3:19am
President Joe Biden arrives on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, July 13, 2024. President Biden is going back to Washington from

In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence and 'cool it down'

President Joe Biden on Sunday urged Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully, saying the upcoming presidential election will be a ''time of testing'' in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump.
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1:17am

The Republican National Convention is coming. Here's how to watch it

The Republican National Convention kicks off this week, with delegates and officials descending on Wisconsin amid the tumult that follows a Saturday attempt on the life of former President Donald Trump as he prepares to become the GOP's official nominee.
Nation
July 14

GOP convention protests are on despite shooting at Trump rally

Activists gathering in Milwaukee for the start of the Republican National Convention say the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump won't affect their long-standing plans to demonstrate outside the convention site this week.
Variety
July 14

In a world of moving pictures, photographs capture indelible moments in Trump assassination attempt

The photograph of a bloodied Donald Trump with his fist in the air and an American flag looming in the background is quickly emerging as the pivotal image of Saturday's shooting, and it wouldn't exist without a journalist who acted quickly and on a hunch.
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July 14

The RNC's first day will still focus on the economy. Here's what to know about Trump's plans

Donald Trump goes into the Republican National Convention with bold promises about the U.S. economy, but he has sketched out notably few details about how his plans would actually work.
Nation
July 14
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents as he is helped off the stage at a campaig

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

Authorities want to know how a shooter was able to get on top of a roof so close to where former President Donald Trump was speaking and open fire.
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July 14
Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison takes questions from reporters during a news conference the day after he was drafted

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The Vikings acknowledged they know of Jordan Addison's arrest late Friday near LAX airport but had no other comment.
Nation
July 14

America's toxic political climate faces calls to 'tone it down' after assassination attempt on Trump

''Tone it down!''
Politics
July 14
Trump 2024 flag is raised outside of Trump Tower, Sunday, July 14, 2024, in New York.

Minutes after Trump shooting, misinformation started flying. Here are the facts

Within minutes of the gunfire, the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump spawned a vast sea of claims — some outlandish, others contradictory — reflecting the frightening uncertainties of the moment as well as America's fevered, polarized political climate.

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