Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Passion, plagiarism at Republican National Convention and other morning news

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 9:33 AM


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  • The Republican National Convention started out in chaos yesterday, as a group of delegates tried to force a state-by-state roll call on the rules of the convention. The anti-Trump delegates wanted to change the rules so that they weren't required to vote on their state's primary or caucus results. Despite some loud "nays!" GOP officials crushed this rebellion. (Politico)
  • Many speakers attacked Hillary Clinton and President Obama, including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York, who gave one of the most fiery speeches. He said most American's don't feel safe and praised police officers. (New York Times

  • And finally, there was Melania Trump, whose speech made the most headlines for appearing to plagiarize part of a speech given by Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Today, Donald Trump's campaign manager denied those allegations, calling them "absurd," despite word for word similarities. Watch this and judge for yourself. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has come to Melania Trump's defense, saying that "93 percent" of the speech was different. (Try telling that to your professor.) 


New City Attorney
Mayor David Condon has picked a new city attorney to replace Nancy Isserlis, who resigned last month. Laura McAloon, an attorney with the Workland & Witherspoon firm, should begin representing the city on Aug. 31. (Spokesman-Review)

Turkey Fires Teachers 
Following its coup last week, Turkey has fired 24,000 teachers and Interior Ministry employees across the country, accusing them of having ties to the alleged coup plotters. (Associated Press)

Cleared in Freddie Gray Case
For the fourth time, prosecutors in Baltimore failed to get a conviction for the death of Freddie Gray, who died after suffering injuries while in the back seat of a police van. The highest ranking officer, who was accused of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office, was cleared of all charges yesterday. (Baltimore Sun)  

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