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CLEVELAND: FBI Thwarts Plot For July 4th Terror Attack

USA Today reports: Demetrius Pitts faces a charge of attempted material support of a foreign terrorist organization, according to federal authorities in Cleveland. Officials said Pitts was walking around Cleveland last week conducting reconnaissance on where to park a van packed with explosives during the July 4 parade. The investigation into Pitts was started in 2017 by the Cincinnati office …

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“Fascist Solutions” Fliers Appear At Cleveland State

Cleveland’s CBS affiliate reports: A flier posted all over the main classroom building at Cleveland State University targets the LGBTQ community. “Kinda just surprised and disgusted,” one person on campus said about the flier. The flier depicts an illustration of a man with a rope tied around his neck. It also gives statistics of what it claims are suicide rates …

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Chicago Cubs Win World Series [VIDEO]

From the Chicago Tribune: Finally. The most epic drought in sports history is over, and the Cubs are world champions. After 107 years of waiting, the Cubs won the 2016 World Series with an 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The triumph completed their climb back from a 3-1 Series deficit to …

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CLEVELAND: Street Where Trump Supporter Don King Murdered A Man To Be Named For Don King [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A Cleveland street where iconic boxing promoter Don King once killed a man 50 years ago is about to be renamed… Don King Way. Only in America. The Cleveland City Council plans to rename an area of Cedar Avenue between East 36th Street and Stokes Boulevard after the bombastic boxing hall of famer, according …

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Cleveland Pride Is (Sort Of) Back On

Several days ago the organizers of Cleveland Pride issued an abrupt and murky cancellation statement, blaming a “changing social climate” for the move. Today we learn that an ad hoc group of Clevelanders will put together an event of their own. Via Cleveland’s ABC affiliate: The event will take place the same day the festival and parade was originally scheduled—Aug. …

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Cleveland Pride 2016 Has Been Cancelled

Here’s their full press release, but the reason for the cancellation is not at all clear. The Board of Directors of Cleveland Pride, Inc. announced today that the 28th annual parade, rally and festival has been cancelled for 2016. “We have been entrusted by our community to create a secure parade and festival environment for our LGBTQ brothers, sisters, mothers, …

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Bad Lip Reading: Ted Cruz At The RNC [VIDEO]

RedState recaps: And now for something completely different. Ted Cruz’s speech at the RNC was nothing short of historical. The man got up, told people to vote their conscience, didn’t endorse Trump, and walked away as the convention, the media, and the political world exploded behind him. This moment in history has to be memorialized, and the popular YouTube channel …

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GOP Convention Ends With Only 24 Total Arrests

We had all feared so much worse. The Associated Press reports: Cleveland breathed a sigh of relief as the Republican convention concluded with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety. City officials and police who braced for mass disruptions and violence during this summer of bloodshed struck a …

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MASC ONLY: New York Post Reports That Male Hookers Are Making “Crazy Money” At GOP Convention

From the New York Post: It’s been a great week for gay escorts in Cleveland. Male prostitutes contacted by The Post said business is booming and Republican National Convention attendees — most of them married — are clamoring for their services. “Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” one male escort said. “Most of them were …

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Caitlyn Jenner At Log Cabin Event: I Don’t Speak For The Trans Community, I Only Speak For Myself [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Reality star Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday morning bashed anti-transgender bathroom laws around the country, joking that some Republicans should be banned from public restrooms. “Over the last few years, we have three Republican state representatives who were all arrested for lewd behavior in a men’s bathroom,” she said, mentioning former Mississippi Rep. John Hinson, former Idaho Sen. …

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Trump: I Recommend Ohio For The Convention

Another whopper from Donald Trump. Via Politifact: On the opening night of the Republican convention, Donald Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly he was grateful it was held in Cleveland. “I wanted it to be here, and we had lots of choices,” Trump said. “I wanted it to be in Ohio. I recommended Ohio. And people fought very hard …

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LIVE VIDEO: Opening Ceremonies At GOP Convention

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be gaveled to disorder at 1PM and the official GOP live-stream is below. According to the Los Angeles Times, the GOP’s smartphone app merely says “official schedule coming soon” so little is known at this writing on how things will kick off. But we can surely expect a speech from a hand-picked representative of …

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CLEVELAND: Police Union Asks Gov. John Kasich To Suspend Open Carry During GOP Convention

CNN reports: The head of Cleveland’s largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s open carry gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention following Sunday’s shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded at least three others. “We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could …

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K-I-S-S-I-N-G: “End Homophobia” Billboard Near GOP Convention Depicts Trump About To Smooch With Cruz

Attendees of the GOP convention will be confronted by the image of Donald Trump preparing to lay a big wet one on Ted Cruz, courtesy of this billboard erected by Planting Peace, the pro-LGBT group behind the rainbow-hued Equality House across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church. From the Huffington Post: In the eyes of Aaron Jackson, President of …

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CLEVELAND: City Council Unanimously Approves Trans Restroom Rights Days Ahead Of GOP Convention

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Cleveland City Council on Wednesday passed legislation empowering transgender people to choose whichever restroom, shower or locker room aligns with their gender identity, without fear of discrimination. The measure was introduced in 2013 as part of a package of ordinances that update the city’s existing anti-discrimination laws to include the transgender community. The legislation removes …

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Cleveland Paper Issues Survival Guide On Republican Convention: Basically Just Stay Out Of Cleveland

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Remember how excited we all were when Cleveland won the right to host the Republican National Convention? Now that the convention is days away, the realization is starting to sink in. “Shoot! What am I going to do that week?” Streets will be closed. Protesters could be a nuisance. You’ll need a pass to get …

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CLEVELAND: RNC Bans Squirt Guns Outside GOP Convention But Real Guns Are Allowed Under Ohio Law

From the New York Daily News: That’s some watered-down logic. Protesters flooding the streets outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland won’t be allowed to come with Super Soakers — but they’ll be able to bring a loaded firearm. Strict RNC rules call for a ban on soda cans, glass bottles, tennis balls, umbrellas with metal tips and “any projectile …

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Atheist Group To Post Message To GOP Convention

Via press release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Cleveland chapter are mounting an impressive 14-by-48-foot message to the Republican National Convention: Keep church and state separate. That message on a highway billboard comes from an unexpected source: President Ronald Reagan. “We establish no religion in this country . . . Church and state are, and must remain, separate,” …

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Court Strikes Down Protest Zone At GOP Convention

From the Wall Street Journal: A federal judge on Thursday struck down the city of Cleveland’s rules limiting protests during next month’s Republican National Convention, finding the city’s strict security regulations violated the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge James Gwin ruled the city’s establishment of a large zone around the July convention site within which protesters’ ability to demonstrate …

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Major Corporations Drop Out Of GOP Convention

Bloomberg reports: A growing number of prominent U.S. corporations are opting to drop or scale back their sponsorship of the Republican national convention next month in Cleveland, as the nomination of Donald Trump promises a level of controversy rarely seen in such gatherings. Among those to signal in recent days that they won’t sponsor the convention this year are Wells …

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