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Republican National Convention begins today in Cleveland

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Today is day one of the GOP National Convention in Ohio. After this week, Donald Trump will no longer be the "presumptive" nominee.

The theme for the first day of the convention is "Make America Safe Again."

Speakers include Trump's wife, former presidential candidates and Iowa's very own, Joni Ernst.

Security at the convention is a top priority, as police are already patrolling the streets in which protesters are demonstrating. Security at national conventions is a federal matter; the City of Cleveland received $50 million from a federal security fund.

The city has brought in more officers and also bought special protective gear.

The GOP convention runs through Thursday.

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