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Donald Trump's campaign team is reportedly checking and rechecking the speech he will give Thursday at the Republican National Convention to make sure it isn't plagiarized, The New York Times reported.

Of course, this vetting comes after his wife, Melania Trump, used language in her Monday speech that was lifted from an address Michelle Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

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CLEVELAND – The religious right hasn’t got much play on the big stage of the GOP convention. To find the heart of the social conservative movement in Cleveland this week, you had to head to a luncheon at a steakhouse a few blocks away.

The lunch, sponsored by the Family Research Council Action and the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, served as a shadow convention of sorts. While many elected officials have shunned speaking slots at the convention, the stage at the two-hour luncheon featured three current or former governors, a senator, two U.S. representatives and a barbershop quartet. Their message, delivered in harmony: The thrice-married, dirty-mouthed New York-based reality TV star at the top of the Republican ticket has put nary a dint in their long-term political and policy agenda.

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The head of NATO was forced to offer public assurances that the alliance remains firmly committed to its mission after Donald Trump expressed hesitance on Wednesday that the United States would honor NATO's security guarantees to its member countries.

"Solidarity among allies is a key value for NATO. This is good for European security and good for US security. We defend one another," NATO Secretary General‎ Jens Stoltenberg told BuzzFeed News in an interview published on Thursday.

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