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    We’re Not Sure The Republican National Convention Can Get Any Weirder

    Republicans are using their convention to shower Trump with praise and spook voters into believing that Biden is a radical who wants to take away your rights. Will it work?

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    On today's episode of News O'Clock, we discuss:

    1. Two people were shot dead after armed civilians clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Wisconsin.

    A Black woman, wearing a tied-up black T-shirt and face mask that reads "Black Lives Matter," holds up her fist and looks into the camera
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    Demonstrators raise their fists in the air to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Aug. 25.

    2. The power of the federal government is being used as a campaign prop for President Trump.

    Donald Trump stands behind a lectern and speaks toward five other people standing nearby
    Handout / Photo Courtesy of the Committee

    3. Kate McKinnon is going to be Carole Baskin in a new NBC show.

    Kate McKinnon smiles at a red carpet
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    4. And we talk with BuzzFeed News' White House reporter Kadia Goba about just who the Republican National Convention is targeting with its message, how it's (mostly) ignoring the pandemic, and what we can expect from the general election.

    Melania Trump speaks from behind a lectern with the presidential seal on it
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    Melania Trump addresses the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden at the White House on Aug. 25.

    What's been your favorite (or least favorite) part of the RNC so far? Let us know! You can reach us at or on Twitter @NewsOClock.