• In this combination of photos, Melania Trump, left, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Melania Trump's well-received speech Monday to the Republican National Convention contained passages that match nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photos)

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  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speaks Monday, July 18, 2016 at the opening of the HOPE for NH Recovery Center, which opened to help fight New Hampshire's opiate crisis in Claremont, N.H. Ayotte is one of many prominent Republicans skipping the convention. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Looking at own prospects, some Republicans avoid Cleveland

    CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — As her fellow Republicans gathered in Cleveland, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte was back home touting her work on a bipartisan bill intended to address opioid abuse.

  • How the AP-GfK poll on campaign finance was conducted

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  • Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks as he introduces his wife Melania Trump during first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's children Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump celebrate on the convention floor during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • Utah delegate Phil Wright speaks as some delegates call for a roll call vote on the adoption of the rules during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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  • In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, Katie Ledecky, of the United States, poses on the podium with her gold medal for the women's 800-meter freestyle swimming event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Disillusionment. Fear. Rage. In a divided America, the political conventions are sure to arouse those sensations among the millions of viewers tuned in. Then in a commercial break, an electric guitar will blare the final lines of the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” over images of a diverse group of U.S. athletes tearing up as they heard their national anthem during 2012 Olympic medal ceremonies. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

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  • Preparations are made at the Quicken Loans Arena before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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  • Billy Prater, 27, adjusts a Donald Trump sign on his fence in Beech Creek, W.Va., in Mingo County on April 28, 2016. Laid off from the mines, he had been out of work for more than a year. Now he works for the railroad, but the major customer is the collapsing coal industry so his work is unsteady. He was a registered Democrat from a family of diehard Democrats. But when he hung the Trump sign, his neighbors started calling and sending him messages, asking where he got it and how to get their own. "Everybody on this creek wants one," he said. "He's honest. He says thing that he probably shouldn't say. We respect that, because it means he's not buttering us up." (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

    DIVIDED AMERICA: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid

    LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It’s less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days.

  • In a Wednesday, May 18, 2016 file photo, Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", Samantha Bee, attends the Turner Network 2016 Upfronts at Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, in New York. Bee already went to Cleveland and came back home. The result of her odyssey is a half-hour special edition airing Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 10:30 p.m. EDT whose extra-specialness is signaled by its title: "A Very Special Full Frontal Special."  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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