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The Republican National Convention (RNC) will be held in Cleveland July 18-21. The 41st RNC will cost about $60 million to produce. The first gathering was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1856.
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The main stage on the convention floor at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is prepared for the upcoming Republican National Convention, July 13, 2016.
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The main stage on the convention floor at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is prepared for the upcoming Republican National Convention, July 13, 2016.

FILE - Carrying placards urging repeal of the 20-year provision for payout, Bonus Army vets unleash their first major demonstration at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Ill., June 15, 1932. Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis were nominated as presidential and vice presidential candidates, respectively.
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FILE - Carrying placards urging repeal of the 20-year provision for payout, Bonus Army vets unleash their first major demonstration at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Ill., June 15, 1932. Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis were nominated as presidential and vice presidential candidates, respectively.

FILE - A drum corps of young women strode through the streets of Cleveland during an Alf Landon-for-president parade in Cleveland to the auditorium where the Republican National Convention was to meet, June 11, 1936. Landon and Frank Knox were nominated as presidential and vice presidential candidates, respectively.
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FILE - A drum corps of young women strode through the streets of Cleveland during an Alf Landon-for-president parade in Cleveland to the auditorium where the Republican National Convention was to meet, June 11, 1936. Landon and Frank Knox were nominated as presidential and vice presidential candidates, respectively.

FILE - Thomas Dewey and Wendell Willkie supporters in the New York delegation attempt to seize the New York State banner at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, June 26, 1940. The scene followed the nomination of Willkie for the presidency.
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FILE - Thomas Dewey and Wendell Willkie supporters in the New York delegation attempt to seize the New York State banner at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, June 26, 1940. The scene followed the nomination of Willkie for the presidency.

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