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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after his daughter, Ivanka Trump, introduced him during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Donald Trump on final night of convention: ‘I am your voice’

“We will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace,” Donald Trump said.

Balloons come down on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine at the end of the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

ground game

Two conventions, two definitions of ‘fear’

The election may come down to a single premise: Is it scarier not to drastically change our political leadership, or to do it without being sure what that means?

epaselect epa05435944 Donald Trump delivers his address during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 21 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/DAVID MAXWELL

What the world saw in Donald Trump’s speech

Here are the five things the international press focused on when covering the Republican nominee’s address at the convention.

Balloons fell during the Republican convention Thursday.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Is Trump right about a coming crisis?

Even though Americans are as safe as they’ve been in decades, that doesn’t mean all is well. Ours is an increasingly divided society.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact check: Donald Trump resurfaces debunked claims

Despite promising “the truth, and nothing else,” Trump presented a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones in his RNC speech.

Jon Stewart tells us what he thinks of the RNC

Stewart was back behind a late-night desk as he joined former colleague Stephen Colbert on the final night of the convention.

Wasserman live-sketches the GOP convention in Cleveland

Follow Boston Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman as he live-sketches the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump.

MICHAEL A. COHEN

The dark, frightening America of Donald Trump

All Americans must question whether or not they can accept the bleak future Trump paints.

Warren on VP chances: ‘I think if it were me, I would know it by now’

Senator Elizabeth Warren said that she hasn’t heard anything yet from the Clinton campaign.

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence (R) stand amid balloons onstage at the end of the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Trump vows to be a voice for ‘forgotten’ Americans

As he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination, Donald Trump promised a safer nation and declared that he alone holds the solution to middle-class ills.

Massachusetts delegate Rick Green is like many first-time delegates at the Republican National Convention: Sometimes fatigued, sometimes energized.

First-time Mass. delegate soaks in front-row seat at RNC

Rick Green looks at the RNC like seeing the Red Sox play the World Series: “Of course you can watch it at home, but you gotta get to Fenway.”

US Senator Tim Kaine, D-Virginia.

Tim Kaine’s schedule might provide a clue for Clinton’s VP pick

If the Virginia senator cancels the events, it could mean Hillary Clinton will be picking him to be her running mate.

A delegate on the floor before the start of the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Trump’s convention pledge to nation: Safety will be restored

In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that “safety will be restored” if he is elected president.

A delegate during the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Ground Game

How Trump could surprise in his RNC speech

After the Republican National Convention’s rough week, Donald Trump has a tough task ahead of him.

A Texas delegate held up a sign as Ted Cruz spoke at a breakfast during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Ground Game

Forget 2016. At the Republican convention, GOP hopefuls look to 2020.

The gavel had not yet hit the sound block inside the Quicken Loans Arena, but the 2020 Republican race for president was already underway.

2016 Republican National Convention

About 50,000 people gathered in Cleveland for the four-day convention.

Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks to delegates from Texas at a breakfast during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Cruz throws a wrench in Trump’s convention

In a toxic blend of political and personal grievance, Ted Cruz said his prior promise to support the GOP nominee was not irrevocable.

epa05434282 Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures onstage as he joins Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence (not pictured) during the third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 20 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS ALTERNATIVE CROP

Donald Trump believes GOP is ‘VERY united’ despite Ted Cruz’s speech

The candidate appears to be staying above the fray as he prepares to formally accept the party’s nomination.

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Famously liberal Michael Moore predicts a Donald Trump presidency

The filmmaker believes the attacks on Hillary Clinton play to “a lot of people’’ Trump has to win over to get the White House.

 Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks to delegates from Texas at a breakfast during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Ted Cruz doubles down on Wednesday’s speech

Speaking the morning after he was booed at the convention, Cruz said he’s not ready to endorse Donald Trump.

Live: Trump camp speaks

Donald Trump’s campaign chairman addressed Senator Ted Cruz’s controversial speech Wednesday night.

Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana stands on the stage following his speech during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Fact check: Republicans rush to blame Hillary Clinton

Take a look at some of the claims from the stage of the Republican National Convention and how they compare with the facts.

US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

ground game

Cruz tried to be Reagan. He ended up closer to Rockefeller.

It didn’t go well for Nelson Rockefeller in 1964, and it didn’t end well either for Ted Cruz in 2016.

Donald Trump gave his running mate an air kiss at the end of the convention.

As teleprompter displays ‘embrace,’ Trump gives Pence an air kiss

Mike Pence’s teleprompter displayed the stage direction ‘‘embrace’’ just after his final words.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Crowd boos as Cruz avoids Trump endorsement

Ted Cruz’s remarks overshadowed vice presidential nominee Mike Pence’s bid to shore up Donald Trump’s conservative support.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Crowd boos Ted Cruz at GOP convention

Delegates at the Republican convention bood Ted Cruz after he ended his speech without endorsing Donald Trump.

Donald Trump walked on stage to introduce his wife Melania on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

critic’s notebook

Trump hasn’t delivered in his prime-time moment

If “The Donald Trump Show,” a.k.a. the Republican National Convention, was a television program, it might already have been canceled.

FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo/ Donald Trump listens as Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire state representative, speaks during a news conference in New York, in May. Baldasaro said on July 19, on a program on Boston radio station WRKO, that Hillary Clinton should be “put in the firing line and shot for treason.”€(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Michael A. Cohen

Trump should condemn Baldasaro

Al Baldasaro’s statement that Hillary Clinton should be “shot for treason” is not only inflammatory but dangerous.

Campaign souvenirs at the Republican National Convention.

SCOT LEHIGH

The GOP’s intellectual vacuum

What’s the party’s big idea? Rolling burning barrels at Hillary Clinton.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 19: Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion | Robin Washington

The GOP’s race problem

If one of the convention’s goals is to unite the party by week’s end, it has a lot of work to do.

Melania Trump.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Does Melania’s speech prove the parties agree on something?

There is still some common ground in American politics, some phrases that work equally well among Republicans and Democrats.

President Barack Obama.

CAPITAL SOURCE

After Melania Trump, Republicans point to Obama-Patrick copycat

Remember when President Obama apparently lifted speech passages from former governor Deval Patrick?

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

Staff writer takes blame for Melania Trump’s controversial speech

The writer had offered her resignation, but the Trumps rejected it.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks off the stage with his wife Melania during the Republican National Convention, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump on wife’s speech: ‘All press is good press’

The GOP nominee shrugged off the controversy surrounding Melania Trump’s address.

A delegate cheered during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Michael A. Cohen

The GOP’s alternate reality

What world do the Republicans live in?

epaselect epa05432661 Donald Trump delivers an address via video to delegates on the second day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 19 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/DAVID MAXWELL

ground game

The ‘I know you are but what am I’ convention

Instead of rebranding Donald Trump, Republicans have used their platform to put a negative focus on Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump Jr. addressed the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

Writer recycled his own material for Donald Trump Jr. speech

F.H. Buckley’s comments that “it’s not an issue” come after Melania Trump’s speech allegedly plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 address.

Delegates celebrated after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that Donald Trump was the GOP presidential nominee.

Republicans select Donald Trump as nominee

Republicans crowned Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, ending a divisive primary and giving him control over the party’s future.

Melania Trump waved to the delegates after her speech at the Republican National Convention Monday. A campaign spokesman said. “We don’t believe there’s anything in that speech that doesn’t reflect her thinking.”

Plagiarism cry puts Trump campaign off its stride

Damage control over Melania Trump’s Monday speech consumed much of the Trump campaign’s attention on Day 2 of the convention.

Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Donald Trump’s children take stage at convention

United for a night, Republicans nominated Trump on Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer.

Monday’s episode of the “Late Show” was a reunion for Jon Stewart (right) and “Stephen Colbert.”

TELEVISION REVIEW

Stephen Colbert welcomes Jon Stewart — and ‘Stephen Colbert’

It was a “Late Show” reunion for the former Comedy Central duo, doing what they do best: politics.

A look at security at the Republican National Convention

Republican National Convention officials have installed extra security measures in downtown Cleveland.

epa05432493 Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions officially nominates Donald Trump on the second day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 19 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/DAVID MAXWELL

Ground Game

Republicans hand over party keys to Trump

But many Republicans are not happy that Donald Trump will become the party’s figurehead.

Away from the convention, Rob Portman leads a kayak trip

Senator Rob Portman is among a handful of Republicans holding events in Ohio this week separate from the GOP convention.

Donald Trump walks his wife Melania on stage Monday at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

MICHAEL A. COHEN

No mea culpa for Donald Trump

Instead of admitting fault, he doubles down. So much for the party of accountability.

epa05432232 A Cleveland Police sergeant takes an aluminium pole away from a protestor carrying an inverted US flag in the streets near the Event Zone of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA 19 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/BRIAN BLANCO

Despite arrests, RNC protests relatively calm

Despite angry rhetoric and a tense atmosphere, authorities have so far avoided the sort of violence that has marked the nation in recent days.

Is there any chance on God’s green Earth that the American people are going to give Donald Trump the same job once held by Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, asks Thomas Farragher.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Hard to imagine, but feasible: President Trump

The American political system is so broken that many voters are willing to roll the dice instead of supporting a conventional candidate.

Delegates on the floor during the first day of the Republican National Convention July 18 in Cleveland.

DANTE RAMOS

Hide those resentments? Trump’s GOP barely even tries

Under Donald Trump’s domination, the Republican Party is barely even hiding the racial and ethnic anxieties that its presidential nominee plays to.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, stands with his wife Melania on stage after introducing her during the Republican National Convention, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Here’s what GOP operatives have to say about Melania Trump’s speech

Most key conservatives are trying to squash plagiarism accusations that have dominated coverage of the first day of the Republican convention.

Live: Mike Pence speaks

Donald Trump’s running mate is addressing the American Conservative Union in Cleveland.