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Real estate magnate Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination last night. But that doesn’t mean the party is unified behind him. 

Governor John Kasich’s delegates attended the convention and many of them admit they have a hard time accepting Trump. 

The Rolling Stones tune, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” blared throughout Quicken Loans arena as Donald Trump left the floor after being nominated by the Republican Party.

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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Things are running relatively smoothly at Cleveland Hopkins Airport as thousands of visitors  head home now that the Republican National Convention is over.

A computer problem caused four flights to be canceled.

About 600 passengers had to find new flights after Southwest Airlines didn't have the correct airplanes in place. 

The airport’s Interim Director Fred Szabo says other airlines tried to re-book those displaced passengers on their planes.  He says it proved difficult  since they were already nearly filled to capacity.

RNC barriers being removed
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Cleveland officials were all smiles Friday morning as they gave their final press briefing on the Republican National Convention,  which most people have deemed a big success.

After major concerns about the city not being prepared, they say Cleveland has proven the naysayers wrong.  

WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on the wrap-up of the relatively trouble-free event.

“Cleveland Rocks!” says Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, echoing the famous rock anthem.

Mayor Frank Jackson
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson signed legislation into law today giving transgender people the right to use restrooms or showers in places with public accommodations that fit their gender identity.

It changes the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance that gave private business owners the right to dictate which facilities transgender people could use.

Jackson says the new law is all about inclusion.

Street Vendors Say RNC Sales Were Hit or Miss

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  The Republican National Convention, and the tens of thousands of visitors who came along with it, is packing up and leaving town this morning. And as Matt Richmond of Ohio Public Radio’s WCPN reports, the street vendors that popped up in Downtown Cleveland found sales to be hit or miss.

For Quincy, a button vendor on Euclid Avenue, near 4th Street, this wasn’t a good year for buttons. He’s been going to conventions for decades and he says sales at this one have not been good.

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