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What to watch this week at the GOP convention

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump AP

What to watch at the 2016 Republican National Convention, subject to change:

Monday

2-6 and 8-11 p.m.: Convention business sessions

Speakers focusing on the Sept. 11, 2011, attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, and border patrol agents, followed by Jamiel Shaw Sr., who advocated for toughening immigration laws after his son was killed by an undocumented immigrant in 2008; U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; presumptive nominee Donald Trump’s wife, Melania; and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and others.

Tuesday

5:30 to 11 p.m.: Convention business session

Speakers focusing on the economy: Dana White, president of the mixed-martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship; Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey; retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Trump’s daughter, Tiffany, and son, Donald Trump Jr., and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a former 2016 GOP presidential hopeful

Wednesday

7 to 11 p.m.: Convention business session, including election of presidential nominee

Speakers include: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi; Eileen Collins, the first woman space shuttle mission commander; former U.S. House Speaker and 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich; former 2016 GOP presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; Trump’s son, Eric; professional golfer Natalie Gulbis, and the nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

Thursday

7:30 to 11 p.m.: Convention business session, including the nominee’s acceptance speech

Speakers include: Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow; U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin; Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; Florida Gov. Rick Scott; Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel; Thomas Barrack Jr., who helped start a pro-Trump super PAC; Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and Trump.

SOURCE: New York Times reporting from a non-official schedule the newspaper obtained

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