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US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention

U.S. national security officials said Thursday they're concerned about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as tensions run high around the country after the recent police shootings of unarmed black men and the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas.

During congressional testimony, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he's worried demonstrations outside the convention hall next week may get out of hand. He told lawmakers that roughly 4,000 U.S. government personnel will be based in Cleveland to ensure the safety of people there.

"I am concerned about the possibility of violence," Johnson told the House Homeland...

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