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Caribbean storm swirls, major damage unlikely

ALL BLUSTER:Tropical Storm Isaac was strengthening, but looked unlikely to hit Hispaniola as a hurricane, though the US Republican Convention may be disrupted

AP, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

Organizers of next week’s Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa have been working closely with state and federal authorities in monitoring the storm as they prepared for the arrival of 70,000 delegates, journalists and protesters.

“We continue to move forward with our planning and look forward to a successful convention,” convention CEO William Harris said in a statement.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said that RNC officials had consulted with state, local and federal authorities and said that there were no plans to cancel the convention.

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