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Republican National Convention: Day Four
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Trump Hopes to Gain From Kaine

While Hillary Clinton's selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate on prompted praise from many Democrats, Republicans hoped the choice would inspire criticism from some progressives who had supported Bernie Sanders

Men help an injured man outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul

80 Killed in ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest

At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said

Police officers respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016 in Munich.

Munich Attacker ‘Obsessed’ With Mass Shootings

The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was "obsessed" with mass shootings, police said. Authorities found no evidence he was linked to extremist groups

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto (not pictured) hold a news conference at the White House in Washington on July 22, 2016.

Obama: Trump's View of America Is Wrong

President Obama assumed the role as fact-checker-in-chief following Donald Trump's doom-and-gloom Republican convention speech, saying the picture painted by the GOP doesn't line up with reality

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Trump Plays Doomsayer in Convention Speech

Donald Trump capped off the Republican Convention in Cleveland with an acceptance speech that painted a grim picture of a country he promises a return to greatness. "Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation," Trump said

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Sweltering Heat in Kuwait Sets New Middle East Record

Temperatures Thursday reached an incredible 54°C (129.2°F) in Mitribah, Kuwait, setting the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded outside of California's Death Valley, according to a Weather Underground report

Key Speakers At The 32nd Space Symposium

Jeff Bezos Briefly Became the World's Third-Richest Person

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the third-richest person in the world, surpassing billionaire investor Warren Buffett for the first time. But when markets closed on Friday, his net worth had fallen to $64.6 billion, which returned the upper hand to Buffett


McDonald's Has Stopped Selling Big Macs in Venezuela

McDonald's has temporarily stopped selling Big Macs in Venezuela due to a food shortage affecting the bread that typically goes between the burger's two meat patties. Venezuela has suffered food shortages in recent months due to an ongoing economic and political crisis

Police Shooting Florida

Cop Who Shot Therapist Was Aiming for Autistic Patient

The Florida police officer who shot and wounded an autistic man’s caretaker earlier this week was aiming at the patient, who he felt was a threat, when he accidentally missed and shot the wrong person, a police union chief said

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a press conference after the National Security Council and Cabinet meetings at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on July 21, 2016.

Turkey's State of Emergency Worries Rights Groups

Turkey’s parliament approved a state of emergency as human rights groups and opposition parties raised concerns that the measure, passed in the aftermath of an attempted military coup, could be used to harass peaceful critics of the government

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Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News

Embattled Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has resigned from the network in the wake of sexual harassment accusations by former anchor Gretchen Carlson and other female employees. Rupert Murdoch will take his place until a permanent replacement is found