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Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd at the end of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016.
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Trump Gets a Bump

Donald Trump appears to have received a significant polling bounce after the RNC, with one poll giving the Republican presidential candidate a 3-point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. A separate CBS News poll found 44% of Republican voters view the party as united

Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.

Clinton Team Plans to Attack Trump Like Romney at DNC

As they gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton, Democrats plan to take a lesson, if not outright direction, from their playbook for defeating the last wealthy Republican nominee, Mitt Romney — relentlessly cariacaturing him as an out-of-touch millionaire

In this frame from video, people gather near the scene of a fatal shooting at Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla. on July 25, 2016.

2 Dead, 15 Injured in Florida Nightclub Shooting

Police said gunfire broke out at the Club Blu bar and restaurant on the city's Evans Avenue early Monday. TIME has learned that sixteen victims, ranging in ages between 12 and 27, were treated at Lee Memorial Hospital's emergency center


Verizon Agrees to Buy Yahoo for About $5 Billion

Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for about $4.83 billion, according to the telecommunications company. The deal "will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top global mobile media company," Verizon chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said

Tour de France 2016's winner Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, at the end of the 113 km twenty-first and last stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 24, 2016.

Chris Froome Wins Third Tour de France

Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the largely ceremonial final stage

Video grab of emergency workers and vehicles following an explosion in Ansbach

ISIS Claims German Festival Suicide Bomber

A suicide bomber has been killed in an explosion in a bar in the German city of Ansbach. Police said 12 people were injured in the blast. "We are assuming it was an intentional explosion," a spokesperson for Bavaria's interior ministry said

California Wildfires

Wildfire Rages Through Southern California

Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said

The Olympic flag and the Russian flag during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014.

IOC Won't Ban Russia From Rio Olympics

Olympic leaders stopped short of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete

People light candles beside flowers laid in front of the Olympia shopping mall, where yesterday's shooting rampage started, in Munich

Munich Cops Spread False Information in Tweets

Officials in Munich put out tweets to keep citizens updated and safe last Friday. But after the massacre unfolded, leaving nine people dead and more than a dozen wounded, officers realized that many of their tweets had been wrong

Republic And Democracy Protest Rally In Taksim Square Unites Political Parties Against The Recent Attempted Coup

Turkey's Opposition Denounce Coup Attempt

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's main opposition group, joined by some ruling party members, rallied in Istanbul to denounce a July 15 coup attempt, a rare show of unity that belies opposition unease over the president's crackdown

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

Malaysia Dismisses Flight 370 'Murder-Suicide' Claim

In the latest twist of a $135 million investigation, Malaysian police have dismissed media reports that say missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately steered into the sea by a pilot intent on mass murder suicide

Serbia Migrants

Migrants in Protest of Closed E.U. Borders

A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state's border, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty