IT'S OFFICIAL: TRUMP'S THE PARTY NOMINEE Even though 721 delegates cast their vote for a candidate other than Donald Trump, which is the "most significant expression of party dissent since 1976, when Republicans had a contested convention." Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan spoke -- but not really about Trump. Donald Trump Jr. used linesfrom a conservative column (he had reportedly been given permission) in his speech the day after Melania Trump came under fire for plagiarism. And here's what to watch for today. [Christina Wilkie and S.V. Date, HuffPost]
VILSACK AND KAINE WINNING THE CLINTON VP SHORTLIST The agriculture secretary and Virginia senator are said to be the top two finalists. Clinton could announce her decision as soon as Friday. [WaPo]
FLORIDA ZIKA CASE COULD BE FIRST LOCAL TRANSMISSION "Florida health officials said on Tuesday they are investigating a case of Zika virus infection that does not appear to have stemmed from travel to another region with an outbreak." [Reuters]
THIS PAST JUNE IS HOTTEST ON RECORD Which is the 14th month in a row to break global temperature records. [Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost]
KASICH: NOT SUPPORTING TRUMP 'A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE' This coming from the governor of the state hosting the RNC. [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
TRIBUTES POURING IN FOR GARRY MARSHALL The renowned director of "Pretty Woman" has died. He was 81. [Nick Visser, HuffPost]
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WELCOME TO HUMAN GOOGLE Call 917-ASK-NYPL for a live NYC librarian. [Quartz]
SO IT TURNS OUT SETTING OFF NUKES UNDERWATER DOESN'T GO SO WELL "The Navy had believed [in 1946] that many of the target ships would survive the blast, be decontaminated, and sail out of the lagoon. But, within two weeks, Navy leaders had to admit that the ships were so soaked in radiation, they couldn’t be saved, and the Marshall Islands became graveyards for irradiated vessels." [Atlas Obscura]
REMEMBER THAT TIME MILA KUNIS AND ASHTON KUTCHER STARRED IN MOVIES ABOUT FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS? Turns out they then ended up living that life. [HuffPost]
THAT ONE TIME JOHN KERRY WALKED INTO A DOOR And not just any door -- 10 Downing Street. [Digg]
PLANT BLOOD Is apparently the thing behind the world's plant-based meat. [Tech Insider]
THE RISE OF 'BUNKER FOOD' "With a new menu of gluten-free, organic meals, dehydrated Greek yogurt and fruit snacks, companies hope to draw a wider group of customers who will dig in well before doomsday." [WSJ | Paywall]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Read President Barack Obama's open letter to law enforcement.
~ Inside Trump's running mate picking process.
~ Here's what George W. Bush's chief speechwriter said about Melania Trump's plagiarism.
~ Wright State University has backed out of holding a presidential debateover rising security costs.
~ Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have called their engagement quits.
~ Prepare yourselves for new episodes of "Making a Murderer."
~ The evolution of summer camp from middle class fun to a 1 percent standard.
~ We're finally getting the ice skating TV drama we've all been waiting for.
~ Well it's official: Tinder is a big enough deal to get its own movie.
~ "Get fit ... Then get lit" is working for Michelob Ultra.