- A Former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.
- Charges have been dropped against 100 protesters, including civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson and Ieshia Evans, the nurse whose arrest photo went viral for demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling.
- One delegate said everyone fell in love with her. Another compared her to Jackie Kennedy. Melania Trump's star turn at the Republican National Convention Monday night captivated a GOP crowd that had rarely heard from her. But her speech also drew attention after the discovery that two passages matched nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.
- Your Take: After the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, one mother decided that she had to do something to protect black men and boys.