Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. GOP Hits Clinton as Party Zeroes in on Common Foe
On the night Donald Trump officially became the nominee of the party of Abraham Lincoln, the GOP's top leaders laid out their case for his election: Have you seen Hillary Clinton? The Democratic nominee on Tuesday, perhaps even more than Trump, was again the star of the convention even as the night was tentatively themed "Make America Work Again" and focused on the economy. Read more in POLITICS.
2. New Details About Writing of Melania Trump’s Speech
The original draft of her Republican National Convention speech did not include the section that appears to have been lifted from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech, according to documents obtained exclusively by NBC News. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Trump Son’s Speechwriter Defends Recycling Lines
Donald Trump Jr. in his headline address at the RNC delivered a near-exact repetition of a small part of an American Conservative article written by F.H. Buckley, titled "Trump vs. the New Class." The similarity was first noted in a tweet from The Daily Show, and it soon picked up traction on Twitter. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Florida May Have Its First Zika Virus Outbreak
If it's confirmed, it would be the first evidence that Zika has spread to mosquitoes in the continental U.S. All cases up to now have been in people who traveled to Zika-affected regions or their sexual partners. Read more in HEALTH.
5. Could This Wing Flap Be From Missing MH370?
6. Garry Marshall, Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81
Marshall, the legendary writer and director who created several wildly popular television programs, died Tuesday at a hospital in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. Read more in POP CULTURE.
7. Crane Collapses on New York Bridge, Injures 4
A large crane being used to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge collapsed Tuesday, blocking all lanes for hours on the span it is replacing, closing the traffic artery and injuring four people. Read more at NBC NEW YORK.
Donald Trump uses Twitter to galvanize millions, as news travels at warp speed across social platforms — all part of an election cycle where social media has dictated the rules.