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On this day in History, Vice President Aaron Burr shot his long-time political rival Alexander Hamilton in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s economy, died the following day.
Burr was charged with murder in New York and New Jersey but returned to Washington, D.C. to finish his term as vice president and was not prosecuted for murder.
The Universal and Illumination Entertainment animated film, “The Secret Life of Pets” surpassed expectations at the box office this weekend bring in an estimated $103.2 million in North America. The film was expected to bring in around $60 million.
The animated film is the sixth biggest animated opening of all time, and the biggest opening for a movie that’s not a sequel, remake, or based off of a book.
With the Republican National Convention just a week away, speculation about who Trump will pick as his running mate is running mate is running high. Many speculate that Trump will pick the former Speaker of House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, but more recent speculation has focused on current Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Other possible running mates include: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, retired General Michael Flynn, and retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
A report by The Washington Times said there is a “95 percent probability” that Pence will be chosen as Trump’s running mate.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will visit Dallas, Texas on Tuesday following the shooting deaths of five police officers.
President Obama will deliver remarks during an interfaith memorial service and meet with the families of the police officers who were killed and those who were injured.
The United States is evacuating non-emergency staff from its embassy in South Sudan after an escalation of violence in the capital killed scores, including a Chinese U.N. peacekeeper.
The State Department said the security situation in Juba was seen as a “sudden and serious deterioration,” as government and opposition forces clashed.