Six things to know – 7/21/16

Here are six things to know for today.

The tension between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz intensified this morning. Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump during his convention speech asking American voters to instead follow their conscience.

Governor Mike Pence is now officially the Republican vice presidential nominee. He accepted the nomination, saying he is confident Donald Trump is ready to be America’s next president.

Ankara, Turkey is under a month-long state of emergency in the wake of the failed coup attempt there. We also know the president fired 32 additional government employees today.

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fire in Calloway County as a murder and accidental death. Investigators say Linda Whittenberg was shot twice before the fire started. The other victim of the fire is a man who investigators say shot Whittenberg and killed a dog before starting the fire. He then died of smoke inhalation.

The Russian track and field federation and its athletes are banned for international competition. That includes the Rio de Janeiro summer Olympic games. The ruling comes after allegations of state-sponsored doping and cover-ups.

Florida health officials have trapped mosquitoes in an area of Miami-Dade County and are testing them for Zika to confirm whether a woman with the virus could be the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite in the continental United States.

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