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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine in Annandale, Va., on July 14.

5 Things To Know About Tim Kaine

After weeks of speculation, Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced she will tap Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia greet the crowd during a campaign event on July 14 in Annandale, Va.

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Her Vice Presidential Running Mate

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's choice for her vice president, giving her a running mate with experience at all levels of government to round out the Democratic ticket.

Clinton told supporters the news in a text message and a tweet on Friday evening just after 8 p.m. ET. According to a Clinton campaign official, the former secretary of state called Kaine this evening to make the formal offer.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an event on May 24, in Alexandria, Va.

Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't have the authority for a blanket restoration of voting rights to the state's felons.

McAuliffe had issued a sweeping executive order in April that affected 206,000 ex-offenders in the state.

In a 4-3 ruling, the state's justices said under the state constitution, McAuliffe didn't have the authority for such a proclamation.

Malcolm Young and Chloe Dunbar are among the many people absorbed in Pokemon Go at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Comic-Con Has Become Poké-Con

This year at San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest phenomena isn't just inside the convention center, it's all around. Yes, there are billboards and installations trumpeting things like Doctor Strange and Fear the Walking Dead. But the crowds of people here aren't looking up; they're mostly staring down at their phones, playing Pokémon Go.

Guards watch over a single cell area in an acute unit of the mental heath unit at the Harris County Jail in Houston in 2014.

Rape Survivor Sues After Texas Authorities Jailed Her For A Month

A rape survivor is suing Texas' Harris County after she was jailed for more than a month and subjected to beatings and "psychological torture."

According to court documents, she had suffered a mental breakdown while testifying against her rapist, and authorities checked her into the general population at Houston's Harris County Jail because they feared she would flee before finishing her testimony.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers the keynote address during Zimbabwe's 36th Independence Day celebrations in February in Harare.

Zimbabwe's Powerful Veterans Withdraw Support For President Mugabe

In a surprise reversal, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has lost the support of some of his staunchest allies — the war veterans. This comes amid escalating protests, an economic crisis and a crippling drought in the country.

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump speaking during the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Trump Cited My Work In His Speech — But He Missed The Point

It's not often — if ever — that presidential nominees use footnotes in their acceptance speeches.

But last night, Donald Trump used 282 of them in the written version of his acceptance speech — to bolster what he promised would be a presentation of the "facts plainly and honestly." I was footnote number 145.

Trump told the Republican audience that if they wanted to hear "the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies and the media myths" they should go to the Democratic convention.

Runners compete in the marathon at the 2012 Paralympics in London. The International Paralympic Committee said Friday it is investigating reports of widespread doping among Russia's disabled athletes and is considering banning the entire Russian team from the Paralympics in Brazil in September.

Now Russia's Paralympic Athletes May Be Banned Amid Signs Of Doping

The entire Russian Paralympic team is facing a possible ban from the upcoming Summer Games in Brazil because of signs of widespread drug violations among Russian disabled athletes, the sports' governing body said Friday.

The announcement by the International Paralympic Committee was the latest pointing to widespread Russian doping practices in recent years, though this was by far the most serious leveled against the country's para athletes.

Police officers respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center on Friday in Munich.

Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Kills At Least 9, Police Say

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least nine people dead, as well as the apparent attacker, and at least 21 people injured, the Munich police say.

Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said at a press conference early Saturday that the suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man from Munich, armed with a handgun. The suspect had no criminal record and his motive is unknown, Andrae said.

Caption from @emptyplatesofny: <em>"Never meet your heroes. They always get eaten." — Julian, Fort Greene; Delicious Buffalo chicken meatball hero with French fries</em>

Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Plates have long had a seat at the table, but they've suffered in silence – quietly bearing the indignities of everything from barbecue sauce to mustard stains.

Until now.

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