And, as the GOP seeks to rally around TRUMP 68 DAYS before Election Day, here's what the world looks like:
-- MORE THAN 100 PROMINENT ALUMNI of the last three Republican nominees -- GEORGE W. BUSH, JOHN MCCAIN and MITT ROMNEY -- are endorsing JOE BIDEN. (More on that below)
-- A GROUP OF IMMIGRANTS who were naturalized by TRUMP during the convention now says they had no idea they were being used as political props. WSJ's Tarini Parti and Mike Bender
-- MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS have come to a screeching halt after a Black man was shot several times and grievously injured by a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers -- two of the best teams and contenders for the NBA championship -- voted to boycott the rest of the season. WNBA and baseball teams sat games out, as well.
-- A MASSIVE STORM has made landfall on the Louisiana coast, threatening major damage to the Gulf region of the United States. WAPO: "Hurricane Laura slammed ashore in southwestern coastal Louisiana early Thursday with a ferocity that this region has never previously endured. The storm made landfall at 1 a.m. near Cameron, La. about 35 miles east of the Texas border."