Officer Henry Ortega of the Miami Police Department invited his girlfriend to come on stage after being honored as officer of the month in a ceremony. “I thank you, and today I want to ask you,” he said before pulling a ring box out of his pocket and dropping to his knee. “Rosie, will you marry me?”
A white man from North Carolina called into C-SPAN's Washington Journal to say that he feared black people and asked Demos Action president Heather McGhee, an advocate for equality, "What can I do to change? You know, to be a better American?" Her reply has been viewed more than 1 million times on the Demos' Facebook page.
Donald Trump continued his appeal to to African-American and Hispanic voters on Wednesday, promising them safety, during a rally in Tampa, Florida. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's camp fired back regarding Clinton Foundation allegations in an AP report.
Hillary Clinton had lunch with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel on Tuesday while Tim Kaine visited Colorado to talk about all the work they'd do together. Donald Trump's VP pick Mike Pence accused the media of bias while at an event in Pennsylvania.
During a visit to Baton Rouge, La. Tuesday, President Obama promised a sustained national effort to help rebuild southern Louisiana after devastating flooding killed 13 people in the region and displaced thousands. "I need all Americans to stay focused on this," he said. "I know you will rebuild again."
Rio de Janeiro tries to readjust to normalcy after a hectic lead up to the Olympic games. Daily life has resumed, with all the pleasure and challenges it brings. A lot was put on hold, and the city still must host the Paralympic Games beginning on Sept. 7th.