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Today is Friday, July 22, 2016, and the Republican National Convention is officially over. There were relatively few arrests throughout the week. And the delegation from Michigan finally got to speak.

And with Donald Trump accepting the party's nomination with a forceful, dystopian speech, it's clear this is now the people's GOP. Nolan Finley explains how Trump's nomination takes the Republican Party away from the elites and hands it to the disaffected base.

Much of what Trump said in the speech was untrue, which is why we've turned to the fact checkers to hold him accountable. But, it is clear that Trump comes away from this stronger than ever (and part of that is thanks to an assist from his daughter Ivanka).

If you feel like you need a little levity after last night, check out what former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had to say.

So what now?

It's the Democrats turn and Hillary Clinton could announce her choice for VP as early as today. Oh, and there's already controversy brewing ahead of the opening day in Philadelphia.

Michigan will play an important role in that convention, too, with some of Michigan's top women leaders helping to build support for Clinton.

Be sure to follow Jonathan Oosting, Maureen Feighan and Nolan Finley who will be at the DNC and reporting back all next week.

Here's a little of what else we are covering today:

It's a hot one

  • Dozens of cooling centers are open to offer Metro Detroiters a break from extreme heat blanketing the region, causing heat advisories and heat indexes topping 100 degrees. The heat advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday from Midland to Monroe, including Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw counties, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.

What's next for Gilbert?

  • Mortgage mogul Dan Gilbert is pressing Gov. Rick Snyder for state aid to help complete some of his most high-profile redevelopment projects planned for downtown.

Suspension looming?

Bernstein takes back a gift

Some answers

  • The North Miami police officer who shot and wounded an unarmed black mental health worker earlier this week was actually aiming at the man’s autistic patient and trying to protect the worker, the head of Miami-Dade County’s police union said. John Rivera, who runs the Miami Police Benevolent Association, told reporters Thursday that the officer, who has not been identified by name, is a decorated four-year veteran of the police force and a member of the SWAT team.
  • The admission by Rivera and the officer was intended to help calm the fears of the nation following a rash of police shootings, and sometimes killings, of black men. 

What to watch

  • Complacency and fatigue has set in aboard the Starship Enterprise, which is both the plot of and the problem with “Star Trek Beyond," says film critic Adam Graham. But let's be honest, you're probably still going to see it. 
  • If you're seeking something a little more provocative, Adam suggests you check out “Captain Fantastic.” 
  • If you need a movie that both you and your kids will enjoy, try "Ice Age: Collision Course"
  • Also out this weekend is the horror flick "Lights Out," Kristin Stewart's latest "Equals," tragic tale "Viktoria" and the inspiring and unique "Life, Animated."

A Night of Hope

  • Nationally-televised pastor Joel Osteen stopped by a Detroit church Thursday to help pack more than 500 gift bags for sick children.

  • Osteen, 53, is working with Impact Church, its officials and volunteers during the launch of the Generation Hope project, a community effort leading up to his “A Night of Hope” event at Comerica Park on Saturday. His wife Victoria will join him for the eighth annual event.

'World Peace' in Detroit

  • The self-described ‘handwritten artist’ and creator of the World Peace Mural Tour known for large scale murals has spray-painted “world peace” thousands of times on a building on Detroit’s west side. Renda Writer began covering the building at the corner of Grand River and Rosa Parks with the words “world peace” on Sunday. He was expected to finish Thursday. “I just think it’s what we need,” he told us.

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Don't forget to enter the Celebrate Michigan photo contest by sending us your best photos from around the state. We pick four finalists every Wednesday (here's this week's). Winners will get some pretty great prizes (including a first-place prize of a two-night stay for two at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island). If you need some more inspiration, here are last year's winners and finalists

Finally, if you're a talented gardener, we want to reward you with the 2016 Homestyle Garden Photo Contest. Send in your photos here and you could win a $100 gift certificate to English Gardens.

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