The down-ticket Trump effect

Arizona Senator John McCain has managed to hold his Senate seat for 30 years, but now at age 80, he’s in a tough fight for re-election. He’s not the only normally shoo-in Republican who might be sweating a little more than usual this election season. Is Donald Trump to blame?

Also, the American Horizons PAC promised donors a chance to win dinner with Trump, and it raised $1.1 million from over 20,000 Trump supporters; but the PAC has no connection to Trump or his campaign.

Then, Mexican music superstar Juan Gabriel died
Sunday at his home in Santa Monica at the age of 66. We remember the life and music of one of the most beloved performers in Latin music.

Next, we have about 40 trillion microbes living in and on us. Until recently, we thought they were the enemy, but now we know they keep us alive. Science writer Ed Yong wrote about the promise and limitations of our microbiome in his new book titled, “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.”

And finally, Fall is right around the corner and that means new TV shows. So, what’s worth DVR-ing this Fall?

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