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Worth a Click: 9 Stories You Should Read Today

By DNAinfo Staff | July 21, 2016 5:54pm 

 Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016.
Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016.
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Officers Shoot Unarmed Black Man in North Miami

Charles Kinsey, a therapist who was helping his patient with autism, was shot by police in a North Miami street despite his being unarmed. Kinsey lay on the ground with his hands up, but was shot anyway. Kinsey said when he asked the officer why he shot him, the officer said “I don’t know.” [WSVN]

Ted Cruz Still Says He Will Not Endorse Trump

Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz is standing firm with his decision to not endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump, citing he’s “not in the habit of support people who attack my wife and attack my father.”

Cruz, however, says he didn’t say a “single negative word” about Trump during his speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, and in fact congratulated him on securing the nomination. Several top Republicans said they were disappointed in Cruz, since the latter pledged last year to support the eventual GOP nominee. [Washington Post]

Writer Meredith McIver Takes Blame for Melania Trump’s Speech

Meredith McIver, a former ballerina and co-author of several books with Donald Trump, said she was responsible for including the passages from Michelle Obama’s speech to the 2008 Democratic convention in Melania Trump’s address Monday night. In a statement distributed by the Trump campaign, McIver said that Melania Trump read her passages of Michelle Obama’s speech as an example of “messages she wanted to share with the American people.” McIver wrote the phrases down and later included them in the speech. She said she offered to resign, but Trump wouldn’t let her. [New York Times and CNN]

How Erdogan Made Turkey Authoritarian Again

After a deadly and failed coup last week in Turkey, The Atlantic takes a look at the country’s longtime leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and how the former prime minister, who is now the president, was once hailed as a model democrat in the Islamic world, has veered steadfastly into authoritarianism. [The Atlantic]

Black Man Will “Go Back to Africa” If Racists Fund His GoFundMe page

A black Indiana chef sick of the racist insult “Go Back to Africa,” used by trolls on and off the internet set up a GoFundMe page, where he’s raising money to do just that. Larry Mitchell says he’ll move back to Africa if racists pay for his relocation, employing the hashtag #putyourmoneywhereyourhateis. [Washington Post]

CNN Employee Corey Lewandowski is Raising Money for His Own Pro-Trump Super PAC

Former Trump advisor and current CNN employee Corey Lewandowski just doesn't seem to be able to quit trying to get his old boss elected — or sniping at his former colleagues. According to Buzzfeed News, he’s been spending his time in Cleveland trashing the allies of the man who replaced him as Trump’s campaign manager and he's been flirting with donors for his own super PAC. [BuzzFeed News]

Conservative Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas

Trump has been outspoken about his desire for a wife who adheres to traditional roles, staying at home and tending to the children, while praising his daughter for her professional successes. It turns out this double-standard is pretty... standard among conservative, Republican men. [New York Times]

Fashion Retailer Zara Accused of Ripping Off Artist’s Designs

It’s not just Melania Trump who’s facing plagiarism accusations this week — independent illustrator Tuesday Bassen took to social media saying fashion brand Zara copied several of her designs, including shots of the look-alikes. "This is how I support myself, and they are diluting my brand by literally stealing from me,” the artist told Refinery 29. Zara told the site that it’s stopped selling the items in light of Bassen’s claims. [Refinery 29]

Organic Oreos? A chemist explains what 'organic' really means

Think you’re eating “organic”? Think again. Public perception has been skewed due to a trend of organic products in recent years (organic Oreos?).  But, a chemist explains most things are not technically organic. High-fructose corn syrup, aspartame, red dye No. 40, and genetically modified foods, for instance, are chemically organic. [Chicago Tribune]

This column was compiled by DNAinfo reporters Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Gwynne Hogan, Jeanmarie Evelly, Shaye Weaver, Dartunorro Clark, Carolina Pichardo, Noah Hurowitz, Irene Plagianos and Allegra Hobbs.