‘Nightline’ Daily Line, July 3: Andy Griffith Dead at 86

By ABC News

Jul 3, 2012 2:54pm

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6:10 p.m. ET:  The first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV testing kit has been approved for use by the FDA, reports the AP.

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Consumers swab their upper and lower gums with the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test and receive results in 20-4o minutes. 

The FDA says the test is designed to reach those who wouldn’t get tested otherwise.  Currently, an estimated 240,000 people don’t know they’re infected with the virus.  Read more here

5:42 p.m. ET: One woman put her vow of silence to the ultimate test by keeping quiet during childbirth, according to The Week

Even if you didn’t believe the rumor that in 2006 Tom Cruise, a committed Scientologist, forced Katie Holmes to keep silent while she gave birth to their daughter, the very idea probably gave you pause.  Cruise later denied Holmes would be silent during labor in a Primetime interview with Diane Sawyer. 

But an Orthodox Jewish woman in Israel actually did just that during the Sabbath. Read more of the story here.

4:18 p.m. ET: Ice cream, boat rides and family Olympics – that’s how the Romneys vacation

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3:05 p.m. ET: Beloved TV actor Andy Griffith has died at age 86 at his North Carolina home.

Griffith shot to fame in his role as a small-town sheriff in fictitious Mayberry, North Carolina on the Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960-1968.  He was also famous for playing a defense lawyer on the show Matlock during the 80′s and 90′s.

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10:44 a.m. ET:  Well, this is awkward.

A lawmaker in St. Petersburg has a message for Madonna: keep your pants on. Literally.

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ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports that city councilman Vitaly Miranov warned the pop star not to step out of line during her upcoming concert there on Aug. 9.

Read the full story HERE.

Although she has made a name for herself with provocative performance outfits and, of course, her genre-altering music, Madonna told “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden in January that she was “just like everybody else.” She even wears (gasp!) sweatpants! Watch the clip here:


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Taken from this morning’s Note, by ABC News’ Mike Falcone:

ABC’s Jake Tapper interviewed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Trenton, N.J. yesterday. Admitting they are “stylistically” opposite, Christie told ABC News in an interview at the state capitol that will air Tuesday on “Nightline” that although “he’s much more reserved,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee should open up. “I think he does,” Christie said, referring to Romney adopting less of a reserved style.

Christie also candidly talked about about his weight problem:

“I’ve been living with it for a long time, and I’m going to try to get better,” Christie said. “And if I can get better, that’ll be great for me and for my family and for the public who likes me … it’s something that’s not easy. If it were easy, I’d already have it fixed.”

Watch the interview tonight on “Nightline,” 11:35 p.m. ET. (h/t ABC’s Shushannah Walshe)

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