Good morning. Here are the stories we're following today:
1. Dallas Shootings Take Heavy Toll on Officers of One Division
Inside the inconsolable Dallas Police Department, one squad was particularly shattered by last week's sniper shootings: the Southwest Division family, where half of the 12 officers served. "There are no words" to capture the special bond and the grief among the officers, who formed a team, said Maj. Thomas Castro, second in command of the division. Read more in NEWS.
2. 48 More Arrests Made as Protests Continue in Baton Rouge
Dozens more people were arrested Sunday night as protests continued in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling last week. The new arrests followed more than 100 others that were made Saturday. Read more in NEWS.
3. Democrats Advance Most Progressive Platform in Party History
Democrats this weekend advanced what is easily their most liberal platform ever as representatives of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton strove toward unity during a sometimes contentious party meeting. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Anti-Trump Forces Unleash Plan to Pick VP at Convention
The anti-Trump forces have unleashed a back-up plan in case their efforts to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination fail: Give delegates in Cleveland the power to chose his vice president. Read more in POLITICS.
5. Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry Collapses on Stage
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry fell ill during a concert Sunday night in New York and stumbled off stage, according to audience members and video verified by NBC News. Read more in NEWS.
6. Meet Your U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team
Simone Biles goes to the Rio Olympics with a shot at cementing her status as the greatest female gymnast of all time. Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman will return to the Olympics. And first-time Olympians Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian round out a team of five looking to deliver a repeat team title for the first time in U.S. gymnastics history. Read more in SPORTS.
7. Texas Gov. Abbott Being Treated for Serious Burns
Texas Governor Greg Abbott will see a burn specialist on Monday after suffering severe burns on his legs while on vacation in Wyoming. Gov. Abbott was planning to curtail his events. But when last Thursday's shooting that killed five Dallas officers happened, he told his doctors and staff to find a way to get him to Dallas. Read more at NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
Nightly Spotlight: Dallas Survivors Recount Harrowing Tale of Survival
There’s an emerging story of a Dallas mom and her children who found themselves caught in the middle of the violence and made it through thanks to the kindness of a stranger.