Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Five Cops Dead as Snipers ‘Ambush’ Police in Dallas
Much of downtown Dallas was in lockdown early Friday after snipers shot 11 officers, five fatally, during a protest over deadly police shootings of black men elsewhere in the country. President Barack Obama, who was in Poland for a NATO meeting, condemned the "vicious, callous and despicable attack." Read more in NEWS.
2. Witnesses Recount Horror in Dallas
Witnesses described the ambush as surreal and horrifying Thursday night. "I didn't see anybody else get shot, just the cops. I saw cops getting shot, right there in plain sight," Cortney Washington told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth in the chaotic aftermath of the initial gunfire. Read more in NEWS.
3. Victims of Dallas Attack Remembered
4. Officers in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile ID’d
The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed black man Philando Castile was identified Thursday as Jeronimo Yanez, a four-year veteran of the department. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said earlier that he believed Castile's race was a factor in the traffic stop shooting: "Would this have happened if those passengers, the driver were white? I don't think it would have." Read more in NEWS.
5. Trump’s Visit With GOP Senators Grows Tense
Donald Trump's attempts to win over skeptical Congressional Republicans grew tense Thursday when Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake confronted the presumptive GOP presidential nominee over his incendiary comments about Sen. John McCain, sources said. Read more in POLITICS.
6. State Department Reopening Clinton Email Review
The State Department is reopening its internal review of Hillary Clinton's use of email now that the Department of Justice has completed their investigation, a department spokesman said Thursday evening. Read more in POLITICS.
7. Double Rape Suspect Posts $1M Bail, Kills Self: Cops
A man accused of posing as a police officer and raping two prostitutes was found dead in a Long Beach, California, apartment after posting $1 million bail, police said Thursday. Read more at NBC LOS ANGELES.
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