Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Bernie Sanders Offers No Concessions in 2016 Race
Sanders is not ready to concede his presidential campaign, nor is he ready to throw his support behind Hillary Clinton, leaving his political future murky. That was the takeaway from a much anticipated teleconference the Vermont senator held with supporters Thursday night. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump Wants Super PAC Donor to Deal With China
Donald Trump on Thursday night proposed putting Andy Beal, a major Republican donor backing a super PAC supporting his campaign, "in charge of China." Beal, the founder of Dallas-based Beal Bank, endorsed Trump in February. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Orlando Gunman, Wife Traded Texts During Rampage
The gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub Sunday sent a text message to his wife during the rampage, asking "do you see what's happening?" a source close to the family told NBC News. Read more in NEWS.
4. U.S. Diplomats Press Obama to Strike Syria’s Assad
Dozens of U.S. diplomats have reportedly called for airstrikes against the government of President Bashar Assad in an internal memo that amounted to a scathing critique of White House policy. Read more in NEWS.
5. Most Modern Marriages Are Invalid: Pope
Pope Francis said Thursday that the majority of today's marriages are invalid because most couples don't understand that marriage is meant to be permanent. Read more in NEWS.
6. Rainbow Flag Signs Emblazoned With ‘ShootBack’
Rainbow flag signs emblazoned with the hashtag "ShootBack" were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders. Read more at NBC LOS ANGELES.
7. Ayesha Curry Claims NBA Finals ‘Rigged for Money’
A Game 7 showdown is set for Sunday after the Cavaliers fought back to tie the series against Golden State on Thursday night. But it was Golden State star Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha, who is taking the heat after a series of tweets about the game being rigged. Read more at NBC SPORTS.
8. Rocker Meat Loaf Collapses on Stage Mid-Song
The 68-year-old singer was performing his hit, "I'd Do Anything for Love," when he appeared to suffer some type of health issue Thursday night while on stage in Edmonton, Canada. Read more in POP CULTURE.