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KNOW IT ALL: Monday's Top 7 Stories at NBC News

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Good morning. These are some of the stories we're following at NBC News.

1. Third day of manhunt for escaped killers

Law enforcement officers and police dogs are out again looking for two murderers who staged an elaborate prison break in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who put up a $100,000 reward, says they’re extremely dangerous. Read more in NEWS.

2. Merkel says world must send 'united signal' to Russia

The German chancellor is telling her counterparts at the G-7 summit that the world has to send a “united signal” on Russia. She says sanctions must be lifted only if there’s a peace agreement in Ukraine. President Barack Obama speaks later. Read more in NEWS.

3. Texas officer on leave after pool party video surfaces

A police officer in Texas is on administrative leave after a video showed him wrestling a bikini-clad 14-year-old girl to the ground and aggressively confronting other teens at a pool party. See the video and read more in NEWS.

4. U.S. soldier became 'consumed by war'

The American soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over four combat tours. A Tacoma, Washington, newspaper obtained a letter he wrote to a senior officer. Read more in NEWS.

5. Police use tear gas at melee at concert in New Jersey

Police in riot gear swarmed a New Jersey concert and deployed tear gas. State police say people were trying to force their way into the sold-out show and became unruly when the gates were closed and blocked off. Read more from NBC NEW YORK.

6. 'Fun Home' takes home best musical honors at Tonys

The coming-of-age musical “Fun Home” and the play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” were the big winners at Broadway’s big night. A revival of “The King and I” took home four Tonys. Read more in POP CULTURE.

7. Cavs tie NBA Finals on cold night for Curry

The series is all even at a game apiece after a masterful performance from LeBron James — and an ice-cold night from Stephen Curry. Cleveland and Golden State play Game 3 on Tuesday. Read more in SPORTS.

Nightly Spotlight

It’s a phenomenon that happens for only two weeks in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Thousands of people travel to see fireflies put on a dazzling light show. Watch the report from NIGHTLY NEWS.

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