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Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Manhunt finally over after 'hero' cop shoots fugitive killer
The vast manhunt for New York's prison escapees was brought to an end after 22 days when state police officer Sgt. Jay Cook apprehended and shot David Sweat on Sunday. Cook, a 21-year-old veteran and father-of-two, spotted Sweat and chased him until he realized he was about to disappear into the tree line. Fearing he may lose him, Cook shot Sweat twice in the torso and the convicted killer was airlifted to hospital where doctors say he is now in a critical condition. Read more in NEWS.
2. Father of Tunisia gunman says he Is 'ashamed'
Tunisia identified the man who shot dead dozens of Western tourists as 24-year-old student Seifeddine Rezgui. Rezgui's father, Hakim, said on Sunday: "I am so shocked … I am so ashamed," after the attack that was claimed by ISIS. "I feel the loss of the families so strongly. I feel like I have died along with the victims," he said, speaking to NBC News' U.K. partner ITV News. Rezgui's aunt, Zara, said the family didn't know of his radicalism. "He told us nothing of his secret," she told ITV. "God has cursed us." Read more in NEWS.
3. Palestinian woman allegedly stabs female Israeli soldier
A female Israeli soldier was hospitalized and "in moderate condition" after she was allegedly stabbed by a 20-year-old Palestinian woman at a crossing south of Jerusalem near Bethlehem. Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, who gave details of the incident, said the alleged attacker was armed with two knives and had been taken for further questioning after the incident at Rachel crossing. Read more in NEWS.
4. One year since ISIS declared terror caliphate
As far as anniversaries go, ISIS' 12 months of terror in the Middle East is not one to celebrate. It is one year since the group that now calls itself Islamic State declared a caliphate across large parts of Iraq and Syria and announced Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the caliph, or leader. Despite an international campaign, the brutal group has not only managed to hold onto the territory, but has expanded its reach beyond those borders. Read more in NEWS.
5. Photos: Gay Pride parades celebrate court ruling
Hundreds of thousands of people packed gay pride events from New York City to Seattle to San Francisco after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling. See the gallery in NEWS.
6. Three dead after plane crashes into Massachusetts home
Four people emerged unscathed after a small plane crashed into a house in Plainville, Massachusetts, but all three on board the aircraft were killed, officials said Sunday night. The home burned for three hours after the Beechcraft BE36 crashed after departing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Next door neighbor Mary O'Rourke was sitting on her porch when "all of a sudden I saw this little plane crash into the back of my neighbors' house," she said. Read more in NEWS.
7. Banks close and ATMs restricted amid Greek crisis
Greece attempted to prevent its financial system collapsing by imposing restrictions on how much money people could withdraw using bank transactions and from ATMs. Anxious Greeks rushed to withdraw cash after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called late Friday for a referendum on reform proposals by the creditors of the cash-strapped country. The accelerating crisis has thrown into question Greece's financial future and continued membership in the 19-nation shared euro currency — and even the European Union. Read more in NEWS.