Good morning. Here are some of the stories on our radar this morning:
1. Take a Rare Look Inside Elite Anti-ISIS Boot Camp
Something between a SWAT team and the Delta Force, the GIGN, one of France’s premier counter-terror special forces, is key to the country's strategy to prevent massacres like those at the Bataclan or in Orlando. Read more in NEWS.
2. Here's Just How Far Trump Trails Among Minorities
Trump faces a steep climb if he is to win non-white voters. Results from the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll show that only 8 percent of black voters support him, compared to 87 percent who support Clinton. Trump is also behind among Hispanic voters with 22 percent compared to 73 percent who support Clinton. Asian Americans also overwhelmingly support Clinton, 66 percent to 23 percent who support Trump. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Trump's Poll-Watching Talk Spurs Call for International Monitors
Citing Donald Trump’s controversial call to his supporters to challenge voters at the polls, a leading civil rights group is urging international election monitors to beef up their efforts to observe this November’s U.S. presidential contest. It’s the latest reflection of deep concern among voting rights advocates about potential voter intimidation and suppression this fall. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Two New Witnesses Cast Doubt on 'Serial' Star's Alibi
Just over a month after “Serial” podcast star Adnan Syed was granted a new trial, two witnesses have come forward calling into question the veracity of the woman who is his sole alibi. Read more in NEWS.
5. Ohio Inmate Who Survived Execution Appeals Second Try
A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional. Read more in NEWS.
6. N.C. Trooper Fatally Shoots Deaf Man After Traffic Stop
State trooper Jermaine Saunders shot Daniel Harris to death after what the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation described as "an encounter." Read more in NEWS.
7. Canada Returns 1,500 Illegal Rafters to U.S.
Americans flocked to Canada over the weekend, and it had nothing to do with Democrats fleeing a possible Donald Trump presidency. Canada sent them back, anyway. Read more in NEWS.
8. Harmonica Legend of 'Sesame Street' Fame Dies at 94
Toots Thielemans, the jazz harmonica virtuoso perhaps best known to general audiences for his iconic theme music for "Sesame Street," died Monday at age 94, his management company confirmed. Read more in NEWS.