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Good morning. Here are the stories we're following today:
1. Poll: Clinton Leads Trump But Dips Slightly
Hillary Clinton has a 5-point lead over Donald Trump — a slight dip from last week in her margin over the presumptive Republican nominee, according to data from our latest Weekly Election Tracking Poll. This week, Clinton enjoys 48 percent support of registered voters to Trump's 43 percent. Read more in POLITICS.
2. NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit
NASA's robotic Juno probe began circling the solar system's largest planet late Monday, ending a nearly five-year journey through deep space and becoming the first spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since NASA's Galileo mission did so in 1995. Read more in SCIENCE.
3. Italian Charged With U.S. Student's Murder
A homeless man was charged with murder Tuesday in connection with the death of U.S. college student Beau Solomon, who vanished just hours after arriving in the Italian capital last week. Solomon's body was found in the Tiber River on Monday. Read more in NEWS.
4. Trump Responds to Criticism of 'Star of David' Tweet
Donald Trump's campaign on Monday officially responded to the uproar over his use of seemingly anti-Semitic imagery on social media, saying it was not a Star of David but rather a "sheriff's" star that appeared in an offending tweet about Hillary Clinton. Read more in POLITICS.
5. Fighter Jets Scrambled Over Threat to Israel-Bound Plane
Two fighter jets were scrambled due to a bomb threat on a passenger plane bound for Israel, officials said Tuesday. The incident — an apparent hoax — comes amid heightened security at U.S. airports following the deadly attack on Istanbul's international airport. Read more in NEWS.
6. PBS' 'Live' Fireworks Aren't Really, Uh, Live
PBS was pummeled on social media after it acknowledged having spliced in video of previous years' Washington, D.C., fireworks in its live "A Capitol Fourth" broadcast on Monday night. Read more in NEWS.
7. Joey Chestnut Eats Record-Breaking 70 Hot Dogs
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut regained the Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, ousting Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie of the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on Monday.Chestnut, 32, downed 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes - the most hot dogs and buns ever eaten at the competition. Read more at NBC NEW YORK.
Nightly Spotlight: Video Shows Response to UAE Man Mistaken for Terrorist
A man visiting Ohio from the United Arab Emirates was inaccurately reported as an ISIS terrorist, prompting an overwhelming police response, followed by apologies from the city to the U.S. ambassador.