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Good morning. Here are the stories we're following today:
1. Hillary Clinton's Lead Over Trump Shrinks After Tough Week
Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrowed to 3 points this week after several days of controversy following FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server. These results are according to the latest from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll conducted online from July 4 through July 10. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Dallas Police Chief Faces 'Most Challenging' Week of Difficult Career
Dallas Police Chief David Brown's sensitive side hasn't gotten much public exposure — not when his former partner was shot on the job, not when his brother was murdered by drug dealers, not when his troubled own son shot and killed two people, including a suburban cop, and was killed himself. But the events of last Thursday night — when a gunman angered by prior police shootings took aim at cops at a downtown protest — forced some of his deepest feelings out into the open. Read more in NEWS.
3. Paris Files Reveal Missed Opportunities to Prevent Terror
Documents obtained by NBC News detail intelligence failures before ISIS terrorist attacks that killed more than 160 people in Paris and Brussels. They show that, despite significant evidence, a joint French and Belgian task force appears to have spun its wheels from 2009 to 2012 in a plodding and ultimately feckless attempt to penetrate what they believed to be a terror cell in France and Belgium. Read more in NEWS.
4. Chelsea Manning 'Glad to Be Alive' After Suicide Attempt
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning tried to end her own life in prison where she is serving a 35-year sentence for espionage, her lawyers confirmed late Monday. Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of sending more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, was taken to the hospital early on July 5. "I am okay," she said in a tweet late Monday. "I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love. I will get through this." Read more in NEWS.
5. TV Judge Says She's Representing Philando Castile's Family
The family of Philando Castile, the black Minnesota man shot and killed last week by police, has hired the former host of TV's "Judge Hatchett" to represent it in a potential civil lawsuit, her law firm said Monday. Glenda Hatchett, 65, a former chief judge of Fulton County Juvenile Court in Atlanta, said she has scheduled a news conference with Castile's mother for Tuesday morning. Read more in NEWS.
6. China's Contentious Sea Claims Rejected by Tribunal
Judges at an arbitration tribunal on Tuesday rejected China's claims to economic rights across large swaths of the South China Sea in a ruling that will be claimed as a victory by the Philippines. Read more in NEWS.
7. 8-Year-Old Boy Dies After Cruise Ship Pool Accident
The 8-year-old Maryland boy who had been hospitalized after nearly drowning on a Caribbean-bound cruise ship after it left New Jersey last month has died, officials said Monday. Read more at NBC New York.
Nightly Spotlight: Why ‘Pokemon Go’ Is Taking Over the World
“Pokemon Go” is a smartphone game that combines virtual reality with the real world, but not all encounters are peaceful — and the game is proving dangerous for some.