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Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Poll: Clinton Opens Up Double-Digit Lead Over Trump
Hillary Clinton now holds a 10-point lead over Donald Trump, 51 percent to 41 percent, according to results from the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll. Clinton's double-digit lead is up from an 8-point gap last week. The 10-point margin is the biggest spread in the tracking poll since the two-way general election match-up was first compared in early May. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Everything You Missed on Day 3 of the Olympics
Lilly King and Katie Meili, both U.S. Olympic rookies, landed on the podium in the 100m breaststroke final. A U.S. gold medal streak in the 100m backstroke, dating back to the 1996 Atlanta Games, was kept alive Monday night thanks to Olympic rookie Ryan Murphy, who won with a new Olympic record and was joined on the podium by teammate David Plummer, who claimed bronze. And for the fifth consecutive Olympics, Michael Phelps qualified for the final in the men's 200m butterfly. Read more in SPORTS.
3. 250 More Delta Flights Canceled as System Pain Continues
Delta canceled another 250 flights Tuesday as it continues to recover from a monstrous system outage Monday that saw 1,000 flights canceled and tens of thousands of passengers stranded. It came as stranded passengers were still feeling the sting from the massive shutdown Delta said was caused by a power outage at its Atlanta base that crippled computer systems. Read more in NEWS.
4. It's Judgment Day for Paul Ryan as Wisconsin Votes
What should have been a fairly routine primary challenge for House Speaker Paul Ryan has now become a symbol of Republican Party problems. Before last week, few people even knew — or cared — that Ryan's primary for re-election was approaching. But when Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he wasn't ready to endorse Ryan and then praised his Republican challenger, Paul Nehlen, the political spotlight shined directly on Tuesday's contest. Read more in POLITICS.
5. Trump Touts Sweeping, Costly Tax-Cut Plan
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled Monday the latest version of his plan to overhaul the American tax code, offering relief for everyone from parents paying for child care to the world's largest corporations. But it remains to be seen where the money will come from to pay for those cuts. Read more in NEWS.
6. Turkey's Erdogan Meets Russia's Putin for 'New Page'
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday for a diplomatic reset — just as relations with the United States and Europe show strains after last month's failed coup. Read more in NEWS.
7. Two Benghazi Parents Sue Clinton for Wrongful Death
The parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday against Hillary Clinton. In the suit, Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, claim that Clinton's use of a private email server contributed to the attacks. They also accuse her of defaming them in public statements. Read more in NEWS.
8. NFL Coach Says He's Sleeping on an Air Mattress at Training Camp
It's not quite the Deflategate revival, but it does involve letting some air out as LA Rams head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed he was sleeping on an air mattress during Training Camp. Read more at NBC LOS ANGELES.