Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. RNC Chair ‘Apoplectic’ Over Trump Not Endorsing Ryan
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is "apoplectic" over Donald Trump's refusal to back House Speaker Paul Ryan or Sen. John McCain, a top Republican source told NBC News. Priebus called several Trump staffers, including campaign manager Paul Manafort, to express his "extreme displeasure" with Trump's comments. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Ryan Challenger in Proxy War Between Trump, GOP
Paul Nehlen, a little-known businessman from Wisconsin, has become a pawn in the drawn-out battle between Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. The sudden spotlight on Ryan's primary challenger comes as the rift deepens between the Republican presidential nominee and party leaders who've been fending off criticism over Trump's off-brand behavior. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Jetliner Burns on Runway After Landing ‘Accident’
An Emirates jet carrying 275 people burned on the runway at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday after what the airline described as an "accident." Read more in NEWS.
4. Are Federal Tests Missing Poison in the Pipes?
A lab test of tap water in two dozen homes in New Orleans, a 300-year-old city with aging infrastructure and many lead pipes, reveals that harmful levels of lead may be much more prevalent in the city than tests currently prescribed by the EPA show. Read more in INVESTIGATIONS.
5. Five Refugees’ Remarkable Journeys to Rio
From the flames of war in southern Sudan, five young runners who survived violence, displacement and the confines of a refugee camp are preparing to make history at the Rio Games. Read more in SPORTS.
6. Home-Grown Cases of Zika Rise to 15 in Miami Area
"Active transmission" of the mosquito-borne virus, which causes microcephaly and other birth defects, is still going on in a 1-square-mile area north of downtown Miami, say health officials, who advised pregnant women to stay away. Read more in HEALTH.
7. Two Arrested for Guns, Referenced Violence Against Cops
Two men have been arraigned on gun and drug charges after one of them allegedly referenced shootings of police officers after being pulled over in Salem, Massachusetts. Read more at NEW ENGLAND CABLE NEWS.
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