The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Hillary Clinton gets a commanding lead in the polls, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sues the police and city of Baton Rouge, and more.
August 5, 2016, 12:58pm

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

Polls Give Clinton Commanding Lead
The latest national polls show Hillary Clinton enjoying large, increased leads over Donald Trump. A McClatchy-Marist poll shows Clinton with a 15-point lead, while an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Clinton leading by a 9-point margin. Dismissing the numbers, Trump said, "It's very, very early, and I think we're going to do very well."—USA Today

Chicago to Release Video of Police Shooting Black Teen
Chicago officials will release video footage today of last week's police shooting that left Paul O'Neal, an unarmed 18-year-old suspect, dead. Two police officers shot at O'Neal while he was in a car and a third officer killed him as he ran away. O'Neal was allegedly driving a stolen car before he tried to flee from the scene.—Chicago Tribune


DeRay Mckesson Sues Baton Rouge
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is suing the police and city of Baton Rouge over mass arrests during protests in Louisiana last month. He and two other fellow protesters claim police used "excessive force" in detaining them and nearly 200 other people protesting the killing of Alton Sterling.—The Baltimore Sun

Trump Candidacy Is Hurting Trump Businesses
Donald Trump's presidential run is putting a dent in the businesses that carry his name, according to data released by location app Foursquare. Visits to Trump's stores among its users have fallen since the primary season began, and visits are down by 14 percent as recently as July.—VICE News

International News

Islamic State Captures 3,000 Refugees in Iraq
Islamic State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers and executed 12 of them, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. The agency has received reports that the Islamic State captured the refugees, hoping to reach safety in Kirkuk city, from villages in the Kirkuk governorate.—Reuters

Russia Has 271 Athletes Cleared to Compete in Rio
Russia will have 271 athletes eligible to compete at the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee has announced ahead of today's opening ceremony. It is more than two-thirds of Russia's original list of 389 athletes, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency recommending a blanket ban.—BBC News


Egypt Kills Islamic State Leader in Sinai
The Egyptian military claims it has killed the leader of the Sinai branch of the Islamic State after a series of airstrikes south of the town of el-Arish. Abu Duaa al-Ansari was killed together with 45 other Islamic State fighters in the Sinai Peninsula, said the military's chief spokesman.—Al Jazeera

ANC Faces Defeat in South African Elections
South Africa's governing party the African National Congress (ANC) is heading for its biggest electoral defeat since the end of apartheid. With more than 90 percent of votes counted in the local elections, the ANC appears to have lost control of both Johannesburg and the huge urban area around the capital Pretoria.—The Guardian

Everything Else

Tyler, the Creator Reveals His Festival Lineup
Tyler, the Creator has announced an incredible lineup for his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles. Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, and A$AP Ferg are all performing at the festival in Exposition Park in November.—Rolling Stone

California Mayor Accused of Filming Teen Strip Poker
Stockton mayor Anthony Silva has been arrested and accused of secretly filming a strip-poker game during a summer camp for disadvantaged kids. The charges are based on evidence uncovered by the FBI.—Los Angeles Times

Zimmerman Allegedly Punched in the Face
George Zimmerman was allegedly punched in the face at a restaurant in Florida. Police are investigating the alleged assault after a man reportedly accused Zimmerman of bragging about killing Trayvon Martin before punching him.—NBC News

Reddit Calls Bullshit on Bitcoin Giveaway
One Reddit user claimed that around $585,000 worth of the $65 million stolen from the Bitfinex exchange earlier this week would be donated to "one lucky winner." Other users suggested it was a ploy to launder the stolen money.—VICE News

First Canadian to Catch Every Pokémon Gets Some Sleep
Roberto Vazquez, a 24-year-old photographer from Toronto, became the first known Canadian to catch all of the 142 Pokémon available in North America. "I'm happy that I captured them, so I can get a better sleep," he said.—Motherboard

Skateboarding Now Officially an Olympic Sport
The International Olympic Committee voted unanimously to include skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Competition will include park and street events, with a total of 80 skaters—male and female—set to take part.—VICE