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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Obama visits to the Pentagon to talk about the Islamic State, women have won political office in Saudi Arabia for the first time, and more.
December 14, 2015, 11:08am

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

US News

  • An American Child Is Killed Every Other Day by Guns
    New analysis shows 554 children under the age of 12 have died from gun violence since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012. That works out at a rate of almost one death of a child by firearm every two days. —NBC News

  • Obama Goes to the Pentagon
    President Obama will visit the Pentagon today to discuss progress in the fight against the Islamic State. The latest data shows US-led air raids in Iraq and Syria have shifted from fixed sites to moving targets in an effort to disrupt its illicit oil trade. —USA Today


  • Police Shoot at a Crawling Suspect
    A video appears to show police officers in Lynwood, California shot and killed 28-year-old Nicholas Robertson as he tried to crawl away from them. The police department claims that witnesses "saw the suspect turn and point the gun at the deputies". —Los Angeles Times

  • Mosques Defaced With Jesus Graffiti
    The FBI and police are investigating possible hate crimes in Hawthorne, where two mosques were defaced with the word "Jesus", and a plastic grenade was left inside one mosque. It comes two days after a mosque was set on fire in Coachella. —CNN

International News

  • French Teacher Stabbed
    A teacher has been attacked in a preschool class in a suburb of Paris by a man citing the Islamic State. The attacker shouted: "It's Daesh [Islamic State] - it's a warning", as he stabbed the teacher before fleeing. A manhunt is under way. —BBC News

  • Saudi Women Win Political Office
    Women have won political office in Saudi Arabia for the first time, following the country's first elections open to female voters and candidates. At least 18 women have won municipal council seats, and more than 900 woman ran for office. —Al Jazeera

  • Egypt: No Evidence for Terrorism in Jet Crash
    Egyptian investigators say a preliminary probe has found no proof that terrorism caused a Russian jet to crash in the Sinai. Russia has said a bomb brought down the plane after finding "traces of foreign explosives" in the debris. —Reuters


  • National Front Defeated
    France's far right National Front (FN) has failed to win a single region, despite leading in the first round of voting. FN leader Marine Le Pen blamed tactical voting, saying her party had been faced with "intimidation, infantilization and manipulation." —VICE News

Everything Else

  • Twitter Tells Users About Hacks
    For the first time, Twitter has sent email warnings to users saying their accounts may have been hacked by "state-sponsored actors". The particular states involved has not been made clear to users. —The Washington Post

  • Edward Norton Raises $350,000 for Syrian Scientist
    The actor said he was moved to tears by the story of a Syrian refugee on the Humans of New York blog. Norton raised over $350,000 for the scientist, who lost his wife and daughter in a deadly attack. - Michigan Live

  • Why the Paris Climate Deal Shafts Poor Countries
    Climate scientist Jim Hansen reckons the outcome of COP21 is "bullshit". A clause settings aside $100 billion to help mitigate the effects of climate change is not actually legally binding. —Motherboard

  • Are Bearded Men More Sexist?
    New research suggests a link between sexist attitudes and facial hair. Bearded males tell us it's really about loving Hemingway and creating the "illusion of edge". —Broadly

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