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Latest healthcare bill would leave 23 million more people uninsured, Ben Carson says poverty is "state of mind," Russians discussed influencing Flynn and Manafort, and more.

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

US News

CBO Finds Trumpcare Would Leave 23 Million More People Uninsured
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the revised American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people without health insurance by 2026. The nonpartisan office said "less healthy people would face extremely high premiums" if the Republican bill is passed. The CBO also predicted the bill would cut the federal deficit by $119 billion over the next decade.—Tonic

Russians Discussed Influencing Flynn and Manafort, Report Says
US intelligence agents gathered material on Russian officials discussing possible influence on the Trump campaign, including its then chairman Paul Manafort, last summer, according to anonymous officials. Russian officials apparently boasted about their relationship with Michael Flynn, who would later become the president's national security adviser. The intelligence was passed on to the FBI.—The New York Times


Ben Carson Says Poverty Is a 'State of Mind'
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said poverty was largely "a state of mind" that might be prevented if parents tried to instill "the mindset of a winner" into their children. Carson spoke about the "wrong mindset" during a SiriusXM Radio interview. Congresswoman Nita Lowey responded by tweeting: "States of mind: Happy. Sad. New York. Not a state of mind: Systemic poverty."—CNN

Congressional Candidate Charged for 'Body Slamming' Reporter
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a congressional seat in Montana, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after a reporter alleged he was "body slammed" by the politician on the eve of the election. Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, said Gianforte broke his glasses in shoving him to the ground. A campaign spokesman blamed "aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist."—VICE News

International News

UK Police Investigate Suicide Bomber's Network
Police in Manchester arrested five men and one woman and searched a series of addresses Wednesday in connection with the suicide bombing that killed 22 people. Officers reportedly found explosives at one location. Libyan police in Tripoli arrested the father and younger brother of the 22-year-old attacker Salman Abedi. "I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating," said Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins. Frustrated by ongoing leaks to US media, the Manchester police force has apparently stopped sharing intelligence with the US.—Reuters/BBC News

Anti-Government Protesters Set Fire to Brazilian Ministry, Report Says
Soldiers have been ordered to protect government buildings in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia after the ministry of agriculture was set on fire by anti-government protestors, according to one report. Thursday saw violent clashes between police and demonstrators demanding President Michel Temer resign following corruption allegations. Several ministries were evacuated, and 49 people were injured in the violence.—Al Jazeera


At Least Three Cops Dead, Ten People Wounded in Suicide Attack in Indonesia
At least three police officers were killed in a suspected suicide bomb assault at a bus station in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta Wednesday evening. Two suspected attackers were killed, and another ten people were injured in two explosions. No group has claimed responsibility, but Indonesian Islamists supportive of ISIS have previously carried out bombings.—AP

Iran Builds Underground Ballistic Missile Factory
Iran has assembled a third underground factory to produce ballistic missiles, its military announced through state news. "We will continue to further develop our missile capabilities forcefully," said Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Republican Guard's aerospace division. The US, Israel, and Gulf states are sure to be miffed about Iran's ongoing development of ballistic missiles.—Reuters

Everything Else

Advertisers Ditch Sean Hannity Show on FOX News
Several companies have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity's FOX News show following his promotion of a conspiracy theory about the death of DNC staffer Sean Rich., the cycling studio Peloton, video-doorbell company Ring, and two mattress retailers all pulled ads Wednesday.—BuzzFeed News

Migos Rapper Takeoff Drops Solo Track
Migos rapper Takeoff is the latest member to release solo material with a new track called "Intruder," produced by OG Parker. It features the line: "No Halloween but I might trick-or-treat him / Or July Fourth him and take his freedom."—Billboard

Donald Glover Appears in New Spider-Man Trailer
Donald Glover is featured in the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, due out this summer. Glover, who is creating an animated Deadpool series for FXX, tells Peter Parker: "You gotta get better at this part of the job."—Complex

New Missy Elliott Remix Features Lil' Kim
Missy Elliott has released a remix of her recent single "I'm Better," featuring collaborators Lil' Kim, Eve, and Trina. "Brought out some legends for this one!" Missy explained on Twitter to announce the new version.—i-D

Season Seven 'Game of Thrones' Trailer Released
The official trailer for season seven of Game of Thrones has been released, showing total war coming to Westeros. "Enemies to the east. Enemies to the west. Enemies to the south. Enemies to the north," says Cersei Lannister.—VICE

Tesla Workers Sustain More Injuries Than Average
Analysis by the safety organization Worksafe shows the number of injuries at electric-car maker Tesla are above the national average. The total recordable injuries rate in 2015 was 8.8 injuries per 100 workers, 31 percent higher than the industry norm.—VICE News