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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in Florida, some of Trump's leading Hispanic advisors have quit in the wake of his anti-immigration speech, the Clinton campaign beats fundraising record, and more.

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

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US News

Hurricane Hermine Hits Florida Coast
Hurricane Hermine made landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast early this morning, the first hurricane to strike the state in 11 years. More than 150,000 people lost power, and storms are expected to move up the East Coast during Labor Day weekend. Hurricane Lester is expected to hit Hawaii by Saturday. —ABC News

Hispanic Trump Advisors Revoke Endorsements
Leading members of Donald Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council are turning their backs on the Republican nominee following his hardline immigration speech in Arizona. Immigration lawyer Jacob Monty has resigned, while another member, Pastor Ramiro Peña of Texas, said he hadn't formally quit, but he was reconsidering his support because he didn't want to be part of a "scam."—Los Angeles Times


Clinton Campaign Beats Fundraising Record
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has had its best month yet, bringing in more than $143 million for her party during August. The Democratic nominee raised $62 million for her own campaign, and another $81 million for the Democratic National Committee and state parties. Corresponding figures for Donald Trump's campaign weren't available, but he raised a combined $80 million in July. —NBC News

Brock Turner to Be Released from Jail
Ex-Stanford student Brock Turner, who became infamous after his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, is set for release from jail today after spending three months in prison. Supporters of the campaign to recall Judge Aaron Persky, criticized for giving Turner a lenient sentence, will hold a rally outside the San Jose prison. Turner, 21, will return to his family home in Dayton, Ohio. —CNN

International News

Suicide Bomber Kills 12 at Pakistan Court
A suicide bomber has attacked a court in the Pakistani city of Mardan, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50. Lawyers, police officers, and civilians are believed to be among the dead. According to the president of the Mardan Bar Association, lawyers are frequent targets of attacks by terrorists opposed to democratic institutions. Earlier on Friday, four men trying to suicide-bomb a Christian area were killed during a gunfight with security forces in Peshawar. The Taliban group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed repsonsibility for both attacks. —BBC News

Anti-Maduro Protesters March in Venezuela
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of Venezuelan cities calling for President Nicolás Maduro's removal. Organizers from a coalition of 19 opposition parties claimed 2 million participated in marches around the country. Maduro's supporters also rallied in Caracas. —VICE News


Turkey Removes 10,000 People from Their Posts
Turkish authorities have suspended another 8,000 security personnel and more than 2,000 academics, continuing the purge of people the government says may have links to July's failed coup. In all, a reported 80,000 people have been removed from public duty since the coup, and many of them have been arrested. —Reuters

Explosion at Baghdad Weapons Facility Kills Four
An explosion at a weapons storage facility in Baghdad set off rockets that killed at least four people and injured at least a dozen others. The explosion, at a site operated by a Shia paramilitary group, is thought to have been caused by a fire. —Al Jazeera

Everything Else

Kaepernick Teammate Joins Him in Protest
The 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was joined by the team's safety Eric Reid in sitting down during the national anthem before a preseason game in San Diego Thursday night. Kaepernick was booed throughout the game. In another preseason game, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane remained seated during the anthem in a show of support for Kaepernick. —USA Today

Melania Trump Sues Over Escort Reports
Lawyers for Melania Trump have filed suit for $150 million in damages against the UK paper Daily Mail for reporting rumors she worked as an escort in 1990s. She is also suing blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley for a similar report.—Reuters

Kanye's 'Famous' Sculpture Not for Sale
A rep for Kanye West has insisted the sculptures from the controversial "Famous" video will not be sold. The Blum & Poe gallery in Los Angeles had estimated the sale price of the sculpture at $4 million prior to the exhibition opening. —Rolling Stone

New Georgetown Admissions Policy for Descendants of Slaves
Georgetown University's President John J DeGioia has formally apologized for the school's past reliance on slavery. The university, which sold 272 slaves in 1838 to raise the funds needed to remain open, will launch an admissions program that will award preferential status to descendants of slaves. —VICE

SpaceX Explosion Could Delay Launches
Thursday's explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket during a test fire at Cape Canaveral is expected to delay a slate of upcoming launches. A crewed mission to the International Space Station, planned for next year, could be pushed back. —Motherboard

Gay Men Can Now Donate Blood in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood has finally been lifted. But a new "one-year deferral system" means they still can't donate if they have had sex with a man in the past 12 months. —VICE