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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, the estranged wife of the UCLA gunman has been found dead after police discovered a "kill list," Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized, floods in Paris have shut down the Louvre, and more.

The scene outside UCLA after Wednesday's shooting. Photo by Mike Pearl

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

US News

UCLA Gunman's Estranged Wife Found Dead
Mainak Sarkar, the man suspected of killing his UCLA professor, is the suspect in another homicide. A woman, believed to be Sarkar's estranged wife, was found dead of a gunshot wound at her home Minnesota. She had been on "kill list" discovered in Sarkar's home and is believed to have been shot before the UCLA shooting. —The Washington Post

Trump Supporters Attacked Outside California Rally
Donald Trump supporters were assaulted by anti-Trump protesters on Thursday night after the candidate's campaign rally in San Jose. Some Trump supporters were punched and spat at. One woman was cornered and pelted with eggs. Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta said violence "has no place in this election." —NBC News


Five Soldiers Dead After Truck Overturns in Floods
Five soldiers have been found dead, and another four are still missing after an army truck overturned in a creek in Fort Hood, Texas, during major flooding. Another three troops from the 1st Cavalry Division were recovered and are in stable condition. Aircraft, dog teams, and rescue boats are continuing the search in Owl Creek. —ABC News

CIA Blamed Detainee Death on Federal Bureau of Prisons
Newly released CIA documents show that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) sent a team to a CIA black site in Afghanistan to train guards in "short chaining," also referred to as short shackling. After a detainee died in 2002—the only documented death associated with the CIA program—the agency blamed the BOP training. —[VICE News ](

International News

Police Clash with Squatters in India, 24 Killed
At least 24 people have been killed and 40 others injured when police tried to evict a religious sect illegally occupying a park in the Indian town of Mathura. Two officers were shot and killed. State police admitted several squatters died in police firing, but at least 11 were killed in a fire that broke out in the squatters' huts. —BBC News

Abandoned Japanese Boy Found Alive and Unharmed
A seven-year-old Japanese boy abandoned in a forest by his parents for being naughty has been found alive, almost a week after his disappearance. Yamato Tanooka survived by sleeping in a military base building and drinking from a water faucet. Tanooka's father said he apologized "for causing such an awful memory." —The Guardian


Middle East Peace Talks Begin
French-led talks aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will begin in Paris later today. Although the Israelis and the Palestinians will not participate, officials from the Middle East Quartet, the UN, and the Arab League will try to create an agenda for a full peace conference in the autumn. —Reuters

Venezuela Delays Recall Referendum
A meeting by Venezuela's election authorities to decide whether to hold a referendum to remove President Nicolás Maduro was canceled after protesters clashed with police in Caracas. The National Electoral Board said a decision was postponed "indefinitely" and called on the Venezuelan people "to remain calm." —Al Jazeera

Muhammad Ali in 1966. Photo via Wikimedia.

Everything Else

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized
The 74-year-old boxing legend has been hospitalized due to a respiratory issue, but is said by family to be in "fair condition." Ali suffers from Parkinson's disease and been in hospital three times in the past two years. —ESPN

Prince Died of Fentanyl Overdose, Autopsy Confirms
The superstar died of an accidental, self-administered overdose of opioid painkiller Fentanyl, the Anoka County medical examiner said in a death report. Prince collapsed in an elevator in his home on April 21. —VICE News

Feds Used Prisoners for Tattoo Recognition Tests
Documents show that the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) teamed up with the FBI to use 15,000 prisoner photos for an experiment in tattoo recognition algorithms. Prisoners had not consented to the profiling experiment. —Motherboard

Floods in France Force Evacuation of the Louvre
The French weather service has predicted ongoing flooding misery, after the River Seine burst its banks and forced the closure of the Louvre. The museum will remain closed today as staff move precious works of art from the basement. —VICE News

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