The VICE Morning Bulletin


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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, one of Trump's lawyers donated to Clinton's campaign, Israel suspends Palestinian entry permits after terror attack, Ohio approves the use of medical marijuana, and more.

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

US News

Trump Lawyer Donated to Clinton Campaign
According to Federal Election Commission filings, the lead lawyer defending Donald Trump in the Trump University fraud lawsuits donated $2,700 to Hillary Clinton after joining the Republican's legal team. Trump has attacked the legitimacy of the lawsuit, partly because the plaintiffs' law firm gave money to Clinton. —Politico

Former Guantánamo Detainees Tied to Attacks After Release
The Obama administration believes about 12 former prisoners at Guantánamo Bay have been involved in attacks since their release, leading to the deaths of about a half-dozen Americans in Afghanistan. While most of the attacks have been on military personnel, the deaths include one US civilian aid worker in 2008. —The Washington Post


Stanford Rape Case Judge Receives Death Threats
The Santa Clara County courthouse has been forced to boost security after the judge who gave a six-month sentence to Stanford rapist Brock Turner received several death threats. Judge Aaron Persky has faced criticism for the perceived leniency of the sentence; an online petition demanding his recall has been signed by more than 600,000 people. —Reuters

Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Killing Twin
A Hawaii judge has ordered the release of a 37-year-old woman who was accused of killing her twin sister by driving the car they were both in off a cliff last week. District Court Judge Blaine Kobayashi ruled that prosecutors had not presented enough evidence to support a second-degree murder charge. —[ABC News ](

International News

Israel Suspends Palestinian Entry Permits After Terror Attack
Israel says it has suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians after two gunmen killed four people and wounded six others in an attack at a shopping complex in Tel Aviv. Police said the attackers, now in custody, were from a village near Hebron in the West Bank. The permit ban will prevent Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip entering Israel to visit relatives or holy sites during Ramadan. —BBC News

Al Shabab Claims to Kill 43 Soldiers at Ethiopian Base
Somali rebel group al Shabab said it has killed 43 soldiers in an attack on an Ethiopian military base inside Somalia. Al Shabab claims a car equipped with a suicide bomb caused a huge explosion before they began firing on the base. The militant group said "several" of its own fighters were also killed. —Al Jazeera


Baghdad Car Bomb Attack Kills 22
At least 22 people were killed and 70 others injured in two separate bombings in Baghdad, Iraqi police said. One suicide car bomb targeted a commercial street in east Baghdad, where at least 15 were killed. Another suicide car bomb hit an army checkpoint in the Taji area. —Reuters

Police Investigate Whether Wrong Man Extradited
Friends of a man extradited to Italy on people smuggling charges say police have the wrong man. The British and Italian authorities believed they had flown Mered Medhanie, the head of a huge people-smuggling operation, from Sudan to Italy. But they are now investigating claims the arrest is a case of mistaken identity. —The Guardian

Everything Else

Medical Weed Legalized in Ohio
Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana in his state. It makes Ohio the 25th state to approve use of medical marijuana, although it will take another 90 days to come into effect. —Cincinnati Inquirer

Nike Continues Sponsorship with Sharapova
The sports giant is to carry on its sponsorship of Maria Sharapova after she received a two-year ban from tennis for failing a drug test. Nike and her racket sponsor head are both satisfied Sharapova did "not intentionally" break any rules. —Sky Sports

ISIS Leader in Bangladesh Is Probably Canadian
The leader of Bangladesh's offshoot of ISIS is believed to be Tamim Chowdhury, a former Canadian resident. Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al Hanif was profiled in the ISIS English-language magazine. —VICE News

Music Venues Train Staff for 'Active Shooter' Situations
SWAT experts from the Seattle Police Department have been training show promoters, stage managers, and theater security in the city how best to respond when someone opens fire in a venue. —VICE

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