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The VICE Morning Bulletin

North Carolina declares a state of emergency after the second night of protests, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge to cure all diseases by 2100, the cast of 'The West Wing' will campaign for Clinton in Ohio, and more.

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

An injured protester is carried during a demonstration against the killing of Keith Scott by police. Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

US News

North Carolina Declares State of Emergency As Protests Continue
A state of emergency has been declared in North Carolina as protests continued for second night on Wednesday in Charlotte over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. One protester was shot and left in critical condition in the hospital, though police said the shot was fired by a civilian, not by an officer. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and said he would call in the National Guard. —CBS News

Bomb Suspect Tested Material in Family Backyard
New York bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami reportedly ordered some of the components for his devices on eBay and had them delivered to a New Jersey business where he worked. Investigators have recovered video from a relative's cellphone of Rahami testing some of the material in his family's backyard. —The Wall Street Journal


Zuckerberg and Chan Want to Cure All Disease by 2100
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have pledged $3 billion to fund medical research over the next decade. The couple said the ultimate goal was to "cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century." The funds will be distributed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. —[BBC News
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Exxon Agrees to Pay $12 Million for Yellowstone Spill
ExxonMobil has reportedly agreed to pay $12 million in damages and cleanup costs for a burst pipeline that spilled 63,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River. The State of Montana is expected to receive $9.5 million from the settlement, while the federal government will get $2.5 million. —ABC News

International News

UN Expects to Resume Aid Convoys in Syria
The UN says it is ready to resume the delivery of aid to Syria, days after an attack on a humanitarian convoy killed 20 people and halted relief operations. A spokesman for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that "several" convoys were expected to leave Thursday but did not specify where. —Al Jazeera

Bus Protest Brings Venezuelan Capital to a Standstill
Bus drivers in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, have brought the city to a standstill by blocking the streets with their vehicles to protest against economic conditions. Drivers are demanding more pay and protection from violent crime, and pledged to continue their protest throughout Thursday. —BBC News


Power Plant Fire in Puerto Rico Causes Blackout
A huge blaze at an electrical power plant in Puerto Rico has left 1.5 million people without electricity. The outage at the government-run AEE power plant has forced schools and businesses to close, but the airport is still open and telecommunications are still working on the island. —CNN

ISIS Suspected of Mustard Gas Attack in Iraq
ISIS is suspected of firing a shell or rocket with mustard agent at US and Iraqi troops at an air base in Iraq. The air base is a pivotal staging ground for an anticipated attack on Mosul, the ISIS capital in Iraq. The US military said the mustard gas attack resulted in no deaths or injuries.—The Guardian

Everything Else

Jay Z and Beyoncé Announce Tidal Charity Concert
Jay Z and Beyonce have recruited Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, and Common to perform at a concert in support of the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City–based charity. The October 15 show will raise money to support education for New York children. —Rolling Stone

The West Wing Cast to Campaign for Clinton
Cast members from The West Wing will head to Ohio this weekend to campaign for Hillary Clinton. Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina, and Mary McCormack will encourage voter registration in the critical swing state. —Variety

Popsicle Man Gets GoFundMe Check for $380,000
Fidencio Sanchez, the 89-year-old who became known as "popsicle man" after a photo of him pushing his street cart was widely shared online, has accepted $380,000 from GoFundMe. "He said he's ecstatic," said Joel Cervantes, who started the GoFundMe campaign. —NBC News

Hacker Shows How to Crack the iPhone on the Cheap
Security researcher Sergei Skorobogatov has shown how the passcode of an iPhone can be cracked using off-the-shelf components, which cost just $100—a tiny fraction of the $1.3 million the FBI paid to crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5C. —VICE News

Chance the Rapper Collaborating with Kanye on Album
Chance the Rapper has confirmed he has been working with Kanye West on their joint album, Good Ass Job. Chance described it as a "dream" and says they have two songs done so far. —Noisey

Chelsea Manning Faces Indefinite Solitary Confinement
A disciplinary committee will decide today whether Chelsea Manning should be thrown into indefinite solitary confinement for charges related to a suicide attempt earlier this year. Manning said feelings of "hopelessness and helplessness" are hard to shake. —VICE News