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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Feds to scrap humanitarian protections for US Haitians, Charlie Rose accused of serial sexual misconduct, Border Patrol union attributes agent's death to ambush, and more.
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Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

DHS to Scrap Humanitarian Protections for US Haitians
The Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing “temporary protected status” for roughly 59,000 Haitians who came to the US after the devastating earthquake of 2010. They have until July 2019 to leave the US or will be at risk of deportation, despite a request by the Haitian government to extend the program. Separately on Monday, the DHS’s own watchdog said it had breached two court orders regarding President Trump’s initial travel ban order.—The New York Times /Politico

Feds Sue to Block AT&T/Time Warner Merger
The Justice Department filed suit against AT&T Monday to prevent it from acquiring Time Warner for about $85 billion. The department is arguing the mega-merger would harm consumers by raising prices, among other effects. The DOJ recently demanded CNN, a Time Warner network President Trump has publicly bashed, be sold before the merger could be approved.—VICE/VICE News


Border Patrol Agent Was Killed in Ambush, Union Claims
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, said the 36-year-old agent killed in the Big Bend area of Texas Sunday was hit “multiple times with a rock or rocks.” Judd said the victim, Rogelio Martinez, “appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking.”—Los Angeles Times

Charlie Rose Accused of Serial Sexual Misconduct
At least eight women accused the longtime TV host of various forms of sexual harassment and worse over several years, including groping and appearing nude around them. Rose said he “always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.” PBS and Bloomberg TV announced the suspension of his show, and CBS also suspended him from broadcasting.—VICE News

International News

Bashar al Assad Thanks Putin for His Help
The Syrian president praised Vladimir Putin for “saving” his government from rebel forces with military support. The pair met at the Russian city of Sochi, marking just the second time Assad is said to have left Syria since fighting began in 2011. Putin said the military campaign was “wrapping up” and called for a political solution to the conflict.—Al Jazeera/Reuters

Impeachment of Mugabe Set to Begin
Zanu-PF officials were expected to votes in Zimbabwe’s parliament Tuesday to kickstart the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe. The recently fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa—an ouster that triggered last week’s military seizure of power—called on Mugabe to make way.—VICE News


Dozens Killed in Nigeria Suicide Attack
At least 50 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a device inside a mosque in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Police said the bomber was a teenager who had pretended to be a worshipper. No group claimed responsibility, but Boko Haram militants have carried out similar attacks.—AP

Angela Merkel Says She's Prepared for Another Election
The German chancellor said she was “very skeptical” about trying to form a minority government after her plan to establish a three-party coalition fell apart. Merkel indicated she was willing to go through another federal vote early next year, describing herself as “a woman who has responsibility and is prepared to take responsibility in the future.”—The Guardian

Everything Else

Trump's Charity Foundation Is Shutting Down
The president’s advisers have begun to “wind up” the foundation and will give its final funds to other charities, according to a spokesperson. The organization’s latest return showed assets of around $970,000 at the end of last year.—NBC News

Colin Kaepernick Says Meek Mill in ‘Good Spirits’
The former San Francisco 49ers star said he spoke to the imprisoned rapper and that he was “in good spirits and humbled by the support the people have shown him.” Mill was sentenced to two to four years for violating the terms of his probation.—XXL

NAACP Announces Image Award Nominees
JAY-Z and Mary J. Blige are both up for five awards at the January ceremony. JAY-Z joins Chance the Rapper, director Ava DuVernay, and Issa Rae among the nominees for entertainer of the year.—Los Angeles Times

Thirty Accuse Ohio Lawmaker of Sexual Misconduct
Wes Goodman, an anti-LGBTQ Republican state legislator who resigned last week after being caught in a tryst with a man in his office, is now facing allegations of sexual harassment from 30 young men. Goodman is accused of sending explicit photos and messages soliciting sex to individuals who didn't want them and in some cases tried to block him.—VICE News

Shirley Manson Lets Morrissey Have It
The Garbage singer called out Morrissey for defending Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, as well as for making dismissive comments about their accusers. “Morrissey has lost the fucking plot," she wrote on Twitter. "Weinstein + Spacey unfairly attacked?…Fuck U Morrissey! Fuck YOU.”—i-D

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