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Saudi Women Get More Freedom, Kurdish Leader Resigns, and Cardi B is Engaged: The VICE Morning Bulletin

Plus, stories about a Nazi rally in Tennessee, Taylor Swift's new music video, and what happens when you think you have insomnia but you don't.

International News Saudi Arabia to Let Women Into Sports Stadiums for the First Time Ever
In another move to give Saudi women more freedom, officials say that women will be able to enter the stadiums in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam starting early next year. —BBC Duterte Plans to Deal With Trump in 'the Most Righteous Way'
Donald Trump will make a pit stop in the Philippines to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in November during his trip across Asia. Duterte said he expects them to discuss terrorism and the fight against drugs, and that he will "deal with President Trump in the most righteous way, welcome him as an important leader." —Reuters Kurdish Leader Barzani Resigns
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he will step down as president on November 1, after the independence referendum he spearheaded backfired. The referendum has lead to the Kurds of northern Iraq stripped of a third of their territory and continuing attacks from Baghdad. —The Guardian Nazi Rally Meets Heavy Security in Tennessee
About 150 neo-Nazis rallied in Shelbyville, Tennessee last Saturday morning. In anticipation of the worst case scenario, the police had set up an extensive maze of metal barriers so protesters and counter-protesters ended up on separate sides of a boulevard. The rally was supposed to continue in nearby Murfreesboro, but the neo-Nazis dispersed after a picnic lunch. Shelbyville is a city of 20,000, with a large Somali community. —VICE News

Everything Else

Offset and Cardi B Got Engaged Over the Weekend
Proving that love is real, the Migo got on one knee and proposed to Cardi B on stage at the Power 99 Powerhouse in Philadelphia. —Noisey Taylor Swift is a Cyberpunk Now
The music video for her latest single "…Ready For It" is here and it's full my cyberpunk tropes, including a robot white horse because why not. —Motherboard

Thinking You Have Insomnia Can Be Worse Than Actually Sleeping Like Shit
Scientists found the "insomnia identity", or the belief that you have insomnia when you don't, leads people to have worse daytime impairments than actual insomnia sufferers. People with an insomnia identity are at greater risk for self-stigma, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, hypertension, and fatigue. —Tonic