The VICE Morning Bulletin


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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, US troops prefer Trump over Clinton, one person is dead and three injured after a man knifed train passengers in Germany, Facebook defends claim it censors conservative news stories, and more.

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

US News

US Troops Prefer Trump Over Clinton
A survey of US military personnel revealed that active military personnel would prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton as president. Just over 54 percent of the troops surveyed by the Military Times said they would vote for Trump, while only 25 percent said they would vote for Clinton. However, more than one in five soldiers said they'd rather not vote in November if they have to choose between just those two candidates. —Military Times

Flint Mayor Accused of Taking Water Crisis Money
Former Flint City Administrator Natasha Henderson has alleged that she was fired after reporting that Mayor Karen Weaver told staff to direct water crisis donations to a personal account. Henderson filed a federal lawsuit detailing the allegations and said she "feared going to jail" after receiving Weaver's instructions. —Michigan Live


Ferguson Gets First Black Police Chief
Delrish Moss was sworn in as the first black police chief in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Moss said he wanted to bring "nobility" back to police work. He replaces Tom Jackson, who resigned last year after a Justice Department report cited racial bias in Ferguson's criminal justice system. —ABC News

Panama Papers Reveal the Americans Tied to Fraud
A newly released database showing the files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has identified offshore companies connected to at least 36 Americans accused of fraud or other serious financial misconduct. Mossack Fonseca has previously said it turns away clients involved in conduct raising "red flags." —The Washington Post

International News

Man Stabs Train Passengers in Germany
A man attacked passengers with a knife at a train station outside Munich early on Tuesday, killing one person and leaving three others injured. Witnesses told police that the man shouted "Allah Akbar" ("God is great") during the attack. Police officers have arrested the attacker. —Deutsche Welle

Duterte Wins Philippines Presidency
Rodrigo Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, after early results gave him an unassailable lead and his opponents officially withdrew. Known as "the punisher," Duterte said: "I will be a dictator, but only against forces of evil—criminality, drugs, and corruption in government." —CNN


Ceasefire in Aleppo Extended
A truce in place since last Thursday in the Syrian city of Aleppo has been extended until midnight on Wednesday. The agreement is only partial, since it does not include the Nusra Front or Islamic State groups. US Secretary of State John Kerry said he wanted a permanent truce rather than piecemeal ceasefires. —BBC News Brazilian Senate Presses On with Impeachment
The Brazilian Senate has vowed to vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, rejecting the decision of the acting speaker of Brazil's lower house, who tried to annul the impeachment process. The constitutional standoff could end up in the Supreme Court. —Reuters

Everything Else

Facebook Denies Pushing Liberal Agenda
Facebook has responded to allegations the social network censored conservative news stories, saying it "found no evidence" to support the claims. Former curators have alleged they were told to "manipulate" what was trending. —The Guardian

London Mayor Hits Out at Trump
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has slammed Donald Trump for saying Khan could be an "exception" to a ban on Muslims entering the US. Khan said: "This isn't just about me. It's about… everyone who comes from a background similar to mine." —The Huffington Post

Bison Becomes National Mammal
President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law making it the official national mammal of the United States. The law is entirely symbolic, so it won't provide any new backing for conservation efforts.—ABC News

Minnesota Introduces Prince Act
Lawmakers in the state have introduced a bill called the Personal Rights in Names Can Endure Act, or PRINCE Act. It aims to protect an individual's image and likeness after death. —Noisey Done with reading today? Watch our video 'VICE Talks 'Chasing Asylum' with Filmmaker Eva Orner.'