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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump calls medical treatment for bomb suspect a "sad situation," George H. W. Bush reportedly plans to vote for Clinton in November, North Korea says it's preparing to launch a satellite, and more.

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

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Estero, Florida, on Monday. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

US News

Trump Questions Medical Treatment for Bomb Suspect
Republican nominee Donald Trump said it was a "sad situation" that bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was getting medical treatment, calling his hospitalization "amazing." Rahami, who was taken into custody and hospitalized after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer. Trump also expressed regret that Rahami would "be represented by an outstanding lawyer" and called for "harsh punishment to these people." —NPR

Bush Senior Voting for Clinton, Claims Kennedy Family Member
Former president George H. W. Bush plans to vote for the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, former Maryland lieutenant governor and the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy. Townsend posted a picture with Bush on Facebook alongside the caption: "The president told me he's voting for Hillary!!" —USA Today


Video Showing Tulsa Cop Shooting Unarmed Man Released
Tulsa Police Department has released video showing an officer shooting Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old unarmed African American man. Police chief Chuck Jordan said officer Betty Shelby fired after telling a dispatcher she was "not having cooperation" from Crutcher. The Justice Department will review the case. —NBC News

Only 3 Percent of Americans Own Half of All Guns
A new survey shows that 3 percent of American adults own half of all the guns in the US. The study by Harvard and Northeastern researchers show 133 million guns are concentrated in the hands of this "super-owner" group, who have amassed an average of 17 guns each. —The Guardian

International News

Aid Convoy Attacked in Syria
Either a Syrian or Russian aircraft is believed to have carried out strikes on an aid convoy near Aleppo that left more than a dozen, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The UN has confirmed that 18 trucks in the convoy were hit near the town of Urum al-Kubra; UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien said if the attack was found to be deliberate, it would amount to a war crime. Both Russian and Syrian forces have denied involvement in the attack. —CNN

North Korea Says It's Preparing for Satellite Launch
North Korea has carried out a successful ground test of a new rocket engine to launch satellites into space, according to state media. Leader Kim Jong-un has asked scientists and engineers to make preparations for a satellite launch "as soon as possible" on the basis of the test. —Reuters


Migrants Flee Huge Fire at Greek Camp
Up to 4,000 people were evacuated on the Greek island of Lesbos after a massive fire swept through a migrant camp. No injuries have been reported, but around 30 percent of the camp was destroyed. According to an aid worker, the fire started after an argument over food.—BBC News

At Least 17 Killed in Kinshasa Protests
At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The protesters were part of a movement demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down as the country's constitution mandates—so far, he has shown no sign of doing so. The government has now banned all demonstrations against the president.—Al Jazeera

Everything Else

Skittles Responds to Trump Jr.'s Refugee Analogy
Wrigley, owner of the Skittles brand, has responded to Donald Trump Jr. comparing the Syrian refugees to a bowl of "poisoned" Skittles. The company stated: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy."—The Hollywood Reporter

iPhone 7 Sales Start Strong
Apple's iPhone 7 accounts for 1 percent of the overall iPhone market share, while the iPhone 7 Plus represents 0.2 percent, according to research firm Localytics. It matches sales for last year's iPhone 6s, which captured a 1 percent market share during its first weekend.—Fortune

Kellogg Issues Eggo Waffle Recall
The food giant has announced a recall for 10,000 boxes of Eggo waffles in 25 states due to a potential listeria contamination. Kellogg said it has not received any reports of illness but is recalling the boxes as a precaution.—TIME

Bombing Suspect's Family Restaurant Slammed on Yelp
The family of alleged New York City bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami owns a fried chicken restaurant in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Though most people on Yelp are angrily trashing the restaurant, some have offered supportive comments. —VICE News FBI Agent Busts Alleged Explosive Buyer on Dark Web
The FBI has arrested a Houston man who allegedly tried to buy explosives on the dark web after an undercover agent posed as a seller on AlphaBay. Cary Lee Ogborn is charged with attempting to transport explosives with the intent to use them. —Motherboard

Light Box Therapy Triples Sexual Satisfaction
Scientists at the University of Siena have discovered a possible solution to problem of low male sex drive: light box therapy. Their findings show the men who received full light therapy tripled their sexual satisfaction scores. —Broadly

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