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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Clinton and Sanders spar over tax in an angry Brooklyn debate, nine are dead and over 800 injured after an earthquake hit southern Japan, Edward Snowden turns to music, and more.

Bernie Sanders debates Hillary Clinton during the CNN primary in Brooklyn. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

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

US News

Sanders and Clinton Get Personal in Brooklyn Debate
At a angry Democratic debate in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders accused Hillary Clinton of using a "racist term" when she spoke of "superpredators" in 1996. Sanders also promised to release his tax returns Friday after Clinton accused him of not being transparent about his own finances. "They are very boring," said Sanders.—CBS News

Microsoft Sues Justice Department
The tech giant is suing the US Department of Justice over secrecy orders that block Microsoft from notifying its customers when their emails are examined by the government. Microsoft believes its constitutional rights, and the constitutional rights of its customers, are being violated.— Reuters


Chicago PD Won't Release Report of Teenager Shot 16 Times
The city of Chicago will not release official reports of a teenager shot 16 times by police. Warren Robinson, 16, was shot and killed after being chased by Chicago police in July 2014, but the department is refusing freedom of information requests because Robinson was a juvenile. —NBC News

Democrats Sue Arizona Over Voter Rights
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and various wings of the Democratic Party will file a lawsuit in federal court today targeting Arizona's elections practices. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Republicans are using "every legal loophole" to try to disenfranchise voters, especially minorities. —VICE News

International News

Earthquake Kills Nine in Southern Japan
At least nine people are dead and more than 800 injured after a powerful, magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. Officials say more people are trapped under collapsed buildings, but rescue operations by Japanese soldiers were disrupted overnight by a series of aftershocks. —AP

Spanish Minister Resigns over Panama Leaks
Spain's Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria has resigned after alleged links to offshore companies listed in the Panama Papers. Soria continues to deny any wrongdoing, but he said he was stepping down to limit any damage to the country's caretaker government, the People's Party. —Bloomberg


Anti-Mugabe Protesters March in Zimbabwe
In the country's first anti-government rally in years, thousands of people marched through the streets of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, calling for an end to the rule of President Robert Mugabe. Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) are angry at corruption and the lack of jobs. —Al Jazeera

North Korean Birthday Missile Launch Fails
North Korea attempted to conduct a missile test to coincide with the birthday of founding leader Kim Il-sung, but the launch appears to have failed. South Korea officials believe the misfiring rocket was a previously untested "Musudan" medium-range ballistic missile. —[Reuters ](

Everything Else

Edward Snowden Turns to Music
The whistleblower has collaborated with Jean Michel Jarre on "Exit," a track on the French musician's new album. Snowden said he became a big fan of electronic music through 8-bit video game "chiptunes." —Rolling Stone

Manson Cult Killer Recommended for Parole
Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson family cult, has been deemed "suitable for parole." The 66-year-old was convicted in 1969 for the killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The full parole board has 120 days to review. —CNN

Czech Republic Wants to Change Its Name
The Czech Republic is considering change its name to "Czechia" to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing. If approved by parliament, "Czechia" would would need to be lodged with the United Nations. —BBC News

Zoo Owner Charged for Whipping Tiger
Michael Hackenberger—the Ontario zoo owner who once called a baboon a "cocksucker" on live TV—has stepped down after he was charged for whipping a tiger. Video footage appears to show him striking a Siberian tiger 20 times. —[VICE ]( with reading today? Watch our new video 'Guatemala's Drunken Horse Race'.

Update: An earlier version of this article referred to Edward Snowden as a "Wikileaks whistleblower."