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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The FBI will release 15,000 more of Hillary Clinton's emails, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to become France's president again, McDonald's responds to Kanye West's poem for Frank Ocean, and more.

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

US News

Another 15,000 Clinton Emails to Be Released
A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release 15,000 more emails uncovered by the FBI during its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server. The emails could be released just weeks before the election in November. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Clinton told Kimmel the emails would be "so boring."—The New York Times

FBI Investigating Virginia Knife Attack for ISIS Links
The FBI has launched an investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Virginia, examining if the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim. The accused attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, was arrested Saturday after a man and woman were stabbed at an apartment complex. The victims were hospitalized.—ABC News


Ryan Lochte Dropped by Four Sponsors
Four major sponsors have dropped Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear giant Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren. They were followed by Gentle Hair Removal and Japanese mattress maker Airweave. It comes after Lochte admitted to lying about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio.—CNN

Economists Choose Gary Johnson Over Trump
A majority of members of the National Association of Business Economics—55 percent—believe Hillary Clinton would be the best president to handle the US economy. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson came in second with 15 percent, and only 14 percent said Donald Trump would do the "best job."—The Wall Street Journal

International News

Turkey Strikes ISIS and Kurdish Targets in Syria
The Turkish army has launched artillery strikes against ISIS in northern Syria. The Turkish bombardment has also struck Kurdish YPG positions in and around the Syrian town of Manbij. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said ISIS should be "completely cleansed" from its border region.—BBC News

Sarkozy Bids to Become French President Again
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has launched a bid to win back the presidency, announcing he will seek his party's nomination to run in the 2017 presidential election. "I feel I have the strength to lead the fight at such a turbulent moment in our history," wrote the former president, who held power between 2007 and 2012.—Al Jazeera


Pakistan Forces Raid MQM Party Headquarters
Pakistani paramilitary forces have sealed the headquarters of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party in Karachi and detained five of its leaders, after party supporters attacked the office of a TV channel. Weapons were recovered from the headquarters of the MQM, and five leaders were taken into custody.—Reuters

Mexican President Accused of Plagiarizing Thesis
Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, filled about 30 percent of his undergraduate law thesis with paragraphs from books, according to a report. Journalist Carmen Aristegui found 197 paragraphs bearing remarkable similarity to the work of others. A presidential spokesman dismissed the similarities as "errors of style."—VICE News

Everything Else

Sleigh Bells Sue Demi Lovato
Indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells filed a lawsuit against Demi Lovato, claiming the singer's track "Stars" rips off elements of its 2010 song "Infinity Guitars." The suit claims the similarities "transcend the realm of coincidence."—Rolling Stone

McDonald's Is Loving Kayne West's Poem
McDonald's has responded to Kanye West's poem in Frank Ocean's new zine, called "The McDonald's Man," which refers to french fries as "evil." A spokeswoman said: "We're lovin' the love for McDonald's World Famous Fries."—TIME

'Ben-Hur' Flopped Worse Than Reported
Final box office numbers show Ben-Hur made only $11.2 million on its opening weekend, lower than the $11.35 million previously reported by Paramount. The remake cost $100 million to produce.—USA Today

Kobe Bryant Launches Silicon Valley Fund
The ex-NBA star and Los Angeles–area investor Jeff Stibel announced that they are putting together a $100 million fund to invest in media and tech companies. Bryant has already invested in mobile gaming and juice-making.—VICE News

Noodles Now Most Valuable Commodity in Prison
Ramen noodles have become the most valuable commodity in US prisons, according to a new study. Prisoners are so unhappy with prison food that ramen noodles have become more valuable than cigarettes.—VICE