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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Hillary Clinton makes history as the first female presidential nominee of a major US political party, President Obama says he couldn't rule out Russia's involvement in the DNC email leak, and more.
July 27, 2016, 2:01pm

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

US News

Clinton Makes History as First Female Nominee
The Democrats officially nominated Hillary Clinton to be the first female presidential nominee of a major party in US history. Bill Clinton talked about his "best friend" during Tuesday night's keynote speech, saying, "She will never quit you." Hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of the convention hall after Clinton received the nomination.—NBC News

Obama Says Russia Could Be Behind DNC Hack
President Obama says he could not rule out Russia's involvement in the DNC email leak that has disrupted the party's convention. "What we do know is that the Russians hack our systems," said Obama, who added that "Trump has gotten pretty favorable coverage back in Russia."—Reuters


Apple Profits Fall as iPhone Sales Slump
Apple has reported a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, and the company's quarterly profit has fallen 27 percent. Apple sold just more than 40.4 million iPhones in the third quarter, compared to 47.5 million a year earlier. The chief executive, Tim Cook, said the results "better than we expected."—The Wall Street Journal

Dozens Arrested Protesting Death of Philando Castile
Police in Saint Paul arrested dozens of people protesting the death of Philando Castile in front of the Minneapolis governor's mansion. Demonstrators have been camping outside the governor's residence since July 7, but 46 people were arrested on Tuesday for public nuisance and unlawful assembly.—CBS News

International News

French Priest Killer Monitored by Police
One of the men suspected of killing a priest at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in France was wearing a police surveillance tag at the time of the attack. Adel Kermiche, 19, and a fellow attacker slit the throat of the elderly priest before being killed by police. Kermiche was arrested two times last year trying to reach Syria.—BBC News

Helicopter Strikes Kill 18 in Syria
Government airstrikes in rebel-held areas of Aleppo have killed 18 people, as fighting intensifies once again in Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, government helicopters targeted the al-Mashhad neighborhood. The UN special envoy said there would be a renewed push to restart talks next month.—Al Jazeera


Venezuela Government Rejects Referendum Calls
Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro's socialist government is fighting efforts by the opposition to oust Maduro via a referendum. The socialists lodged a complaint with the election board, claiming the Democratic Unity (MUD) opposition falsified signatures to trigger a referendum, using the signatures of 11,000 dead people.—Reuters

Floods and Landslides in Nepal Leave 54 Dead
Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Nepal have killed 54 people over the last two days, according to officials. Hundreds of people have been forced to leave their homes after rivers breached the banks, and at least 20 people are missing, said the home ministry spokesman, Yadav Prasad Koirala.—AP

Everything Else

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Leads the Way at VMAs
Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade scored a leading 11 nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year for "Formation." Adele received eight VMA nominations.—USA Today

Bill O'Reilly Says White House Slaves Were Well-Fed
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly conceded that Michelle Obama was right to point out the White House was built by slaves but said: "Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings."—Vox

Judge Says Bitcoin Is Not Real Money
A Miami judge has ruled that Bitcoin currency is not actually money. Judge Teresa Mary Pooler threw out the felony charges against web designer Michell Espinoza, who had been charged with illegally laundering $1,500 worth of Bitcoins.—Miami Herald

Pot Company Trades on Stock Exchange
Canopy Growth Corp., Canada's largest marijuana produce, officially began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), a first for North America. The market value of the company is an estimated $300 million.—VICE News

'Pokémon Go' Takes Over McDonald's in Japan
Pokémon Go has teamed up with the fast-food giant, turning every Japanese McDonald's into a destination for players. Every single one of the fast-food restaurants in Japan is either a Pokéstop or a gym.—Munchies

Rio Police Find Cocaine Bags Bearing Olympic Logo
Police in Rio seized 93 baggies of cocaine bearing the Olympic logo and the heading "Rio 2016." The apparently thoughtful dealers included a special warning to "use longe das crianças," or "use away from children."—VICE News