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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, turns out weed is more popular than ever in the USA, Merkel insists it's "very clear" Germany is responsible for the Holocaust, we look at the best theories around the alien megastructure, and more.
October 22, 2015, 9:51am

Here is everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

  • Benghazi Hearing: it's Time
    Hillary Clinton finally delivers testimony at the House Select Committee on Benghazi today. Democrats released a transcript of the committee's "political" interviewing of Clinton's chief-of-staff Cheryl Mills ahead of the hearing. —The Washington Post
  • Wikileaks Release CIA Emails
    The organization posted information from what appears to be CIA Director John Brennan's private email account. Leaked details include a strategic outline for the "US-Iranian Chessboard" and a contract dispute between the CIA and Brennan's own company. —The Daily Beast
  • Weed: More Popular Than Ever
    New research shows the number of American adults using marijuana has more than doubled, rising from 4.1 percent in 2001 to 9.5 percent in 2013. And a majority of Americans now think marijuana should be legal. —USA Today
  • Obama to Meet Pakistan PM
    President Obama welcomes Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the White House today. Ahead of the talks on nuclear weapons, Pakistani officials say they will not accept US attempts to limit Pakistan's use of small tactical nuclear weapons. —Reuters

International News

  • More Violence in Israel
    Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Jewish man who attacked them in the Holy City, believing him to be a "terrorist". Two Arab attackers have also been shot after they stabbed an Israeli in a city west of Jerusalem. —AP
  • Slovenia Asks for Help
    Slovenia has asked other European Union states to send police to help the country cope with the influx of migrants. More than 10,000 Syrians refugees have arrived over the past 24 hours. —Reuters
  • Merkel: We're Responsible for Holocaust
    Angel Merkel has insisted it is "very clear" Germany was responsible for the Holocaust. It follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that a Palestinian mufti told Hitler to "burn" Europe's Jews. —CNN
  • Permafrost Warming, Planet Screwed
    One of the world's leading experts on permafrost says the rate of warming in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions is "unbelievable". Vladimir Romanovsky expects permafrost in Alaska to start to thaw by 2070, releasing large amounts of methane. —BBC News

VICE journalists Philip Pendlebury and Jake Hanrahan, who were imprisoned in Turkey with Rasool, but have since been released.

Everything Else

  • Is Facebook Spying on Your Clipboard?
    A new program allows Facebook to track iPhone users' URL copying activity, even when the Facebook app is not running. —The Daily Beast
  • Alien Megastructure: the Best Theories
    Speculation grows about what could be floating around the KIC 8462852 star. Here are some of our favorite, entirely plausible theories about the as-yet-unknown alien megastructure. —Motherboard
  • Cheerleader Sues Bucks
    A former cheerleader is suing the Milwaukee Bucks for violating minimum wage laws. Lauren Herington also alleges to have been subject to "demeaning" levels of body image scrutiny. —VICE Sports
  • Help Us Free Rasool
    #FreeRasool was trending yesterday as the VICE online network went dark to protest journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool's imprisonment in Turkey. Here's a campaign update and a thank you for all the support. —VICE

Done with reading for today? Fine, watch the trailer for our new film 'Chemsex', which investigates the rising use of harmful drugs during gay sex parties.