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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Obama will speak out against Trump if he threatens America's core values, protestors and police clash at the Dakota pipeline site, and more.

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

US News

Police and Protesters Clash at Dakota Pipeline Site
Police used water cannons and what appeared to be tear gas on people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline overnight Sunday. The Morton County Sheriff's Department said 400 people tried to cross the bridge at the pipeline site and set vehicles on fire, with one official describing the clashes as a "riot." —VICE News

Obama Willing to Criticize Trump as Citizen
President Obama may buck convention and criticize his successor, should Donald Trump threaten the country's "core" values after he leaves office. Although Obama rejected the idea of "popping off in every instance," he said that if an issue goes "to core questions about our values and our ideals," he would "examine it when it comes." —NBC News


New York State Police to Set Up Hate Crimes Unit
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new program to fight hate crime with state police, suggesting the "ugly political discourse" has "gotten worse" since the election. Cuomo also said the state would help establish a legal defense fund for low-income immigrants. —Reuters

Texas Police Officer Killed While Writing Traffic Ticket
A Texas cop was shot and killed while writing up a traffic ticket in San Antonio on Sunday morning. Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, was sitting inside his car when the driver of a black vehicle pulled up, got out, and shot him twice. Two other officers, one in Florida and another in Missouri, were shot and wounded later Sunday. —USA Today

International News

Indian Train Crash Death Toll Rises to 142
Rescue workers appeared to complete their search for survivors of a train derailment in northern India, with the death toll from the accident reaching 142 people. At least 200 more were also injured when the Indore-Patna express train veered off the tracks near the city of Kanpur early Sunday. —Reuters

Suicide Bomb Attack Kills At Least 27 at Kabul Mosque
At least 27 people have been killed and more wounded after a suicide bomber detonated a device inside a Shia mosque in Kabul, the Afghan capital. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. —Al Jazeera

Merkel to Run for Fourth Term as German Leader
German chancellor Angela Merkel, in power since 2005, has announced she will run for a fourth term in office. She plans to "fight for our values and our way of life" after consulting her party, the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel said Sunday. —VICE News


Sarkozy Defeated in French Presidential Primary
Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy has been defeated in the primary contest to choose his conservative party's next presidential candidate. He's since backed former PM Francois Fillon, who finished atop the first round of voting and will face another former PM, Alain Juppe, in a run-off next Sunday. —BBC News

Everything Else

Kanye Cancels LA Gig After Sacramento Fiasco
Kanye West canceled his Sunday night concert in Los Angeles hours before showtime without explanation. The cancelation followed an onstage rant during Saturday's Sacramento show in which the star slammed Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, and Mark Zuckerberg. —The Guardian

'Fantastic Beasts' Bests Box Office Competition
Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them seized the No.1 spot at the box office, taking $75 million on its opening weekend. The J.K. Rowling–penned movie took another $143.3 million overseas. —The Hollywood Reporter

Green Day Slams Trump and KKK at AMAs
Billie Joe Armstrong sang "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" live on TV during Green Day's performance of Bang, Bang at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Trump had not responded on Twitter as of publication. —Vanity Fair

Future Drops Two New Tracks
The rapper Future dropped two new tracks, Ain't Tryin and Poppin Tags, on OVO Sound Radio this weekend. The release follows his collaboration with Gucci Mane, Free Bricks 2, released last week. —Noisey

NASA's New Satellite to Give Better Weather Forecasts
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have launched a new weather satellite into space. The device is designed to give more accurate weather forecasts and warnings for the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. —Motherboard

Tony Blair Allegedly Plotting His Comeback
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is reportedly considering a return to national politics. Blair, who stepped down in 2007, is apparently searching for new offices in Westminster close to the British Parliament. —VICE News