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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump claims he was holding back during the debate, former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93, Elon Musk announces his a plan to colonize Mars, and more.

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

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US News

Trump Claims He Was Holding Back During Debate
Donald Trump told a crowd of his supporters in Melbourne, Florida, Tuesday night that he was "holding back" during the first TV debate against Hillary Clinton because he did not want to "do anything to embarrass her." Trump also claimed his campaign raised $18 million in the day after the debate, "the biggest day we ever had."—TIME

Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed Black Man in San Diego
A black man was shot and killed by police outside San Diego after he pulled something from his pocket and assumed a "shooting stance," according to cops. The police chief, Jeff Davis, has since conceded the object was not a weapon. Protesters gathered at the shooting scene Tuesday afternoon, with some saying the man was shot with his hands raised, which cops deny.—Associated Press


Wells Fargo CEO Forfeits $41 Million
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has agreed to forfeit $41 million in compensation in the wake of the bank's sales scandal. Meanwhile, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez said he will initiate a "top-to-bottom" review of the bank after allegations of labor law violations.—NBC News

Senate to Vote on 9/11 Bill Veto Override
The Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on overriding President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over the attacks. Obama has argued that lawsuits would interfere with foreign policy, and the veto was just the 12th of his presidency. It is also the first to face the serious prospect of an override.—CNN

International News

German Mosque Bombed in Suspected Xenophobic Attack
Explosions rocked a mosque and a convention center in the German city of Dresden late Monday, and police said Tuesday they found remains of homemade explosives at both scenes, and suspect a "xenophobic" and/or "nationalist" motive. An imam and his family were in the Fatih Camii mosque at the time of the blast, but no one was injured.—Al Jazeera

Shimon Peres, Former Israeli President, Dies at 93
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who also served twice as prime minister, has died at the age of 93. He won the Nobel Peace prize in 1994 for his role negotiating peace accords with Palestine. Current Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his "deep personal grief on the passing of the beloved of the nation."—The Guardian


Bombings Kill at Least 17 in Baghdad
Three separate bombings killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 others in heavily Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad Tuesday. ISIS has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in commercial districts, but not the third assault, a roadside bomb in western Baghdad.—Reuters

World's First Three-Person Baby Born
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique. The child, now abut five months old, has DNA from his mother and father, along with a dash of genetic code from a donor. A team of American doctors traveled to Mexico to carry out the procedure for a Jordanian family, which is not legal in some countries.—BBC News

Everything Else

Elon Musk Has a Plan to Colonize Mars
The SpaceX founder has outlined his plan for manned missions to Mars, which he thinks could begin as soon as 2024. Tickets per person might cost $500,000. Musk said he wants humanity to become "a spacefaring civilization."—The New York Times/Newsweek

Jay Z Label Logo Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge
A federal judge has dismissed a $7 million lawsuit against Jay Z and his former label partners that accused them of copyright infringement over the Roc-A-Fella Records logo. An artist named Dwayne Walker has claimed he created the inspiration for label's signature image.—Rolling Stone

Pharma Bro Auctions Off Chance to Punch Him in the Face
Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical CEO who became notorious for hiking up the price of a key HIV drug, is auctioning off the chance to punch him in the face for charity. Shkreli tweeted that he had received a bid of $78,000.—VICE

US Murders Up Almost 11 Percent
The FBI's latest annual crime stats showed an almost 11 percent increase in murders in 2015. But at a murder rate of 4.9 per 100,000 people, 2015 actually had the third-lowest murder rate of any year since 1991.—VICE News

Geniuses Say Apple Knows About iPhone 6 Touch Disease
Employees who work at Apple's retail stores say the company is well aware of the "touch disease" flaw affecting the touchscreens of thousands of iPhone 6 Plus devices. One said they had been left to "take the brunt of the abuse" from customers.—Motherboard

Danny Brown Drops New Album Early
Danny Brown has unleashed his new album Atrocity Exhibition, his first in three years, ahead of the announced Friday, September 30 release date. It features Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kelela.—Noisey