The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Elizabeth Warren is being vetted as Clinton's vice presidential pick, the Supreme Court has struck down a Texan anti-abortion law, UK Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Europe to discuss Brexit, and more.
June 28, 2016, 9:53am

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

US News

Warren Formally Vetted for Clinton Vice President Pick
Senator Elizabeth Warren is reportedly being formally vetted by Hillary Clinton's team as a serious possibility for vice president. Warren has become a formidable critic of Donald Trump, and appeared alongside Clinton on Monday to attack the Republican candidate as a "thin-skinned bully who is driven by greed and hate." —ABC News

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law
In a major win for abortion rights advocates, the Supreme Court has struck down a Texas law that imposed strict new requirements on abortion clinics in the state. The 5-3 ruling will prevent Texas clinics from closing and sets a national precedent, allowing women across the country access to abortions without "undue burden." —VICE News


US Car Owners to Get $15 Billion from Volkswagen
German carmaker Volkswagen has reportedly reached a $14.7 billion settlement with US car owners after admitting it cheated emission tests. The legal settlement sets aside $10 billion to repair or buy back around 475,000 affected cars, and compensates owners with a payment of up to $10,000. —AP

Trump Hires Former Ted Cruz Comms Chief
Donald Trump has reportedly hired Jason Miller, Ted Cruz's former senior communications advisor, as his own new senior advisor for communications. Miller previously worked on the failed presidential campaign of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. —CBS News

International News

Cameron Discusses Brexit with European Leaders
Prime Minister David Cameron will meet European leaders later today, the first discussions since the UK voted to leave the EU. German, French and Italian leaders said talks on the terms of a British exit could not begin until the UK formally triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Cameron has set up a "special unit" inside the British government to lay the groundwork for negotiations. —BBC News

Suicide Attack at Sunni Mosque in Iraq KIlls 12
At least 12 people have been killed and 32 injured when a suicide bomber attacked a Sunni mosque in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, according to police and medics. Wearing an explosives belt, the attacker struck as worshipers gathered after midnight to pray. —Al Jazeera


Turkey Apologizes for Downing of Russia Jet
The Kremlin has claimed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan apologized to Vladimir Putin for last year's downing of a Russian air force jet by Turkey's military, opening the way for Russia to end economic sanctions. Erdogan said he hoped to "normalize our relations with Russia rapidly." —Reuters

Unicef Says 69 Million Children Face Premature Deaths
As many as 69 million children under the age of five could die by 2030 from preventable causes if global inequality is not addressed, according to a new Unicef report. Nearly half of the 69 million children will be in sub-Saharan Africa, the report predicts. —The Guardian

Everything Else

Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown Over Shooting
Marion "Suge" Knight has filed a lawsuit against Chris Brown and the owners of nightclub 1 Oak, where Knight was shot seven times in 2014. Brown was hosting a party at the venue and the lawsuit accuses him and the owners of failing to have adequate security. —Rolling Stone

IKEA Recalls Millions of Dangerous Dressers
Ikea has issued a recall for 27 million "Malm" chests and dressers that could too easily tip over on children. It follows the deaths of three children as a result of falling furniture. Ikea's USA president admitted the Malm products "could be a danger." —NBC News

American Red Cross Withdraws 'Racist' Pool Poster
The American Red Cross has apologized for a pool safety poster widely criticized as racist after it went viral. It shows mainly black children breaking the rules while mainly white kids are commended for following the rules.—The Washington Post

FDA and DEA Keep Weed Deliberations Secret
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Food and Drug Administration are discussing whether marijuana should continue to be classified as a controlled substance. The agencies are keeping deliberations secret.—VICE News

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