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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Bernie Sanders denies Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in DC, Axl Rose asks Google to remove "fat" photos of him, and more.

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

US News

AP Claims Clinton Has Secured Nomination, Sanders Disagrees
Hillary Clinton has reportedly secured her party's presidential nomination ahead of five Democratic primaries today. However, a Bernie Sanders campaign spokesman said the media was guilty of "a rush to judgement," after the Associated Press declared victory for Clinton on Monday evening based on a survey of superdelegates. —CBC News

Obama Meets Indian Prime Minister in DC
President Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Washington, DC, today, the start of a three-day visit focused on improving ties between the world's two biggest democracies. Modi, who was banned from entering the US just a decade ago, will address a joint session of Congress tomorrow. —Bloomberg


Stanford Rapist's Mugshot Released
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has finally released the mugshot of Brock Turner, the 20-year-old Stanford University student sentenced to six months in jail for raping an unconscious woman. Police had been criticized for failing to release the photo, and the #NoMugShot hashtag spread on Twitter and Instagram among those who thought the decision showed that Turner was being treated differently than a person of color would be. —NBC News

Black Students Nearly Four Times as Likely to be Suspended
African American students are 3.8 times as likely as their white classmates to be suspended from school, according to new government data. US Education Secretary John King said it showed the nation's "systemic failure" to educate all students equally: "We still fall far short of that ideal." —USA Today

International News

Istanbul Bus Explosion Kills 11
At least 11 people have been killed and 36 wounded in a bomb attack on a police bus in the Turkish capital Istanbul. A remote-controlled device was reportedly detonated as the bus passed through the Vezneciler district during morning rush hour. No group has yet claimed responsibility. —Reuters

North Korea Reactivates Nuclear Facility
North Korea has restarted a nuclear facility at Yongbyon, which processes plutonium for nuclear weapons, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA said satellite images show "activities related to reprocessing." The reactor was shut down in 2007, but in 2015 Pyongyang claimed it was operational again. —The Guardian


Air Strike Hits Syrian Market
At least 26 people have been killed in regime air strikes on a busy market in Syria's Deir ez-Zor, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Civilian children were among those killed. The town is held by the Islamic State, and Syrian government and Russian planes are thought to have carried out the strikes. —Al Jazeera

Abandoned Japanese Boy Forgives Parents
The Japanese boy lost for six days in dense forests after his parents left him behind has been discharged from hospital, and he has reportedly forgiven his parents. Yamato Tanooka's father Takayuki said: "My son said, 'You are a good dad. I forgive you.'" Police will not be pressing any charges against the parents. —BBC News

Everything Else

MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dies at 42
Kimbo Slice, the mixed martial arts fighter who rose to prominence for his popular YouTube street fighting videos, has died at the age of 42. Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker paid tribute to the "friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man." —CNN

Hugh Hefner Sells Playboy Mansion
Daren Metropoulos, a billionaire private equity banker who co-owns Twinkies, has signed a deal to buy Hefner's LA property for an undisclosed sum. Metropoulos called it a "true privilege" to take over the famous mansion. —TIME

Male Politician Quits to Make Room for Women
An Ontario cabinet minister has announced he will be stepping aside in order to make room for women and help the government of the Canadian province find gender parity. Ted McMeekin said, "I've never been afraid to call myself a feminist." —VICE News

Axl Rose Wants 'Fat' Photos Removed
The Guns 'n' Roses singer is trying to wipe unflattering images of himself from the internet through takedown requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The requests relate to a 2010 concert photo used to create "Axl Rose is fat" memes. —Motherboard

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