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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump calls Clinton a "bigot" during a rally with Brexit leader Nigel Farage, an attack on American University in Afghanistan kills 12, Prince's home will be opened to the public, and more.

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

US News

Trump Calls Clinton a "Bigot"
The Republican nominee called Hillary Clinton a "bigot" who doesn't care about minority voters. "She's going to do nothing for African Americans, she's going to do nothing for the Hispanics," he said. Trump was joined onstage by Nigel Farage, the right-wing British nationalist who helped lead the Brexit campaign.—NBC News

Wave of Heroin Overdoses Hits Cincinnati
Authorities in Ohio are on high alert after more than 50 overdoses took place in Cincinnati over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday. Only one of the overdoses was fatal. Police suspect a batch of heroin mixed with fentanyl, carfentanil, or rat poison could be to blame.—ABC News


Hackers Publish Nude Photos of Leslie Jones
Comedienne and actress Leslie Jones has been targeted by hackers who posted nude photographs and other personal information on her website. A photo of the dead Cincinnati Zoo gorilla Harambe appeared in an apparent racist insult. The star tweeted: "I want to hate so bad but I can't because I know it doesn't fix anything…"—VICE News

NYPD to Stop Releasing Cops' Records
The New York Police Department has reportedly decided to stop releasing records on police discipline to the public. The NYPD has cited a clause in a state civil rights law to backtrack on allowing access to personnel orders on police officers, an important way of tracking what happened in fatal shootings and other incidents.—New York Daily News

International News

Italy Earthquake Death Toll Rises
The death toll from the devastating earthquake in central Italy rose sharply overnight, to 247, after rescue teams struggled to find survivors under the rubble of ruined towns. Officials said the death toll was likely to climb further. At least 368 injured people had been taken to the hospital, according to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.—Reuters

Attack on University in Afghanistan Kills 12
An attack by gunmen on the American University in Kabul has left 12 people dead, including seven students. Two attackers were also shot dead by security forces ten hours after the siege began on Wednesday evening. Around 700 to 750 students were evacuated from the university, and 44 were wounded.—Al Jazeera


Columbia Finalizes Peace Deal with FARC Rebels
The Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel group have reached a final peace agreement to end five decades of fighting. The two sides signed the deal in Cuba, and it will now be put to a referendum in October. "The Colombian people will decide if we are right," said lead FARC negotiator Ivan Marquez.—VICE News

French Burkini Ban Goes Before Court
Photos of police appearing to ask a veiled woman on a beach in Nice to remove her tunic have fueled fierce debate in France over a controversial "burkini ban." A bid by the Human Rights League to overturn the ban on religious clothing is due to come before France's highest administrative court today.—BBC News

Everything Else

Prince's Home Will Be Opened to the Public
Paisley Park in Minnesota will be made into a museum and opened for public tours this fall. "Fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place," said his sister Tyka Nelson.—VICE

Hope Solo Suspended for Insulting Sweden
US soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the national team after she called the Swedish team a "bunch of cowards." The US lost to Sweden at the Olympics. Solo said she was "saddened" by the decision.—The Guardian

Hannity Gifts Trump $31 Million in Free Media
According to analysis by Media Matters, Fox News host Sean Hannity has given Donald Trump airtime worth more than $31 million in advertising value. In 2016 alone, Hannity has given Trump more than 13 hours of interview time.—Salon

The Sun's Nearest Star Has an Earth-Sized World
According to exciting research published in the journal Nature, the very closest star to our sun hosts an Earth-sized planet within its habitable zone. Dubbed Proxima b, the exoplanet is about 1.3 times the size of Earth.—Motherboard

House Prices Up, Homeownership Down
The median price of an existing home in the US hit $244,100 in July, up 5.3 percent from the same month last year. Meanwhile homeownership has tumbled to its lowest level in five decades as first-time buyers struggle to afford rising prices.—VICE News

Court Rules Cops Can't Stop Vehicles Based on Out-of-State Plates
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it's unconstitutional for police to stop vehicles simply because they have out-of-state license plates. The ruling was based on a case in which cops in Kansas pulled over a man with a Colorado license plate partly because he was from a state "known to be home to medical marijuana dispensaries."VICE News