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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump promises to pull out of the TransPacific Partnership, Kanye West is hospitalized, and more.

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

US News

Trump Promises to Pull US Out of Trans-Pacific Partnership
President-elect Donald Trump outlined his priorities for his first 100 days in office in a YouTube video Monday, pledging to put the word out about US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in the White House. Trump called the trade deal "a potential disaster" and said he would negotiate "fair bilateral trade deals" instead. —The New York Times

Kanye West Hospitalized in Los Angeles
Kanye West has been hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center after reportedly suffering from "exhaustion." Los Angeles police said they responded to a disturbance call on Tuesday afternoon, before the incident was treated as a medical matter. West's remaining Saint Pablo Tour dates have been canceled. —Noisey/CNN


Alt-Right Leader Says America Belongs to White People
Richard Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement, gave a speech in Washington, DC, in which he quoted Nazi propaganda and proclaimed America is white people's "creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us." Video shows some activists in the crowd lifting their arms in a Nazi salute and shouting, "Heil victory." —VICE News

Driver of Deadly Tennessee School Bus Crash Arrested
An elementary school bus driver has been arrested after five children were killed n a Chattanooga, Tennessee, crash. Johnthony Walker, 24, faces five charges of vehicular homicide. Another 24 children on the bus were hospitalized with injuries.—CBS News

International News

Japan Shaken by 7.4-Magnitude Earthquake
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's eastern coast early Tuesday morning. Only minor injuries were reported after resulting waves were smaller than initially feared, and tens of thousands followed evacuation warnings in anticipation of a possible tsunami. A cooling system at the Fukushima nuclear plant stopped working briefly, but Tokyo Electric Power said it had restarted the system. —BBC News

Egyptian Court Overturns Deposed President's Life Sentence
Egypt's Court of Cassation has overturned a life sentence against former president Mohamed Morsi and ordered he be re-tried in a case centering on accusations of espionage. Morsi, the leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was ousted by military chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi in 2013 after protests against his rule. —Al Jazeera


At Least 141 Civilians Killed in Weeklong Aleppo Bombardment
At least 141 civilians have perished in the past week in eastern Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The monitoring group said hundreds more had been injured and 87 rebel fighters had been killed since Russian and Syrian government forces resumed airstrikes and shelling last Tuesday. —Reuters

Turkish Government Removes Child Sex Bill
Turkish prime minister Binali Yıldırım has withdrawn a bill that would have pardoned men found guilty of raping a minor if they married their victim. Yıldırım said the ruling AK Party would consider ways to find "consensus" on the bill. —AFP

Everything Else

Gigi Hadid Apologizes for Melania Trump Impersonation
The model Gigi Hadid has said sorry for her impression of Melania Trump at Sunday's American Music Awards. "I apologize to anyone that I offended," Hadid wrote in a Twitter note, but also added that she thought "Melania understands show business." —Billboard

Dennis Rodman Charged with Hit and Run
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with a hit and run and other offenses in Southern California, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Rodman is accused of causing another vehicle to crash after driving north in a southbound lane. —NBC News

Netflix Drops Obama Biopic Trailer
Netflix has released a trailer for for Barry, a biographical movie about President Obama's time at Columbia University directed by past VICE correspondent Vikram Gandhi. Actor Devon Terrell plays Obama in his undergraduate student days. —TIME

NASA to Light Space Cargo Capsule on Fire
NASA will play with fire in space this week, part of the agency's Spacecraft Fire Experiment (Saffire) mission. The fire safety tests will be conducted onboard on the unmanned Cygnus cargo capsule. —Motherboard

Pope Says Priests Can Forgive Women Who Have Abortions
Pope Francis has written a letter explaining that women who have had abortions can be forgiven by all Catholic priests. It is a continuation of a special dispensation he granted during the "Year of Mercy" that came to an end on Sunday. —VICE News

Nearly 300 Transgender People Killed in a Year
Almost 300 trans and gender-diverse people were murdered in a one-year span, according to Transgender Europe's Trans Murder Monitoring project. Between October 2015 and September 2016, a transgender person was killed every 36 hours, the report says. —Broadly