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This morning, a man was shot and killed by police during a routine traffic stop in Minnesota, Attorney General Loretta Lynch closed the case on Hillary Clinton's private email server, and more.

by VICE Staff
Jul 7 2016, 4:27pm

Community members and Black Lives Matter activists protest outside the Minnesota governor's mansion after the shooting of Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop on July 7, 2016. Photo via Flickr user Tony Webster

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

US News

Police Shoot Man Dead During Routine Traffic Stop
Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Castile's girlfriend livestreamed the immediate aftermath and claimed he was shot "for no reason at all" as he reached for his driver's license. Angry crowds protested outside the governor's mansion overnight. —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Attorney General Closes Case on Clinton Emails
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she is accepting the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. A Clinton campaign spokesman said: "This case is resolved, no matter Republicans' attempts to continue playing politics."—CNN

Feds Take Over Alton Sterling Shooting Case
The US Department of Justice's Civil Rights division has taken over the investigation of the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, 37, by police officers in Baton Rouge. A second video surfaced late Wednesday of the killing in the parking lot, and does not appear to support the officers' claim Sterling represented a threat. —NBC News

DuPont Ordered to Pay $5 Million to Man with Cancer
A federal jury found that chemical conglomerate DuPont acted with malice by dumping a toxic chemical from its West Virginia plant into the Ohio River. The jury awarded $5.1 million in compensatory damages to David Freeman, 56, who developed cancer as a result of the infected water supply.—USA Today


Kim Jong-un Visits Mangyongdae Revolutionary School. Image via Flickr user Prachatai

International News

Car Bomb Attack Kills 12 in Benghazi
A car bomb has killed 12 Libyan troops allied to General Khalifa Haftar, commander of forces with the country's eastern government. Haftar's troops have been fighting a campaign against Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi. It is unclear whether the car bomb attack was carried out by ISIS. —Reuters

US Sanctions North Korean Leader
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been sanctioned for the first time, as the US accused him of human rights abuses. The US Treasury said Kim and ten other top North Korean officials have been placed on a sanctions blacklist for the killing and torture of political prisoners in the country's prison camps. —VICE News

Two Policemen Killed in Eid Attack in Bangladesh
At least two policemen have been killed and five others wounded after an explosion at a checkpoint near a mass Eid prayer meeting in Kishoreganj, northern Bangladesh. A group of attackers then started shooting at police. One attacker was killed and another was arrested, according to police.—Al Jazeera

Former Rwandan Mayors Jailed for Genocide
A French court has sentenced two former Rwandan mayors to life in prison for their role in the massacre of ethnic Tutsis in 1994. Tito Barahira, 65, and Octavien Ngenzi, 58, were found guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide. It is the second case of its kind to be brought in France. —BBC News

Everything Else

Drake Responds to Alton Sterling Shooting
The rapper penned an open letter on Instagram responding to the death of Alton Sterling, the 37-year-old black man killed by police officers in Baton Rouge. "No one begins their life as a hashtag, yet the trend of being reduced to one continues." —Rolling Stone

The New Iron Man Is a Young Black Woman
Marvel has revealed a 15-year-old black girl will be donning the armor of Iron Man in a new comic series. The end of Civil War II, an ongoing crossover event in the comics, will see Tony Stark replaced by Riri Williams, a Chicago-born science genius studying at MIT.—The Guardian

Fox News CEO Sued for Sexual Harassment
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes, alleging he fired her from the network for refusing to sleep with him. She claims he asked her to "turn around so he could view her posterior." —TIME

Blair's Letters to Bush Revealed
The Chilcot report, the inquiry into Britain's involvement in the Iraq war, has revealed dozens of letters written by Tony Blair to George W. Bush. One explained how the battle against Saddam Hussein should be presented: "He's bad; we're good." —VICE News

Sharing Netflix Passwords Now a Federal Crime
One of the nation's most powerful appeals courts has ruled sharing passwords can be a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Civil liberties groups say the broad interpretation means millions are violating the law by sharing Netflix and HBO accounts. —Motherboard

Mexico's Junk Food Tax Making Poor Buy Less Crap
Online journal PLOS-Medicine found a 5.1 percent fall in junk food sales since Mexico instituted a tax on high-calorie snacks in 2014. The fall was most noticeable among the poor: a 10.2 percent drop in consumption. —VICE News