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The VICE Morning Bulletin

#MeToo dominates the Golden Globes, Kushner company took $30 million from Israeli investor, flooding wreaks havoc at JFK airport, and more.

by VICE Staff
Jan 8 2018, 3:51pm

Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

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

US News

Celebs Embrace #MeToo at the Globes
High-profile winners like Laura Dern and Nicole Kidman spoke out against gender inequality and sexual violence at Sunday night’s 75th Golden Globes. Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Oprah Winfrey said she looked forward to the time “no one has to say ‘me too’ again.” Amid speculation Winfrey might consider running for President, her partner Stedman Graham said “she would absolutely do it.”—CBS News / VICE / Los Angeles Times

Kushner Company Took $30 Million from Israeli Investor
The real estate company owned by Jared Kushner’s family reportedly accepted $30 million from the Israeli investment company Menora Mivtachim prior to a trip Kushner and Ivanka Trump took to Israel in May of last year. Since becoming senior advisor to the president, Kushner has stepped back somewhat from his private-sector responsibilities, but like his wife and the president, he retains a major stake in his family business, raising glaring ethics concerns.—The New York Times

Stephen Miller Said to Be Escorted from CNN
President Trump’s senior advisor was reportedly escorted from the network’s set by security on Sunday after an ill-tempered interview with State of the Union host Jake Tapper. Miller apparently refused initial requests to leave after Tapper cut the interview short, saying Miller had “wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”—Business Insider

Flooding Wreaks Havoc at JFK Airport
More than 500 flights were canceled or delayed after a water pipe burst at the New York City airport this weekend. The spill flooded the arrivals area of Terminal 4, forcing it to close for four hours. Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the incident was “totally unacceptable” and promised an investigation.—NBC News

International News

Oil Tanker Could Explode off Chinese Coast
A Panama-registered tanker that collided with a Chinese freighter in the East China sea on Saturday is said to be at risk of exploding and sinking. All 32 crew members declared missing after the accident—30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis—remained missing, despite search and rescue efforts by Chinese, South Korean, and US ships and aircraft. The tanker was reportedly carrying almost one million barrels of oil.—AP

At Least 25 Killed by Explosion in Syria
The blast took place in Idlib, a Syrian city still held by rebel forces, at the base of the Ajnad al-Qawqaz militant group, but it remained unclear whether it was caused by a car bomb or a drone strike or something else. The attack came as the Syrian military pushed to retake the region for the Assad regime.—BBC News

Philippines Vice President Condemns Plan to Scrap Mid-Terms
Vice President Leni Robredo has criticized as “self-serving” a potential plan to drop the coutnry's 2019 midterm elections as part of a tweak to the constitution. Robredo, who openly opposes President Rodrigo Duterte, said: “We are very much against this no-election proposal because holding elections sums up democracy.”—Reuters

Israel Hits NGOs with Travel Ban
Gilad Erdan, an Israeli government minister responsible for strategic affairs, published a list of 20 international organizations prohibited from making visits to the country. Erdan accused the groups, including the American Friends Service Committee, of spreading “incitement and lies” as part of the boycott, sanctions, and divestment (BDS) campaign against Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.—The Guardian

Everything Else

Sterling K. Brown and Aziz Ansari Achieve Firsts at Golden Globes
On Sunday, Brown became the first black actor to win best performance in a TV drama for his work in This Is Us. Ansari earned the honor of being the first Asian-American actor to pick up best lead in a comedy for his Netflix show Master of None.—CNN

‘Jumanji’ Ousts Star Wars as Box Office No. 1
Sony’s sequel Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle claimed the top spot after earning $36 million this past weekend in North American theaters. The $29.3 million debut of the horror movie Insidious: The Last Key pushed The Last Jedi into third place.—Variety

SpaceX Launches Secret Government Satellite
Elon Musk’s company successfully put the Zuma satellite into orbit Sunday evening, before the broadcast was cut off to protect the purpose of the mission. Zuma was contracted by Northrop Grumman on behalf of an unknown US government entity.—USA Today

Radiohead Said to Be Suing Lana Del Rey
The British band has reportedly launched legal action for copyright infringement after spotting an apparent similarity between their 90s hit “Creep” and Del Rey’s “Get Free.” The singer tweeted: “Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”—Noisey

Bannon Tries to Walk Back His Critique of Trump, His Son
After Trump attacked Bannon over quotes attributed to him in Michael Wolff’s new book, the president's former chief strategist accused Wolff of “inaccurate reporting” and insisted Donald Trump, Jr. was “both a patriot and a good man.”—VICE News

JAY-Z Drops Clip for Daughter’s Birthday
The rapper released an animated video for his 4:44 track “Blue’s Freestyle” to mark Blue Ivy Carter’s sixth birthday. “Caught in Their Eyes” is now the only song off the album without a music video.—Noisey

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