The VICE Morning Bulletin
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VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hawaii judge expands travel ban exemptions, Trump willing to consider inviting Putin to White House, London teens arrested over five acid attacks, and more.
July 14, 2017, 2:50pm

Everything you need to know this morning curated by VICE.

US News

Hawaii Judge Expands Travel Ban Exemptions to Include Grandparents
A federal judge in Hawaii has ruled in favour of an expanded definition of "close family" to allow more exemptions from the Trump administration's travel ban. US District Judge Derrick Watson ruled the ban would not apply to visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries who have grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law or sisters-in-law in the US.—AP

Trump Willing to Consider Putin Invite to White House
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, President Trump said thursday he would consider inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House "at the right time." "I don't think this is the right time," he said when asked about the prospect. "But the answer is yes, I would." Trump added that he dropped the discussion of Russian meddling in the US election with Putin after asking the him about the issue twice. "What do you do," Trump said, "end up in a fistfight with somebody?"—NBC News

Republican Operative Searching for Clinton Emails Killed Himself, Cops Say
A Republican businessman who is said to have tried to get a hold of hacked Hillary Clinton emails from Russian sources committed suicide in a Minnesota hotel room, according to public records. Police recovered an apparent suicide note that insisted there was no foul play.—Chicago Tribune

Staffers Charged for Allegedly Sharing Nude Photos of Congressional Delegate
Two former staffers for Stacey Plaskett, a nonvoting delegate for the US Virgin Islands, have been charged with sharing nude photos and video of the congresswoman online. Juan R. McCullum was indicted on cyberstalking charges, while Dorene Browne-Louis was indicted on obstruction of justice charges.—The Washington Post

International News

Two Israeli Officers Killed in Jerusalem Attack
Two Israeli cops were killed after three Israeli-Arab gunmen opened fire at a holy site in Jerusalem Friday morning, officials said. The gunmen shot at police near Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, before security forces pursued the attackers for a short distance and fatally shot them. One other Israeli officer was injured in the attack.—BBC News

China Faces Criticism Over Nobel Laureate's Death
China has dismissed criticism of its treatment of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday. Several governments had urged China to allow Liu to travel overseas for medical attention, but the Foreign Ministry said other countries "are in no position to make improper remarks." One newspaper in China said Liu was a victim "led astray" by the West.—AP

Venezuela's Fugitive Cop Makes Vigil Appearance
The fugitive police officer suspected of stealing a helicopter and firing on government buildings in Venezuela has appeared at an opposition vigil in the country's capital, Caracas. Oscar Perez spoke to journalists at the gathering for anti-government protestors killed in the past three months. "The true way to pay respects to those who've died is for this dictatorship to fall," he said, before rushing off on a motorcycle.—Al Jazeera

London Teens Arrested Over Five Acid Attacks
Two teenage boys have been arrested by London's Metropolitan police in connection with five acid attacks that took place in the city in just 90 minutes Thursday night. Two male attackers are said to have stolen mopeds and hurled corrosive acid at five separate people in the city's east end. One victim reportedly suffered "life-changing" facial injuries.—Sky News

Everything Else

Beyoncé Shares First Photo of Twins
Beyoncé posted the first photo of her one-month-old twins Rumi and Sir Carter on Instagram early Friday morning. Surrounded by an elaborate floral display, the image is a callback to the pregnancy shot she shared earlier this year.—CNN

2 Live Crew Co-Founder Dies, Aged 53
Chris Wong Won, better known as Fresh Kid Ice from 2 Live Crew, has died at the age of 53. The death of the group's co-founder was due to an unspecified medical condition. 2 Live Crew's Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell paid tribute on Twitter, saying "we lost a legend."—Noisey

DMX Arrested and Charged with Tax Fraud
DMX has been charged with tax fraud, accused of evading payment of around $1.7 million owed to the IRS. Arrested by law enforcement Thursday, the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, will appear before a Manhattan federal court Friday.—Billboard

Discriminatory Airbnb Host Forced to Pay $5,000 in Damages
An Airbnb host who denied a woman a booking because she was Asian has been ordered to pay $5,000 in damages. Californian host Tami Barker, a Trump fan, was also ordered to take an Asian American studies course and apologize to denied guest Dyne Suh.—The Guardian

Trump's Lawyer Says 'F You' to Stranger via Email
Marc Kasowitz, the lawyer hired by Donald Trump to handle the Russia case, replied to an email from a man urging him to resign by saying, "F*ck you… I already know where you live. I'm on you." Kasowitz's spokesman said he would apologize.—VICE

Actress Who Played Barb in 'Stranger Things' Up for Emmy
Shannon Purser, who played Barb in Stranger Things, has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Guest Actress in a Drama category. Purser tweeted: "Wow. I am so incredibly honoured."—i-D