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Nine people were killed and 40 more were injured in Chicago gun violence over the weekend, LAX was evacuated after police received false reports of gunshots, the US accepts its 10,000th Syrian refugee, and more.

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Aug 29 2016, 4:46pm

Mourners remember Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, who was one of nine peole killed in Chicago gun violence over the weekend. Photo by Joshua Lott / Stringer via Getty

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

US News

Nine Dead, 40 Injured in Chicago Weekend Shootings
Nine people were killed and at least 40 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday. The most recent homicide took place in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side late Sunday afternoon, where someone shot a 17-year-old boy in the abdomen. He later died in the hospital.—Chicago Sun-Times

LAX Evacuated After False Alarm Gun Scare
False reports of gunfire at Los Angeles International Airport sent passengers running from terminals onto the tarmac Sunday night. Police responded to 911 calls of shots fired, but they later said the reports were based on "loud noises only." The departures and arrival areas of the central terminal were briefly closed during the panic.—NBC News

Majority Think Clinton Would Do More for Minorities
Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe Hillary Clinton would do more to help minorities than Donald Trump if elected president. According to the latest ABC News / SSRS survey, 64 percent said Clinton would do more, while 36 percent chose Trump.—ABC News

US Accepts 10,000th Syrian Refugee
The US will fulfill its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees today, when several hundred newcomers will arrive from a camp in Jordan. The latest group is expected to resettle in California and Virginia. President Obama committed to the target as part of the Syrian resettlement program.—AP

International News

Suicide Bomb Kills 45 in Yemen
A suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen has killed at least 45 people and injured 29 others. The attacker drove a vehicle into a gathering of new recruits at the camp in the city of Aden, according to a security official. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.—Al Jazeera

Ceasefire Takes Effect in Columbia
A ceasefire has come into effect in Colombia between the FARC rebel group and the government, ending five decades of conflict. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos said the ceasefire, which began at midnight local time, was a "historic step." A referendum on the peace deal between the two sides takes place October 2.—BBC News

Explosion at Brussels Crime Lab
An explosion took place at the Brussels Institute of Criminology in the Belgian capital early Monday, but the building was empty, and no one was hurt. A car reportedly rammed through fences at the crime lab before the explosion took place. A Brussels prosecutor said police believe arson led to the explosion rather than a bomb.— Reuters

Rousseff Impeachment Trial Begins
Suspended president Dilma Rousseff will make a last ditch attempt to hold onto power when her impeachment trial begins in Brazil's Senate today. If the Senate convicts Rousseff on Tuesday or Wednesday, as is widely expected, interim leader Michel Temer will be sworn in to serve out the rest of her term through 2018.—The Guardian

EVERYTHING ELSE

Beyoncé Takes Moms of Police Shooting Victims to VMAs
Beyoncé brought the mothers of shooting victims Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant to MTV's VMAs on Sunday night. She won eight awards and performed five songs from Lemonade during an epic 16-minute performance.—CBS News

Mars Simulation Crew Completes One-Year Mission
A team of six people have completed a NASA-funded Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome without fresh air, fresh food, or privacy for one year. Crew member Cyprien Verseux said obstacles to living on Mars "can be overcome."—CNN

Colin Kaepernick to Continue National Anthem Protest
The 49ers quarterback insisted he will keep sitting during the "Star-Spangled Banner" until "that flag represents what it's supposed to represent in this country." Kaepernick started his stance in protest against police violence earlier this month.—The Washington Post

Kanye West Unveils New Video at VMAs
Kanye used his full four minutes at the VMAs for a wide-ranging speech, covering everything from his fallout with Taylor Swift to gun violence in Chicago, before premiering a new video for The Life of Pablo's third single, "Fade."—Noisey

White Lives Matter Classed as Hate Group
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is to classify "White Lives Matter" as a hate group, joining the likes of the Ku Klux Klan and the National Socialist Movement. "They are clearly white supremacists," said the head of the SPLC's Intelligence Project.—VICE News

Two Scottish Pilots Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk
Two airline pilots have been arrested in Glasgow, Scotland, on suspicion of showing up for work under the influence of alcohol. Concerns were raised before the 9 AM United Airlines flight took off to Newark, New Jersey.—VICE

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