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This morning, Ohio votes against legalizing weed, Houston rejects protections for LGBT people, an astrophysicist says he may have found evidence of parallel universes, and more.

by VICE Staff
Nov 4 2015, 10:21am

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Here is everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

  • Ohio Won't Be Legalizing Weed
    Voters in the state of Ohio rejected plans to make marijuana legal. It looks like Issue 3, which would have legalized both personal and medical use for anyone over 21, will be defeated by a two-to-one margin. —The Washington Post
  • Clinton and Carson Neck-and-Neck
    A new poll shows Hillary Clinton would tie with Republican Ben Carson in a hypothetical matchup, 47 percent to 47 percent. Carson has surged ahead of Donald Trump in GOP primary voter polls to become his party's frontrunner. —NBC
  • Houston Rejects LGBT Protections
    After an 18-month-long battle, voters rejected an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community. Social conservatives had boiled their case down to "no men in women's bathrooms". —The New York Times
  • Millionaire Becomes Kentucky Governor
    The Republicans won a key governor's seat in a bitterly contested election in Kentucky. Millionaire businessman Matt Bevin narrowly beat Attorney General Jack Conway and helped extend GOP power in the South —The Wall Street Journal

International News

  • Egyptian Police Killed in Bomb Attack
    At least three officers have been killed and more injured in a bombing outside the Police Officers' Club in North Sinai. It is not yet clear who is responsible for the attack. —CNN
  • Afghan Women Stoned to Death
    A young woman accused of adultery has been stoned to death in central Afghanistan, officials say. A video appearing to show the stoning inflicted by "Taliban, local religious leaders and armed warlords" has been posted online. —BBC News
  • Indonesian Volcano Grounds Flights
    Ash from the erupting Mount Rinjani volcano has forced the closure of airports and blanketed villages and farmland across three Indonesian islands. Thousands of tourists are stranded after nearly 700 flights were cancelled. —Reuters
  • Hello, it's Me
    Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou is to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping—the first time leaders from the two lands will have talked in 66 years. China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since 1949, and anti-China protests have taken place ahead of the talks. —AP

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Everything Else

  • FBI Investigated Wu-Tang for Murders
    New documents show the Feds looked into the possibility that RZA and Raekwon ordered a hit on two drug dealers in 1999. The lawyer of one of the men actually convicted for the murders now wants more documents released. —New York Post
  • John Stewart Is Back
    The Daily Show retiree is heading to HBO to create "topical short-form" videos on digital platforms. "I'm pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again," said Stewart. —The Hollywood Reporter
  • Parallel Universe Discovered, Just Possibly
    An astrophysicist says he may have found evidence of parallel universes. Ranga-Ram Chary found a strange glow in the cosmic microwave background map, something he reckons could be a neighboring universe "leaking" into ours. —USA Today
  • Amazon Opens Proper Bookstore
    The online retail giant has been pissing off independent bookstores for two decades. Now it's raised the resentment stakes even higher with its first brick-and-mortar store in Seattle. —VICE

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