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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Supreme Court lets Trump's travel ban take effect, RNC funding Roy Moore again, poll finds a third of Republicans don't want Trump in 2020, and more.

by VICE Staff
Dec 5 2017, 3:55pm

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

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

US News

Supreme Court OKs Trump's Travel Ban
The US Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US to be enforced in full. It applies to residents of Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia. Although challenges will be heard in two appeals courts this week, the high court ruling lifted previous injunctions blocking it.—VICE News

The RNC Is Funding Roy Moore Again
The Republican National Committee has decided to throw money at the Alabama US Senate candidate’s campaign after President Trump’s strong endorsement of Moore. This despite accusations from several women alleging the disgraced ex-judge harassed or sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers. The special election takes place December 12; the RNC had previously bailed on a deal to raise cash in tandem with the embattled candidate.—CNN

Poll Finds One Third of Republicans Don't Want Trump in 2020
A new Public Religion Research Institute poll found 31 percent of Republican voters wanted a different candidate to run on the GOP ticket in 2020. Only 63 percent of Republicans said they wanted Trump on the ballot again in 2020. Among voters who are on board with the president's tenure so far, 37 percent said nothing could shake their strong support for Trump.—NBC News

New Californian Wildfire Forces Residents to Evacuate
Authorities in Ventura and Santa Paula issued evacuation orders for almost 8,000 homes Monday night after flames spread rapidly across 40 square miles in the area north of Los Angeles. At least one person was killed in a car accident believed to be related to the blaze. "The fire growth is just absolutely exponential,” said Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen.—AP

International News

Former Yemeni President Killed for ‘Treason,’ Says Houthi Leader
Abdul Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Iranian-backed Houthi movement in Yemen, has said former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s “conspiracy of betrayal and treason” meant he had to be killed. Saleh, who died just outside the capital Sana Monday, had previously been allied with the Houthis in their fight against a Saudi-led coalition.—Al Jazeera

Spain Withdraws Arrest Warrants for Catalan Leaders
The Spanish Supreme Court has retracted European arrest warrants for Catalonia's former President Carles Puigdemont and four ex-ministers. Domestic warrants remain in place for the nationalist politicians, who are currently in exile in Belgium. High court Judge Pablo Llarena said they had expressed readiness to return to Spain to face charges.—The Guardian

Macron to Trump: Don't Call Jerusalem Israel's Capital
French President Emmanuel Macron urged President Trump not to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying the issue should be a matter for “negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.” Saudi Arabia joined the chorus of international concern, saying such a move would “have a detrimental impact on the peace process.”—BBC News

Honduran Police Officers Refuse to Enforce Curfew in Presidential Saga
Opposition protestors flooded the streets of' capital Tegucigalpa Monday night, with cops declining to “repress their rights" despite a curfew. With almost all votes counted, President Juan Orlando Hernandez has a narrow lead over Salvador Nasralla, but the country's electoral body still hasn't announced a winner.—Reuters

Everything Else

Bryan Singer Fired from Freddy Mercury Movie
Twentieth Century Fox announced Singer was “no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody.” The company reportedly removed him from the film for being unreliable. The director also reportedly clashed with lead actor Rami Malek.—Rolling Stone

Katy Perry and Catholic Church Win Nearly $10 Million
A jury awarded the sum, for punitive damages, to the singer and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after Dana Hollister was found to have tried to thwart Perry’s deal to buy a convent. Two-thirds of the amount will reportedly go to the church, with Perry to receive the rest. The decision follows a $5 million award in compensatory damages over the dispute. —Los Angeles Times

Errol Morris Examines CIA Experiments with LSD
The celebrated filmmaker’s new documentary investigates the 1953 death of CIA scientist Frank Olsen, and how the agency used acid in its MKUltra mind control experiments. Wormwood will appear on Netflix December 15.—Motherboard

Cop Fired for Mocking Death of Charlottesville Protestor
Massachusetts police officer Conrad Lariviere was fired for ridiculing the car attack in Charlottesville that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and wounded 19 other people. “Hahahaha love this,” Lariviere wrote in a Facebook comment, referring to the incident.—VICE News

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