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This morning, a man is arrested for attempting to shoot Donald Trump, Clinton condemns the Senate for blocking gun control, the model of the car that killed Anton Yelchin was recently recalled, and more.

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Jun 21 2016, 2:37pm


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

US News

Man Arrested for Trying to Shoot Donald Trump
A man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday made an attempt to grab a police officer's gun so he could shoot the Republican candidate. British national Michael Steven Sandford, 20, told the authorities he had been planning to kill Trump for a year. He was denied bail during a court appearance in Nevada.—AP

Clinton Condemns Senate for Blocking Gun Control
Hillary Clinton has responded to the Senate blocking four separate proposed measures on gun control by tweeting "Enough," followed by a list of the Orlando shooting's 49 victims. The presumptive Democratic nominee followed up by tweeting: "It's time to demand more than thoughts and prayers from our elected officials."—USA Today

FBI Issues Warrant for Sect Leader
The FBI has issued an arrest warrant for Lyle Jeffs, a polygamous sect leader who has disappeared ahead of his trial over federal food stamp fraud. Jeffs, 56, a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, had been ordered to remain at home in Salt Lake County under strict conditions until the October trial.—NBC News

Chinese Government Scales Back Hacking in US
Chinese government hacking of the US has decreased sharply since mid 2014, according to a new report by security firm FireEye. Intrusions into the networks of US companies have fallen from 60 in February 2013 to a handful in April 2016. The fall is thought to be a response to US indictments and the threat of economic sanctions.—The Washington Post

International News

Car Bomb Attack Kills Six Jordanian Troops
A car bomb attack has killed six and injured 14 Jordanian border guards outside a camp for Syrian refugees near the border between the two countries. The Jordanian army said the car exploded just a few hundred meters from the Rakban camp. No group has yet claimed responsibility.—Reuters

Fake Explosives Belt Triggers Bomb Alert in Brussels
Belgian police have detained a man near Brussels City2 shopping center and sealed off the area early on Tuesday morning, after he called police to say he was wearing explosives. The man was reportedly found to be wearing a fake explosives belt. Prime Minister Charles Michel has held a meeting with Belgium's crisis center to discuss the incident.—Sky News

Venezuelans Line Up to Back Recall Vote
More than 70,000 people who signed a petition for a referendum to remove President Nicolás Maduro have waited in line to have their signatures validated. Citizens have until Friday to have signatures checked formally, and 200,000 validated signatures are needed for the referendum to go ahead.—BBC News

Iran Warns of Violence After Shia Cleric
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has warned of violent resistance among Shia Muslims in Gulf states after the leading Shia cleric in Bahrain was stripped of his citizenship. Qassem Soleimani said the Sunni-led nation's action against Sheikh Isa Qassim could "set the region on fire."—Al Jazeera


The car that killed Anton Yelchin (right) in a freak accident was recently recalled. Photo via Flickr

Everything Else

Car That Killed Yelchin Under Recall
The model of car that killed actor Anton Yelchin in a freak accident on Sunday—a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee—was recently recalled for a gear defect that could make drivers mistakenly think they are in park. Yelchin's death is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police.—The Verge

LGBTQ Enquiries into Guns Spikes in Wake of Orlando
Gun groups have reported an increase in LGBTQ interest after the mass shooting at Pulse club in Orlando. The Pink Pistols, an LGBTQ group that teaches people how to use weapons, has seen a spike in membership.—Broadly

Ruling Party Blocks Weed Decriminalization in Mexico
President Enrique Peña Nieto told the UN in April that he supported a major change in marijuana laws, but his own party has blocked a measure to decriminalize weed. One drugs policy expert said: "It looks like he never really wanted it."—VICE News

Russian Records Every Waking Moment in a Bid to Live Forever
Russian "transhumanist" Alexey Turchin records everything he does as audio, video, and EEG brain scans in a bid for digital immortality. He believes artificial intelligence will allow for his "future reconstruction."—Motherboard

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