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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Bernie Sanders pulls off a surprise win in Michigan, Iran has reportedly test-fired missiles with "Israel must be wiped out" written on them, Beatles producer George Martin has died, and more.

by VICE Staff
Mar 9 2016, 10:32am


Bernie Sanders. Photo by Todd Church via Flickr.


US News

Surprise Victory for Sanders in Michigan
Bernie Sanders defied the polls and pulled off a shock win in Michigan last night, but Hillary Clinton managed to increase her overall delegate lead, winning a big victory in Mississippi. Trump, current Republican frontrunner, won three more states—Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii—while Ted Cruz won in Idaho. —NBC News

Pastor Shooting Suspect Arrested at White House
A former Marine suspected of shooting and wounding a prominent pastor in Idaho has been arrested outside the White House. The Secret Service said Kyle Odom, 30, threw "unknown material over the south fence line" before he was captured. —The Washington Post

Another Chipotle Closes for 'Full Sanitization'
A Chipotle restaurant in Massachusetts has closed to undergo a "full sanitization" after four employees became ill, possibly with the norovirus. No customers have been reported sick. It follows multiple outbreaks of E.coli and norovirus at branches across the country last year. —ABC News

FBI Agents Face Probe Into Oregon Shooting
Federal officials are investigating FBI agents present at the shooting of LaVoy Finicum, one of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers, for not disclosing that they fired shots. State investigators concluded Oregon police officers acted properly when they shot and killed Finicum. —The New York Times

International News

Iran Tests Missiles With 'Israel Must be Wiped Out' Slogan
Iran has test-fired ballistic missiles with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" written on them, according to state media pictures. US officials said that if reports were confirmed, they would raise the matter at the UN Security Council, since the tests defy international sanctions. —AP

UN Says EU-Turkey Deal Is Illegal
A plan to send back refugees en masse from the European Union to Turkey would contravene their right to claim asylum, said the UN's refugee agency, the UNHCR. The agency insists a blanket return of foreigners would not be consistent with international law.—Al Jazeera

Three Dead After Car Bomb Attack in Somalia
A car bomb set off near a police building in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least three police officers. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility. Dozens have now been killed in four separate bomb attacks in the country in the past two weeks.—Reuters

Palestinian Kills US Student in Israel
An American student has been killed, and several other people hurt in a stabbing attack near Tel Aviv. Taylor Force, 29, a student at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, was one of ten people stabbed in Jaffa by a Palestinian attacker, who was then shot dead by police. —BBC News


George Martin working with the Beatles in 1964. Photo via Wikimedia.

Everything Else

Tributes Pour in for Fifth Beatle
Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the "fifth Beatle," has died at the age of 90. Ringo Starr led the tributes, saying, "Thank you for all your love and kindness George." British Prime Minister David Cameron called Martin "a giant of music." —The Guardian

Matrix Director Comes Out as Transgender Woman
The director of the Matrix, Lilly Waschowski, formerly Andy, has come out as a transgender woman in a statement titled "Sex change shocker – Wachowski brothers now sisters!!!" Her sister Lana Wachowski is also a transgender woman. —Rolling Stone

Taxing Weed Could Make UK Billions
A major study of British academics and police agencies has found that legalizing cannabis will not only raise a huge amount of tax revenue for the UK government, it would also reduce harm among users.—VICE

Binge-Watching Makes Us Depressed
A University of Toledo study has found binge-watchers reported higher levels of stress, anxiety, and depression than people who eke out their episodes. FYI: Four episodes of House of Cards classifies as binge-watching.—VICE

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