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This morning, Hillary Clinton wins the Puerto Rico primary, civilians trying to flee Fallujah have been killed by ISIS, a surprise Kanye gig in NYC had to be canceled after thousands of fans shut down the East Village, and more.

by Vice Beta
Jun 6 2016, 10:04am


Hillary Clinton. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr.


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

US News

Puerto Rico Victory Brings Clinton Close to the Nomination
Hillary Clinton has moved within 30 delegates of securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning the Puerto Rico primary. Projections give her 60 percent of the vote in Puerto Rico, with Sanders on just over 35 percent. Polls show Clinton and Sanders tied in California ahead of Tuesday's primaries. —BBC News

Obama Takes Swipe at Trump in Ramadan Message
As Islam's holy month of Ramadan begins today, President Obama issued a statement attacking Islamophobia. "I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us," he said. In an interview on Sunday, Donald Trump stood by his temporary ban on Muslims entering the US. "I'm not backing down," he said. —CBS News

US Scientists Grow Transplant Organs in Pigs
University of California scientists are trying to grow human organs inside pigs in a bid to overcome a shortage of transplant organs. The team has injected human stem cells into pig embryos to produce human-pig embryos called "chimeras." The lead researcher said there was only "very low potential" for the process to cause harm. —The Guardian

Navy Personnel in Japan Banned from Drinking Alcohol
The US Navy has banned its personnel in Japan from drinking alcohol after a sailor was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Petty Officer Aimee Mejia, 21, was arrested for crashing into two other vehicles on the island of Okinawa on Saturday, injuring two people, and sparking public outrage. —ABC News

International News

Civilians Fleeing Fallujah Shot by ISIS
Civilians trying to flee Fallujah have been shot dead by ISIS as they crossed the Euphrates River to safety. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said families who made it across in small boats had seen others killed. Iraq's army said it had encircled Fallujah, but the western bank of the Euphrates is not under its control. —AP

Five Killed at Jordan Refugee Camp Attack
Five people have been killed in an attack on Jordanian intelligence officers at a Palestinian refugee camp near Amman, according to government officials. Three of the five people killed at the Baqaa camp were intelligence officers. The government described the incident as a "terror attack." —The Guardian

Kuczynski Holds Narrow Lead in Peru Elections
Partial results in Peru's presidential election give former World Bank executive Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a narrow lead over his rival Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a former authoritarian leader. He has 50.8 percent against 49.2 percent for Fujimori, with 78 percent of votes counted. —Reuters

President of Philippines Wants Citizens to Shoot Drug Dealers
Rodrigo Duterte, the president-elect of the Philippines, has urged citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers. Duterte, who will be sworn in on June 30, said regular Filipinos can help stop dealers: "Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun, you have my support," he said in a televised speech. —VICE News


Kanye West, whose surprise show last night at New York's Webster Hall was canceled after thousands of fans blocked the street. Photo via Wikimedia

Everything Else

Chaos as Surprise Kayne Show Canceled
Thousands of Kanye West fans descended on New York's East Village late Sunday night after Kanye announced a surprise performance at the Webster Hall. The venue's management canceled the show just after 2 AM and told more than 2,000 people outside to leave.—Noisey

Switzerland Says No to Basic Income
Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to give the entire population a universal basic income: $2,560 a month, regardless of employment status. Around 77 percent voted against the plan. —The New York Times

Tor Project Hacker Leaves Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Leading Tor Project developer, hacker, and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum was forced to step down from the board of the software program—which enables anonymous web browsing and communication—at the end of May, after what the Tor Project described as "serious, public allegations of sexual mistreatment." —Motherboard

Islamic State Hunting Drone Strike Spies
Several top ISIS leaders have been killed by drone strikes in recent months, prompting brutal purges of dozens of suspected informants. Some people suspected of spying are said to have been killed by being dropped into a vat of acid. —VICE News

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