The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, the victim of an apparent murder-suicide on the UCLA campus has been identified, Saudi Arabia invests $3.5 billion in Uber, marijuana-infused edibles are legal in Oregon, and more.

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Jun 2 2016, 10:29am


Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks to the press after two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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

US News

UCLA Shooting Victim Identified
The victim of an apparent murder-suicide on the UCLA campus on Wednesday has been identified as William Klug, an engineering professor. Police said two men were found dead. A gun and a note possibly left by the gunman were also recovered. They believe Klug may have been the shooter's teacher. —ABC News

Republican Hispanic Media Chief Quits
Ruth Guerra, the Republican National Committee's head of Hispanic media relations, will resign this month. Guerra allegedly told several colleagues she is uncomfortable working for nominee Donald Trump and selling his message to Hispanic voters. She is set to go and work for a Republican-aligned super PAC. —The New York Times

Somali Commander Accused of War Crimes Found Working at US Airport
A former Somali military commander accused of war crimes during the country's civil war has been found working at a US airport. Yusuf Abdi Ali is employed as a security guard at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC. Ali has been placed on administrative leave by the airport after details of his past came to light. —CNN

No Federal Charges for Cops in Jamar Clark Shooting
Civil rights leaders have criticized the decision by federal prosecutors not to bring charges against two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of 24-year-old black man Jamar Clark. "Our government leaders have clearly let us down," said the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. —VICE News

International News

World Powers Call for Air Drops in Syria
The US, UK, and France have urged the UN to begin air drops of aid to besieged areas in Syria. They accused the Syrian government of failing to respect a June 1 deadline for aid distribution. A Red Cross convoy reached the besieged area of Darayya on Wednesday, but it was only allowed to deliver a small amount of medicine. —BBC News

At Least 16 Killed in Somali Hotel Attack
At least 16 people have been killed and 55 wounded in a car bomb and sustained gun attack on the Hotel Ambassador in Mogadishu, Somali, authorities said. Security forces say the hotel is now secure after clearing the building of militants from the Islamist group al Shabaab. —Reuters

Saudi Arabia Invests $3.5 Billion in Uber
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has invested $3.5 billion in Uber to help the ride-hailing company expand across the Middle East. It is Uber's biggest influx of cash from a single investor. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick described it as a "vote of confidence." —CNN Money

Indian Court Convicts 24 Over Massacre
A court in India has convicted 24 people of involvement in a notorious massacre that took place during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots, finding 11 people guilty of murder. The mob attacked a residential complex in Ahmedabad, hacking and burning 69 Muslims to death. The judge acquitted another 36 people for lack of evidence. —The Guardian


Wiz Khalifa. Photo via Wikimedia.

Everything Else

Wiz Khalifa Sues Label and Former Manager
The rapper has filed a lawsuit against his former manager and label in an effort to terminate a deal signed in 2005. It accuses Rostrum Records and Benjy Grinberg of profiting from "every aspect" of Khalifa's life, and seeks more than $1 million in damages.—Pittsburg Post-Gazette

Airbnb Bans Racist North Carolina Host
Airbnb has banned a host in North Carolina after he used racist language to tell a black woman who booked a room she was not welcome. "This is the south darling. Find another place to rest," he wrote to her in a message. —USA Today

Marijuana Edibles Made Legal in Oregon
Marijuana-infused edibles go on sale legally in Oregon for the first time today, part of the state's rollout of legalized recreational weed. Customers aged 21 or over can purchase the edibles, so long as they contain under 15 milligrams of THC. —The Oregonian

Illegal Commercial Drones Receive No FAA Fines
The Federal Aviation Administration has never fined a drone user for flying for money, despite warning that flying drones for commercial purposes without permission is illegal, according to documents obtained using the Freedom of Information Act. —Motherboard

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