The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

WikiLeaks slid into Donald Trump Jr'.s DMs, Roy Moore said to have been banned from mall for stalking girls, Sessions mulls investigating Clinton Foundation, and more.

by VICE Staff
Nov 14 2017, 3:30pm

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

US News

Donald Trump Jr. Was in Touch with WikiLeaks
Private messages the president’s son exchanged with WikiLeaks on Twitter in September and October 2016 were exposed to the public Monday. The messages show WikiLeaks asking Trump Jr. to “push” negative stories related to DNC emails. Trump Jr. claimed a congressional committee investigating Russian election meddling had “chosen to selectively leak” the messages following their publication in the Atlantic.—VICE News/The Atlantic

Roy Moore Reportedly Banned from Mall for Stalking Girls
The Alabama Republican Senate candidate was said to be officially or unofficially barred from entering Gadsden Mall in Alabama in the 1980s because he was known to harass teenage girls, as recalled by police officers and former mall employees. Separately on Monday, Beverly Young Nelson accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.—The New Yorker/Broadly

Sessions Considers Investigating Clinton Foundation
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking input on whether he should name a special counsel to examine the Clinton Foundation’s international ties and the Obama administration’s 2010 uranium deal with Russia, according to a Justice Department letter to the House Judiciary Committee. Separately, Sessions was set to testify before Congress Tuesday.—VICE News

FDA Approves Pills That Can Be Monitored
The Food and Drug Administration has OK'ed pills that contain digital sensors informing doctors if a patient has taken them or not. Manufactured by Otsuka and Proteus Digital Health, the pill is a variation on antipsychotic medication Abilify, used with patients suffering from mental health disorders.—The New York Times

International News

Iran Struggles to Help Quake Survivors
Iranian officials have retooled efforts following Sunday’s earthquake, moving attention to those left homeless by the disaster. According to the Red Crescent Society, around 12,000 residential structures were completely destroyed. Attempts to shuttle aid to survivors have been hindered by obstructions on the roads near the rural border of Iran and Iraq.—BBC News

Myanmar Military Claims It Did Nothing Wrong
An army inquiry came to the conclusion Myanmar's soldiers did not recently engage in a campaign of attacking, murdering, and raping Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The report blamed Rohingya militants for the violence that has consumed the region since August, which has been widely described as ethnic cleansing. Amnesty International accused the military of trying to “sweep serious violations against the Rohingya under the carpet.”—CNN

Kremlin Asks Firms for Positive News
The Russian government has requested both private-sector and state-run companies provide stories for a “positive news wire,” according to an energy ministry document. Energy firms have been asked for helpful information on job growth, infrastructure investment, and other successes.—Reuters

Deadly Suicide Attack Rocks Yemeni Security Base
At least six people died and dozens more were injured after a car bomb went off at a facility in Aden, Yemen, detonated by at least one suicide bomber. ISIS claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on the camp used by Saudi coalition security forces battling Houthi militants.—Reuters

Everything Else

Tom Sizemore Accused of Molesting 11-Year-Old Girl
The actor was reportedly thrown off the set of a movie in 2003 when a child actress said Sizemore had touched her genitals while she was sitting on his lap. The girl’s parents apparently decided not to take legal action, and Sizemore—who declined to comment on the incident—returned to filming.—The Hollywood Reporter

Colin Kaepernick Defends Meek Mill
The former San Francisco 49ers star tweeted his support for the imprisoned rapper, found guilty last week of violating the terms of his probation. Kaepernick said the justice system “requires more than just gradual reform in laws—it requires a swift overhaul.”—Billboard

Mindy Kaling Brings Her Show to an End
The actress has announced the sixth season of The Mindy Project will be the FOX show’s finale. Kaling told her Twitter followers she had shot the last season while pregnant. “See if you can tell...”—TIME

More than $70,000 Raised for Woman Who Gave Trump the Finger
Thousands of people have donated money through a GoFundMe campaign for Juli Briskman, the former government contractor fired after giving the presidential motorcade the middle finger.—VICE

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