The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump retweets anti-Islamic propaganda, Steve Bannon to "fight" for Roy Moore, North Korea says latest missile can reach US mainland, and more.

by VICE Staff
Nov 29 2017, 3:45pm

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

US News

Trump Once Again Spreads Hate on Twitter
The president shared three videos on Twitter originally posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right, anti-Islamic organization Britain First. Fransen—who has been convicted of a hate crime—presented them as evidence of Muslims' alleged propensity to engage violence. Fransen tweeted: “GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP!”—VICE/VICE News

Steve Bannon to ‘Fight’ for Roy Moore
The former White House strategist heads to Alabama next week to campaign for Moore, despite the ex-judge having been accused of serial sexual misconduct involving teenagers, including assault. Bannon said: “I look forward to standing with Judge Moore and all of the Alabama deplorables in the fight to elect him to the United States Senate, and send shockwaves to the political and media elites.” Bannon is scheduled to appear with Moore at a December 5 rally.—CNN

Right-Wing Pundit Arrested at ‘It’s OK to Be White’ Event
Blogger Lucian Wintrich was arrested at Tuesday night’s speaking event at the University of Connecticut after clashing with a protester. He was charged with breach of the peace after reportedly trying to grab a female activist who had removed papers from the podium during his “It’s OK to be White” speech. The event was sponsored by a Republican student group.—ABC News

Man Arrested in Connection with String of Killings in Florida
Tampa Police officials arrested 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III and said he would be charged with four counts of murder after a series of fatal shootings in the city’s Seminole Heights area. The killings had prompted fears that a serial killer was stalking the neighborhood. Donaldson was detained by police Tuesday after reportedly surrendering a firearm to a manager inside a McDonald’s.—CBS News

International News

Latest North Korean Missile Capable of Reaching Much of US, Reports Say
Pyongyang has claimed the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) it test fired early Wednesday has the potential to strike the “whole mainland” of the US. According to state media, the Hwasong-15 is capable of carrying a “super-large heavy warhead.” The independent Union of Concerned Scientists noted the North Koreans had made significant progress, perhaps with the potential to reach almost anywhere in the US.—VICE News/VICE News

Bolivian President Gets Approval to Run for Fourth Term
The country's highest court has authorized President Evo Morales to alter the constitution and seek a fourth term in office at the 2019 election. Morales lost a referendum vote on the proposed change last year, but the court judged he had been subject to illegal smears during the campaign.—BBC News

Decapitated Heads Discovered Outside Mexican TV Station
Two heads were found in a cooler outside the Guadalajara offices of Televisa, along with a note apparently signed with the Jalisco New Generation cartel’s initials. The gesture was said to be directed at an unnamed official rather than the broadcaster. Suspected human remains were also found at another site in Guadalajara Tuesday, this one apparently meant to terrorize a judge.—Reuters

War Crimes Defendant Drinks Poison in Court, Dies
An appeal tribunal at the Hague had to suspend operations Wednesday when Slobodan Praljak—a Bosnian Croat military leader convicted of murdering Bosnia Muslims in the early 1990s—killed himself. Swallowing liquid from a small vial, he said: “What I am drinking now is poison.” He was declared dead soon after.—Al Jazeera/The Guardian

Everything Else

Q-Tip Attacks Grammys for Ignoring A Tribe Called Quest Album
The rapper lashed out about Tribe’s final LP failing to make it into Tuesday’s Grammys nominations, pointing out that the group performed at the Grammys earlier this year. “We closed y’all show and we don’t get no fucking nominations?”—Rolling Stone

Price of Bitcoin Passes $11,000
The price of the popular "cryptocurrency" has risen more than 1,000 percent since the beginning of 2017, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is set to launch a futures trading market for bitcoin next month.—CNN

Daniel Day-Lewis (Sort of) Reveals Why He Retired
The actor said he and director Paul Thomas Anderson were “both overwhelmed by a sense of sadness” while making their latest film, Phantom Thread. He said “not wanting to see the film is connected to the decision I’ve made to stop working as an actor.”—W

Eminem Reveals Album Release Date
The rapper's latest LP REVIVAL will drop December 15. Dr. Dre shared the details on Instagram by posting a fake medication video ad for the record.—Noisey

Ai Weiwei Says He Has No Home
The Chinese artist and dissident has revealed his rootlessness ahead of the release of his film about refugees, Human Flow. “I have no home,” he said. “I’ve never felt like I could go home—not even in the most private situations when I visited my parents.”—i-D

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