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This morning, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO and major Republican donor Meg Whitman says she will support Hillary Clinton, top DNC officials resign over the leaked email scandal, and more.

by Vice Beta
Aug 3 2016, 1:45pm


Meg Whitman speaks at the HP Discover 2016 Conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Image via Getty

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

US News

Hewlett Packard Boss Backs Clinton for President
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, a major Republican donor, said she will throw her support behind Hillary Clinton. Whitman called GOP nominee Donald Trump "a dishonest demagogue" and said, "I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her."—The New York Times

Top DNC Officials Resign Over Email Scandal
Amy Dacey, the chief executive officer of the Democratic National Committee, is resigning in the wake of the leaked-email scandal that revealed staffers attempting to thwart Bernie Sanders's campaign. Chief financial officer Brad Marshall and communications director Luis Miranda are also stepping down.—Politico

Millennials are Having Less Sex Than Generation Xers
According to a new study from Florida Atlantic University, younger Millennials, those born in the early 1990s, are more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s than Generation Xers were. Researchers say they are living with their parents longer, which delays sexual activity.—NBC News

Woman Had Facebook Deactivated During Police Standoff
Korryn Gaines, the woman who was killed Monday by Baltimore County police officers after a shootout at her home in Maryland, had her Facebook account deactivated during the standoff. Gaines, 23, had been livestreaming the standoff. Her followers had encouraged her not to give in, police said.—The Washington Post

International News

North Korean Test Missile Lands in Japanese Waters
North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile that traveled 620 miles before landing in Japanese waters. Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said it posed a grave threat to his country's security, describing it as an "unforgivable act of violence." It is believed to be the longest distance yet for a North Korean missile.—Reuters


Toxic Gas Dropped on Syrian Town, Rescue Workers Claim
Helicopters dropped containers of chlorine gas on Saraqeb, a town in Syria's Idlib Province, according to rescue workers operating in the rebel-held area. Raed Saleh, head of the Syrian Civil Defense group, said 18 women and ten children were brought to hospital struggling with breathing problems and red, burning eyes.—Al Jazeera


Hottest Year on Record, Planet Earth in Trouble
Last year was the planet's warmest year on record, causing more tropical cyclones, less sea ice, and higher tides, according to a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Global sea levels also reached a record high in 2015, creeping 3.3 mm higher than in 2014.—VICE News


Nicaraguan President Names His Wife as Running Mate
Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, seeking a third term in office, has named his wife as his candidate for vice president. First Lady Rosario Murillo has become a key spokeswoman for Ortega's government, and critics have accused the couple of running Nicaragua like a personal fiefdom.—BBC News

Everything Else

Parents of Anton Yelchin Sue SUV Makers
The parents of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the car that crushed him to death. Victor Yelchin said he hoped it would mean other families "never go through the same hell."—TIME


Cheryl Boone Isaacs Reelected Academy President
Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been reelected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Boone Isaacs, the first African American to hold the post, will serve her fourth and final one-year term in charge.—The Hollywood Reporter


Rents Rising Across the Nation
Rents are creeping up across the US, reaching a median price of $1,300 for a two-bedroom apartment, according to Apartment List's latest report. New York City remains the most expensive place to rent: a median of $5,130 for a two-bedroom apartment.—The Huffington Post


Australian Coach Slams McDonald's in Olympic Village

Australia's swimming coach, Greg Shaw, says a huge McDonald's in the Olympic Village has the potential to ruin athletes' dietary plans. Shaw said the "food court on steroids" could prove "detrimental" to many of the competitors in Rio.—USA Today

Gluten Sensitivity Is a Real Thing
A new Columbia University study has found that gluten sensitivity, attacked in recent years as a trendy, pseudoscientific fad, has a solid basis in science. The head researcher prefers the term "non-celiac wheat sensitivity."—VICE


Dallas Police Department Sees Recruitment Spike
In the two-week period following the attack on July 7 in which five cops were killed, 467 people applied to work for the Dallas police force. That's 243 percent higher than during a similar period in the month prior.—VICE News