News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, members of the New Black Panther Party will bring arms to the Black Unity rally in Cleveland, President Obama is hosting a meeting today with civil rights activists and police, and more.

by VICE Staff
Jul 13 2016, 10:03am


A man protests at a New Black Panther rally at the Columbia State House in South Carolina on July 18, 2014. Image via Getty

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

US News

New Black Panther Party to Carry Arms at Ohio Rally
Members of the New Black Panther Party plan to bring arms to the Black Unity rally in Cleveland ahead of the Republican National Convention. Party chairman Hashim Nzinga said the group would openly exercise its Second Amendment rights in Ohio because other groups "are threatening to do harm to us." —Reuters

Obama to Host Meeting Between Activists and Police
President Barack Obama will host a meeting at the White House today with police officials, civil rights activists, and mayors to discuss how to mend the relationships between communities and police. "We'll share solutions from communities that have already found ways to build trust and reduce disparities," said Obama.—The New York Times

Alleged Plot to Kill Baton Rouge Cops Foiled
Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have arrested three people who they say planned to kill cops using guns stolen from a pawn shop. Police arrested 17-year-old Antonio Thomas, 20-year-old Malik Bridgewater, and a 13-year-old child, and described the plot to shot officers as a "credible threat."—CBS News

Three Men Shot While Streaming on Facebook Live
Three men were wounded in a shooting in Norfolk, Virginia, while they were streaming on Facebook Live Tuesday evening. The men, all in the 20s, were sitting in a car listening to music when they were shot. Two are in hospital with life-threatening injuries and one was less seriously injured, police said.—ABC News

International News

China Claims Right to Air Defense Zone
China has vowed to take "all necessary measures" to protect its sovereignty in the South China Sea and said it had the right to set up an air defense zone over the territory. President Xi Jinping rejected an international tribunal's ruling at the Hague that denied China's claims to the region.—AP

Car Bomb Attack Kills Seven in Iraq
At least seven people were killed and 11 others injured north of Baghdad when a suicide bomber in a car detonated his explosives at an army checkpoint. It is the second bombing in the Rashidiya district in two days. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. —Reuters

UK Prepares for New Prime Minister
David Cameron will step down as British prime minister today, and the Queen will invtie Theresa May, the new leader of the Conservative Party, to form a new government. May, who will be the nation's second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher, is expected to promote a string of female colleagues to create a more gender-balanced cabinet. —The Guardian

Hundreds Forcibly Disappeared in Egypt, Says Amnesty
Egypt's security services have forcibly made hundreds of political dissenters disappear and tortured them in the past year, according to human rights group Amnesty International. A new report claims students and activists have been kept blindfolded for months. Egypt denies it uses torture methods. —BBC News

Photo taken by the Juno spacecraft via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

Everything Else

NASA Releases First Juno Image of Jupiter
The space agency has released the very first image taken by the Juno spacecraft while in orbit of the largest planet of the solar system. It shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot alongside three of the planet's moons—Io, Europa, and Ganymede. —NASA

Holocaust Museum Asks Visitors to Stop Playing Pokémon Go
The Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, has urged people not to play Pokémon Go during their visit. The museum's communications director said following augmented reality creatures round the memorial was "extremely inappropriate." —The Washington Post

Fox News Suspends Newt Gingrich Contract
The cable news company has suspended its contributor contract with Newt Gingrich, leading to speculation the former House speaker will be Donald Trump's running mate. Fox News said it wanted to "avoid all conflicts of interest that may arise." —BuzzFeed News

Tenor Changes Lyrics of Canadian Anthem to 'All Lives Matter'
Classical quartet the Tenors apologized after a member changed the lyrics of the Canadian national anthem at the MLB All-Star game to "We're all brothers and sisters, all lives matter." Remigio Pereira was blamed for expressing "his political views" and has been suspended from the group. —VICE News

Pitbull Rejects Donald Trump's Advances
The Latino pop star has revealed that Donald Trump was so keen for his endorsement he flew him in a helicopter to West Palm Beach for a meeting. But Pitbull was not impressed. He said Trump didn't know "what he was talking about." —Noisey

GOP Wants to Declare Porn a Public Health Crisis
The Republican Party's latest platform draft includes a declaration that porn is a "public health crisis." A previous GOP resolution blamed porn for teen sexting, campus sexual assault, and unhappy marriages. —Motherboard