The VICE Morning Bulletin

Obama is set to endorse Clinton, NASA made it to Jupiter, France is considering a new intelligence service, and more.

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Jul 5 2016, 10:06am


NASA celebrates Juno's successful entry into Jupiter's orbit. Photo by Robyn Beck via Getty

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

US News

Obama to Endorse Clinton at Joint Appearance
President Obama will join Hillary Clinton on the 2016 campaign trail in Charlotte, North Carolina, today, and officially endorse the presumptive Democratic nominee at a joint rally appearance. Senior Democrats say Obama is happy to serve as a "validator" and "convert in chief" to the Clinton cause.—TIME

NASA Probe Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit
NASA spacecraft Juno successfully made it into Jupiter's orbit late Monday night. A successful engine burn maneuver prompted an outbreak of applause among the space agency's ground controllers. Shortly after midnight, NASA announced on Twitter that Juno was ready to "unlock the planet's secrets."—AP

US College Student Found Dead in Rome
A 40-year-old homeless man has been charged with murder, accused of killing American college student Beau Solomon in Rome. Solomon's body was discovered in the Tiber River. The 19-year-old sophomore, set to study at John Cabot University, disappeared hours after arriving in Rome at the end of last week.—NBC News

City Apologizes to Man Falsely Accused of ISIS Connection
The city of Avon, Ohio, has apologized to an Emirati man who was falsely accused of pledging allegiance to ISIS. Ahmad al-Menhali, 41, was detained at gunpoint last week after a hotel employee called 911 and said he had heard the man "pledging allegiance" to ISIS. The hotel, the police chief, and mayor of Avon have all apologized for the mistaken claim.—ABC News

International News

Suicide Bomber Kills Four Near Saudi Holy Site
A suicide bomber has killed four security officers and injured five others near one of Islam's holiest sites in the Saudi city of Medina. The bomber detonated his explosives when stopped outside the burial place of the Prophet Mohammad. Another suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shia mosque in Qatif without causing any other injuries.—Al Jazeera

Thirty Alleged Drug Dealers Killed in Four Days in Philippines
Police in the Philippines say 30 "drug dealers" have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president on Thursday. The police announced the seizure of nearly $20 million worth of narcotics, but Duterte's advocacy of extrajudicial killings has sparked concern and anger from legal advocates.—VICE News

Italian Police Arrest 23 Alleged People-Smugglers
Police in Italy have arrested 23 individuals accused of being part of a network smuggling people into Europe illegally across the Mediterranean. Most of the 23 were Eritrean, but one Italian man thought to be in charge of moving migrants from Rome to northern Europe was also arrested.—The Guardian

Australian PM Defies Calls to Resign
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defied calls from the opposition to resign after the election failed to deliver a clear winner. Turnbull said he had "every confidence" his conservative coalition would be able to form a government, as officials continue to count 1.5 million postal and absentee votes, crucial to the final result.—Reuters

Everything Else

Kevin Durant Curse Lifted by Lil B
Rapper Lil B took to Twitter to announce his beef with NBA star Kevin Durant was over, after Durant announced he was leaving Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Lil B said "welcome home KD the curse is lifted."—Noisey

Prince Online Museum Launched
An archive exploring Prince's many official websites over the past 20 years has been launched. The Prince Online Museum was built by the people who worked directly with him on the sites.—Billboard

Joey Chestnut Sets New Hot Dog Eating Record
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut regained the title and set a new record at the annual hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. Chestnut downed 70 hot dogs in ten minutes, beating rival Matt "Megatoad" Stonie by 17 dogs.—USA Today

France Considers New Intelligence Service
French intelligence services should be merged into one body in the wake of the 2015 Paris attacks, a French parliamentary commission has recommended. The commission suggested a body similar to the US National Counterterrorism Center.—BBC News

Chinese Ad Firm Using Malware to Get Clicks
Researchers at cybersecurity company Check Point say Chinese group Yingmob is behind malware-generating fraudulent ad revenue. The malware allows the injection of ads into victims' devices, and whenever someone clicks, Yingmob gets paid.—Motherboard

Hundreds Protest Over Death of Kenyan Rights Lawyer
About 300 people marched through the Kenyan capital Nairobi to protest over what they said was the extrajudicial killing by police of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani. One of Kimani's clients and their driver were also killed.—VICE News