The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hillary Clinton warns the Nation of the dangers of Trump in her DNC speech, two cops were shot in San Diego, the FBI investigates another Democrat group hack, and more.

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Jul 29 2016, 2:30pm

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

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US News

Clinton Warns the Nation of the Dangers of Trump
Hillary Clinton told voters that America faces "a moment of reckoning," as she formally accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday night. Clinton questioned whether her opponent Donald Trump has the temperament to be president: "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."—CBS News

Amazon CEO Becomes World's Third Richest Person
Jeff Bezos has surpassed Warren Buffett to become the third richest person in the world. Forbes estimated Bezos's fortune to be $66.5 billion after his company Amazon posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings report. Revenue grew 31 percent to $30.4 billion.—Forbes

FBI Investigates Another Democrat Group Hacking
The FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another Democratic Party group, which may be related to the recent hack of DNC emails. A breach of security at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee appears to have been intended to gather information about donors, rather than to steal money.—Reuters

Two Cops Shot in San Diego, One Suspect in Custody
Two San Diego police officers were shot late Thursday night in the Southcrest neighborhood. One officer has died, and the other was seriously wounded. Police warned residents to take shelter while they actively searched for the suspects. One suspect has been taken into custody, but police are reportedly still searching for additional suspects.—NBC News

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International News

Al-Nusra Front Cuts Ties with Al Qaeda
Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front has announced it is ending its ties to the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden, to concentrate on the fight against the Syrian government. The group has also changed its name to Jabhat Fath al Sham, or The Front for liberation of al Sham.—Al Jazeera

El Salvador Police Arrests Gang Leaders
The authorities in El Salvador have arrested the leaders of one of the country's most powerful street gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). Five leaders of the gang have been arrested, and 120 people detained following police raids. Weapons, money, drugs, and other assets were seized.—BBC News

Afghan Government Loses 19 Districts to the Taliban
The Afghan government lost control of nearly 5 percent of its territory to the Taliban between January and May, according to a US government watchdog. A new report finds the area under government control has decreased to 65.6 percent, a loss of 19 of the country's 400 governing districts.—Reuters

Pope Francis Meets Survivors at Auschwitz
Pope Francis is today visiting the former death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. The pontiff is expected to walk around the camp in silence, and meet camp survivors and Poles who risked their lives to hide Jews from the Nazis.—AP

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Everything Else

Sesame Street Axes Three Characters
As Sesame Street moves to HBO, the show is getting rid of three longtime characters, along with the actors who play them. Bob McGrath (Bob), Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Roscoe Orman (Gordon) have all been let go.—Rolling Stone

Virginia Cops Try to Catch Criminals with 'Pokémon Go'
The Smithfield Police Department in Virginia has attempted to lure people with outstanding warrants into their station by inviting them to catch Ditto, the very rare Pokémon. The call to "capture" was posted on the department's Facebook page.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

Norway Wants to Give Finland a Mountain for Its Birthday
The Norwegian government is considers shifting a border to gift Finland a mountain peak to mark the 100th anniversary of its neighbor's independence. It would place the highest peak on Mount Halti inside Finland.—The Guardian

Canada Has a Rape Kit Problem
Health advocates say there are no consistent rules, and no standard of training across Canada, when it comes to stocking and administering rape kits. Frontline workers say too many people have to leave their community to access a rape kit.—VICE News

Uber Has Yet to Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths
A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology says that ridesharing services like Uber have had no impact on the rate of drunk driving fatalities in the US. It's partly because drunk people often aren't willing to pay for the cost of a ride.—Motherboard

UN Might Stop Classifying Transgender People Mentally Ill
The World Health Organization, the UN's health agency, is considering a change to its current stance that classifies being transgender as a mental illness. The classification has not been updated since 1990.—VICE News

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