The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Trump backtracks over minimum wage promise, Twitter bans spy agencies from accessing its data, critics hail the new Radiohead album, and more.
May 9, 2016, 10:02am

Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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

US News

Trump C**alls for End to Federal Minimum Wage** Donald Trump has called for the elimination of the federal minimum wage, saying individual states should decide on any rises—a backtrack on his primary promise to support a higher minimum wage. He also flip-flopped on his plan to cut taxes for the wealthy, saying he expects taxes on the rich to "go up a little bit" if he becomes president.—The Guardian

Twitter Stops Spy Agencies Using Data
Twitter has reportedly banned US intelligence agencies from accessing analytics service Dataminr, which is used to identify and make sense of events like terror attacks and political unrest by sifting through social media postings. Twitter owns about 5 percent of Dataminr, and is concerned about the "optics" of looking too close to government agencies. —The Wall Street Journal

Uber and Lyft Quit Austin After Losing Vote
Both Uber and Lyft plan to suspend services in Austin indefinitely from today after voters in the Texan city opted against a ballot measure that would have protected the ridesharing companies from regulation. The companies say rules requiring them to fingerprint drivers make it impossible to operate. —USA Today

Panama Papers Data to be Made Public
Thousands of companies found in the Panama Papers will be made public later today when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) releases a database with details on 200,000 offshore entities, including many US companies. The ICIJ said it would not be a "data dump," but a careful release of information. —The Hill

International News

Filipinos Vote for New President
Polls have opened in the Philippines, where up to 55 million eligible voters are casting their ballots today for a new president. Candidate Rodrigo Duterte, who has sparked controversy with rape jokes and threats to murder criminals, is favorite to win. At least five people have been killed in election-related violence between rival factions since Saturday night. —CNN

Greek Protests Austerity Measures
Greece's parliament has approved a controversial tax and pension reform, despite angry protests. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds in Athens on Sunday, where almost 18,000 rallied against tax rises and cuts to the highest pension payouts. —Al Jazeera

Canadian Wildfire Could Take Months to Put Out
Canadian officials are optimistic that they are finally getting on top of the huge wildfire in Alberta. Light rains and cooler temperatures helped firefighters hold it back Sunday, and flames moved southeast away from the town of Fort McMurray. But it could be months before the fire is fully extinguished. —Reuters

BBC Journalists Expelled from North Korea
A team of three BBC journalists were detained in North Korea for their reporting over the weekend, and then ordered to be expelled from the country. Reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was questioned for eight hours and was forced to sign a statement before being taken with his producer and cameraman to the airport. —BBC News

Radiohead's new album sleeve

Everything Else

Critics Hail New Radiohead Album
The first reviews of the band's new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, released Sunday, have been overwhelmingly positive. Rolling Stone called it a "haunting triumph," while the Independent called it "a work of total self-assurance." —Faster Louder

Hijab-Wearing Teen Named as Isis in Yearbook
A California student wearing a hijab was misidentified as "Isis" Phillips in her high school yearbook. The school's principal apologized to Bayan Zehlif and said the school is now investigating the misprint. —Buzzfeed News'

Powerball Winner Yet to Claim Prize
The sole winner of the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the prize. The winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Trenton, New Jersey, and is the largest jackpot in the state's history. —ABC News

Black Female Cadets Investigated for Raised Fists
A group of 16 black female cadets at West Point are being investigated for a photo in which they all raised their fists. Concerns were raised that the women had violated the school's honor code by participating in a political activity. —[VICE News

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