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The Pentagon announces the release of 15 Guantanamo detainees, Trump promises the "extreme vetting" of Muslim migrants, US Olympic runner Allyson Felix makes history winning silver, and more.

by VICE Staff
Aug 16 2016, 1:10pm

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

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US News

Trump Promises Extreme Vetting of Muslim Migrants
Outlining his plans to combat "radical Islamic terrorism," Republican nominee Donald Trump said he would enact "extreme vetting" and set up a new ideological screening test for Muslim visitors and immigrants. Trump also blamed the rise of ISIS on "decisions made by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton."—CBS News

Pentagon Releases 15 Guantanamo Detainees
The Pentagon has announced that 15 inmates from the Guantanamo prison have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama's administration. The Pentagon said the release of 12 Yemenis and three Afghans took place with "humane treatment measures."—VICE News

Pennsylvania Attorney General Found Guilty of Leak
Kathleen Kane, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, has been convicted of nine criminal charges including perjury and conspiracy. The jury agreed Kane orchestrated a leak of grand jury documents in an attempt to embarrass her political rival, former state prosecutor Frank Fina.—USA Today

Imam Shooting Suspect Charged with Murder
New York police have charged a man with murder in connection with the killing of an imam and his assistant in Queens. Oscar Morel, 35, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin were shot in the head after prayers on Saturday.—CBS News

International News

Airstrike on Yemeni Hospital Kills 11
An airstrike hit a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in northern Yemen, killing at least 11 people and wounding another 19. MSF said the Saudi-led coalition, which has been conducting airstrikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels, was responsible for the strike on the hospital in Abs.—Al Jazeera

Mexican Gang Abducts Group at Restaurant
Armed men in Mexico have abducted between ten and 12 men who were sitting in a restaurant in the tourist resort of Puerto Vallarta. Eduardo Almaguer, the attorney general of the western state of Jalisco, said the men who were abducted were believed to be members of the Sinaloa drug cartel.—VICE News

Six Killed in Car Bombing in Turkey
A car bomb killed six people, including four police officers, outside a police station in southeastern Turkey. Senior government officials blamed the attack on Kurdish militants. Monday marks the anniversary of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party taking up arms against the Turkish state 32 years ago.—Reuters

Zambian President Accused of Rigging Vote
Zambian President Edgar Lungu narrowly won reelection, but his main opponent said the vote had been rigged. Hakainde Hichilema's United Party for National Development said it would appeal the result at the constitutional court, after Lunga won 50.35 percent of the national vote.—BBC News

Everything else

Allyson Felix Makes History but Denied Gold
Winning a silver in the 400-meter, Allyson Felix became the most decorated American woman in track and field history, with seven Olympic medals. She was beaten by Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas who dove headfirst over the line.—TIME

Google Duo Launched Today
Google is rolling out its own mobile video calling app today in a bid to compete with FaceTime. Google Duo, available on rival platforms like iPhones, allows people to call app to app and preview the video of the person calling before answering.—The Verge

Larry Wilmore's Late-Night Show Has Been Canceled
Comedy Central announced that it is canceling Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show, with the last episode airing Thursday. President Kent Alterman said he had been hoping "it would start to click with our audience, but it hasn't happened."—The New York Times

Archeologists Begin Dig for Possible Nazi Gold Train
A team of 35 archeologists will begin digging today for a hidden train thought to be filled with Nazi gold from World War II. "The train is not a needle in the haystack—if there is one, we will find it," said lead researcher Andrzej Gaik.—The Washington Post

Hackers Say They Hacked NSA-Linked Group
Hackers known as the "Shadow Brokers" claim to have hacked a group linked to the NSA and stolen a bunch of its hacking tools. The hackers are also asking for 1 million bitcoin (around $568 million) in an auction to release files.—Motherboard

Rio Organizers Want to Silence Boos
The International Olympic Committee said it would continue to warn spectators not to boo at Rio 2016 events. "We are trying to help Brazilians to understand the right moment and the right level of passion," said a spokesman.—VICE Sports