The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will outline their national security policies Wednesday, a Zika funding bill fails again in Congress, Apple is set to reveal the iPhone 7, and more.

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Sep 7 2016, 1:25pm

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

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US News

Trump Wants Big Increase in Defense Spending
Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in defense spending when he outlines his national security policy Wednesday. Trump officials said he wants to eliminate sequester limits on the defense budget. Both Trump and Hillary Clinton will talk on national security at a MSNBC "commander-in-chief" forum this evening.—CNN

Zika Funding Bill Fails in Congress
Returning after a seven-week recess, Congress failed to move forward a bill that would pay for a federal response to the Zika virus. Both parties blamed each other after they failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance in the Senate. Florida health officials, meanwhile, announced seven more homegrown cases of Zika.—NBC News

Apple Set to Reveal iPhone 7
Apple is holding its annual launch event in San Francisco today, where the new iPhone 7 is expected to be revealed. Tech experts believe the upgrade could bring a dual-lens camera for improved picture quality, and reports suggest the new iPhone may not have a headphone jack.—USA Today

Police Probe Death of Ferguson Activist
Authorities in Missouri are investigating the death of Darren Seals, 29, one of the leaders of the Ferguson protests of 2014. Seals's body was found inside a burned car on Tuesday, and he had also suffered gunshot wounds. Police announced they are investigating the death as a homicide.—CBS News

International News

Syrian Government Blamed for Chlorine Gas Attack
Syrian government forces have been accused of dropping barrel bombs containing chlorine from helicopters on a suburb of Aleppo, injuring 80 people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 70 people in the al Sukkari area were left choking and needed hospital treatment.—Al Jazeera

Yemen Air Strikes Kill 13 Al Qaeda Fighters
The US military says it has killed 13 members of the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula group in airstrikes in Yemen. Three air strikes were carried out between August 24 and September 4 in the Shabwah governorate. US Central Command says the strikes "put consistent pressure on the terrorist network."— BBC News

Austria Threatens to Sue Hungary over Migrants
Austria's interior minister said his country would take Hungary to court if it refuses to take back migrants who, under European Union rules, are meant to seek asylum in the first EU state where they set foot. Wolfgang Sobotka said Austria "must sue" if Hungary does not accept the migrants or introduce a quota.—Reuters

'Pokémon Go' Accused of Blasphemy in Indian Court
Gujarat state's high court has been urged to ban the game Pokémon Go because images of eggs in places of worship were "blasphemous" to Hindus and Jains. The court has asked the makers Niantic Inc. to respond to the charges, after a single petitioner, Alay Dave, filed a public interest litigation.—The Times of India

Everything Else

Most Humpback Whales No Longer Endangered
Federal authorities are removing most humpback whales off the endangered species list. The National Marine Fisheries Service said nine of the 14 distinct humpback populations have recovered enough to warrant being removed.—AP

Spotify Reveals Drake Is Most Streamed
Spotify has announced its most streamed songs of summer 2016. Drake tops the global chart with "One Dance," followed by Rihanna's team-up with Calvin Harris, "This Is What You Came For," while Sia's "Cheap Thrills" made third place.—TIME

More Clown Sightings in North Carolina
Police say a person dressed as a clown disappeared into the woods after being chased by a man wielding a machete. Tuesday's incident is the third sighting in two days in Greensboro, North Carolina.—VICE

ITT Shuts Down Vocational Colleges
ITT Educational Services is shutting down its network of for-profit vocational campuses after the government barred enrollment of students on federal financial aid. ITT was accused of misleading students about job prospects after graduation.—VICE News

New NSA Documents Reveal Surveillance Efforts
Newly released NSA documents from the early days of the Iraq war show the agency wanted "unprecedented degrees of cooperation" to build its surveillance network. The documents, called WARgrams, were circulated in 2003 and 2004.— Motherboard

Justin Bieber Sand Sculpture Kicked In
New York State Police are searching for the person who damaged part of the New York State Fair sand sculpture depicting Justin Bieber's face. The Steve Martin and Bob Dylan faces were left alone, but Bieber's mug got pretty much destroyed.— Noisey

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