Today in History for June 4th

Highlights of this day in history: Chinese troops crush a pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square; World War II’s Battle of Midway begins; Henry Ford tests his quadricycle; Bruce Springsteen releases ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ (June 4)

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Today in History for June 4th

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Highlights of this day in history: Chinese troops crush a pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square; World War II’s Battle of Midway begins; Henry Ford tests his quadricycle; Bruce Springsteen releases ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ (June 4)

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Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris | Pt. 6: Trump and Sessions, what’s next?

This is the final part of a 6 part historical series. Looking in the near future to the developments in the U.S.A. With president Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. What’s next?

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VICE News Daily: Russia’s Largest Military Exercise of 2015

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Mozambique is landmine free, U.S. soldier charged with desertion appears in court, enslaved Burmese fishermen are released, and Russia holds massive military drills.

MOZAMBIQUE
Last-Known Landmine Cleared
An estimated 8,000 people lost their limbs to mines.

U.S.A.
Military Says American War Prisoner Deliberately “Snuck Off”
It was Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s first court appearance since he was charged with desertion.

MYANMAR
Enslaved Fisherman Return Home
Thousands of workers have been freed since Thai authorities began investigating trafficking allegations.

RUSSIA
Military Holds Largest Exercise This Year
Nearly 100,000 soldiers took part in the drills.

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VICE News Daily: Estonia’s Defense Militia Grows

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nepal votes to remain a secular state, Afghan prisoners break free, an Estonian militia trains volunteers, and California’s water wells dry up.

NEPAL
Lawmakers Reject Calls to Bring Back Hindu State
More than two-thirds of the constituent assembly voted to keep the secular system in place.

AFGHANISTAN
Hundreds Escape Prison Following Taliban Attack
Six militants disguised in police uniforms stormed the compound early Monday morning.

ESTONIA
Russian Fears Spur Militia Membership
Around 16,000 volunteers have joined since last year.

U.S.A.
California Water Wells Run Dry
One of the worst droughts in the state’s history has hit the central valley the hardest.

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VICE News Daily: Colombia Seizes Cocaine Disguised as Printer Toner

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Spain catches migrants from Morocco, Senegal tries a former dictator, Colombia and Mexico make a joint drug bust, and America hosts a major multinational naval exercise.

SPAIN
Migrants Found in Carnival Trucks
More than 60% of refugees enter the country through north African enclaves such as Melilla.

SENEGAL
Chad’s Former Leader Faces Trial For War Crimes
It’s the first time one African country has tried the leader of another.

COLOMBIA
Cocaine Found on Flight to Mexico
Police seized 48 boxes of drugs disguised as printer toner.

U.S.A.
International Force Holds Amphibious Exercises
Operation Dawn Blitz is one of the biggest naval drills in the world.

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VICE News Daily: English Lessons For Iraq’s Yazidi Children

The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Record heat and smog in the Ukrainian capital, displaced Yazidi children learn English in Iraq, riot police and soccer in China, and what’s making the wheels on the bus go round across America.

UKRAINE
Record-Breaking Heat Grips Kiev
The city is experiencing scorching temperatures and air pollution is 18 times higher than average in some neighborhoods.

IRAQ
Yazidi Children Learn English Through Song
A former dean of the University of Hawaii is managing a school for hundreds of kids displaced by Islamic State attacks.

CHINA
Riot Police Monitor World Cup Qualifying Match Against Hong Kong
More than a thousand officers were deployed over fears residual tension from last year’s Umbrella protests would flare.

U.S.A.
Iconic Yellow School Buses Are Going Green
A growing number of them are using propane, natural gas, or electricity.

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VICE News Daily: Child Malnutrition Increases in Yemen

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Conflict starves Yemen’s children, Egypt clamps down on smuggling tunnels, America’s second-largest police force gets body cameras, and China’s first domestically produced commercial plane.

YEMEN
Children Increasingly Suffer From Malnutrition
Around half of all kids under five are too short for their age.

U.S.A.
LAPD Rolls Out First Body Cameras For Police
The department spent two years fundraising to buy more than 7,000 devices.

EGYPT
Military Destroys Smuggling Tunnels to Gaza
The underground network was a lifeline to the Islamist group Hamas, which collected millions in taxes from banned goods.

CHINA
First Domestically Developed Jet Cleared For Service
More than 5,000 new planes are needed to meet demand.

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VICE News Daily: Lebanon’s Garbage Protests Turn Violent

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Donetsk residents rally in support of pro-Russia rebels, Lebanon’s garbage protests turn violent, Kenya considers fertility treatment for endangered rhinos, and Philadelphia prison inmates are hand-carving a gift for the pope.

UKRAINE
Donetsk Residents Rally Support For Separatists
Dozens came out with flags and banners in favor of the pro-Russia rebels, as Ukraine marks Independence Day.

LEBANON
Demonstrations Continue Over Waste Management Crisis
At least one person died and dozens were wounded in violent clashes with police.

KENYA
Rhino Conservancy Seeks Funding For Fertility Treatments
Three females and one male remain alive in the world, but none are capable of natural reproduction.

U.S.A.
Philadelphia Inmates Build Chair For Pope Francis
The inmates plan to give it as a gift during the pontiff’s two-day visit to the city next month.

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VICE News Daily: Japan Shows Off Its Military

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: India confiscates smuggled cough syrup, Japan’s military exercises, Syria secures its ancient artifacts, and two American female soldiers make history.

INDIA
Police Seize Banned Cough Syrup Shipment
The contraband medicine was headed for neighboring Bangladesh where it’s outlawed.

WAR GAMES
Japan Holds Military Drill Near Mount Fuji
Hundreds of spectators watched tanks and helicopters fire at targets during the exercises.

SYRIA
Antiquities Safely Moved From Battle Sites
Clashes between rebels and government forces have damaged four of the country’s world heritage sites.

U.S.A.
First Females Pass Army Rangers Course
President Obama recently reversed the military’s ban on women in combat, allowing them to participate in the training program for the first time.

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VICE News Daily: Tokyo Heat Wave Breaks Records

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Russia enforces its ban on Western food imports, California firefighters struggle to control blaze, Japan’s elderly are at risk from a record heat wave, and Nigeria’s new alternative to firewood and kerosene.

RUSSIA
Authorities Destroy Illegally Imported Bacon
The country’s agricultural watchdog burned more than 300,000 pounds of pork for violating a food ban.

U.S.A.
Wildfires Spread in Drought-Stricken California
More than 13,000 residents have been asked to leave their homes.

JAPAN
Record Heat Wave Strikes Tokyo
At least 40 people have died and more than 11,000 people have been hospitalized.

NIGERIA
New Biofuel Helps Reduce Cooking-Related Deaths
Almost 100,000 Nigerian women die each year from using kerosene and firewood inside.

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VICE News Daily: Nigerians Flee Boko Haram

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nigerians flee Boko Haram, U.S. citizens take protecting military recruitment centers into their own hands, Lebanon has a garbage problem, and a British university finds an old treasure.

NIGER
Boko Haram Attacks Spark Mass Exodus
About 150,000 people have fled into the country’s southeast.

U.S.A.
Armed Civilians Guard Military Recruiters
Officers aren’t allowed to have weapons inside recruiting stations.

LEBANON
Trash Piles Up in Beirut Following Landfill Shutdown
Workers are spraying the garbage with powder to mask the odors until a solution is found.

UNITED KINGDOM
World’s ‘Earliest’ Quran Fragments Found
Radiocarbon dating showed the fragments are at least 1,370 years old.

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VICE News Daily: Houthi Supporters in Yemen Rally Against the UN

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: supporters of the Houthi rebels say the UN is being one-sided in Yemen, Iraq destroys an Islamic State camp south of Baghdad, Indian schoolchildren handout 5,000 paper bags in a campaign against plastics, and gambling revenue in Las Vegas declines.

YEMEN
Houthi Supporters Rally Against UN
The special envoy is in Sanaa to negotiate a pause in fighting during the Muslim holy-month of Ramadan.

IRAQ
Government Forces Destroy Islamic State Camp
The site was used to launch attacks against Baghdad and the Shiite holy-site of Karbala.

INDIA
Students Raise Awareness Against Plastic Pollution
An estimated 40% of plastic waste goes unrecycled in India.

U.S.A.
Gambling Loses its Appeal as Las Vegas Tourism Booms
The industry’s revenue has declined by $200 million even though 2014 saw the largest number of visitors on record.

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VICE News Daily: Students Stage Anti-Military Protest in Myanmar

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Burmese students protest against the military’s political power, Ebola resurfaces in Liberia, Alabama struggles to reduce overcrowding in prisons, and a medieval Italian village is for sale.

MYANMAR
Demonstrators Call For Military to End Involvement in Government
Student protesters want unelected representatives to step down to protect democracy in the country.

LIBERIA
Ebola Resurfaces with First Reported Case in More Than One Month
Authorities are searching for people who may have had contact with an infected 17-year-old boy who died.

U.S.A.
Alabama Struggles to Fund Initiative Aimed at Reducing Prison Overcrowding
The state’s prisons are considered to be the most overpopulated in the country.

ITALY
Remote Medieval Village on Sale
The local government hopes to attract a private investor because it doesn’t have enough money to restore or protect it from vandals.

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VICE News Daily: California’s Controversial Vaccination Law

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Dozens die in flash floods across Western India, thousands of North Koreans rally against the United States, Chilean student protesters clash with police in Santiago, and a strict vaccination law passed California’s state assembly.

INDIA
Flash Floods Catch Residents Off-Guard
Authorities have evacuated more than ten thousand residents, and the rain is expected to continue.

NORTH KOREA
War Anniversary Marked by Anti-American Fervor
Pyongyang released a statement condemning the “fatty monster US imperialists”.

CHILE
Students Demand Transparency in Education Reforms
President Michelle Bachelet has promised to improve teacher pay and make university free.

U.S.A.
California Lawmakers Approve Controversial Vaccination Law
The measure would require all schoolchildren be vaccinated and leave parents out of the decision-making process.

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VICE News Daily: Violent Protests in Armenia’s Capital

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Armenian police break up protests following a rise in electricity prices, conflict further weakens Burundi’s ailing economy, a UN program quickly gets cash to Syrian refugees in Jordan, and a historic moment for a famed New York City establishment.

ARMENIA
Police Response to Electricity Protests Sparks Outrage
Thousands met the force of water cannons during marches to the presidential palace on Monday and Tuesday.

BURUNDI
Conflict Pushes Economy to the Brink of Collapse
Businesses in the capital Bujumbura have been shuttered by almost daily protests since April.

JORDAN
Innovative UN Program Provides Swift Assistance to Refugees
A system that uses iris scans allows families to withdraw cash without a bank card or pin code.

U.S.A.
Historic New York City Bar Receives Landmark Status
Consistent police raids on The Stonewall Inn sparked the June 1969 riots that galvanized the city’s modern gay rights movement.

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VICE News Daily: Invisible Wounds of War in Eastern Ukraine

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Hundreds return to a liberated Tikrit, the cost of war for the mentally ill in eastern Ukraine, Peru deals with a dengue epidemic, and the humble animal that’s protecting a California research lab from wildfires.

IRAQ
Residents Return One Year After the Fall of Tikrit
Hundreds have come back to the city three months after pro-government militia recaptured it from Islamic State militants.

UKRAINE
Invisible Wounds of War Deepen in the East
Psychiatric patients face a shortage of medication and supplies as well as a lack of basic care.

PERU
Stage of Emergency in Some Regions as Dengue Fever Spreads
There are nearly 9,000 more cases in the first half of this year than all of 2014.

U.S.A.
The Four-Legged Guardians of a California Research Lab
The Berkeley Lab has used goats to clear tall grasses and shrubs known to spread wildfires quickly.

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VICE News Daily: Fighting Ramps Up in Eastern Ukraine

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: heavy shelling killed five and destroyed homes in eastern Ukraine, Spain is correcting a centuries-old ‘historical mistake’ against Jews, Russia and Egypt are conducting naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea, and drought-stricken Californians are calling out neighbors who don’t follow water consumption rules.

UKRAINE
Heavy Fighting Picks Up in Donetsk
Four people including one child were killed when shelling hit homes near Donetsk.

SPAIN
A Path to Citizenship for Thousands of Sephardic Jews
A new bill will make it possible for Jews to obtain dual citizenship.

WAR GAMES
Russia and Egypt Hold Joint Naval Exercises
Operation Friendship Bridge 2015 focuses on air and naval defense capabilities in the Mediterranean Sea.

U.S.A.
California Residents ‘Drought-Shamed’ for Wasting Water
Drought shamers roam around with cell phones in hand to call out people who aren’t following water consumption rules.

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VICE News Daily: Madagascar’s President Fights Impeachment

The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Palestinian economy in shambles, using old evidence to solve rape cases in Ohio, Madagascar’s leader challenges impeachment, and 3D-printed robotic arms that won’t put a dent in your wallet.

GAZA
Unemployment Rises as Conflict and Occupation Continue
World Bank reports a 43.9% rate of joblessness, with youth unemployment sitting at more than 60%.

U.S.A.
Task Force Uses Untested Rape Kits to Bring Attackers to Justice
Its members are scrambling to build cases before the statute of limitations expires on some cases that are decades old.

MADAGASCAR
President Challenges Impeachment Vote
Hery Rajaonarimampianina denies corruption allegations and says the island nation needs stability, not political wrangling.

TECHNOLOGY
American Teen Invents Affordable Robotic Arm
19-year-old Easton LaChappelle has designed a series of 3D printed devices that cost around $600 each.

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VICE News Daily: Cleaning up the Crude in California

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: International group of female activists crosses fortified border separating North and South Korea, election victory expected for Ethiopia’s ruling party, Russia’s new law against ‘undesirable’ NGOs, and rough weather conditions delay cleanup efforts following a massive oil spill in southern California.

KOREAS
Women Activists Cross Demilitarized Zone in Peace Demonstration
The group wasn’t allowed to enter South Korea on foot and was transported by bus.

ETHIOPIA
Opposition Accuses Government of Harassment Amid Elections
Ruling party officials deny the allegations, and election observers say the vote was calm and peaceful.

RUSSIA
Putin Approves New Law Against ‘Undesirable’ NGOs
The bill would allow courts to ban groups, freeze their bank accounts, and jail their employees up to six years.

U.S.A.
Cleanup Operation Continues Following California Oil Spill
Birds and marine mammals that survived the accident are being cared for at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Los Angeles.

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VICE News Daily: Saving America’s Honeybees

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Thousands continue to flee the unrest in Burundi, Pakistan investigates an IT firm for allegedly selling fake academic degrees, gang violence surges in El Salvador, and the White House reveals its plan to save America’s honeybees.

EAST AFRICA
Thousands Continue to Flee Burundi Unrest
Residents feared violence and intimidation from pro-government militias and have sought refuge in neighboring countries.

PAKISTAN
Software Company Accused of Selling Fake Degrees
Federal authorities raided the offices of Axact and detained at least 24 people for questioning.

EL SALVADOR
Gang Violence on a Worrying Climb
The Central American nation’s homicide rate is the highest in a decade.

U.S.A.
Government Unveils Plan to Save Dwindling Honeybee Population
The White House strategy involves funding for education and research, as well as preservation of millions of acres in habitat for insects that are critical to agricultural production.

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VICE News Daily: How Insects Could Fight Hunger in Developing Countries

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: French police officers acquitted in teen’s deaths that sparked 2005 riots, Spanish authorities arrest Serbian gang members in organ trafficking plot, Costa Rican students create edible insect products for developing nations, and the stem cell industry is exploding across America with little government regulation.

FRANCE
Police Officers Cleared in 2005 Deaths
Teenagers Zyed Benna and Bouna Traoure died of electrocution after hiding in a power station during a police chase. Their families have filed a civil suit and are seeking 1.6 billion euros in damages.

SPAIN
Five Detained for Trying to Purchase Immigrant Man’s Kidney
The Serbian gang members wanted the organ for their boss’ sick son.

COSTA RICA
Student Researchers Turn Bugs into Breakfast
Two groups are using crickets and beetle larvae to create edible products for an international contest aimed at battling hunger in the developing world.

U.S.A.
Stem Cell Business Grows with Little Regulation
More than 170 clinics across the country now offer the treatments, which aren’t scientifically proven to be safe or effective.

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VICE News Daily: Repercussions of Macedonia’s Wiretapping Scandal

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Growing anti-government sentiment in Macedonia, charges for organizers of Burundi’s failed coup, Libya detains hundreds of African migrants near Tripoli, and Seattle protesters take to the water to protest against Shell’s Arctic drilling plans.

MACEDONIA
Protesters Urge Prime Minister to Step Down
The government is mired in a wiretapping scandal which the opposition claims is evidence of high-level corruption.

BURUNDI
President Makes First Appearance Since Coup Plot
A prosecutor charged 17 officials with trying to destabilize public institutions. The coup leader, who is a general and former intelligence chief, remains at large.

LIBYA
Hundreds of Migrants Detained Before Mediterranean Crossing
Nearly 400 from Somalia and Ethiopia were transported to a holding center outside Tripoli.

U.S.A.
‘Shell No’ Activists Protest in Seattle’s Elliott Bay
Hundreds gathered against the oil company’s plans to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic this summer.

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VICE News Daily: Deadly Fire at Factory in the Philippines

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Factory fire kills dozens in the Philippines, Al-Shabaab is recruiting Kenyans of Somali descent, private firm set to start drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico, and Danish team warns of the perils of dumping plastics into our oceans.

PHILIPPINES
Fire Kills Dozens at Slipper Factory in Manila Suburb
Authorities expect to find more bodies buried under the debris.

KENYA
Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Expands Recruitment Efforts
At least 40 boys have been reported missing from a town in the country’s north. Intelligence reports suggest the militant group is tapping into Kenya’s Muslim community for new recruits.

U.S.A.
Drilling to Resume Near Site of Gulf Oil Spill
A Louisiana-based firm seeks to extract oil and gas from the Macondo reservoir, where BP’s disastrous efforts caused the death of 11 rig workers in 2010.

ENVIRONMENT
Scientists Warn of ‘Disaster’ Caused by Plastics Pollution
​The amount littered in the world’s oceans has accumulated to an area the size of Africa, and a Danish team is warning of the impact that has on human health and marine biodiversity.

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VICE News Daily: Supply Shortage at Venezuela Hotels

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Former child soldiers adjust to civilian life in South Sudan, Russian spacecraft fails mission to reach International Space Station, Venezuela hotels cope with supply shortage, and jurors deadlocked in Etan Patz murder trial.

SOUTH SUDAN
Former Child Soldiers Reintegrate into Communities
Hundreds are participating in a program aimed at teaching them how to live as normal kids again.

SPACE
Russian Cargo Craft Declared a Total Loss
The Progress 59 capsule spun out of control with six thousand pounds of supplies onboard.

VENEZUELA
Some Hotels Hit by Goods Shortage
Smaller properties are asking guests to bring their own toilet paper, and must shop around several markets to gather ingredients for meals.

U.S.A.
New York Jury Deadlocked in Etan Patz Murder Case
​The judge denied the defense’s request for a mistrial following claims the jury was hung.​

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