Recording artist Taylor Swift hugs recording artist Kanye West after presenting him with the Vanguard Award onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Aug. 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. 
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The top stories you need to know this morning (Aug. 31)

Just catching up on your news this Monday morning? Here’s what you need to know:

1. Kanye 2020? While accepting the Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday, rapper Kanye West gave a long speech covering many topics – and ended abruptly by saying he will be running for president in 2020.

2. Joe Biden just found an unlikely supporter – his predecessor, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney told CNN he’d “love to see Joe get in the race.”

3. Tensions are rising in Houston after a sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed at a gas station on Friday night. Several thousand people marched in Houston on Sunday in support of the deputy’s family and local law enforcement.

4. Parts of the Southeast U.S. are bracing for flash floods in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.

5. The tallest mountain in North America is getting a name change: after more than a century, Mount McKinley will be renamed Mount Denali, in honor of Alaska’s indigenous Athabascan people, who had always called it “Denali.”

And in case you missed it…

Miley Cyrus hosted the VMAs last night. Here’s a recap of every one of her crazy outfits. (InStyle)

In other must-see VMA moments, Nicki Minaj blasted Miley Cyrus during her VMA acceptance speech. (Rolling Stone)

Legendary filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the “Scream” franchise and “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” died Sunday at age 76. (msnbc)

The father of Alison Parker, the local news anchor shot and killed during a live TV hit last week, wrote an op-ed about how he’s fighting to end gun violence. (Washington Post)

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The top stories you need to know this morning (Aug. 31)