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 2017-09-24 13:07 


Trump fights for soul of GOP in Strange Alabama senate race... +

The race for Jeff Sessions Senate seat in Alabama, just a few days away, has become a weird proxy war for the soul of the GOP. Its Luther Strange, the former Alabama district attorney who has been serving in Sessions place since January, vs. Roy Moore, th...

 2017-09-23 14:00 


Heres a rundown of everyone Trump insulted this week... +

To get this weekly Trump update sent to your inbox, subscribe here. It was a busy week for Donald Trump, who delivered his first address to the U.N. General Assembly and met with numerous world leaders who attended the meeting in New York City. The presid...

 2017-09-23 00:03 


Department of Homeland Security reveals which states were targeted by Russian hackers... +

The U.S. government individually called election officials in 21 states on Friday afternoon to inform them their systems had been targeted by Russian hackers trying to impact the U.S. presidential election last year. The Department of Homeland Security in...

 2017-09-22 22:44 


A woman is about to become the Marines first-ever female infantry officer... +

A woman will make history Monday when she becomes the Marine Corps first-ever female infantry officer a job that required her to successfully complete a grueling 13-week course that no other woman has ever finished. The lieutenant, whose name has not yet...

 2017-09-22 22:38 


Canada moving forward on allowing heavy arms sales to Ukraine... +

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is moving forward on changes to regulations that will allow the sale of automatic weapons and heavier military equipment to Ukraine, where Russian-backed fighters are in the midst of a conflict in the countrys eas...

 2017-09-22 20:07 


Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a mega mobile merger... +

U.S. consumers choice of four major mobile carriers might soon shrink to just three. After months of negotiations, T-Mobile and Sprint are nearing agreement on a merger that would create a single carrier with 130 million subscribers, according to a Reuter...

 2017-09-22 19:25 


Looks like John McCain has killed the GOP healthcare bill again... +

John McCain could be the deciding no vote again. The veteran Arizona senator announced Friday he would oppose the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, a stance similar to his dramatic thumbs-down no vote in July that likely ends Republicans latest attempt at r...

 2017-09-22 19:17 


Equifax Is Just a SymptomWe Need to Cure the Disease... +

Beyond the obvious, there are a couple of very troubling issues regarding the recent Equifax breach, where hackers stole personal information from some 143 million customers, including 100,000 Canadians. First, for a reason still unbeknownst to us, the co...

 2017-09-22 18:41 


A drunk can consent judge acquits another cab driver of sexual assault... +

Another Halifax cabbie has been acquitted of sexual assault in the latest incident of a woman alleging sexual crimes by a taxi driver only to have her case dismissed by Judge Gregory Lenehan. Thursdays acquittal underscores what protesters say is a patter...

 2017-09-22 18:02 


White supremacists are targeting college campuses for recruitment... +

Soon after Purdue Universitys 40,000 students returned to campus this fall, they encountered fliers showing white men in Oxford shirts and arm tattoos, and bearing the message: Our Generation; Our Future; Our Last Chance. The fliers featured an ancient Ge...

 2017-09-22 17:46 


Alabama doesnt care Trump is backing a swamp candidate for senate... +

MONTGOMERY, Ala. President Donald Trump likes to say he could do anything even shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and not lose support of his base. But thats being put to the test in Alabama, where Trump is literally running against against his own base in cam...

 2017-09-22 17:20 


Betsy DeVos acted on her promise to help students accused of rape... +

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos scrapped Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault Friday after concluding they were unfair to students accused of rape. The 2011 Obama directive was intended to address long-standing issues with how schools nationwide ...

 2017-09-22 17:15 


The most powerful U.S. weather satellite can see inside hurricanes... +

Puerto Ricans woke up to an island devastated by Hurricane Maria on Thursday. Whats worse is that scientists say Maria is just the latest in a string of storms that suggest powerful, deadly hurricanes are something humans need to get used to. But humans a...

 2017-09-22 15:00 


Kim Jong Un taught the world a new word... +

D-O-T-A-R-D. Dotard. The internet learned a new word Thursday night. To use it in a sentence: I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire. Thats what Kim Jong Un, the reclusive and combative North Korean leader, called Do...

 2017-09-22 14:48 


The far right isnt the real story of the German elections... +

There seems little doubt that history will be made in Germanys elections on September 24. The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) will be the first modern radical right party to enter the Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament. But whether...

 2017-09-22 13:56 


Dispensary owners are already fighting Ontarios rules on legal weed... +

Clint Younge was tormented by bullies as a boy in elementary school in Stoney Creek, Ontario, long before he discovered the power of cannabis. His classmates made fun of his nervous tics, a side effect of the high-dose pharmaceuticals he was being prescri...

 2017-09-22 13:45 


Russia says it will strike U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked... +

Moscow warned Washington Thursday that U.S.-supported forces will face a fierce military response if Russian-backed Syrian government troops come under fire again. Russian military officials said they issued the statement after U.S.-backed Syrian Democrat...

 2017-09-22 13:03 


New Manitoba NDP leader continues to deny past assault allegations... +

Newly-elected Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew hasnt had much airtime to discuss policy since winning the leadership on Saturday as past allegations of domestic assault continue to haunt the 35-year-old politician. In an interview with VICE News, Kinew, the ...

 2017-09-22 12:01 


Uber just got kicked out of London... +

Taxi app Uber was stripped of its London license Friday, a move that could see 40,000 private-hire drivers removed from the capital. Transport for London, the local government body responsible for licensing laws, said the companys permit would not be rene...

 2017-09-22 12:00 


Another U.S. visit for Erdogan ends in a punch-up... +

A brawl broke out at a New York rally for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday, the second time an appearance by the Turkish autocrat has sparked violence on U.S. soil in recent months. Videos from the event show a protester repeatedly punched in the f...

 2017-09-22 10:05 


North Korea threatens most powerful Pacific H-bomb test... +

North Korea stoked itsfeudwith the U.S.Friday, warning that it could respond to American military threats by testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The warning came hours after leader Kim Jong-un said the U.S. would pay dearly for President Donald ...

 2017-09-21 23:40 


Kim Jong Un just called Trump a mentally deranged U.S. dotard... +

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hit back at President Trump Thursday, saying the U.S. president would pay dearly for his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. Describing Trump as a mentally deranged U.S. dotard, and referring to the U.S. presidents spe...

 2017-09-21 23:23 


Bomb that killed 16 Yemeni civilians was made by the U.S.... +

A bomb that decimated entire households packed with women and children in Yemen this August was made by the United States, investigators revealed Thursday. The explosion killed 16 civilians, five of them children, and injured 17 more in Sanaa, the country...

 2017-09-21 21:20 


Hurricane Marias total blackout in Puerto Rico could last six months... +

With its lashing 155 mph winds and pummeling rain, Hurricane Maria shut down the power grid for the entire island of Puerto Rico when it hit Wednesday. Residents are operating in the dark, and it’s not going to be back to normal any time soon: Offic...

 2017-09-21 20:33 


Mark Zuckerberg hands 3,000 Russia-linked Facebook ads to Congress... +

Facebook will turn over to Congress more than 3,000 political ads bought by Russian-linked accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company announced Thursday, just as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went live on his own platform to announce ...

 2017-09-21 19:54 


This Houston Dreamer lost everything, and FEMA wont help... +

A few days after Karla de Jesus Martinez lost all her possessions in Hurricane Harvey, things got even worse. Trump announced plans to repeal DACA, the very program that allowed Karla to support herself. Now, she’s scrambling to pull her life back t...

 2017-09-21 19:40 


The top five humblebrags from Justin Trudeaus United Nations speech... +

Taking the podium just days after President Donald Trump used the dais to pump economic nationalism and threaten North Korea with oblivion, the Canadian prime minister delivered a self-effacing tribute to his own governments legacy. The bulk of Justin Tru...

 2017-09-21 18:27 


After 8 years in the making, Canadas trade deal with the EU takes effect... +

Canadians will soon have access to an increased array of European-made produce at better prices, thanks to a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that takes effect today. After years of heated negotiations which almost fell through when t...

 2017-09-21 17:11 


Scandalous fraud trial of four B.C. cops is heading to the Supreme Court... +

Four officers with the British Columbia detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will get their chance to appear before the top court in Canada to plead their case in a major misconduct trial, the Supreme Court announced on Thursday. For a time, th...

 2017-09-21 16:14 


Milos Free Speech Week hopes to troll Berkeleys insecure liberals... +

As the cradle of the free speech movement in the 1960s, the University of California at Berkeley is a cherished place in the hearts of American liberals. And thats precisely why the far right is bringing its own free speech movement to the historic steps ...

 2017-09-21 16:12 


Myanmars bloody purge of Rohingya has created an Islamist insurgency... +

Sick, wounded, and traumatized, some 410,000 members of Myanmars persecuted Muslim minority have fled to Bangladesh in the past month, carrying horror stories of loved ones shot dead before their eyes, and whole villages burned to the ground. The Rohingya...

 2017-09-21 15:00 


Opioids are killing too many people to autopsy all the bodies... +

Whenever New Hampshires medical examiners suspect someone died of a drug overdose, they autopsy the body. Or at least, they used to. Thanks to the nations out-of-control opioid epidemic, the states Office of the Chief Medical Examiner cant completely auto...

 2017-09-21 14:43 


Cop who killed deaf man in Oklahoma City placed on leave... +

The Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a deaf and nonverbal man Tuesday night was placed on administrative leave Wednesday while the Oklahoma City Police department investigates the shooting as a homicide. Police initially arrived at 35-year-ol...

 2017-09-21 13:38 


Spain is cracking down on Catalans independence movement... +

Catalan leaders said Thursday that their plans for a controversial referendum on independence from Spain have been thrown into jeopardy by government raids in which campaign materials were seized. The proposed October 1 vote on independence for Catalonia,...

 2017-09-21 11:17 


North Korea calls Trump a barking dog after Rocket Man jibe... +

There was a time when international diplomacy was an austere game of chess. President Donald Trump seems to have turned it into a Comedy Central Roast. Responding to Trumps recent threat to totally destroy North Korea, Pyongyang Wednesday compared the pre...

 2017-09-21 11:00 


Soon it will be just the U.S. and Syria rejecting the Paris accord... +

Donald Trumps June decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord placed the U.S. in a very exclusive club only Syria and Nicaragua had initially refused to join the deal. That stance became even more isolated Thursday when Nicaraguas President Daniel ...

 2017-09-21 11:00 


Donald Trumps highly abnormal presidency: the week of Sept. 18... +

Sign up for a weekly newsletter aboutPresident Donald Trump to be delivered to your inbox every Friday. DonaldTrump made it clear atthe beginning of his campaign that he wasnt going to follow the normal rules or tone of politics. Were keeping track of all...

 2017-09-21 11:00 


Donald Trumps highly abnormal presidency: the week of Sept. 18... +

Sign up for a weekly newsletter aboutPresident Donald Trump to be delivered to your inbox every Friday. DonaldTrump made it clear atthe beginning of his campaign that he wasnt going to follow the normal rules or tone of politics. Were keeping track of all...

 2017-09-21 10:43 


Googles 1.1bn HTC deal shouldnt worry Apple yet... +

Despite the failure of its 2012 Motorola takeover, Google made another big investment in its long term smartphone strategy Thursday, acquiring a division at Taiwanese manufacturer HTC in a $1.1 billion deal. The big bet on hardware sees Google gain 2,000 ...

 2017-09-21 10:43 


Apple shouldnt worry about Googles $1.1B HTC deal just yet... +

Despite the failure of its 2012 Motorola takeover, Google made another big investment in its long term smartphone strategy Thursday, acquiring a division at Taiwanese manufacturer HTC in a $1.1 billion deal. The big bet on hardware sees Google gain 2,000 ...

 2017-09-21 10:00 


21 things that are so easy for Trump (according to Trump)... +

Providing high-quality affordable healthcare, ridding the country of drugs, coming up with programs that everybody’s happy with. Any one of these might seem like a nearly impossible task to the average citizen, but for the president of the United St...

 2017-09-20 22:41 


Parliaments anti-racism hearings kick off with witness warning of Islamists in the corridors of power... +

Parliamentary hearings on Islamophobia and systemic racism in Canada kicked off this week, with two days of meetings presenting wildly different interpretations on the issue of anti-Muslim discrimination in Canada. But the committee wasted little time bef...

 2017-09-20 20:12 


Trumps Rocket Man speech put U.S. closer to nuclear zero hour... +

If not for Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov, the world as we know it could have ended on Sept. 26, 1983. That day, sitting in a bunker south of Moscow, the 44-year-old Petrov received an alert that five U.S. nuclear missiles were in the air headed...

 2017-09-20 19:40 


Weed stocks are luring young people into the world of investing... +

When Sukhpal Bhupal read that Canadas biggest licensed cannabis producer, Canopy Growth Corporation, had been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange last summer, he took the little savings he had and dumped them into the company. It was his first time inves...

 2017-09-20 18:58 


Melania Trump is threatening a Croatian school for using her face in an ad... +

First lady Melania Trump is threatening legal action against a school in Croatia over billboards that features her face with the slogan, Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English. The billboards had been put up in the capital city of Za...

 2017-09-20 18:48 


Trump could help these energy-fueled local economies bounce back... +

Cities and towns that depend on the energy business had a pretty ugly 2016, but their fortunes could be turning under Trump. New government data shows local economies relying on the energy industry suffered steep declines in output last year, as weakness...

 2017-09-20 18:29 


Liberals focus on safeguarding elections from cyber attacks instead of electoral reform promises... +

Psst, Vice Canada reader: Given the seemingly endless stream of reports of foreign interference in the last US election, do you ever find yourself quietly freaking out over the possibility that Canada could come under attack by the very same sort of sinis...

 2017-09-20 17:26 


Heres what the provinces and territories have done so far on legal weed... +

In April, Canada’s government unveiled legislation to legalize cannabis for recreational use with the new plan set to take effect in the summer of 2018. While the bill provides a framework for what the legal weed market will look like setting the m...

 2017-09-20 16:48 


Mexico City residents had to become rescue workers overnight... +

A version of this post first appeared on VICE Mexico. Click here to read the original in Spanish. Photos byRogelio Velazquez and Hans Musielik. Mexico City In the citys bustling Roma North neighborhood, doctors, dog walkers, students, and store owners be...

 2017-09-20 16:18 


Facebook posts cost this millennial politician $35,000... +

When Washington state’s second-youngest female representative Melanie Stambaugh campaigned for reelection, she ran into a very millennial problemwith Facebook, that is. And now shes being slammed with 44 ethics violations. Stambaugh is accused of vi...

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