VICE speaks to transgender student, Gavin Grimm, about his fight to use his high school bathroom in Virginia. Plus, an on-the-ground look at the conflict between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukraine Army.
Knowing that hundreds of decisions are made before a vote is cast, VICE heads to North Carolina to see how an election is made from the ground up. Plus, a closer look at how forests will react to climate change.
VICE looks at carfentanil risks by visiting a county where there are, on average, 20 to 25 overdoses a day, and correspondent Roberto Ferdman explores what it means to produce a rigorous -- and informative -- poll.
VICE News looks at the current state of Turkey three months after the failed coup, and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney debuts his weekly music review.
VICE News meets a teenage tech-wiz who's built A.I. technology to get people out of parking tickets. Plus, a VICE correspondent is embedded with police in Iraq.
VICE News explores the Medicaid "coverage gap" some states are facing, and a VICE correspondent attends a New York acting class focused on helping LGTBQ actors.
VICE News talks with a 24-year-old Russian roofer about the risks of his profession, and examines how Oklahoma's $1.3 billion budget shortfall has impacted the state's public education system.
VICE News visits Iraq's southern front in the battle for Mosul, and travels to Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay where climate change has already begun at sea level.
VICE News talks with individuals suffering from PTSD as a result of serving in Guantanamo Bay's Camp 7, and spends the day with transgender Utah State Senate Democratic candidate Misty K. Snow.
VICE News explores the difficulties in obtaining common drugs for the sick people of Caracas, and profiles 14-year-old Jason Sartorius, a social media star hoping to be the next Justin Bieber.
In light of Donald Trump's desire to build a border wall, VICE News meets with Texans who already cross a fence to go to and from their homes. Plus, correspondent Ravi Somaiya explores the art of the emoji.
VICE NEWS examines the current ground offensive in Iraq, and visits UC Irvine, the first public university to grant video gaming scholarships.
VICE NEWS travels to Peshmerga to speak to Iraqi and U.S. soldiers about the current offensive against ISIS, and takes a walk through a political haunted house.
VICE News follows the 18 medical examiners in Aleppo who must identify war victims and arrange their burials, and Patrick Carney offers his weekly music review.
VICE News talks to "Blue Lives Matter" spokesman Randy L. Sutton and examines how U.S. Ambassador Rufus Gifford plans to alter foreign perspective on America with a Danish reality TV show.
VICE News follows Tom Steyer, a man who has pumped more than $130 million of his own money into national politics, and looks at ballot support for recreational marijuana use in Arizona and California.
VICE News speaks with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz about the challenge of her re-election bid following her dismissal as DNC Chair, and looks at the recent safety recall for car airbags -- one of the largest in U.S. history.
VICE News speaks with performers, producers and activists about California's controversial proposition for condom use in pornographic films, and follows conservative groups aiming to keep the peace should Donald Trump lose the election.
VICE News covers the last-minute push to get potential Wisconsin voters valid IDs so they aren't turned away at the polls, and catches up with concession speechwriters from previous elections.
VICE News explores the issue of people who don't vote, and offers a further look into election night.
VICE News travels to Mexico to see its southern border control in action, and correspondent Aris Roussinos reports on his three weeks embedded with the Iraqi Army's 9th Division.
VICE News follows Chinese online shopping company JD.com as it preps delivery drones for the world's largest e-commerce sale, and interviews Rick Santelli about the beginning of the Tea Party.
VICE News reports on the argument over defining "assault weapons" in Massachusetts, and looks at President-elect Donald Trump's new Chief of Staff, Reince Preibeus, and new Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.
VICE News interviews U.S. Representative Keith Ellison about the DNC and direction of the Democratic Party during Donald Trump's presidency, plus examines the impact of legal marijuana on "cannabis entrepreneurs."
VICE News travels to Manila to witness Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs, and speaks with former Facebook employees about the social site's issues surrounding the spread of fake news.
Police departments across the country are collecting DNA with greater frequency than ever before--even during encounters like traffic stops. As the war in Yemen continues, nearly a third of its population is one step away from famine. Plus, why Planned Parenthood has seen a surge of donations since the election.
VICE News explores a time before the TSA when airport passenger screening was handled by private companies, and examines the potential merger of Tesla and Solar City.
VICE News speaks with prolific fake news writer Paul Horner about his process and motivation, and spends Thanksgiving with a family divided over the Trump/Clinton election.
VICE News travels to Japan to witness the cleanup of Fukushima, and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney provides his weekly music review.
Correspondent Seb Walker reports on the rising death toll in the fight against ISIS, and VICE News meets a family with much at stake as the House votes on the 21st Century Cures Act.
VICE News examines the ongoing confusion and concern faced by residents of East Chicago, Indiana after dangerous levels of lead forced them to move out of their homes. Plus, a look at footage from inside Aleppo's last functioning hospital following an air strike.
VICE News reports from Standing Rock, where protestors continue to stand their ground at the reservation. Plus, correspondent Nellie Bowles spends a day with an Uber driver to better understand how technology is reshaping the labor market.
VICE News explores why Austria's far-right Freedom Party, despite losing the recent election, still has a significant presence in the country. Plus, author Alex Beam discusses his new book, The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship.
VICE News finds out more about current ExxonMobil CEO -- and potential Secretary of State -- Rex Tillerson, and heads to Wisconsin to tag along with a Clinton-recount volunteer.
VICE News follows a veteran seeking a changed discharge status before President Obama leaves office, and considers what the VA might look like under a Trump presidency. Plus, a look at how climate change could affect the future of coffee farming.
VICE News explores how the fire at Oakland's Ghost Ship Warehouse will impact the local art community, and correspondent Isobel Yeung heads to Shanghai for a view of the city's soaring property market.
VICE News reports on South Korean President Park Geun-hye's recent impeachment following weeks of mass protests throughout the country. Plus, a look at legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic.
VICE News explores how South Korean president Park Geun-hye's impeachment could open doors for populism in Asia, and heads to Santa Fe where the mayor says he will not change the city's sanctuary status.
VICE News reports on Estonian citizens joining their country's volunteer militia -- the Estonian Defence League -- to protect themselves from Russian encroachment, and heads to New England for an up-close look at wind energy.
VICE News heads to West Virginia to explore the future of coal-producing regions, and looks at a New Jersey town's decision to adopt Uber as a replacement for public transportation infrastructure.
Bestselling author Caitlin Moran chats about British Christmas ads, and VICE News shares a tell-all interview with L.A. Sheriff-scandal whistleblower Deputy James Sexton.
VICE News reports from the U.S. military detention site in Guantanamo Bay.
VICE News reports on President Obama's decision to commute 153 prison sentences and pardon 78 more.
VICE reports on the refugee situation in Sweden, where tens of thousands of migrants await their fate. Plus, take a rare glimpse at the Strategic National Stockpile--mountains of life-saving supplies the Centers for Disease Control keeps in secret locations around the country, in case of extreme emergency.
VICE News reports from northern Iraq's Khazer Camp, home to refugees who fled the fighting in Mosul.
VICE News travels to Cologne, Germany, to learn more about the violent attacks and sexual assaults that scarred 2016's New Year's celebrations. Plus, a look at the costs and challenges associated with educating non-English-speaking students in the U.S.
VICE News reports on two women who have created a subscription service aimed at channeling post-election white guilt into something constructive. Also, correspondent Roberto Ferdman looks at the costs and challenges associated with educating non-English-speaking students in the U.S.
After being sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, Donald Trump delivered a speech chock-full of populist themes to a crowd on the drizzly National Mall. Among them, he promised to return to government to the people and put “America first.”
We report on what lifting the Cuba trade embargo could mean for Kansas wheat farmers. "Blitzed" author Norman Ohler explains why Germany submarine pilots (including Hitler) were usually high off their minds during World War II. Plus, a look at how young Greeks, facing massive unemployment, are returning to the islands to make a living off the land.
We explore the debate over abortion in Ireland, where there is a near-total ban on the procedure. Plus, a report on Syrian refugees in Turkey, where many families fled the fighting years ago and are still waiting to return home. We also caught up with members of the House GOP after their meeting with President Trump.
We examine Trump's plan to hire 15,000 immigration and border patrol agents. Seb Walker reports from Molenbeek, the Brussels neighborhood some call Europe's "jihad capital," to see what has changed since the Paris attacks. Plus, The Royal Shakespeare Company produced a unique adaption of The Tempest in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we speak to some of the people that brought the performance to life.
The VA is demanding money back from tens of thousands of veterans it allegedly overpaid. Dexter Thomas interviews Rachel Dolezal, the ex-NAACP leader who passed as African American, about her tell-all memoir, "In Full Color." Plus, Republicans are pushing a bill that would prevent cities from creating their own labor laws, we explore the fight for paid sick leave in Minneapolis.
A tough new law in Hungary allows migrants to be detained indefinitely -- housed in shipping containers -- until their cases are heard. Plus, we look at Iowa's wind power industry, and how it could be affected by Trump's latest executive order. We also sit down with Parker Bright, the 24 year-old artist who staged a protest at the Whitney Biennial. Over the course of two days, Bright, wearing a t-shirt that read "Black Death Spectacle" stood in front of a painting by Dana Schutz, a white artist who had painted an image of Emmett Till's dead body.
We report on the fight over civil asset forfeiture, which allows police to seize property from suspected criminals. Plus, Rep. Lamar Smith leads a coalition of conservative politicians taking on the clean energy agenda. We also catch up with Felicia D. Henderson, the show runner of popular BET series 'The Quad' to talk about the controversy surrounding the show.
We take a closer look at North Carolina's bathroom bill repeal to see if the new agreement is actually an improvement for civil rights. The ACLU has brought on a new political director who hopes to change the image of the advocacy group. We follow him as he hosts a town hall in Florida on resistance training. Gianna Toboni travels to drought-stricken Somalia where thousands are fleeing their homes in search of food and water. Plus, a look at homelessness in Hawaii, and a radical new approach to dealing with the crisis.
Nearly a thousand people were detained during a week of mass anti-corruption protests in Russia last week, we went to Moscow to meet a family being reunited. Plus, a report on Ferguson’s first mayoral election since the shooting death of Michael Brown. And, an acclaimed new video game allows players to become anything - and everything - in our interconnected universe. Dexter Thomas plays the video game with creator David O’Reilly. Also, April Fools in the era of fake news.
We explore how military leaders could be influential in pushing a climate action agenda. Plus, Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders a review of Obama-era police reforms, including consent decrees. New Orleans has started to accept bids to take down and relocate three statues of Confederate leaders. The decision has divided the city and was discussed in heated Town Hall meetings. It's being done in the name of unity - but the process has been anything but. We take a look a the controversy. Plus, Rae Sremmurd review New Pornographers, "High Ticket Attractions" Stormzy, "Big For Your Boots" Trace Adkins, "Lit" and The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This"
A new app offers birth control without a doctor's visit--raising questions about contraception access. Plus, a look at regulating corporal punishment in Texas schools, where the practice is still legal and used by teachers. And, we take a closer look at the Pepsi ad.
We travel to Mexico with Janet Napolitano—who oversaw deportations under Obama—and now heads the University of California, with one of the largest undocumented college populations in the U.S. Plus, we go to Japan to meet the ama, or sea-women keeping a millennia old Japanese fishing tradition alive. Republicans deploy “the nuclear option” to bypass Democrats’ opposition of Neil Gorsuch. A group of Chinese Americans go to Palm Beach to welcome President Xi Jinping before his meeting with Trump. Plus, will the government stop e-cigarettes?
We report from Moscow on the Russia-Syria relationship in the aftermath of the recent chemical attack. Also, we examine the environmental record of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, and what it means for legal battles over Trump's climate rollback. Plus, reporting on Trump's budget says he'll try to do away with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the nonprofit entity that helps fund locally owned and operated public TV and radio stations around the country. We visit a remote Alaska radio station to see what's at stake.
Seb Walker is on the ground in Iraq where ISIS fighters are slowly losing their grip on Mosul. Members of the Iraqi Federal Police describe living on the front line of Mosul. Plus, the alt-right expresses its shock over Trump’s airstrikes in Syria. A shortage of California farm workers is driving wages to the highest level in history. We visit a small farm in the state to learn how this change affects their bottom line and what it will mean for the cost of food. And in the final episode of Rae Sremmurd’s Music Corner, the duo review Diet Cig, “Tummy Ache,” Animal Collective, “Kinda Bonkers,” Mastodon, “Show Yourself,” P.O.S., “Wearing a Bear.”
VICE News Tonight travels to Somalia with a Canadian Somali doctor distributing aid to the drought-stricken town of Wajid. Then, we go to Silicon Valley for the Tech Stands Up Protest. Silicon Valley is reeling after three government agencies issued statements threatening the H-1B visa program, which the industry relies on to recruit and retain foreign-born tech talent. Now, instead of aiming for jobs at Google or in academia, many foreign students are thinking of leaving the U.S.
The fundraising in Georgia's special election reached unprecedented levels. Where did it come from? And how will this model play out in future races? VICE News explores. Plus, a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma caught headlines last week. We were there as a population inside the prison launched a new strike. VICE News meets a basketball coach suing the NCAA over its ban on convicted felons. Plus, Apple sets a new sustainability objective that could change the technology industry.
VICE News profiles French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, who has the best chance of beating Marine Le Pen. Plus, an interview with Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister who essentially wrote the Donald Trump playbook. Then, we go on the road with Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez as they start the DNC's "unity tour" - where things are not going according to plan. Plus, a presentation of the druggies of animal kingdom.
VICE News reports on the challenges of getting scientists to run for political office. Plus, a look at the Democratic candidate in Montana's special election--folk singer and cowboy poet Rob Quist. Plus, we tracked down the chemist who created one of the drugs that was used in Arkansas last week to execute death row inmates. We talk to him about what its like to be part of the long line of inventors whose creations are used to kill.
We report on a pro-Trump pastor’s efforts to hold a gang summit on Chicago violence. A former leader of the Conservative Vice Lords describes how gangs today look nothing like they used to. Plus, a look at North Korea’s progress in developing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. We also examine the role the duplicating others’ products and procedures plays inside the tech world. It’s a mainstay of the industry and has shaped how things get done. Finally, in another installment of This Week in New Music, Run the Jewels reviews Sheryl Crow, “Halfway There,” Joey Bada$$, “Victory,” Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road,” Julia Michaels, “Issues.”
We travel to Tokyo to meet the virtual character bringing the fantasies of Japanese anime fans to life. Plus, Barcelona has become one of the most visited cities in Europe - and its caused a group of locals to rally against the tourist masses. Maine's governor is asking President Trump to revoke a national monument for the first time in history. Plus, Seb Walker reports from the Libyan coast, where hundreds of migrants have died trying to reach Italy.
Millions of bats have died from white-nose syndrome, a disease spreading at an alarming rate across the U.S. We went to Michigan to explore one affected area with some researchers who are trying to stop its spread. Plus, The Writers Guild of America, the union representing more than 12,000 film and TV writers, is on the brink of a strike over wages. We explain what that could mean for your favorite shows. A report from Russia on workers protesting a new tax called Platon shows how deep anti-government feelings really go there - and ultimately, how impossible it is to wage a challenge against the regime. Finally, we sit down with right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopulous in Miami. Milo tells us how he is seizing the moment to return to relevance - or at least trying to.
VICE News Tonight takes an unfiltered look at Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, in stories told by the people who have the most to gain or lose from Trump's administration. We spoke with people who are truly hopeful and feel validated. With people whose safety and liberty is at stake. And we talked to the insiders who understand what it's like to work with the most powerful person in the world. After all, the first hundred days (and the next hundred, and the next hundred after that) are not about what the president says in 140 characters. What matters is the impact of his policies on people across the country and the world.
VICE News Tonight went to the Arctic Circle for a behind the scenes look at the latest and most ambitious Slow TV project yet, a 7-day reindeer migration. We also report from Venezuela on the May Day protests that turned violent there. Then, Evan McMorris Santoro reports on the budget bill. Democrats and Republicans cut a deal, a deal that was not good for the president. 21 kids and teenagers from across the country filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government and the fossil fuel industry. We follow them to D.C. to the People's Climate March. Finally, when Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019, its banks will lose their automatic right to trade in the rest of the continent, creating a major business opportunity for other European cities.
The closure of a Navajo coal plant could have devastating effects on the nation's largest tribe. We went to Arizona to talk to the Navajo Nation President. Plus, a report on voting rights in Mississippi, where former felons are locked out of the democratic process long after they've served their time. And - the war on fake news in Ukraine. Finally, Run The Jewels reviews Lorde’s, “Green Light,” Imagine Dragons’, “Believer,” Talib Kweli and Styles P’s, “Last Ones,” and Calvin Harris (feat. Frank Ocean and Migos), “Slide” in another installment of This Week in New Music.
We profile French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's path to power, a far-right nationalist who wants to abandon the Euro and curb immigration. Plus, a look at the House Freedom Caucus and its shifting stance on health care reform. Finally, we go to Tokyo to meet one Nigerian-American comedian who's now on Japanese TV every day.
State-sponsored hacks are on the rise, and the cybersecurity firm Mandiant is the first to respond when attacks happen. Founder Kevin Mandia opens up about how the company fights hackers. Plus, we travel to Oklahoma to see what it's like to be unemployed--and underemployed--in America.
For decades, Mexico grew accustomed to a constant stream of people leaving the country. But over the past 8 years, some 3 million Mexican adults living illegally in the United States have been deported, rapidly turning Mexico from a country of emigrants into a country of immigrants. We spend the day with disco queen and "I Will Survive" star Gloria Gaynor as she prepares for and performs a singular show in the iconic Great Hall at the U.S. Library of Congress. And, a look at the 18 days leading to Michael Flynn's resignation as national security advisor.
We interview a woman who escaped from Boko Haram militants after being kidnapped for more than five years. Plus, Richard Spencer's hometown in Montana has become the unexpected battleground for a campaign of neo-Nazi harassment. Trump fired James Comey; we explain how the FBI directors exit could exacerbate the White House's woes over Russia. Plus, a report on the future of the UK's Labour Party.
The collapse of the Venezuela health system has forced many to cross the border to seek care in Colombia. Students react to Betsy DeVos giving a commencement speech at their historically black college. And hunting pythons in Florida's Everglades.
Congress mobilizes on the FBI firing. Gay rights activists are calling for action over the alleged detention and murder of gay men in Cechnya. One gay man who was tortured speaks to VICE. Plus, a look at the Democrats' prospects for victory in the 2018 mid-term elections after House Republicans passed the Obamacare repeal bill. And, Meet Regina Joseph. Hedge funds and governments hire her to predict world events. We follow her on an assignment to see how she does it.
In Greece, shipping is one of the few industries which students can count on for steady prospects for work. The U.S. uses satellite photos to predict North Korea's next nuclear move and VICE News talks to Lucian Wintrich, the 28-year-old blogger for Gateway Pundit, one of several pro-Trump sites given White House Press Credentials.
We profile Aramis Ayala, a Florida state attorney who has refused to seek the death penalty in capital cases. Plus, a look at the 22-year-old blogger who stopped the global ransomware attack. And, how the Oval Office leak could endanger America's ability to collect foreign intelligence. We explore one of the lesser reported results of President Trump's Energy Independence executive order that allows coal companies lease federal lands for coal mining. Beth Ditto joins VICE News for her second installment of New Music Corner. She reviews Mary J. Blige ft. Kanye West, “Love Yourself,” D.R.A.M ft A$AP Rocky & Juicy J, “Gilligan,” Brad Paisley, “Last Time for Everything,” and Motionless in White, “Loud (f*** it)”.
Fighting and chaos in Libya could pave the way for an ISIS comeback in the country. President Donald Trump's scandal is taking its toll on the GOP --and fueling talk of impeachment. Plus, a look at the move to overturn Obama-era net neutrality rules. And, at Frieze Art Fair, 20-year old art collector Michael Xufu Huang talks to VICE News about opening his own contemporary art museum at age 20, and his plans for his upcoming college graduation.
We head to Saudi Arabia as the country awaits Trump's first foreign trip as president --and a massive arms deal with the United States. Roger Ailes, the mastermind of right wing media, died at age 77. We take a look at the political impact of the Fox News founder. We were on the ground in Tehran before Iran's presidential election. Plus, “Yesterday on the Internet” is back with a recap on millennials and their avocado toast.
Twitter shareholders voted on a novel idea--letting users own the company. We talked to some of them to find out what this means. We traveled to Iran to see how the nuclear deal has affected the lives of ordinary citizens. Plus, a look back at the follies of past U.S. presidents in brokering peace between Israel and Palestine. And, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey ended its 146 year run but a relative of the group is keeping the American circus tradition alive.
We report from Manchester in the aftermath of the concert bombing. Plus, a look at the logical--sometimes inexplicable--guidelines that Facebook moderators use to police content. Meet the Redneck Revolt: a radical group calling for working-class resistance to right-wing aggression. And in a new installment of New Music Corner with Beth Ditto. She reviews Paramore, “Hard Times,” Zac Brown Band, “All The Best,” and Hailee Steinfeld, “Most Girls,” Young M.A, “Bonnie.”
Two men were lashed in Aceh, Indonesia for having gay sex. They received the highest number of lashes ever. We talk to people dropped from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program after being declared eligible. Plus, health insurers are likely to raise rates as the government considers whether to eliminate Obamacare subsidies. Plus, meet the girls that make up China's hottest new boy band.
VICE News joins U.S. troops deployed as part of the Congress mandated Operation Atlantic Resolve, a display of force against Russia. Romania is playing a key role in this new American mission. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao in response to violence caused by Islamic State-linked militants. Plus, the Guardian reporter who was body slammed by Greg Gianforte speaks out. Saudi Arabia recently held its first Comic Con in Jeddah, the conservative Gulf state’s culture capital. VICE News attended the three-day festival to see how it all went down, and met a team of creators who introduced a new and controversial character to the lineup.
The Philippine Army is fighting to retake Marawi, a city seized by ISIS-linked militants. Google's AI AlphaGo beat the world's best human Go player, proving that artificial intelligence can beat humans at its own game. Plus, a visit to Duck Beach, North Carolina, to see how young Mormons celebrate spring break. And, Steve Aoki reviews news music in a fresh installment of New Music Corner.
VICE News is on the ground in Venezuela as protests there rage on. We talk to opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who was beaten during a demonstration. More than 90 people were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber detonated a truck bomb during rush hour. Trump's decision on the climate accord has huge implications beyond global warming. Plus, this weeks episode of Yesterday on The Internet features a dark tale, wherein millions of Americans ganged up to cyberbully a quasi-literate man over one misspelled word.
Trump decided to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, but he got climate change almost entirely wrong in his speech announcing the decision. But regardless of the accord — which didn’t even prevent America from using more coal — the demand for coal is drying up. We explain how the closing of two coal plants will affect the local businesses of Adams County, Ohio. Plus, in a new series called Beat Break, Beach Fossils breaks down how they composed Saint Ivy, a song from their upcoming album Somersault.
VICE News reports on Hawaii's ambitious goals for energy independence, and how Tesla's new solar facility fits into those plans. Russia's radioactive past is still haunting its citizens and an interview with legendary former attorney F. Lee Bailey about the Bill Cosby case.
We follow British artist Cornelia Parker as she gathers inspiration for an artwork that sums up the 2017 general election in the U.K. A report on the corruption trial that could bring down Brazil's President Michel Temer, and the DEA's newly declassified internal dictionary on drug slang. Plus, we explore if someone should be held criminally responsible for another persons suicide. And, Steve Aoki reviews new music in his second installment of New Music Corner.
An Islamic State video from inside Iran shows ISIS fighters on a deadly rampage inside Tehran's parliament building. Theresa May is in her final days of campaigning but there is little known about what sort of Prime Minister Theresa she wants to be. VICE News profiles the candidate. Thousands of residents in Windsor, Canada are plagued by a mysterious buzzing sound called the Windsor hum. Is it coming from the United States?
VICE News reports on the anti-fascist “Antifa” movement, known for its aggression at protests. Plus, the latest on James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. And, coal baron Don Blankenship sits down with VICE News for an exclusive interview.
VICE News asked couples to mark the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia by explaining what the Loving decision means to them and their families. We travelled to Canterbury to see how and why the Tory stronghold voted Labour for the first time in 100 years. Plus, Tom Perriello is seizing on Bernie-style outsider energy in an effort to win the Virginia Democratic primary for governor.
VICE News sits down with Peter Stefan, the controversial funeral director who buried Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when no one else would. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has taken an indefinite leave of absence after the results of an investigation by former attorney general Eric Holder revealed the company's not so professional corporate culture. Plus, a report on the desperate situation for Iraqis in western Mosul, where ISIS militants are making their last stand.
A gunman opened fire as Republican members of a congressional baseball team had their practice. VICE News explains what happened. Plus, VICE News reports on the mass protests in Moscow over one of the biggest urban resettlement plans in history. And, we visit the first-ever ''wellness summit'' held by Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's much-derided lifestyle brand.
We take a look at the legal battle between Uber and Google's self-driving car company Waymo — and how it could decide the future of the auto industry. The Senate healthcare bill seems is hiding...so what norms are being waved to pass the bill? Plus, at Evergreen State College racial tensions have led to protests, counter protest and lots of publicity. VICE News visited the campus where some students are scared to express "nuanced" ideas. Finally, Steve Aoki reviews news music in his second installment of New Music Corner.
VICE News reports on the alleged torture and murder of gay men in the predominantly Muslim republic of Chechnya. Plus, we explain why experts on right wing extremism are starting to take a second look at new political movements forming on the left. We explain the current status of Brexit after the U.K.'s surprising election results. And, we play "Trading Races" - a new card game that asks players to rank the "blackness" of famous African Americans.
VICE News reports on "ISIS brides" held captive by the terror group during its last desperate days in Sirte, Libya. We get in the head of Mitch McConnell to explain the rational reasons he's doing what he is with AHCA. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the sci-fi film Minority Report, we reconvene some of the futurists that helped create the wildly prescient future depicted in the film. And, we explain what's behind the anti-vaccination trend in Minneapolis's Somali community.
VICE reports on the replacement of in-person jail visits with video calls. Plus, a look at the Supreme Court's decision on President Trump's travel ban, the GOP's take on healthcare, and the blockade in Qatar.
VICE reports on the intensifying battle between ISIS-linked militants and Philippine armed forces in Marawi. Plus, an interview with Europe's Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, in the wake of Google's record $2.7 billion antitrust fine.
VICE reports on Fresco, a new app that lets local TV stations crowdsource the gathering of news footage. Plus, a look at the history of Medicaid and what it says about the Senate's efforts to remake the program and Enes Kanter's resistance to Erdogan's leadership in Turkey.
VICE reports on The Mosul offensive as Iraqi troops close in on ISIS's final stronghold in the country. Plus, a look at the confusion and uncertainty around the Supreme Court's travel ban exemption.
VICE explores how the GOP health care bill could impact the lives of disabled Americans. Plus, a look at why some states are refusing to give voter data to Trump's election fraud commission.
VICE News reports from Mosul, where Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS. A group of former Navy SEALs and police officers investigates cases of alleged sex trafficking in the United States. And - why "everything must go" at Trump's failed Taj Mahal hotel.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a legal dream team for his probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Plus, can D.A.R.E. help combat the opioid crisis?
VICE reports from Mosul where despite a declaration of victory over ISIS, airstrikes and heavy gunfire continue to shake Iraq's second largest city. We look ahead to the monumental task of rebuilding. The Cincinnati police force has been a national leader in adopting an investigative tool to track bullet casings. Plus, we go behind the scenes of "The Little Hours" - an indie comedy in which a foul-mouthed nun runs wild in a modern take on medieval times.
VICE News speaks to real doctors and examines our convoluted health care costs. Plus, Nevada's governor has endorsed a statement of emergency as its marijuana dispensaries are running low. What Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Former National Fish and Wildlife Federation employee Bill Geer has made it his mission to educate hunting clubs about climate change--and its impact on game species and public lands. Marble helped scholars whitewash ancient history. And, another gross R. Kelly scandal.
VICE News reports on "Conservative Move" - a company that will help move you and your family to any Republican stronghold. After the assassination of a top Hamas official by suspected Palestinian informants for Israel, the group's long and intense operation to root out spies within the Gaza Strip has been escalated. VICE News examines what motivates Palestinians to betray Hamas — and risk execution — by collaborating with Israeli intelligence.
During the White House's self-proclaimed 'Made in America' week, a Carrier factory in Indiana lays off more than 600 employees. A look at George Soros's funding of district attorney races. Plus, we go on a night trip with New York City's flower flasher.
It’s been six months since Trump officially took office but what has his administration actually achieved? After deals fell through in major cities like Dallas and St. Louis, the Trump family will open its first location of its new Scion chain in the 12,000-person town of Cleveland, Mississippi. And, chronic pain patients are suffering from Maine's strict opioid laws.
VICE visits a leadership summit for young conservative women--and explores why their support is crucial for the GOP. Plus, artist Trevor Paglen discusses his latest work, 'The Atlas of Invisible Images,' about the troublesome intersection of technology and surveillance. Watch Monday's through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News profiles a woman who pays drug users not to have kids. Plus, The refugee crisis is escalating in Italy, where the majority of migrants are now coming from West Africa. And, Kelp could feed the planet and save our oceans — but no one really knows about it.
Trump bans transgender people from serving in the military. Violence continues between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in East Jerusalem. The "global gag rule" has devastating consequences in Malawi. Our series "American Jobs" premieres with a profile of Nicole Strickland, a tattoo-clad, 29-year-old mom who supports herself as a truck driver. And, the Killers review Arcade Fire - Everything Now, Alice Cooper - Paranoiac Personality, Shabazz Palaces feat. Thaddilac - Shine a light, Roger Water - The Last Refugee, Radiohead - I promise.
VICE talks to Mark Randazza, a lawyer defending a neo-Nazi website publisher sued for starting an anti-Semitic trolling campaign. The case could draw a new line between free speech and illegal harassment. Plus, a look at the fierce battle on the way over who gets to distribute legalized marijuana in Nevada. Watch Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30 PM Eastern.
Could vaping regulations create a new bloc of young Republican voters? Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist explains his theory to VICE News. Plus, we look at the unrest in Venezuela following a controversial vote that gives President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist Party near-unlimited powers.
As the government gets more aggressive towards protesters, two Venezuelan opposition leaders are abducted from their homes in police raids. The shrimping industry suffers amid a nationwide immigration crackdown as shrimpboats have been forced to bring on untrained locals instead of experienced foreign workers. Meet the man who relives slave history by cooking the food of his ancestors.
We meet the rulers of the world's smallest nations. Plus, a report on Amazon's hiring spree — and whether the death of American retail is such a bad thing. And, we break down Steven Bannon's top interest rate increase proposal. Montenegro, a tiny country nested on the Balkans' Mediterranean coast, has become an unlikely front in Russia's tensions with the West.
VICE News examines the Trump administration's war on leakers, with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Baltimore residents are calling for a weekend ceasefire, in response to a skyrocketing murder rate. And robots are now capable of creating art and making decisions about beauty.
Before Kenyans headed to the polls, VICE News met people on the ground concerned about the prospect of election violence. Plus, we examine how Japan is preparing for North Korean threats. Nissan workers rejected a bid to unionize in MI, a historically anti-union state, after the U.A.W's decade-long effort to organize Nissan workers in the fight for equal treatment of African-American workers.
VICE News sits down with Katie Schmid, a transgender soldier, about the confusion surrounding the military’s trans ban. Trump responds to North Korea as the threat of nuclear attack looms. A 2010 law banning Mexican American Studies courses in Arizona goes to trial. VICE News talks to students, teachers and proponents of the law on the eve of a federal court ruling that may overturn it.
VICE News reports on the controversy over online charter schools in Ohio. We also interview ''Queen of Scream'' Melissa Cross, a 60-year-old singer who tours with some of the biggest names in hardcore music. The Democratic Socialists of America are growing in numbers, but the party still needs to appeal to some non-white demographics.
VICE News meets with residents of Middletown, Ohio, to discuss how the city should address reviving overdose victims-- but sympathy seems to be wearing thin. This tech-food startup has recently faced a slew of negative coverage accusing it of classic Silicon Valley hubris and overreach. Plus, a look at the so-called ''retail apocalypse'' in the United States.
On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured.
We report on the remaining Robert E. Lee statues. Where are they? What do they symbolize? How many more potential conflicts could we see? Then, we travel to Mexico and meet with a father who was deported there while his biological children remain in the U.S. He keeps up with their lives through the only window he has: Youtube. Plus, what it's like at the Super Bowl of esports?
VICE News goes to East Jerusalem to explore the concealed underground tunnels, causing damage to the homes of Palestinian residents living above the excavation sites. We interview Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer after the memorial of Heather Heyer, who was killed during the white supremacist rally. Also, a look into how difficult it is to own a joke legally, and to prove it's been stolen.
The Russians have taken over Washington DC's country music radio station. VICE News visits the station accused of attempting to influence the debate in the US via the media. A conversation with Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, about Charlottesville, racism and Trump. Plus, a look inside Seattle's new Beijing-based bikesharing program that seems a lot like legal bike theft.
VICE News attends the largest fascist rally that Berlin has seen in over than a decade, consisting of more than 500 neo-Nazis. Trump outlines the Afghanistan strategy in his first primetime TV address on specific policy issue. Plus, VICE News follows a family during move-in day at UVA in Charlottesville and watches the solar eclipse from Wyoming alongside nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson.
VICE News explores how John Lennon's deportation laid the groundworks for DACA. We talk veterans who are fighting for the right to use cannabis as treatment for PTSD and other ailments. Ben Rhodes explains Trump's new Afghan policy. In the second episode of our series American Jobs, we follow Sean, the on-demand bike riding Postmate, throughout his workday in New York City. And, in HAIM's last installment of Music Critic, the band reviews Aminé feat. Kehlani, Kyle and more.
VICE News captures Donald Trump in Arizona, where he was the most extreme version of himself. We look at allegations that Exxon Mobil didn't inform the public about climate change threats revealed by the company's own research. The EU is dragging Poland to court. And, Waxahatchee talks about her new music.
We travel to Spain where migrant workers are barely being paid and living in squalor while they pick the fruit and vegetables sold in Western European supermarkets. Then, we head to St. Louis where the increased minimum wage is about to revert back to $7.70 an hour due to state labor laws. Plus, we found one Republican not ducking his constituents in the Trump era. And, what do the air guitar national championships look like? We went to Finland to find out. go to St. Louis and interview workers and business owners
President Trump defends his pardon of Joe Arpaio. In the wake of his most recent tweets on the transgender military ban, we spoke to one trans soldier on the ban's implications. Then, VICE News follows one of Alaska's few certified veterinary pathologists as she examines the bodies of dead wildlife across the state. Plus, how emergency services and communities are responding to Hurricane Harvey's devastating floods.
VICE News covers the aftermath of Harvey, with over 30,000 residents forced from their homes, many relying on on a flood insurance program that may not be ready to help them. As Bernie Sanders experiences renewed relevancy in the Trump era and releases a new book, 'The Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution: A Guide for the Next Generation’. Plus, the impact of Apple opening up its devices to AR app developers and the Spanish taxi driver waging war on Uber in a European court battle. For this week's new music critic, Big Boi reviews new music in his debut installment of Music Critic.
As the Philippines Senate resumes hearings into anti-drug killings, VICE News examines whether the shooting of a teenage boy by police will be a turning point in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. VICE News visits shelters harboring people rescued from the floods after Harvey. A profile of 13-year old Abigail who works on a corn farm, removing the tops of corn in order to control pollination. Plus, a visual experience that allows audiences to listen to an earthquake and Trump's move to push tax overhaul.
As a federal judge temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 4 (S.B. 4)--a measure that mandates Texas operate under Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) law and bans sanctuary cities--VICE News examines the controversial law and what it might tell us about the Trump administration's plans for immigration policy. In Crosby, Tex., two blasts rocked a chemical plant left without power by floodwaters. Plant officials say more fires and explosions could happen. FARC has announced that it will launch a political party Friday. VICE News takes us behind the scenes with FARC as they prepare for the launch and hear how they plan to convince Colombians that they are a credible alternative to traditional politicians. Plus, Grizzly Bear breaks down Neighbors, a song from their album, Painted Ruins, which came out Aug 18th.
As the Trump administration announces their plan to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, VICE News talks with an immigration lawyer who is himself a DACA recipient. Then, we go to Texas to meet Will Hurd, the not-Trump future of the Republican party. Plus, we report on America's secret housing crisis. And, in his second installment of music critic, Big Boi reviews the week's hottest hits.
As Texans reckon with Harvey's fallout -- not only from the massive rainfall, but from the strained infrastructure that was supposed to protect them -- Roberto Ferdman got a look at what happened when officials ordered a second flood to save the city. Plus, VICE News examines the comeback of American Apparel founder Dov Charney.
Ahead of Betsy DeVos' Title IX announcement--a federal law passed in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in education--VICE News sat down with Patty Crawford, former Title IX officer at Baylor University, for an explanation of the law's history. VICE News meets with wounded Peshmerga soldiers who fought against ISIS. In our ongoing series American Jobs, VICE News profiles Howard Ring, an 82-year-old widower who works full time at Vita-Needle. And, Sparks break down their song Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) from their upcoming album Hippopotamus.
VICE News travels to Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh, where Rohingya refugees are fleeing ethnic cleansing in neighboring Myanmar. Washington continues to look for a diplomatic solution to the North Korea standoff, but it faces a serious problem — a shortage of diplomats. VICE News sat down with a family that chose not to evacuate from Hurricane Irma's path. Plus, a look at the high-profile case of Turkish journalists who are facing up to 43 years in prison.
In Hurricane Harvey's wake, Houston residents are dealing with one of the storm's biggest hangovers: eight million cubic yards of debris. VICE News spent a day with a driver from San Antonio's Solid Waste Management Department, one of the neighboring cities lending their own fleets to help collect the garbage. Apple unveiled its new iPhone — but what's really behind the huge price tag? VICE News headed to Cupertino to find out. And, Big Boi reviews 'Midnight’ by Jessie Ware, ‘Teetroit’ by Tee Grizzley, ‘Fetish’ by Selena Gomez ft. Gucci Mane, ‘Are You Ready’ by The Isley Brothers ft. Santana.
VICE News examines the Michigan Republican Party after Trump's upset win. Outside Michigan, all anyone is talking about is Kid Rock. What's the conversation inside the state when it comes to 2018? Starting last year under Obama, the army has been delaying shipping dates, and as a result many recruits have fallen out of legal visa status, after being promised citizenship by signing up to serve the U.S. military. They might face deportation once the DOD cancels their contracts. VICE News speaks with two MAVNI recruits from China as they await their fate in Indiana. Also, inside the devastation of the Virgin Islands following Irma and a look at back-row kids and fans of New York Fashion Week.
When the Trump administration announced that they would begin to phase out DACA unless Congress came up with a replacement, the news hit hlouston's undocumented youth right as they were assessing what they had lost in hlurricane Harvey. VICE News followed one such Dreamer as she began to pull her life back together. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Three days of protests broke out in St. Louis after former police officer, Jason Stockley, was acquitted of killing a suspect in 2011. VICE News travels to Missouri to report on the tension after the ruling. Plus, a deep dive into data that shows when cops get charged for murder or manslaughter in fatal shootings. Then we head to New Hampshire for the first meeting of President Trump's voter fraud panel. Plus, why governments in the EU are brawling over brands like Coca Cola and Nutella.
Three months into the offensive to retake the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, the tide is beginning to turn. Last weekend, Syrian Democratic Forces captured the Old City, meaning they now control 60 percent of Raqqa. VICE News travels there to witness the battle firsthand. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Trump's proposed wall along the Southwest border is threatening wildlife in the region—particularly jaguars, whose numbers are already dwindling. Nigel Duara travels to Arizona and Mexico to learn more about the possibility of extinction for this keystone species. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News examines a new satellite launched by NOAA in November, GOES-16. It has four times the resolution as the legacy satellites and five times the refresh rate of being able to take images, and it's been used so far to track Harvey and Irma. Russia and Belarus have have just wrapped large-scale joint military exercises known as Zapad which made NATO allies nervous. Conventional western wisdom says that Russia is promoting the rise of far right populists across Europe with money, fake news and cyber attacks to undermine the liberal consensus. The idea being that a weakened EU would be less likely to challenge it with things like sanctions. In Germany, that movement is the AfD. But how far can the AfD’s rise be credited to Moscow? Is there any evidence Russia is providing money, spreading fake news or launching cyber attacks to undermine German democracy? McConnell has announced that the Senate will vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill next week. States are due to have the decision on final premium increases by today. Plus, a man who stakes out at to UN General Assemblies to get baseballs signed by world leaders.
Tonight on VICE News; The controversy surrounding the NFL and the First Amendment explained. How Toronto is combatting the opioid crisis with safe injection sites. Trump is supporting a candidate his base hates in Alabama. Plus, We watched the solar eclipse with a group of Franciscan nuns, one of whom is an environmental activist who's trying to get more people to outfit their homes in Indiana with solar panels.
September 26 marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of 43 Mexican college students from the city of Iguala. While this case gained international attention, going missing in Mexico isn't uncommon. More than 30,000 people are currently missing, and it's become eerily commonplace for construction crews to stumble on mass graves. VICE News explores why threatening North Korea with military action could backfire--and encourage the country to strike first. Plus, we visit a wind company that is giving ex-coal workers in Wyoming a taste of what it's like to be a wind technician.
VICE News meets a guy who flies drones over coal mines looking for violations. Trump heads to Indiana to speak about tax reform on the same day that the 'Big Six' tax negotiators will unveil their broad-brushstrokes proposal for overhauling the tax code. U.S. secretary of Defense James Mattis arrives in Kabul, robotic pets are being used in senior living homes to bring joy to patients. And Twitter has a new 280 character limit.
The Kurdish regional government in Iraq holds its first-ever vote for independence, Hugh Hefner's legacy is up for debate, the government may be snooping on immigrants social media, and....fighting syphilis with anime.
As President Trump prepares to visit Puerto Rico, San Juan is slowly recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, with basic services like banks and public transportation having yet to resume normal operations. But what happens after curfew? VICE News follows local police during an overnight shift.
Roberto Ferdman is in San Juan, talking to federal employees who say there just aren't enough people on the ground to get everyone the help they need. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News embeds with a Lyft driver as Las Vegas locals open up to her about the massacre. Former Vice President Joe Biden flies to Birmingham to campaign for Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for Alabama’s open Senate seat. VICE News travels to Alaska to The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or H.A.A.R.P., a military-built facility that has been the subject of innumerable conspiracy theories, and the decades-long personal obsession of Nick Begich, an author and son of a U.S. Congressman.
VICE News examines the beginnings of Trump's wall. Construction has begun on wall prototypes in San Diego. While it's difficult to see from the American side, a photographer has discovered a vantage point atop a dirt hill on the Mexican side. VICE News meets with a woman in Arizona who's suing her congressman in federal court for blocking her on Facebook. Colin Kaepernick hasn't given an interview since January. VICE News discusses what his silence means for the symbol he's become -- and the movement he's sparked. Plus, a look at the untold truth behind Columbus Day and changes to the bicameral legislature, the world's largest weather vane.
We visit Barbuda to find out what it's like to be on an island that is now uninhabitable. Indian farmers are burying themselves alive to protest land grab. Scott Pruitt kills the Obama-era clean power plan. And in Spain, people caught in the Catalan political fight have decided to take to the streets. Plus, Trump pisses off the wrong artist.
We meet the man who green-lit bump stocks, Trump is going hard on America's nuclear weapons, Paul Gosar is being sued by the woman he blocked on Facebook and strong winds rippling across Northern California are refueling close to a dozen wildfires. Plus, Liam Gallagher comes back to review new music.
VICE News examines the tensions rising between the Black Axe and Sicily's Cosa Nostra, as the Nigerian criminal gang infiltrates the island. VICE News speaks with Sen. Ben Cardin about the Iran Nuclear Deal, it's future under the Trump administration, and how congress may respond if deciding what to do becomes their decision. The correlation between race and mental ability was popularized in the late 1990s by Charles Murray, a political scientist who spoke at the University of Michigan Wednesday night. VICE News was on the ground and met those who supported and protested the event. Plus, Ai Wei Wei’s largest public exhibition opens in New York.
Massive fires continue to sweep through California in one of the deadliest fires to plague the state since 1933. Early Sunday morning, VICE News began a 24-hour embed with a fire engine crew. On Friday, Trump made his statement on Iran’s nuclear program, ahead of Sunday (Oct 15) deadline. What will this mean for Iran and nuclear diplomacy? The Paris Climate Agreement was a major step forward in the fight against climate change. But experts say the goal of keeping temperature rise below 2 degrees will be impossible without physically removing carbon from the atmosphere. VICE News went to Switzerland to learn more about the technology that may help save the planet.
A deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A has forced California to declare a state of emergency. The disease is transferred by fecal matter, so people who lack access to proper sanitation are the most at risk. The city now faces an even larger issue: homelessness. Then, VICE News looks at how China's live-streaming girls rake in billions. Plus, ISIS loses its stronghold in Raqqa. And, Weezer reviews new music in a fresh installment of Music Critic.
Inside Catholicism’s Breitbart, the site 'Church Militant,' as founder Michael Voris is targeting liberal priests Chinese Communist Party began its 19th Party Congress, bringing 2,300 delegates together. President Xi Jinping is expected to be re-elected as party leader for another five years. VICE News looks at how Gen Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, has changed the party and country. In the California neighborhood of Coffey Park, nearly every house has already burned to the ground. Instead of rows of homes, there’s now a forest of charred chimneys standing in piles of ash. And now that there’s nothing left to burn, recovery workers are beginning the search for anyone who didn’t make it out alive. Plus, VICE's Suroosh Alvi tries on a mech suit in South Korea.
On Tuesday, thousands of French public workers staged their first nationwide strike under President Emmanuel Macron to express their anger with his labor reforms. VICE News looks at how Macron's battle with France's totemic unions could define his presidency. Last month’s earthquake left thousands without homes. Many remain displaced amid fears of collapsing structures. VICE News returns to the city to follow a resident who can show what life is like one-month on. Today marks the 30th anniversary of Black Monday – the most disastrous single day in U.S. stock market history. Since Oct 19, 1987, financial markets have been transformed by the march of time and technology and regulatory change. Plus, undocumented immigrant teenager talks to Vice about her abortion battle, Xi Jinxing’s speech that’s been made into a clapping video game, and a look at the cities bidding for the second Amazon HQ.
VICE News follows the young female activist leading the youth task force that has formed in response to the terrorist attack in Somalia, where the government does not have nearly enough resources to provide emergency services. California's undocumented workers without social security numbers are already fighting for disaster assistance after the wildfires. In wine country, these migrants are a critical labor force behind a celebrated product. Now, some aren’t sure where they can get help. Plus, the Car Audio Championships World Finals in Louisville, KY and Obama’s visit to Richmond brings some rare Democratic power to the Virginia governor’s race.
Ed Gillespie is the quintessential establishment Republican—former RNC chair, an advisor to both Bush and Romney, major GOP fundraiser, and now a candidate for Governor of Virginia. But in Trump's world, he has begun to court the anti-establishment base in order to to stay competitive.
Two years ago, the Aliso Canyon gas facility in Los Angeles was at the center of the worst gas blowout in U.S. history when a ruptured well released toxic chemicals. The site has since reopened, but while officials and experts disagree on whether there is a link between the blowout and long-term health issues, residents have their own thoughts. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army is a militant group that has vowed to defend its people and fight against the Myanmar forces. VICE News talks to two ARSA members living in Bangladesh’s refugee camps about who they really are and what they are fighting for. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Republican Senator Rand Paul introduced a bill to rein in the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, which allows the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on conversations between foreign nationals—but might let them target Americans, too. Plus, House Oversight looks at rules governing political advertising on the internet, with a variety of outside witnesses AND Weezer reviews new music in VICE News’ weekly installment of Music Critic
Just yesterday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Jane Doe, an undocumented teenager being held in federal custody, could get an abortion. This morning, Doe underwent the procedure, which comes after a month of escalating legal battles with the Trump administration.
The House of Representatives approved non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, targeting the country's missile program and its support for Hezbollah. It is a significant move that will not touch the Iran nuclear deal, the destruction of which has been a key focus of Trump's presidency--and his inability to do so is playing well in Iran. VICE News films with a heroin addict as he transitions from heroin to kratom to witness how he copes with the immediate withdrawals. Elon Musk promised to debut Tesla’s new Semi model today, but has yet again, postponed its release. VICE News fact-checks all the promises that Elon Musk has made in the past...ever. Scott Lloyd, the anti-abortion activist appointed by President Trump, has reportedly reached out to several pregnant teenagers to counsel them against seeking abortions, and he had made every attempt to prevent Jane Doe from leaving the detention center to go to an abortion clinic. Plus, behind the scenes with Maggie Betts, the writer and director of "Novitiate".
Wolfenstein 2, the latest installment in the series of World War II video games, is set in an alternate universe where the Nazis won and have colonized America. VICE News goes to Maryland to talk to Public Relations head Pete Hines about what it's like to have created a game that holds much more political relevance than intended.
President Trump has tasked the army with destroying the Taliban, so we went to find out how soldiers prepare for nine months in Afghanistan. Then, VICE News reports on how a little-known Trump campaign adviser got in some serious trouble with the FBI. Plus, we were in Erbil when Kurdistan’s President resigned after the historic vote for independence backfired.
Foreign lobbying in the Capital is confusing, VICE News looks at why everyone’s able to skirt the law and whether there’s anything to be done about it. Six of the ten Blockbusters that still exist in the U.S. are in Alaska, where internet is hard to come by. We cover Facebook’s history of profiting from our own data, moving fast and breaking things — maybe this time, democracy itself. Then we head to Finland, where two thousand unemployed people are part of an experiment that could shape the future of the West.
VICE News embeds with a human rights activist who is documenting killings by police in Kenya After an Uzbek national killed eight people in New York City, President Trump says he has a solution: dismantling the visa process that brought him here in seven years ago. Then, VICE News explains what all the lobbying efforts of tech companies has brought on Capitol Hill. Plus, the technology and dairy farmers behind breeding the country’s most elite supercows and “Yesterday on The Internet” examines Trump’s tweet about taking candy from a baby.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is suing the state of Mississippi for inequitable education, but they are taking an unusual approach. House Republicans have unleashed their long-awaited tax bill. and President Trump responds to the NYC terror attack. Plus, Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman are the youngest African-American writers to ever debut on the New York Times bestseller list. We met them in Michigan.
When the Boy Scouts of America announced it would soon allow girls to join as Cub Scouts, concerns were raised about the plan potentially posing an existential threat to the Girl Scouts. VICE News investigated whether that is the case. VICE News takes a look at the history of sexual assault litigation in the wake of workplace sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men. Over the past year, the art world has convulsed with disputes over cultural appropriation and whether urban art galleries are a tool of gentrification. VICE News looks at how that conflict flared up this fall in New York City, with the opening of an installation whose subject was the gallery itself. Plus, YouTube star Filthy Frank is releasing an album under his real name and an insider look at the strategy making Nigeria the world’s Scrabble powerhouse.
After nine months of secret collaboration, a global team of over 380 investigative journalists released the findings of one of the largest troves of leaked documents in history last week: the Paradise Papers. The investigation, shepherded by the same team that released the Panama Papers, offers unprecedented insight into the clients and business activities related to a Bermuda-based offshore services law firm called Appleby. VICE News Tonight on HBO went behind the scenes from Day One of the Paradise Papers, with exclusive access to the investigative reporters working in secret across continents to expose an unseen world of offshore accounts, hidden money, and financial maneuvering at the highest levels of politics, business, and finance.
VICE News travels to the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi to see how Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov is trying to win over young comrades. Monday night, the Department of Homeland Security decided to rescind Temporary Protected Status for 2,500 Nicaraguans currently residing in the U.S. Although the status is supposed to prevent them from being deported during crisis, in some cases, it’s allowed people to stay in the U.S. long after the crisis has ended. But with Donald Trump in the White House, those people are wondering how much longer that protection will last. VICE News examines Trump’s attempt at solving the world’s most intractable foreign policy problems during his trip to Asia. Plus, Republicans push forward with tax reform and Weezer presents this week’s installment of Music Critic.
Iraq’s central government took back disputed territory and oil from the Kurds in the northern region. Kurdistan continues to reel from its losses, and the resignation of its president, following a historic independence referendum which left their dream of autonomy in tatters. VICE News reports from the north of Iraq. During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump infamously told rally goers in Iowa "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." Now that he's president, VICE asks his supporters what (if anything) Trump could ever do to lose their support. The shooting of Kate Steinle was the first in a series of events that carried Donald Trump to the White House. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is the undocumented immigrant who stands accused of killing her. Now, his trial is playing out in court. Even though the trial itself is limited to the facts of the case, the politics around it are unavoidable. VICE News takes a look at the Australia-based megachurch called Hillsong and it’s U.S. headliner Carl Lentz, as the religious brand wins over the hearts of young worshippers. Plus, 365 days after Donald Trump won the presidency, frustrated and horrified Democrats finally landed a serious counterpunch on Tuesday night.
As President Trump wraps up his first official visit to China, he does so promising deals he says will benefit American businesses, two of which relate to energy. China is notoriously polluted, but it’s also getting famous for something else: green energy. VICE News examines the billions of dollars China has invested in renewable power. VICE News examines how Congress plans on dealing with lawmakers facing pressure to change boys with regard to sexual harassment law. The country music industry continues to re-evaluate its relationship with the NRA and gun culture, in the aftermath of the Vegas shooting. VICE News meets with up and coming artists keen to build a career pro gun control, and the NRA's country music star of the month as he promotes his new single, “Guns and Roses”. The Justice Department announced today that it’s taking emergency action to crack down on people trafficking in synthetic opioids—specifically, chemical variants of fentanyl that don’t technically qualify as illegal under the Controlled Substances Act. Plus, an inside look of the technology powering Bitcoin.
VICE News reports on how a small Texas town coped with a 1980 church shooting. Rodrigo Duterte is causing turbulence in the South China sea. Asylum seekers refusing to leave an Australian detention center have been told "force may be used." Plus, does it really take a genius to play 3D chess? And if so, is Donald Trump really playing? Rodrigo Duterte decided to appease China this week by scrapping construction on a newly formed sandbar in the South China Sea. According to Philippine Defense Secretary, the military “tried put some structures near Philippine-occupied island, the Chinese reacted” and Duterte said, “let's pull out”. Asylum seekers refusing to leave an Australian detention centre told to relocate or ‘force may be used’. They have two days to leave the site. It’s been more than a week since food, power and water supplies were cut off. Then, VICE News gives an examination of 3D chess, both as a political metaphor and a board game.
In Marawi, the Philippine Government has declared an end to the five months of heavy clashing between ISIS fighters and the local Special Forces. VICE News travels to the Philippines to examine the aftermath. Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in its regional proxy war with Iran — by threatening to force Hariri out of office. Then, we report from India, where the seasonal smog is literally choking New Delhi. Plus, VICE News caught up with the stars of the most-watched daily show on Youtube - Rhett and Link from 'Good Mythical Morning'.
With the release of their Iron Stache ad for Wl Democrat Randy Bryce, Matt McLaughlin and Bill Hyers have received attention for changing the way political ads are made. VICE News documents their unique process as they produce an ad for PA Lt. Governor candidate John Fetterman. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
Several women have now stepped forward to accuse Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama, of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. VICE News sits down with a group of Alabama residents to talk about Moore’s controversial candidacy and what it means for their state. Mugabe is “safe and sound” under house arrest as his own political party dukes it out and “purges the criminals around him.” No violence on the streets and life goes on in Harare, but everyone asking ‘who’s in charge?’ China’s high profile fugitive and exiled billionaire, Guo Wengui, made his name when he launched sensational accusations of corruption against China’s top leaders on Twitter and Youtube. VICE News goes to his $68 million apartment overlooking Central Park in Manhattan to meet the China's most wanted man. Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi, broke the world record for the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction at $450.3 million. VICE News went to Christie's for a private viewing of Salvator Mundi with contemporary Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. Plus, the Bangladeshi man helping document the Rohingya refugees on his own watch.
By the end of this century, an estimated 13 million Americans will be forced to move because of rising sea levels, flooding and erosion. The federal government has no contingency plans for climate migration. VICE News travels to Newtok, Alaska to talk to people who are the forefront of climate change. With Robert Mugabe on house arrest in Zimbabwe, VICE News examines what that means for first lady Grace Mugabe. VICE News explores a policing software called KeyCrime that began in Milan to crack down on the overwhelming amount of crime in the city. Plus, David A.R. White is the cofounder of Pure Flix—and he’s probably one of the most prolific and successful independent filmmakers you've never heard of. And, the House of Representatives narrowly voted on Thursday to pass its version of a tax reform bill.
Although home healthcare is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, the workers are some of the lowest paid and least protected in the country. VICE News travels to Georgia, where domestic workers weren’t guaranteed a minimum wage until 2015. If the GOP’s new tax plan becomes law, there’ll be plenty of big winners—including large corporations and the heirs to wealthy estates. But there’ll also be quite a few losers, and among that group, oddly, will be graduate students. The London Parliament needs urgent repairs that will cost some 4.5 billion dollars and take at least six years -- and that’s only if lawmakers vote in favor of moving everybody out during the renovation. A debate on the matter is scheduled for December. Meanwhile, the asbestos-ridden, Victorian relic they’re debating the matter IN is falling apart faster than repairs can be made.
Mugabe ignored a noon deadline to quit as head of state and now faces impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power. VICE News followed a resistance leader to a Harare rally to get his reflections on the future of the nation. Former cult leader Charles Manson died yesterday in California. The convicted murderer was serving life in prison for his infamous role in the 1969 slayings of nine people in Los Angeles. Before his death, VICE News spoke with Jeff Guinn, author of the definitive Manson biography. Then, VICE News explores how Senate members are surviving sexual scandals, more specifically Al Franken after his recent allegation. Plus, Kenan Thompson reflects on 15 seasons of SNL.
Hundreds of people gathered for the first ever International Flat Earth Conference. Sold out for months, the conference allowed attendees who previously only interacted online to swap conspiracy theories in person and meet heroes of the movement. The streets of Harare erupted in euphoria this evening with the announcement that the 37-year reign of President Robert Mugabe is officially over. Hurricane Harvey brought the court system in Harris County, TX - one of the busiest in the nation - to a screeching halt. Hundreds of people are now waiting in jail for indefinitely suspended hearings and trials. Following last week’s UN climate conference where 23 countries and states signed a $50 million initiative to phase out coal by 2030, VICE News explores how the coal industry is being dumped by insurers. Plus, VICE News examines Trump’s decision not to renew deportation protection for Haitians in the U.S. and Thundercat reviews new music on Music Corner.
Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity by the U.N. war crimes tribunal. Mladic, known as the "Butcher of Bosnia," led forces during the 1992-1995 conflict that killed more than 100,000. VICE News Tonight visited Mladic's village as the verdict was read. VICE News explores how Tampa residents are coping with the fear of a potential killer on the loose in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. When long-awaited documents related to JFK assassination were released, we filmed with Daniel Lizst, aka the Dark Journalist. He tells us about his theory that the CIA killed JFK to hide "the Alien Presence" and discusses how the newly released docs corroborate his ideas. Hurricane Harvey has forced to rival high schools to share a school building. After the storm wrecked Kingwood, its students relocated to Summer Creek. The student bodies have vastly different compositions, making everyone have to grow up a little faster. Plus, a look at how congress may have been the first nontraditional workplace and the origins of thanksgiving explained through animations.
President Trump has appointed 36-year-old Brett Talley to a federal judgeship in Alabama. Talley, who has never tried a case, has been rated by the American Bar Association as “unqualified” for the position. As Talley awaits Senate confirmation, VICE News examines who he is and why he was appointed. Bad batches are killing heroin users left and right in Baltimore, now one resident, along with his team of young programmers and a grant from the city, are using an emergency text alert system for mass overdose events. Last month in Cairo, one man raised the rainbow flag at a Mashrou Leila concert and was arrested along with about 30 other concert-goers. They're expected in court this month and will likely receive very harsh sentences. VICE News speaks to one man about what it's like to be gay in Egypt. In another installment of Storyboard, VICE News chats with Luca Guadagnino about how his role evolved from advisor to director and what got cut from his first, 4-hr cut of Call Me By Your Name. Plus, VICE News takes a closer look at how politicians handle accusations of sexual misconduct.
VICE News reports from Eastern Ghouta where the Syrian regime has finally agreed to a ceasefire - but the four-year government siege has resulted in starvation, disease and chaos. Then, VICE News heads to Chicago to find out if there is a serial killer roaming the streets. Plus, how cops hack into your phone without a warrant and who is running the CFPB? And, Thundercat reviews, 'Wolves" by Selena Gomez, "Out by Baths, Ring-a-Ring O’ Roses" by Charlotte Gainsbourg and "We Took The Night" by Barenaked Ladies.
Immigrants from India hold by far the largest number of H-1Bs--temporary visas for skilled workers. For many, that temporary status has become a way of life. No matter how long they’ve lived in the United States, most have no hope of getting a green card anytime soon, if ever. After President Trump retweeted the British far-right nationalist, he tweeted out an endzone dance about NBC’s firing of Matt Lauer. But people in glass White Houses might not want to throw stones. VICE News interviews missile expert Jeffrey Lewis for latest reaction following DPRK ballistic missile launch. Will Ferrell addresses the true, false, and straight up weird things the internet has written about him, in an inaugural pilot episode of ‘Vicepedia’.
During the dot-com era of the '90s, a simple domain name could sell for millions. Since then, search engines have made prime URLs less important, and now a new kind of domain name is up for grabs. VICE News talks to the man who believes emoji domains could be his second shot at an Internet gold rush. In June, members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned to protest the Trump administration's inattention. In advance of World Aids Day, VICE News interviews one council member who resigned and one who remained. In November 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he was immediately banning the use of the two most common banknotes -- which meant taking 86 percent of the country’s currency out of circulation overnight. One year into the policy, VICE News went to India to see if Modi’s economic gamble was worth the risk.
The nuclear production complex called the Hanford Site was a crucial part of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. government’s secret program that produced the atomic bomb. Plutonium developed at Hanford was used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Now, the U.S. isn’t just preserving this piece of history—it’s showing it off. Randall Woodfin won an unexpected upset over incumbent Birmingham Mayor William Bell by invigorating a grassroots network of young voters with a progressive pitch that echoed Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign. VICE News follows him during his first day on the job as he meets with government officials, his new constituents and plots out how to turn the city around. After years of trying and failing, Republicans may finally succeed at allowing drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife refuge — thanks to the Tax Reform bill. VICE News talks to Senator Cantwell about why this push to include the ANWR might be more than just a bargaining chip. Plus, Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty to lying to the FB and Director Guillermo del Toro talks about his latest film, "Shape of Water."
3:50 - John Dowd. Who is he and why would he get involved in Trump's twitter messaging? 6:47 - The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The site of the world's worst nuclear disaster will hand over full control to Ukraine next year. Meanwhile, workers there are facing some of the highest levels of radiation they’ve encountered so far. 14:30 - The backlash against tax cuts. VICE News looks at the democratic efforts to pushback on tax reform as a progressive group attends Comer’s town hall following the Senate passing a version of the tax bill. 18:50 - Guam's snake invasion. Since the 1950s, the U.S. has deployed multiple agencies to try and kill the snakes of Guam, or at the least, keep them from getting off the island. We went on a night hunt with a biologist who studies the elusive snakes.
3:34 - President Trump's Jerusalem bombshell. 9:10 - Russia has been banned from competing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea, a punishment for the mass doping scandal that dominated the country’s presence in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. 11:23 For formerly incarcerated women struggling with drug addiction, re-entering society can be a vulnerable time to relapse. VICE News takes an intimate look at a faith-based sober living home in Claremore, Oklahoma, through the eyes of Amber and Drew, two mothers who are trying to reunite with their children and rebuild their lives. 17:49 - Cryptokitties are taking the internet by storm. We investigate why this new phenomenon is less about cats, and more about the future of blockchain technology itself. 20:13 - Thundercat reviews the following songs: “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” by Katherine McPhee, “Fort Knox” by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, “Open Arms” by PRETTYMUCH, and “John My Beloved (iPhone demo)” by Sufjan Stevens.
3:22 Alabama is less than a week away from a critical Senate election. While this kind of election typically garners a low voter turnout, the state's black population could make a difference in the outcome. VICE News reports on the math and looks at the structural issues that keep some voters from the polls. 9:50 VICE News examines the more than 30 GOP House members that sent a letter to Paul Ryan on Tuesday asking to pass DACA legislation that protects dreamers. 13:23 Ever since Congress first passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995, American presidents have used a waiver to carefully avoid the law’s aim of getting the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 17:34 VICE News talk to the chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai about net neutrality. 23:48 In recent years, scientist and co-founder behind IV, Nathan Myhrvold, has become well known for his attempts to revolutionize cooking. VICE News caught up with Myhrvold to hear more about his latest culinary opus – all about bread.
In Wayne County, Michigan, annual online foreclosure auctions are massive—this year's saw more than 6,000 Detroit properties up for sale. But there's evidence that many of these foreclosures are on improperly assessed homes. VICE News investigates how the county might be benefiting from the sale of occupied homes. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
3:49 VICE News speaks to a panel of Alabamians who still plan to vote for Roy Moore despite the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. 11:37 In response to President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, protests broke out across the city. VICE News reports on the resulting clash between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli authorities. 15:44 The Employment Situation for November was scheduled to be released last friday. VICE News talks to Austan Goolsbee. 19:07 Richard Thaler will be awarded the Nobel prize in economics for his groundbreaking analysis of how people make decisions. 21:32 Only once a year do the folks from Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Dropbox and Airbnb all come together to play nice...at the annual TECHAPELLA Holiday sing along!
3:43 One day before Alabama decides between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, VICE News is on the ground to find out how voters are feeling about an election that could send an accused pedophile to the U.S. Senate. 7:31 VICE News goes to a 4,000 acre prescribed-burn in Payson, AZ where the forest service is fighting fire with fire. 12:23 David Loshbaugh is a Commander in the United States Navy, and he's also a midwife. He helps women deliver their babies, with a midwife's philosophical approach. 16:23 VICE News follows Jay Kang who invested in Bitcoin in July. Now every vicissitude in the cryptocurrency market rules his life. 20:19 For about 34 dollars a month, French postal workers will visit lonely seniors to check on their health, bring them groceries...or just hang out. 2500 people have already signed up, many of them in the country’s deserted villages.
VICE News presents a special episode dedicated to exploring how Alabama's Senate race became the biggest political story in the country. Reporting from over 13 cities, Alabamians tell the story of this extraordinary election. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
4:06 Doug Jones beat Roy Moore by 20,000 votes on Tuesday night to become Alabama’s next U.S. Senator. But we don’t know much about Doug Jones, because he ran on an intentionally vague message. 7:02 VICE News looks at the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticuts, visiting Nelba Marquez-Greene whose six-year-old daughter Ana was killed in the shooting. 12:56 The FCC released rules that set the groundwork to repeal the 2015 regulation that protects some of the founding principles of the Internet. VICE News looks at what net neutrality is and why this vote matters. 15:23 VICE News investigates James Fields, the man suspected of killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville will appear in court for a preliminary hearing. 17:42 Taiwan's recycling programs are some of the most advanced in the world. But the country's political isolation means that no one really knows about it. 21:26 On Taylor Swift's 28th birthday, tickets for her upcoming Reputation Tour went on sale to the public. But she really celebrated last week, with a special presale just for her biggest fans.
3:44 In the aftermath of President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, VICE News travels to Gaza to report on whether the policy will unite Palestinian factions. 9:20 In the largest examination of police shootings to date, VICE News spent nine months gathering data from the fifty largest police departments in the country — 4,000 officer-involved shootings in total, one-third of which were fatal. 12:46 Should immigrants facing deportation have guaranteed, publicly-funded access to a lawyer? Earlier this month, an NYC-based non-profit announced a new grant program, the SAFE Cities Network, which supplements public money for deportation defense — with the condition that access is universal. 18:56 YouTube star Jake Paul wants to be social media’s first billionaire. And with 12 million subscribers and more than a hundred million video views a month, he’s probably well on his way. But selling a few thousand more sweatshirts won’t hurt.
The GOP is finally able to pass a tax reform bill. All Trump has to do now is convince the country that the new law is as good as he says. Then VICE News follows Caracas mayoral candidate Erika Farías Pena on the campaign trail, as well as Manuel Melo, a 21-year-old protestor who took the streets to express his disillusionment with the government.
3:11 - Trump outlines his, ‘America First’ national security strategy. 6:45 - Fed up with political dysfunction, a community group that's been accused of being racist is trying to do the South African government's job. 11:53 - The Trump administration has been trying to block two undocumented teens' access to abortion providers. Judge Tanya Chutkin issued a temporary restraining order effectively tying the government’s hands—but she postponed implementing the order for 24 hours, so that the administration can have time to respond. 14:56 - What it's like to take care of multiple family members at age 15. 20:56 - Country singer Neal McCoy has released a song, "Take a Knee...My Ass," as a direct response to athletes taking a knee at games. VICE News joins McCoy in Vegas, to hear about the song's inception, and how McCoy's version of patriotism has shot him into stardom.
3:38 VICE News meets with American Marines stationed in Afghanistan as they assess what role they will play in the future of the country. Facing a mounting Taliban threat, the Marines must decide whether or not local forces are ready to handle the security situation on their own. 14:36 McConnell says the Senate will vote on the tax reform bill later this evening. Trump has touted the plan as a Christmas present to the middle class. But many CEOs are dubious that corporate tax reform will raise wages or create jobs. 18:13 On Monday, Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest was finally designated as the country's first Dark Sky Reserve. To get the honor, local homes and businesses had to abide by local ordinances limiting light pollution by changing the bulbs of outdoor lights and aiming them downwards to get a better view of the night sky. 23:23 In this week’s Music Critic, new guest Regina Spektor reviews holiday music in this special edition of Music Critic: Gwen Stefani’s “My Gift is You,” Hanson’s “Finally It’s Christmas,” DMX’s “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer,” and Sia’s “Puppies are Forever.”
3:43 VICE News travels to Puerto Rico to find out why restoring power there has been so difficult after Hurricane Maria. 11:25 President Trump and congressional Republicans took a victory lap at the White House today, after final passage of their tax reform bill gave them their first big legislative win of the Trump era. 14:20 The National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend a whopping $600 apiece on presents for family and friends this Christmas. There’s just one problem: a shortage of trees to put them under. It’s a slow-moving aftershock of the Great Recession, being felt years later in places like Oregon—the heart of Christmas tree country. 17:45 The last remaining porn cinema in Paris is preparing to spin its last reel, before it closes at the end of the year. VICE News profiled its veteran pornographer-in-chief Maurice Laroche as he reflected on how digital smut and gentrification killed a Parisian tradition.
3:07 China is one of the largest producers of fentanyl worldwide. VICE News follows the path of the dangerous drug as it moves to the U.S. and the effort to keep it from reaching the streets. 9:01 Brexit, and non-Brexit country, are on edge. Even pro-Brexit towns like Grimsby (70% Leave), are now clamouring to be an exception to any trade restrictions that might arise from leaving the Union. VICE News met the city’s crucial fish processing community that’s trying to take matters into its own hands. 14:46 Postville has become synonymous with the militarized approach that the government now takes to immigration enforcement. And the effects of the raid are still being felt. 19:26 The Department of Justice lost a fight this week to stop two undocumented teenage girls in detention facilities from having abortions. 22:22 New Orleans residents have been going to Fred Parker, aka Chocolate Santa for almost 40 years. Now 71, with bad knees and traveling via scooter, he's still making stops at local schools and his studio – where lines go down the block. VICE News visits Fred and his fans right before Christmas hits.
3:36 Today was the final Washington workday of 2017 and President Trump kept it short. Signing the GOP tax billl… and making the usual hyperbolic claims about it before heading off to Mar-a-Lago. 7:18 California's maternal mortality rate is just a third of the national average because of a powerful innovation keeping mothers alive in the delivery room. 10:29 Palm oil is found in more than half of all consumer products, and being able to trace its origins could help stop massive deforestation that’s being caused by the industry. But Norway slashed its use of palm oil by over 60 percent in less than a year after an influential campaign convinced consumers to boycott the business altogether. 13:47 A new frontier in the fight against terrorism in Southeast Asia has shifted to more remote areas of Mindanao. Separatist groups have arguably been boosted by the conflict in Marawi and the international support of ISIS. VICE News joins a force of Philippine, Malaysian and Indonesian natives as they hunt for terrorists. 22:16 2017, what a hell of a year. It was a year that seemed to last an eternity, yet pass by like a car crash. And through it all, countless people — and things — spent the year unwittingly vying for the title of the biggest villain on the internet.
3:17 - Iran’s nationwide demonstrations are the largest since the pro-reform protests of 2009. 6:13 - Last week, the Trump administration fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). 9:52 - California's legal market for weed opened on Jan. 1, bringing a multi-billion dollar industry under regulation overnight. One issue growers are not too happy about are the strict rules on pesticide use. 17:00 - Germany started the new year by officially scraping a controversial and little-used law that makes it a criminal offense to insult foreign heads of state. 20:24 - In this week’s Music Critic, Regina Spektor reviews: “Ponyboy” by Sophie, “Svart OStoppbar Eld” by Shining, “Never Be the Same” by Camila Cabello, and “King of Bones” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
3:33 - Why Iran's government is cracking down on Instagram and Telegram 7:34 The Church of the Advocate, in North Philadelphia offers refuge to an immigrant family. And because it is ICE policy not to detain people seeking refuge inside houses of worship, the family could stay at the church for months while the immigration case is resolved. 12:42 Syria is now the most dangerous place on earth for health care providers. The so-called ‘weaponization’ of health care has been a major feature of the war in Syria. Since 2011, there’s been more than 450 attacks on Syrian hospitals. But as Hind Hassan found out, it’s not just doctors inside Syria who are feeling the impact of war. 16:54 Scientists can now quickly link individual extreme weather events to climate change. 19:50 - Cash Me Ousside Girl is gone. Meet Bhad Bhabie.
3:25 Mormons who support gay marriage are split between their faith and their conscience 10:32 Virginia pulls one of two names out of bowl (really) to decide a delegate seat. VICE News is on hand to see the well-oiled machine that is American democracy. 14:47 Two massive security vulnerabilities have been discovered by researchers in collaboration with Google's Project Zero. The bugs going by "meltdown" and "specter" are putting hardware in danger. 17: 16 VICE News investigates how the $1.6 billion lawsuit against Spotify might affect the company’s IPO. 19: 27 James Spann is a well regarded weather-man based in Birmingham, Alabama, who has been a meteorologist since 1978. But, his views don't exactly correspond with the scientific consensus that humans are causing global warming. VICE News follows him around the newsroom for a day.
3:12 Inside the island used as a facility for the civil commitment of the state's most violent sex offenders 11:43 The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which broke 25,000 for the first time this week, has become one of President Trump’s favorite economic talking points. But it doesn’t actually mean that much to a lot Americans. 14:02 Like millions of his fellow citizens, this Yemeni taxi driver is feeling the brunt of being caught in a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. 17:23 Anyone who's watched Law and Order knows that when you go on trial you're judged by a jury of your peers. But a case in Kansas right now is calling into question what exactly “peers” means. 19:30 VICE News examines the right-wing street artist trying to troll Hollywood
3:44 Last year, Michael Elleman, a weapons expert at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, published an alarming claim about North Korea's recent missile gains: they may have been getting technology from a one-time Soviet factory. 10:37 The Trump administration uses its $255M aid package to Pakistan to spur it to action. 13:39 VICE News takes a look at the future of the Democratic Party through the lens of the People’s House Project. Krystal Ball’s organization is dedicated to helping Democrats win elections by running candidates who have strong ties to their communities.
2:50 In his eight years as governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has become a singular figure in modern Republican politics. As Christie delivers his final State of the State address before Democratic Governor-elect Phil Murphy takes over, VICE News revisits the sites of some of his most memorable moments in office. 12:28 A bipartisan group of lawmakers headed to the White House today to meet with President Trump on what to do about DACA … the program that protects so-called Dreamers from deportation. Trump waxed optimistic. 16:01 Legal sales of recreational marijuana started last week in California. The state’s citizens made that possible when they voted for Proposition 64 -- a measure that’s one of the most radical weed laws in the US. That’s because it not only legalizes possession and sale for people 21 and over -- it allows them to retroactively, and quickly, clear their records of most marijuana related crimes. 22:40 In her third Music Critic, Regina Spektor reviews: “Attention remix” by Charlie puth, “Fireworks” by First Aid Kit, “Top of the World” by Kimbra, and “Black Magic” by Ty Segall.
3:56 Since the president helpfully put them back in the news, VICE News explores why not earmarks and interviews one of the republican members of congress who has been pushing bringing them back. 7:39 The US-Mexico border has the fourth highest migrant fatalities in the world. One group of volunteers, who call themselves the Armadillos, travel to the desert up to two times a month to search for missing migrants before it’s too late. 14:08 Germans have been subjecting themselves to a massive social media experiment, in the form of a Merkel backed law that requires companies to delete posts that violate Germany’s strict policies against hate speech and other illegal speech—defined as anything from inciting violence to disparaging religious groups. 16:17 VICE News hits the road with Madison Rising, a patriotic post grunge band with hits such as 'Where was the media then?" and "Right to bear." We follow the band and it's unlikely management team as it heads from rehearsal in NY to a biker rally in Texas.
3:47 VICE News went to southeast Texas to see how Houston families are facing the limitations of government aid after Hurricane Harvey. 10:37 Darrell Issa became the latest Republican lawmaker to step aside. VICE News asks the question why so many members of congress are retiring. 12:54 Uganda made a bold commitment to end AIDS by 2030, the first pledge of its kind for any country in Africa -- or the world. But now that goal may be out of reach, because of cuts in funding from its biggest donor of health aid: the United States. 19:23 The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, spent his first official day on on the job getting destroyed by the Dutch press. At a conference two years ago, Hoekstra said, falsely, that Muslims in the Netherlands were burning cars and politicians. Dutch reporters have been working together to try to get Hoekstra to explain what he meant. 22:31 VICE News puts artists in a tough position while providing them with their biggest vices. T-Pain’s vices are: drum-machines, cognac, and video-games.
2:47 VICE News speaks with Pakistani officials to learn about how they are dealing with their terror problem at home. 7:06 Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that the Trump Administration has approved his state’s proposal to tie work requirements to its Medicaid program. 10:39 VICE News explores how Trump is bringing about the "deconstruction of the administrative state." 13:22 VICE News sits down with a panel of comedians to talk about their experience with comedy in the age of Trump. 19:33 Greenland and Denmark came to an agreement yesterday to finally clean up military and industrial trash that was left in Greenland more than 50 years ago. Not part of this deal is the country responsible for creating the mess in the first place, the United States. 21:02 Chinese men have been called the “most single in the world”, thanks to a gender imbalance caused by the one-child policy." VICE News visits a sex dolls factory and meets one Chinese man who has married a robot.
3:55 VICE News discovered Missouri governor Greitens has plenty of good reasons to hide from voters—and that this scandal barely makes the list. 10:45 Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on January 4th telling federal prosecutors that they’re free to go after marijuana-related crimes, even in states that have legalized weed. The memo reversed an Obama policy that tried to alleviate the conflict between federal laws and state-level initiatives… But members of Congress are now moving to defend those initiatives. 13:59 ICE’s recent sweep of nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country marked a step forward in the Trump administration’s effort to deter businesses from hiring undocumented workers. Despite that, only 21 people were arrested, representing a large commitment of resources for comparatively little gain. 17:14 To evaluate just how the EPA has been doing in Trump and Pruitt’s first year, we gathered around a campfire with five former employees who departed the agency in 2017, to find out what’s really going on inside. 23: 18 In her third Music Critic, Regina Spektor reviews new songs of Rick Springfield and more.
3:17 Why have past shutdown’s taken place and what was the goal? Does anybody win? 7:40 The charges against 129 people at the J20 protests were dropped, but 59 still face decades behind bars. 14:19 Today American YouTube star Chrissy Chambers made legal history in the UK. She became the first victim of revenge porn ever to win civil damages in a public settlement. Chambers spoke exclusively to VICE News. 21:44 VICE News talks to the youth of Misrata where every Friday night in Freedom Square, where people would protest during the revolution, Misratan youth gather to race and do burn outs in their tricked out cars. Seb Walker meets with guys from the Libyan Youth Club who talk about how they unwind after years of war.
3:43 This morning, President Trump took a sledgehammer to his own party’s best shot at avoiding a government shutdown: nixing the idea of an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program … the main bargaining chip that Congressional Republicans were planning on using. 6:37 2017 has been a pivotal year for women. Since the election of Donald Trump for president, the momentum for women to speak out has been on the rise. VICE News details the rise of the #metoo movement and the surge of female candidates signing up to run for office. 8:28 Last week, Montecito, California saw destructive mudslides that killed at least 20 people and damaged hundreds of home. The city now faces a daunting cleanup with no end in sight. VICE News follows along as dump trucks attempt to clean up the city by hauling away the dirt to a nearby beach town. 12:43 Turkish President Erdogan has engaged an 'independent' group of lawyers - led by notorious mercenary for hire Bob Amsterdam - to expose and articulate Fethullah Gulen's clandestine charter school movement in the United States. 21:44 When Trump mockingly tweeted about good Ol' Global Warming during the recent cold spell, Jersey Shore cast member Vinny Guadagnino tweeted back that climate change is far more complex than hot or cold weather. So VICE News had the former MTV celebrity sit down with a climate scientist to discuss some of his burning climate questions.
VICE News Tonight presents America First, an in-depth look at President Trump’s unprecedented first year in office, focusing on his two biggest campaign promises: restoring manufacturing jobs and building the border wall. Correspondents Michael Moynihan and Isobel Yeung travel across the country — and south of the border — to chart the progress of key campaign promises, and meet the voters who rallied behind Trump’s political revolution. The documentary special features insights from Trump surrogates including political consultant Roger Stone and conservative commentator Ann Coulter. We also hear from key opposition players including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Undergirding it all is a focus group of Trump voters led by Republican Strategist Frank Luntz. Almost all of the people who voted for Trump in 2016 say he’d still get their vote today. “My biggest surprise in the last year is that many, many Trump voters are as mad at the GOP as they are at the Democrats. It’s Trump versus the world.”
2:52 What do Americans think about the government shutdown, and what do they think honest Abe Lincoln would say about it? VICE News travels to the (locked) front door of Lincoln’s house to find out. 9:05 Back in 2013, the last time we shut the government down, essential personnel who ended up working but not getting paid, sued the federal government. The lawyer in the case sits down with VICE News to talk over the situation and the reason why the original clients brought the lawsuit: to show how dumb it is to shutdown the government. 11:53 In the midst of Mike Pence's visit Israel, VICE News meets the evangelical christians living there. 17:21 VICE News went to speak with AUL's President and CEO, Catherine Glenn Foster, about how her organization has been able to close so many clinics using this book. 21:33 About 60 people showed up for the Pinedale, Wyoming, Women’s March on Saturday. Last year, the same march drew about 100 demonstrators. VICE News talks to the organizer about the smaller turnout and what it’s like to support the movement in a deep red state.
3:43 As Indonesia battles homegrown terrorist groups, the family members of those who have been radicalized are often forgotten. Now, a former terrorist has come up with a new deradicalization program: a school that caters exclusively to the children of convicted terrorists. 9:10 After Abdualrahman Zaid won the 2017 US Diversity Visa Lottery, he travelled from Yemen to Kuala Lumper to get a visa the US State Department promised him. Zaid sold everything to pay for his journey on a promise that he'd be on his way to becoming an American citizen today, but because of Trump's travel ban, he was denied his "golden ticket," and was forced to return to Yemen. 13:51 VICE News explores how DACA became the centerpiece of the shutdown, and whether Democrats dropped the ball on this issue. 17:43 VICE News sat down with a California parent who has helped to lead the fight to keep the government out of homeschooling. 20:40 Andrew W.K. reviews new songs in this week's music critic.
3:34 The White House announced that a large group of mayors from across the United States—and the political spectrum—were going to meet with President Trump at the White House. By this afternoon, some of those mayors had decided not to go. 7:28 A15-year-old boy walked into Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky and started shooting his classmates. He killed two students and wounded 15 more. This was the 11th school shooting in 23 days. 9:14 On Monday, President Trump imposed steep tariffs on imported solar panels and certain washing machines. VICE News explains what increasing tariffs on foreign cells and panels actually means for the American solar power industry. 12: 22 Ukraine's Anti-corruption efforts - a major source of anger during the Maidan revolution - have stalled and major cases have languished, and no major names from state agencies, politics or business have been jailed. 19:32 How did we get to the point where teens are intentionally poisoning themselves with Tide Pods for views? 22:18 Oregon ranchers want to kill whole packs of wolves and they might get the chance
3:24 The White House plans to release a framework for the immigration laws they’d like to see, with the aim that it would actually pass through Congress. 8:11 VICE News profiles Trump's point man on trade, Robert Lighthizer, and provides an update on the talks. 13:49 Millions of Hindus will be swimming in the Ganges this week for the annual Magh Mela festival, just as they have for years. But it’s not a pleasant swim: the Ganges is one of the world’s most polluted rivers. 21:07 Limbix is a company that produces virtual reality software for therapists. Its aim is to cure phobias and addictions by creating immersive experiences designed to expose patients to safe-space situations that normally cause anxiety. VICE News’ Dexter Thomas tests the software using his own phobia experience to see if and how it works.
3:26 Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force indictments, a series of investigations which uncovered instances of racketeering inside the city’s police department, come at a time when trust between the authorities and the community is at an historic low. VICE News examines what the case says about the current state of policing. 12:00 President Trump insisted today that reports that he attempted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June were “fake news.” 14:20 In the first in a short series on European populism, VICE News tracks the build up to the Czech Republic's presidential elections, their ongoing spat with the EU, and the increasing polarization of Eastern and Western Europe. 20:18 Vice News interviews Dave Choffnes, a professor at Northeastern university who built an app that detects carriers violating net neutrality.
3:23 Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in for his second term on Saturday amid protests and questions about his legitimacy. VICE News goes back to the coup of 2009 to explain what’s happening in the country. 9:17 A suicide attack in Kabul killed more than 100 people on Saturday, becoming the third brutal attack this year. VICE News looks at changes in policy that have brought more Taliban into Kabul. 14:25 In the aftermath of a court case that saw more than 150 women and girls accuse a former USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual misconduct, the House passed legislation today to impose stricter rules on how amateur sports groups handle suspected sexual abuse. 17:31 Seattle-based jazz musician and neurologist Thomas Deuel built an "instrument" that allows people to play it with their mind – otherwise known as an “encephlaphone.”
The State of The Union is being totally overshadowed by something else happening in Washington: the circus formerly known as the congressional Russia investigation. VICE News looks back at previous State of the Union responses and whether they make a difference. As the federal government tightens drug legalization policy in the states, a consensus is developing in Europe. Norway - run by a coalition of right wing parties - is decriminalizing all drug use and possession following the successful Portuguese model. This week, cities across the United States are counting their homeless populations, fulfilling a government requirement that helps determine how aid is distributed. VICE News examines the difficulty of tallying the homeless. Rockstar Andrew W.K. reviews new music is this week's Music Critic.
In April, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a civil suit against neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, claiming he harassed and intimidated a Jewish woman over the internet. Since then, Anglin has been in hiding to avoid getting served with court documents. VICE News traveled to Ohio to meet the man responsible for tracking him down. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
4:01 There seems to be some real parallels between Richard Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre and Trump's alleged desire to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller. Many in Congress seem to think their job is to protect the president. 8:58 Since 2015, asylum claims in Canada have almost doubled, though most applicants are unqualified for refugee status. VICE News investigates how Canada is dissuading some asylum seekers from crossing the border. 16:09 The best analogy to the Kansas law is the loyalty oaths state and federal government employees, beginning under president Truman, once had to sign to prove they weren’t Communists. And as with those oaths, the key question here is whether the law unconstitutionally infringes on people’s free-speech rights. 19:36 The Go! Team's Ian Parton and Simone Odaranile break down the brass stem in their song "Mayday."
2:41 Inside the explosive Nunes Memo that doesn't seem to live up to its big claim. 6:21 Janet Yellen’s term as Fed chair expires on Saturday. She was excoriated as one of the worst Fed chairs, but she may have been one of the most effective. 8:07 Egypt’s president Abdelfateh al-Sisi sent a message to anyone who might be nostalgic for the country’s 2011 revolution. 13:45 One year ago this week, Penn State student Tim Piazza died after falling down the stairs at a frat party. He was served 18 drinks in 82 minutes as part of a brutal hazing ritual. This semester is the first time new members can join fraternities since Piazza’s death. VICE News traveled to the university to see if anything has changed. 19:42 Mayor Ed Menk of Brainerd, Minnesota on how the annual ice fishing extravaganza impacts the city.
3:12 VICE News visits the district represented by Devin Nunes to find out whether the Congressman’s recent actions represent the interests of his constituents. And speaks to his most prominent antagonist Andrew Janz, a DA and registered Democrat. 8:53 Preliminary numbers out this week are showing how the latest round of Obamacare enrollment is shaking out: overall signups are down nationwide. 11:10 Organisers held a million-man rally in Athens on Sunday in protest over the name dispute with neighbour Macedonia. VICE News traveled to the protests to find out what’s in a name - and why some Greeks will never accept Macedonia keeping it. 15:15 Since the election of President Trump, trip-planning organizations have reported upticks in interest for services that allow black Americans to bond and visit places with African roots. VICE News goes inside a Costa Rican wellness retreat dedicated specifically to women of color.
As Russia's coming election nears, there is almost no question that Vladimir Putin will remain president. Even so, he faces opposition from two very different critics: one, anti-corruption leader Alexei Navalny, and the other Ksenia Sobchak,a socialite TV star. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
Jordan Peterson is a controversial Canadian psychologist whose 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is currently the second most pre-ordered book on Amazon. VICE News talks to the man who has become an alt-right icon for his freespeech campaigns and critiques of political correctness. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
3:35 VICE News speaks with pastor Steve Berger about the National Prayer Breakfast and leading a congregation in the age of President Trump. 7:41 US coal markets experienced a small but unexpected revival in 2017. But, with domestic coal use still on the decline, it's clear that Trump's regulatory rollbacks weren't behind it 9:47 As the #MeToo movement continues to build in the United States, women in other countries are pushing for change in their cultures too. But in France, the movement’s critics have been almost as vocal as its supporters. 16:30 According to local reports, police in Israel will recommend that PM Netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges. VICE News looks at what happens next and what this could mean for the country. 19:45 How does art generated by algorithms stack up against human creativity? VICE News talks to famed art critic Jerry Saltz as he critiques AI-generated art.
3:20 VICE News breaks down some of expenditures on the Hill's budget deal and examines why this long-term boost in funding is helpful for agencies to function. 6:39 Although child marriage has long been an issue in the U.S., legislators are having a tough time tightening existing laws. VICE News meets with survivors and lawmakers in Florida, which could become the first state to ban child marriage, and their counterparts in California, where legislation was derailed. 12:30 There’s a history of defections at the Olympics, but never from North Korea. What’s unique about North Korean situation that keeps athletes from using the games as an opportunity? 16:00 Pashtuns are the ethnic majority in Afghanistan. But in neighboring Pakistan, they’re a minority ... and activists are speaking up, to say that they’re being badly mistreated. 18:35 MGMT describes the influence that the theme song from the cartoon David the Gnome had on their new single.
3:42 The Trump administration released its latest vision for the federal budget. 7:19 How much does freedom of speech really cost on college campuses? 11:26 Rep. Lamar Smith, the chairman for the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, called a meeting to discuss the world’s most widely used herbicide, Roundup, and one of its main ingredients, Glyphosate. 14: 50 Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested last month for slapping an Israeli soldier following a raid on her home, is expected back in court this week. To some, she is viewed as a modern Joan of Arc; to others she is known as ʺShirley Temper.ʺ While she awaits trial, VICE News attended her 17th birthday party. 17:51 In order to learn more about Kim’s policy priorities and everyday life in the secretive kingdom, VICE News binges North Korean soaps with the Wilson Center’s Jean Lee. 24:58 Gloria Allred reads, confronts, and sets the record straight on the offensive, odd, and controversial things the Internet has to say about her, in Vicepedia. Seeing Allred, a documentary about Allred's work, is now available on Netflix.
3:48 We explore how the flu vaccine is made and why it's not great at offering protection 7:44 Knife store owner Brady Miller explains the Knife Rights organization is important to the knife community. 13:42 On January 19th, nine of the Department of the Interior’s twelve-member advisory board quit in protest, citing what they said amounted to gross negligence on the part of Secretary Ryan Zinke. In this episode, VICE News meets up with four of those former members. 18:17 VICE News speaks with the designer making the royal costumes for Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama
4:02 President Trump briefly spoke to reporters in the Oval Office today, offering another bland statement about the Rob Porter scandal, now in its eighth day. 7:37 Four gerrymandering cases are making their way through state and federal courts, with major implications for the 2018 midterms. VICE News takes a look at what's at stake in each case and how the maps could be redrawn. 10:07 Russia is currently in the throes of an HIV/AIDS epidemic, registering more than one million diagnoses in 2016. VICE News speaks with a Russian official downplaying the crisis, while a government doctor and an NGO worker say they see it getting worse. 14:45 Laura Moriarty’s novel, American Heart imagines an America where registries and detainment camps are a reality for Muslim-Americans, but the backlash from the Young Adult community forced them to take it down. 20: 06 VICE News visits Selcuk Turkey, to see one of the biggest camel wrestling events of the year.
It’s been 133 days since Harvey Weinstein was outed as a serial abuser and harasser of women. Nearly every day since that story broke, more men in more professions have been accused of, admitted to, or denied shocking acts of aggression, exploitation, harassment, and prejudice toward women in the workplace. No company is immune — including VICE. It has affected our workplace too. Here and everywhere, people are doing what they always do to make sense of things: talking. To capture the kinds of conversations happening in America’s workplaces, we gathered lawyers, actors, technologists, construction workers, and hospitality workers, and asked them about the new reality of #MeToo: Women, Men, and Work.
3:17 After last week's shooting in Parkland, Florida, VICE News asks the students of Stoneman Douglas, "What should America do to stop school shootings?" 11:20 South African President Jacob Zuma resigned last Wednesday evening … and the new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, was sworn in the next day. The changeover ended nearly nine years of a presidency increasingly bogged down by corruption scandals. 15:29 Kim Davies, vice president of IANA Services, explains how everyone pays to keep the Internet safe. 19:11 Rockstar Andrew W.K. reviews new music inn this week's Music Corner.
4:09 VICE News followed Stoneman Douglas students as they left Parkland for a seven-hour bus ride to Tallahassee, where they will meet with state lawmakers about guns and school safety issues. 8:15 A look at the grassroots movement for changes to gun laws that's run by a bunch of high schoolers. 11:14 Migrants are trying to pass through Italy to France. But they have to go through a treacherous mountain path 17:17 Alabama is going to execute a man on death row who is also dying of cancer. 21:35 Billy Graham, America's Pastor dies at 100 years old. 22:30 Finally, an online dating safe space for Trump supporters.
Middlesex County Jail's Housing Unit for Military Veterans is one of a small but growing number of jail programs dedicated to making veterans feel supported by both replicating aspects of the armed forces and incorporating daily rehabilitation programs. Here, VICE News goes inside HUMV to get a look at military life behind bars. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
VICE News gathers a group of current and former NRA members to discuss the organization, gun regulations and what the country needs to do to keep students safe in schools. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
3:30 Lauren Atkins, an Oklahoma high-school student, is lobbying for Lauren's Law. The bill would require teachers and administrators to take a training program on consent that would help them educate students on the issue. VICE News follows Lauren as she tries to make a case for the bill in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. 10:10 What moves Congress is making on gun laws. 13:02 Last week in a 4-3 vote, the alderman of Starkville, Mississippi, voted to deny a permit for what would have been the city’s first LGBT pride parade. 17:41 On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear United States v. Microsoft, a case that will decide whether a domestic search warrant can compel American companies to turn over data stored in servers outside the United States to law enforcement authorities. 20:41 The federal government pays 75 percent of the cost to house the chimps at Chimp Haven, the nonprofit that serves as the official sanctuary for NIH chimps.
3:35 VICE News examines the various gun proposals up in the air in Washington. 7:47 Last May, a white University of Maryland student fatally stabbed a black Bowie State student, an incident that has been alleged to be a hate crime. In response, the university has hired a hate-bias response coordinator. VICE News speaks to students who say it’s not enough. 13:20 Court voted this morning to ban all but the newest diesel engine cars from streets, along with older gasoline powered cars in effort to cut pollution. The ruling is set to lead to diesel driving bans in more than 60 German cities. 16:52 The Chinese government is cracking down on one of the world’s most polluting industries: fast fashion. 20:20 In this week’s Music Critic, ahead of the Academy Awards, VNT sits down with French composer Alexandre Desplat.
3:49 Amid the teachers strike continues, VICE News goes to West Virginia to talk to twin sisters who are both teachers, one who lives in the wealthier northern part of the state and one in southern coal country. 7:06 Over the past year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement and its director, Scott Lloyd, have repeatedly tried to block pregnant undocumented teenagers in their custody from obtaining abortions. Now, a video deposition obtained exclusively by VICE News shows how Lloyd is reshaping the ORR’s abortion policy. 15:53 Classes resume Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High following the February 14th mass shooting. VICE News goes back to Parkland as students return to class. 19:29 VICE News meets an up and coming ballerina in one of the most unlikely places, Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
In a special episode, VICE News follows one couple as they travel across China on a 35-hour train ride to be reunited with their children for Chinese New Year. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
3:26 VICE News goes to Columbus, OH, to talk to Governor Kasich about gun control and the state of the Republican Party. 7:40 A new class action lawsuit is being filed against the Marine Corps by veterans who have received what are known as "bad papers" — less-than-honorable discharges, sometimes for infractions related to PTSD and traumatic brain injury 11:17 More than 600 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, Syria in the last 13 days as the Assad regime continues to attack rebels. The U.N.-brokered promise of daily five-hour ceasefires, meant to help civilians escape, hasn’t materialized, while hundreds of thousands remain trapped in Eastern Ghouta. 14:14 Italy goes to the polls on Sunday in the latest European election to pit far-right forces against a centre left in deep trouble. That’s paved the way for a familiar figure to make a comeback of sorts: Silvio Berlusconi. 20:16 Superorganism breaks down “Everybody Wants to be Famous,” their trippy, electro-pop bop from their self-titled debut EP out March 2nd, for VNT’s Verse Chorus Bridge.
3:38 Trump is expected to officially announce new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week. He's keeping a big promise he's made to US steelworkers. And he's put Democrats in an odd dilemma: suddenly some agree with a Trump policy change. 7:15 A series of court injunctions has temporarily halted President Trump’s plans to end DACA. So are the Dreamers safe? 10:25 Last October, four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger after being ambushed on a joint patrol. This weekend, a pro-ISIS group released a propaganda video purporting to show footage of the ambush. VICE News traveled to Niger to find out more about the suspected mastermind of the attack and the head of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. 18:10 A former YouTube engineer goes on the record to explain the way the company's suggested video algorithm works. He says it is designed to drive viewing traffic away from legitimate content and towards conspiracy based and inflammatory videos.
3:24 Many Republicans on the Hill are clearly annoyed with President Trump's pronouncement that he is going to impose blanket tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum but they are careful about how they express that annoyance making sure to compliment the president's take on the situation. 7:50 Democrat Beto O’Rourke is favored to win the Texas Senate primary. VICE News looks at whether his run will successfully set him up to unseat incumbent Ted Cruz 14:30 Schools will be open tomorrow in West Virginia for the first time in almost two weeks. Gov Jim Justice, state lawmakers and teachers reached a deal today on paying health care benefits to get teachers back into the classroom but that might now be the end of the fight 16:55 Alexey Navalny's brother, Oleg, is serving a 3.5 year sentence for embezzlement., a charge he faced alongside his better-known brother who received a suspended sentence. Deemed a political prisoner and martyr, Oleg communicates to opposition loyalists from prison through a man named Pavel, and an unusual art form: Tattoo design. 20:29 How does art generated by algorithms stack up against human creativity? VICE News talks to famed art critic Jerry Saltz to critique another set of AI-generated art.
After Sandy Hook, a trauma surgeon saw an opportunity for medicine to increase the odds of surviving a mass shooting. Tactical medicine is a practice that uses lessons learned from the battlefield to treat patients who have sustained injuries from gunshot wounds. VICE News attends a training with first responders. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
3:15 The Office of Refugee Resettlement is preventing a pregnant undocumented teen from meeting with her lawyers to confirm if she does want the abortion. This isn't the first time ORR has blocked minors in its care from meeting with attorneys. 6:24 VICE News visits a harm reduction group in Iowa that runs a clean needle exchange and is lobbying for a bill to legalize the practice. In Iowa, it’s illegal to distribute clean syringes for an unlawful purpose. But a spike in opioid abuse has caused cases of Hepatitis C to rise, making the state vulnerable to an HIV outbreak. 13:00 President Trump actually followed through today on his sudden announcement last week that he’d be imposing new tariffs on steel and aluminum. 15: 22 Erdogan's influence in traditionally secular Northern Cyprus is spreading, empowering a radical nationalist movement, religious conservatism and inspiring mainland Turks to settle on the island. 21:17 March 8th is International Women’s Day. This year saw women from all walks of life rise up in protests, power building, and advocacy over issues of equality and harassment.
Democrat Conor Lamb is currently running in a special election in Pennsylvania's 18th district, an area Trump won in 2016. However, in a novel state Supreme Court move, districts were redrawn and after the vote, Lamb will have to file to run in a new, much bluer region. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
The Senate is preparing to vote on a new banking deregulation bill that would weaken landmark 2010 banking reform law Dodd-Frank. VICE News interviews former congressman Barney Frank, who helped introduce the original bill, about what the revised legislation would entail. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
In 2014, the body of Tina Fontaine, a 15year-old Indigenous girl, was found at the bottom of a river in Winnipeg. After her accused killer was acquitted, people questioned if the Canadian government was properly protecting Indigenous communities. Now, a group called the Bear Clan Patrol has taken Winnipeg's safety into their own hands. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
As District Attorney of Philadelphia, Larry Krasner is both a clear example of a rising star of the progressive left and an atypical choice for DA. The former career defense attorney made a name for himself defending activists pro bono and suing the police department seventy-five times. VICE News speaks to Krasner in his office. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
While Toys 'R' Us recently announced plans to sell or close all U.S. locations, Dollar General stores are rapidly expanding. VICE News travels to middle America to see what effects these expansions are having on small towns, and what their success says about the broader economy. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
The U.S. has joined Britain, France and Germany in condemning Russia for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. The British government concluded they were exposed to a nerve agent called novichok, developed by the Soviet Union. VICE News sat down with one of the scientists who helped create it. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
The Vice News team looks at Democrat Conor Lamb's run in a special election in Pennsylvania's 18th district after the State Supreme Court's redistricting. Also see a preview of the upcoming Russian presidential election after Vladimir Putin tightened his already-strong grip on the country by firing elected regional governors.
After a landmark year for military recruitment, President Trump has promised to continue expanding the U.S. armed forces. VICE News interviews those spearheading the Army's new recruitment mission to see what kind of tactics they're using to attract potential recruits. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
As the German government steps up its effort to deport migrants, many churches are defending them. They give rejected asylum seekers a place to hide and some have been converting Muslims to Christianity. VICE News visits a congregation in Berlin where the congregants are made up largely of migrants from Iran and Afghanistan. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
On Saturday, student organizers around the country will hold demonstrations calling for action on school shootings. As people prepare to march, VICE News travels to Denver to visit with three gun control activists attempting to pass gun restrictions. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
Alaska's single-payer insurance market is among the most expensive in the country. Seeking a way around the high prices, thousands of Alaskans are opting into Christian health share ministries. This religious-based alternative enables members to avoid paying a penalty for being uninsured. VICE News looks at the good and the bad of this system. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
This past Saturday, hundreds of thousands around the country gathered to participate in the March for Our Lives. VICE News followed students from Chicago as they traveled to Washington, D.C. to march against gun violence. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
In the wake of Larry Nassar's conviction for repeated sexual abuse, several gymnasts have come forward to describe their experiences training at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas. VICE News spoke to Mattie Larson, a one-time Olympic hopeful who quit to escape the USAG system. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
Zach Wurtz is a tracker—an operative paid by political campaigns to attend and record opponents' public events, allowing clients to find flaws and weak points. He tells VICE News how it all works. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
On April 2nd, Oklahoma public school teachers plan to protest budget cuts with a statewide walkout. VICE News speaks to lawmakers about the viability of their demands, and visits with the Bartlesville School District to see their grassroots organizing in action. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
Last week, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill to increase teacher salaries by an average of $6,100 and restore funding to education. That step does not meet the demands of some teachers, who are fighting for more. VICE News speaks to one of the teachers about the bill and how long they're prepared to take a stand. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
Purdue Pharmaceuticals, maker of the opioid painkiller OxyContin, announced it will no longer actively market the product to doctors. VICE News visits a former Purdue sales representative to discuss the epidemic. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.
On Sunday, Hungarians will go to the polls for their parliamentary election. hlungarian populist Viktor Orban, who has run largely on an anti-migrant platform, looks set to win his third consecutive term as Prime Minister. VICE News looks at the state of Orban's government. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News meets with biohackers researching and developing gene therapies that they test on themselves. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In 2006, Keith Barron found the largest gold deposit in Ecuador's history. The government then banned further exploration while it created a formal system for collecting royalties. Now that the ban has been lifted, Barren is on a mission to find the country's "lost cities of gold." Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week to take questions about Facebook's privacy scandal. Frank Luntz speaks to users about their takeaways from the hearings. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The recent wave of litigation against major opioid manufacturers is reminiscent of lawsuits against the tobacco industry from the 1990s. VICE News speaks with attorney and Harvard Law professor James Tierney, best known as one of the key strategists in the tobacco cases. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News investigates allegations of abuse in detention camps in Yemen, where migrants from the Horn of Africa are being held. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Since marijuana was legalized in California, the market has been hit with regulations and high taxes. VICE News explores what is working in the state's cannabis industry and what is not. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In an exclusive interview with VICE News, Senator Chuck Schumer confirmed his support for legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at a federal level. This is a shift for the Senate Minority Leader, who previously backed medical marijuana and the rights of states to experiment with legal sales of pot. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State, says voter fraud is a widespread problem in the United States. VICE News speaks to one of the 15 people Kobach has charged with election-related crimes. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Aleksandr Kogan developed a personality-quiz app that helped harvest the data of 30 million Facebook users. The academic now says he's being unfairly scapegoated by the social media giant. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
When news of the Nashville Waffle blouse shooting emerged on Sunday, former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords spoke out. Since surviving a shot to the head in 2011, Giffords has dedicated her life to advocating for gun safety. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Arizona teachers have voted to walk out today in demand of higher wages and more funding for schools. This is just the latest in a wave of teachers' strikes that began two months ago, but this time there's less planning and more politics. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
David Nevin has devoted the last decade to defending Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man accused of masterminding the 9/11 attacks. VICE News examines how he became involved with the case and visits Guantanamo Bay to observe Nevin at work. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Kansas City is one of the only cities in America that doesn't have a street named after Martin Luther King, Jr. Now it's looking to do something about that, but people can't agree on where the new MLK Boulevard should go. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
A group of anti-fascists protested this year's American Renaissance conference, Jared Taylor's annual gathering for white supremacists. VICE News attended the Antifa campout to learn more about the organization trying to disarm the altright. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
A handful of states are trying to create domestic terrorism statutes. Some are designed to prevent acts of mass violence, others are meant to correct the imbalanced way the government treats suspected violence. All of them expand the government's power to call someone a terrorist. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
A record number of women are running for office in 2018. VICE News gained exclusive access to Democratic candidate Katie Hill's campaign to become the next representative from L.A. County's most conservative district. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Residents of Johnston County, NC are investigating their state's role in the CIA's torture and rendition program. VICE News followed along as they met with their commissioners about issuing a ban on the use of public resources for rendition or torture. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The rate of suicide among veterans is rising, and the government is struggling to provide help. VICE News examines the Cohen Veteran Network, an organization opening private mental health clinics across the country. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Iraqis are preparing to head to the polls this Saturday for the country's parliamentary elections. Security is the primary concern of many voters. VICE News visits a Mosul police station to see how they work with the community to eradicate remaining ISIS fighters from the city. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The Trump administration has officially moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The historic yet controversial move was marked by an official ceremony in the city. VICE News looks at the reaction to the relocation, including protests and intense clashes in the Gaza Strip. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News sits down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the U.S. embassy relocation to Jerusalem and the deadly protests in Gaza. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Cheri Bustos, the representative for Illinois' 17th district, is making an effort to teach the Democratic Party how to speak to rural voters. VICE News follows her as she shows that messaging in action and discusses the ongoing urban-rural divide within the party. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Every ten years, the U.S. government embarks on an ambitious plan to count every person living in the United States. The Census Bureau is undergoing a practice run in Providence County, Rhode Island. VICE News looks at what's at stake if things go wrong. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The UN Refugee Agency estimates that over one million Venezuelans could leave by the end of the year. Some leave by plane, others migrate by bus or boat, and some go on foot to settle in neighboring countries. VICE News follows the journey of a 25-year-old bioanalyst who plans to move to Peru. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News shadows Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards as she closes out twelve years at the organization. Richards visits a health clinic, attends a book signing and meets with local organizers. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Philippines President Duterte has promised to give Muslims in Mindanao a semi-autonomous region by passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law. The contentious bill could mean Muslims gaining unprecedented regional independence and Moro Islamic Liberation Front members joining the armed forces. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
SCOTUS is hearing arguments on NIFLA v. Becerra. The case concerns a California law that requires crisis pregnancy centers to inform women that abortion services are available elsewhere. The plaintiffs say requiring the disclosure infringes on their First Amendment rights. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Today, Starbucks closed all 8,000 of its locations early for staff to attend racial bias training. This comes after a white Starbucks manager called the police on two black men for sitting in the store without buying anything. VICE News speaks to the psychologist who created the implicit bias test. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Two Namibian ethnic groups are suing Germany for reparations. They allege that from 1904-1908, the the German Empire killed tens of thousands of their ancestors and interned the rest in concentration camps. The case could set a legal precedent that has significant repercussions for other colonizing countries. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
ISIS once claimed 34,000 square miles of land in both Syria and Iraq. Now it is nearly decimated, cornered to just a few towns and villages in the region. The battle for the site of the terrorist group's final stand along the Euphrates River is ongoing. VICE News follows the Syrian Democratic Forces on the frontline in Deir ez-Zor. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In the Central African Republic, hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands have been displaced since violent clashes between Muslim and Christian groups erupted in 2013. VICE News visits with child soldiers who have been brought into the fighting. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Since the unaccompanied minors crisis on the United States-Mexico border, Mexico has maintained a robust police and paramilitary presence along its southern border. VICE News speaks with patrol forces and migrants who have crossed into Mexico. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News takes a closer look at the struggle of North Korean defectors to integrate into American society. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Dennis Rodman, a longtime advocate of North Korea, touched down in Singapore yesterday as President Trump met with Kim Jong-un. VICE News obtained exclusive access to his phone call with White blouse press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The Trump administration has declared a "zero tolerance" policy on immigration that seeks to prosecute anyone who illegally crosses over from Mexico into the U.S. VICE News interviews a public defender who represents these immigrants at mass trials. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Although the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing, there's still a possibility that there could be a resurgence of cases. VICE News looks at the dangers of Ebola, especially when it hits a major city. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In the wake of China's ban on foreign waste, recycling facilities in the United States are trying to figure out how to get rid of the trash that's piled up. VICE News visits one in Massachusetts to find out what happens after China stops taking our garbage. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Korean and Bangladeshi-Americans voted on a ballot initiative to decide whether to split the existing Wilshire Center-Koreatown neighborhood council into two districts. The proposal was met with opposition from Koreatown's political and cultural forces. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
As ICE raids and deportations continue, increasing numbers of families are being separated in the United States. VICE News meets a family reeling from the deportation of their father. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News meets Jose whose family was recently targeted by an ICE raid. With deportations on the rise, more U.S.-born children like Jose are adjusting to life without a parent. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News gets a tour of the detention center holding unaccompanied migrant children in Tornillo, Texas. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News meets the creator of Dinosaur Kingdom II in Virginia, a sci-fi alt-history theme park in which dinosaurs defeat the Union Army. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
On Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old running her first campaign, ousted a longtime Democrat in New York's 14th congressional district. VICE News speaks to her about what her win means for the midterm elections. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
More than 100 politicians have been assassinated in Mexico over the past eight months, several of whom were candidates in the upcoming July 1 election. VICE News examines how political violence has impacted this election. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News meets a family who were among the first affected by the Trump administration's family separation policy. After crossing into the United States with her two young daughters, a mother was deported while her children were sent to live with a relative who resides in the U.S. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Democratic Senator Jon Tester has been a longtime fixture in Montana politics. In the highly divided political climate, he may face a tough challenge this November. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Shoko Asahara, a Japanese doomsday cult leader, was executed on Friday for his role in the 1995 sarin gas attack that killed 13 people on the Tokyo subway. VICE News looks at the Japanese reaction to his death. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News interviews Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star and businessman with an unlikely connection to Donald Trump. Reports have identified Emin as the facilitator of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian government informant. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
A father and his three-year-old son were separated at the United States-Mexico border after attempting to cross legally into the U.S. This week, they were reunited. VICE News was there for their first moments back together. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
President Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on Thursday amid a surge of protests and plans for further demonstrations. VICE News looks at what the weekend has in store. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
There is a vocal group of American scholars who say that anti-Russian hysteria is on the rise. VICE News meets two of the scholars to hear their perspective on what they believe to be "Russia phobia." Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In the past decade, the Russian military appears to have increased the number of missions it conducts near British airspace. NATO nations have armed jets on 24/7 standby to counter threats, including in the Baltic states which border Russia. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
This summer, Parkland students have been traveling the U.S. to push for guncontrol legislation. Now they're being followed by a group of gun-rights activists holding counter-protests. VICE News meets members from both sides as they gear up for an event in Salt Lake City. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
VICE News interviews Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist who faked his own assassination, to learn how and why it was done. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Jason Kessler was the lead organizer of last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Despite his critics, Kessler wants to hold another rally in August on the one-year anniversary of the deadly gathering. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Last year, Washington became one of the first states in the country to allow police officers to seize legally held firearms from potentially dangerous citizens. VICE News visits with the Seattle P.D. to see how they are enforcing the orders. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The White House has said it is considering strippingthe security clearances of six prominentformer officials who have been critical of the Trump administration. The move could have repercussions across a large community of national security professionals. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Today was the U.S. government's deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children split up from their families under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. In a special episode, VICE News follows one family trying to reunite a seven-year-old boy separated from his father. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
2:13 Abdul El-Sayed is running for governor of Michigan. And with fresh backing from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, he’s hoping to make history in Michigan’s August 7th primary, both as a progressive, and a Muslim. 9:59 Alexandria Ocasio Cortez shocked Democrats when she defeated one of the party’s leaders, in a primary last month. Conservatives in this country just can’t stop talking about her. 13:51 The final segment of a pipeline system that connects Dakota’s oil fields to the Gulf Coast, called the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, is currently being built across a Louisiana swamp. 19:35 Notre Dame has survived 850 years of war and revolution to become one of the most visited sites in Europe. Now it’s starting to fall apart.
2: 29 Regardless of who in Washington takes the blame for separating families, children caught in the middle might never get over what they’ve been through. Trauma doesn’t end when they see their parents again. And for some children, that may still be far off. 8:05 Only a few dozen of the families that used to live in Mosul have returned. It’s estimated that the bombardment of Mosul left more than 10 million tons of debris behind 14: 23 We went to the coastlines adjacent to the Pebble Beach golf course to witness a golf ball collection 18:04 In his fourth and final installment of Music Critic, Zedd reviews: “Kool Aid,” by Diana Gordon, “Eyes Over” by Gabe Gurnsey, “I Dream of Your Song,” by Gulp, and “Long Way Back Home,” by Lucero.
2:07 Trump's rally in Tampa, Florida wasn’t just about him. It also served as a kind of coming-out party for a movement that, so far, has mostly existed in dark corners of the internet: Q. 6:13 For weeks, lawmakers and pundits have been freaking out about a sudden stockpile of 3D guns. But gun enthusiasts aren't particularly impressed with the quality of the 3D-printed guns whose plans were taken off the internet. 9:58 Most of the world was introduced to incels when Elliot Rodger killed six people at UC Santa Barbara in 2014. Before doing so, he posted a 141-page manifesto mostly blaming women for not having sex with him. That made him a hero to incels. VICE News sits down with one. 16:22 Jens Rommel has long been leading the prosecution of remaining Nazi war criminals, though it's a dying industry. Those involved in World War II are now well into their 90s, and the maximum age of criminal culpability in Germany is 99. VICE News spends a day with Rommel. 20:10 Former "Hamilton" star Daveed Diggs and co-writer/actor Rafael Casal give an inside look into new movie 'Blindspotting' — and they're both baffled that the Broadway show "Hamilton," is still running.
2:08 Today, the Trump administration announced its official proposal to roll back Obama-era limits on pollution from cars and small trucks. The changes, which target the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, would freeze fuel economy standards at the 2020 level. 5:15 Texas Senate Bill 4, known as the "show me your papers" law, allows officers to ask anyone they detain to reveal their immigration status. Opponents say it's enough to keep immigrants from asking for help or reporting crimes. 11:20 Presidential result expected to be declared in Zimbabwe’s presidential election. Troops opened fire in Harare on WED as opposition supporters made calls of election-rigging by the ruling Zanu-PF party. 14:02 Theresa May is cutting short her summer vacation for crunch talks with France's Emmanuel Macron on Brexit. It's part of a summer charm offensive to save her ailing Brexit plans. 17:01 An investigative team at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology said 320M Tidal streams across 1.7 million accounts looked suspicious. The data appeared to show users listening to tracks in the same patterns over and over again throughout the same day.
1:54 Politically motivated street brawls are becoming more common on the West Coast, especially in Portland, where the conservative group Patriot Prayer held a rally on Saturday that drew right-wing groups as well as counterprotesters 6:19 Here's the timeline on that Trump Tower meeting. The story has changed quite a lot. 9:48 Tomorrow, 62 more women will run in primaries across Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. They hope to join the 244 women who’ve won races for federal and statewide positions so far. 11:39 Trump will re-impose sanctions on Iran at midnight tonight — completing his torching of the nuclear deal 14:47 Some people who have overdosed on fentanyl are experiencing strange cases of amnesia. Huge doses of fentanyl can trigger seizures, which in turn causes brain damage 19:51 Lindsey Jordan of Snail mail band came by to break down "Pristine" from her album "Lush"
1:52 For almost seven weeks, a protest movement led by university students took over Nicaragua. Protesters occupied campuses and controlled entire neighborhoods, demanding that President Daniel Ortega step down after 11 years in power 8:14 Missouri's right-to-work law hasn’t yet gone into effect, because union backers gathered enough signatures to force a referendum, giving voters a chance to veto it 12:50 California has been the U.S.'s leader on clean air for decades now. It's also the country's wildfire capital, which is bad news for their clean air agenda. 15:53 Dinesh D'Souza is back with "Death of a Nation," a two-hour attack on Democrats and celebration of Donald Trump 21:00 In their first installment of Music Critic, Charli XCX reviews: “Creep City,” by Jake Shears, “King of,” by Bad Rabbits, “Boo’d Up (Remix),” by Ella Mai, Nicki Minaj, Quavo, and “King Of Madness,” by Primal Fear.
1:57 This weekend marks a year since the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. VICE News meets Nikuyah Walker, the city's first black female mayor, and learns about her efforts to revive Charlottesville after the tragedy. 7:05 In just the last few months, Jeff Sessions has imposed quotas on immigration judges and personally decided on cases, setting precedent that makes it harder to rule in favor of immigrants. But immigration judges are fighting back. 10:14 Jeff Diztenberger is a corn and soy farmer. His suicide attempt was 25 years ago. In 2015, he started a support group to break what he says is a stigma around farmers talking about mental illness. 17:17 The players in one of Los Angeles’ recreational softball leagues come from neighborhoods associated with the city’s Crips gangs. 22:49 We had fashion legend André Leon Talley critique Paul Manafort's ostentatious clothes that were presented as evidence in court
2:21 The Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12 last year in Charlottesville was supposed to be the moment when the movement stepped off the internet and into the real world. Instead it was a disaster that had cascading consequences over the next year. We follow leaders Richard Spencer and Matthew Heimbach on their college tours as their movement crumbles 12:51 Pence delivers speech on need for Space Force and next steps for its creation. But do we really need a Space Force? 16:27 In January the UK announced the appointment of Tracey Crouch as the country's first Minister for Loneliness. We spend time with the minister seeing what her new role entails, meet those affected by loneliness and get a sense of how a government office goes about tackling such an abstract affliction. 20:53 Musician and Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia sits in the chair for the latest installment of The Vice Interview.
1:57 The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are turning the tragedy of February 14th into a national campaign to promote voter registration and expose NRA-backed politicians. VICE News follows the young activists on their Road to Change tour to learn more about their movement. 11:29 A "bait truck" filled with Nikes and left by police in Englewood, Chicago, has outraged community activists, who see it as a transparent attempt at entrapping black youth. 15:39 Following last week’s sanctions, we look at the state of the economy through the drivers and riders involved with Iran’s version of Uber. Sanctions aren't just cutting off cash in Iran — they're cutting off data and customers 21:55 Charli XCX comes to VICE to review new music in the latest installment of music critic.
2:14 Nebraska put Carey Dean Moore to death today, he's the first inmate to be executed with fentanyl in the U.S 5:20 Some able-bodied, working age Medicaid recipients in Ohio may soon be asked to work in order to keep their benefits. There are some exemptions, though, including one for people living in counties with high unemployment. 10:41 Migrant crises around the world tend to have at least one thing in common. Mayotte is different. It’s an island off the coast of East Africa, but it’s also a region of France 15:11 Trump recently revealed his pick for the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Kelvin Droegemeier is a meteorologist with a PhD in atmospheric science, and surprisingly, everyone is actually very pleased with the choice. 18:52 26 year old Tao, aka Mr. Bags, has 3 million followers on Sina, Weibo and WeChat. He can make handbags sell out in just minutes. VICE News meets with him just ahead of another sell out
2:08 Yemen’s bloody civil war is in its fourth year. More than 10,000 have been killed in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis — but it could be about to get a lot worse. 12:49 This year, the US broke a 48-year-old record for oil production, and is on track to become the world’s biggest producer next year. Nowhere has been been more important to the boom than the Permian Basin. 17:08 West Virginia House lawmakers voted to impeach all four of the state's Supreme Court Justices this week. Now Republicans are poised to stack the court. We take a look at what this means for the balance of power in the state. 19:48 Pablo Escobar was the head of one of the most prolific drug trafficking cartels in history, becoming infamous the world over. We look at narco-terrorism has led to a rise in Escobar tourism.
1:50 This week crews began the first phase of fire cleanup for homes that have been destroyed by the Carr Fire. 6:50 Three weeks past the deadline to reunify families, 559 children are still separated from their parents; nearly 400 have parents who have already been deported. The government says it has a plan to reunify them all, but NGOs on the ground say it's not that simple. What's the hold up? 10:19 This month some 1,000 new American citizens will take the oath to become citizens. Every time this happens, the El Paso County Republican Party tries to convince these new Americans to become Republicans. They've done it for years. But this time they’ve done it in a place where the GOP brand is tough to sell. 15:36 While most of India celebrates Independence Day, the state of Jammu & Kashmir is experiencing another internet shutdown, an increasingly frequent occurrence in various parts of the country. Since 2012, India has shut off the internet to specific regions more than 200 times. 19:43 Onondaga lake, site of the Iroquois confederacy, was once called "the most polluted lake in America" and has been designated a superfund site since 1994. Now, after almost $2 billion and almost a decade of remediation, the county is ready to open it back up to the public for swimming and fishing. But the bottom of the lake is still full of toxic chemicals, and the Onondaga nation claims it is still unsafe to use.
1:49 In an attempt to stop hyperinflation, the Venezuelan government has started circulating a new currency 4:49 Farmers in Italy are using the mafia-like Caporali to employ migrant workers for their tomato fields. This system has been brutalizing the migrant workers 9:52 Democrats may take Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to task for a promise she made during her confirmation hearing. 14:26 Ten states have farmed out probation to the private sector. A new lawsuit in TN challenges the legitimacy of private probation companies, alleging their chief concern is their bottom line. 19:50 We'll meet with a group of panelists doing work on facial and speech alteration technology that could enable a host of problems in the future. Of particular concern is deep fakes, digitally replacing the face of one person with another in a video.
1:59 Today Trump's former lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen plead guilty to eight federal charges. Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also found guilty on eight criminal counts 5:26 Congressman Devin Nunes is calling his local newspaper, The Fresno Bee, "fake news" 11:27 ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on the presidential palace while Ghani was delivering Eid prayers. 15:03 Two gay men have faced backlash in Russia for their marriage, including threats of violence and being described by one MP as "stinking goats" 19:59 Charli XCX is back to review more new music in this installment of Music Corner
2:41 Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, believes the president has committed an impeachable offense. President Trump completely avoided Michael Cohen pleading guilty and Paul Manafort being found guilty during his rally in West Virginia. 8:23 How the Cohen news is being received and reported in the safest of safe bubbles for Trump. 10:36 Congress has allocated less than 2% of the funds Trump wanted to fix roads, bridges and pipes. And in rural America, help is far away. VICE News visits a small community in Louisiana that has been plagued with dirty water. 16:43 We took a trip to the fake sneaker capital of China. Sneaker culture is no longer about sneakerheads — it’s for counterfeiters and business owners.
2:25 Senators Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse are very concerned about America's cyber security. Now they’re on a mission to raise awareness and also terrify people with the facts. 7:24 Australian politics broke this week, following a series of extraordinary events in their capital city. 10:24 PBMs claim rebates aren't the reasons for high drug prices, they say drug makers are. But this is hard to verify since PBMs pricing and negotiation practices are totally opaque 14:34 This summer, the World Health Organization made a new entry to its International Classification of Diseases: gaming disorder. VICE News goes inside ReStart, a rehab facility in Washington that caters specifically to gaming addiction.
2:18 Thousands of people have fled Myanmar following the military's violent crackdown against Rohingya Muslims. VICE News reports from Myanmar and Bangladesh to assess the current situation, and to examine how much progress there has been in taking the case to the International Criminal Court. 12:56 Some of the deadliest shootings in history have happened in Florida. This is what Florida Democrats are doing to try to take control of gun control initiatives. 16:06 At a DNC meeting in Chicago, members voted to drastically cut the importance of superdelegates. Superdelegates can now only use their power in a second ballot 19:39 People like to think Bitcoin is anonymous, but buried in last month’s special counsel indictment of 12 alleged Russian spies is an explanation of how law enforcement used the blockchain to track and identify the suspects using their cryptocurrency transactions 23:33 Comedian Megan Amram has written for some of the most universally beloved comedies on TV. Now Amran has created "An Emmy For Megan," in which, yes, she hopes to win an Emmy for.
1:55 A 12-year-old transgender girl named Maddie was harassed and threatened online after using the girl's bathroom at school 10:37 Paul Manafort is about to start a new trial about his work as a lobbyist on behalf of Viktor Yanukovych 15:03 The U.N. released a report today that says every party fighting to control Yemen may have committed war crimes 17:55 Since a Supreme Court ruling in May, five states have legalized sports gambling and three states are looking into it 24:29 Charli XCX returns to review new music in this installment of Music Critic.
2:03 Executive privilege is something the White House might start talking about if guys like Jason Greenblatt, who has been with the Trump Org for many years & is currently the president's Special Representative for International Negotiations. 6:35 A decade after the Russia-Georgia conflict, one-fifth of the Republic of Georgia remains controlled by Russian-backed forces. Georgia is now pushing to join NATO, but the country's border tensions may be a disqualifying factor. 11:51 Last summer, a record 155 people died from heat in Phoenix, AZ. That's twice as many deaths as from Hurricane Harvey. Here's how the town preparing and responding to critical situations this year. 16:50 64% of black kids have little to no swimming ability, compared to 40% of white kids. This has real consequences. A CDC report found that black kids are 5.5x more likely to drown in a swimming pool than white kids of the same age 20:03 Justice breaks down its new hit single in this episode of Verse Bridge Chorus
South Fulton, Georgia became a city in 2016, and it is already home to the first entirely black and female criminal justice system. They have developed a program to give offenders a clean record in exchange for community service, and allow every defendant a public defender for their first court appearance. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
1:49 Arguably, the biggest accomplishment of Trump’s time in office and in solidifying his legacy is the amount of federal judges he has nominated that have successfully been approved for the bench. So while all eyes will be on the Kavanaugh hearings this week, remember -- Trump’s already remade the judiciary 7:15 People are still protesting across southern Iraq, despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services. The unrest began in the oil-rich province of Basra last week and has spread to several other large cities. 13:50 VICE News explores why Nike probably doesn’t mind if angry white dudes burn their shoes following Kaepernick's reveal as the face of Nike's 'Just Do It' campaign. 17:10 Darren Knight was one of ten comics chosen by Variety magazine to perform at “Just For Laughs,” the largest—and most prestigious—stand-up comedy festival
2:43 Top officials from Facebook and Twitter testified before Congress today, but the hearing didn't really get that in-depth. Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey mostly sounded like corporate leaders whose words had been lawyered 7:06 California's lack of affordable housing is creating a new and fast-growing class of homelessness: people who in the past would have been able to afford a room or apartment but now live in their cars. VICE News meets a single working mother who has been living in her van with her daughter for five years. 14:48 It's the first week of school for public school students in Detroit and water fountains have been shut off after tests showed some had high levels of copper and lead 18:11 The state of Texas decided this week that they would not fund the education of nearly any migrant children who were set to start school this week 20:45 10 tons of mail were released to the Palestinian Authority after being held for 8 years in Jordan
2:06 Sen. Cory Book a likely presidential candidate, released emails from Kavanaugh suggesting he may have been okay with racial profiling on an interim basis and then he openly dared committee Republicans to punish him 6:26 The Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania is one of the only immigration detention centers in the country that holds children with their parents. VICE News meets a family that was detained at Berks to learn about their experience with family detention. 11:33 A 2016 Government Accountability Office report identified more than 40 apps that can secretly track phone activity. Domestic violence shelters are seeing a disturbing trend: "We assume that everyone is being tracked". In most cases, all an abusive partner needs is physical access to the phone, the password and 20 minutes to install the software. 18:02 We don't know who is behind that Trump op-ed, but don't worry the internet is on the case.
2:25 Sweden's two main political parties are in a deadlock after Sunday's election 9:05 This weekend, police detained more than 1,000 people across Russia as they protested President Putin's plan to raise the retirement age 11:37 VICE News went to North Korea for their 70th anniversary military parade 15:45 Democrats will still do a lot to see former President Obama. Even though it was for a room full of Democrats, Obama's speech in Anaheim, California was really a general election campaign speech 20:49 After her own suicide attempt, this photographer has interviewed nearly 200 suicide attempt survivors across the U.S. to amplify their voices
2:12 Newly restored footage from 9/11 is a reminder that an attacked that changed the century started with a few hours of shell-shock and confusion 8:10 17 years after 9/11, American troops are still fighting and dying in Afghanistan. The Trump Administration appears to be encouraging peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban. At the moment though, the Taliban doesn't seem very interested in peace 18:51 3 out of 4 Americans, regardless of party affiliation, say they want to keep pre-existing conditions covered by insurance 23:22 Rocky de la Fuente is a millionaire businessman, and has run for Senate in nine states. Rocky doesn't actually care what state he represents.
2:12 Chicago is a sanctuary city, and their police are still working with ICE. Officials in Chicago are outraged 7:58 10 years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Warren Buffett talks to us about what he calls an "economic Pearl Harbor" 11:52 Paul Manafort was supposed to be back in court today, but it has been pushed to Friday. Reports say Manafort is discussing a possible plea deal 15:50 They may not look like much, but these second-hand shirts have sparked a trade war between one of the world's poorest countries and its richest 20:36 Chvrches comes to VICE News to review new music in this installment of Music Critic.
NEWHALL, Calif. — Winning the Democratic primary for California's 25th Congressional District has brought big changes to Katie Hill's campaign. More money started rolling in almost as quickly as the ballots were counted. Most of the staff enjoyed new and improved titles. And the campaign quickly outgrew their primary office space and expanded into a larger home office and new satellite offices. “There's definitely a sense of relief — this is when it gets fun," says Graham Kelly, 29, Hill's finance director. At the same time, Hill cautioned, [Republican incumbent] "Steve Knight still got more votes than the rest of the Democrats combined ... this is going to be a tough fight." And all that growth hasn’t come without a few growing pains. After campaigning for over a year-and-a-half, the process has started to take a toll on Hill, who is determined to maintain her authenticity. She made her staff cringe when she told VICE News about a breakdown she had in a meeting earlier the day. “I basically was like you guys need to do what I say and everything sucks about being a candidate ... that was pretty much the gist of it.” Hill added that she's “feeling increasingly managed and having a bit of a hard time with it,” later joking to her hairdresser that she sees her more often any other friends. And the campaign copes with a frightening development: Threats drive Hill to add an armed security guard at the new campaign headquarters and file for a temporary restraining order. She admits that she’s not the first person to have this happen to them, but that she is “pretty freaking scared.” “You can't help but think about like the actual risk to me and to my team,” Hill says. Still, Hill and her team are soldiering on through the stress and late nights. She heads to DC, San Francisco and New York to raise money to pay for focus groups, television ads, debate prep and more as the general election season heads into high gear. And mo
2:09 Brett Kavanaugh's hearing may end up looking a lot like Clarence Thomas' 6:49 Last week, Hurricane Florence tore through North Carolina. VICE News looks at how local emergency responders have jumped into action and examines the coordinated effort being deployed out of Jacksonville. 12:19 Forecasters say that the worst flooding in North Carolina is still ahead — and it’s the poorest parts of the state that are the most vulnerable. 18:06 Two months after the court-ordered deadline to reunite families separated at the border, over 300 children are still in government custody because their parents were deported without them 23:32 Brood’s new song “Peach” all started with a Casio keyboard. VICE News sits down with the artists to learn more.
2:29 US Steel Co is enjoying windfall profits after Trump's tariffs, but workers say the money isn't trickling down to their pockets 8:01 Five days after Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas, President Trump made a visit. Many rivers in North Carolina are sitting at, or near, record levels 11:27 Last week, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the demolition of a decades-old Bedouin village built on state land in the West Bank will go on as planned, ending a months long legal battle between the few dozen families living there and the state of Israel 16:04 Incidences of drones dropping contraband into prison yards are rapidly growing, and corrections departments are scrambling to catch up. VICE News visits a state prison in Georgia that is deploying a new type of drone radar in the hopes of catching them. 19:36 What does Chvrches think of Lenny Kravitz’s new song? "I like the chorus a lot"
2:20 Trump's new tariffs are a flat 10% hike on the import price of products, so on more expensive products the price hikes will be much more noticeable 5:32 Even before this exercise, Colorado was considered one of the safest states to cast a vote. They keep a paper trail of their ballots. Now Colorado is hosting a cyber war games simulation to prepare for the 2018 midterm elections. 10:37 On Sunday, India's government is rolling out a national health care plan that aims to insure its poorest 500 million people. Officials estimate the healthcare could cost the government $1.7 billion. 13:02 Rep. John Shimkus from Illinois has thousands of tons of spent nuclear fuel backed up in his home state, and is taking a congressional delegation to Nevada's Yucca Mountain to convince them it's time to fund and restart the process of building the country's first long-term storage for nuclear waste. 17:03 After rap was banned in China, the country's popular "Rap of China," which is like "American Idol" if every contestant rapped, is back on the air.
2:17 The Kavanaugh nomination is unleashing wave after wave of chaos on Washington, and emotions on all sides are genuine and intense 6:50 In Illinois, teachers from a publicly funded non-profit are going class to class to try to open up a discussion about consent and teach consent as early as possible 13:50 In May, Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's prime minister, ordered a war on drugs in which thousands have been arrested and hundreds have been killed. The country's yaba methamphetamine crisis has increased in the last decade, and activists have accused the government of using it to target the political opposition. 21:00 The National Labor Relations Board resumed hearings for complaints against Tesla and Elon Musk, who are accused of violations including coercion, surveillance, unlawful termination in attempts by Tesla employees to unionize
2:35 In 1991, Angela Wright-Shannon and Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Hill was allowed to testify before the Senate committee considering his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, while Wright-Shannon was not. 8:16 Congress does have an option to take a Supreme Court judge out: Impeachment. Impeachment and removal of a federal judge has only happened eight times ever 11:20 Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in jail for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago. 13:54 Uganda is home to hundreds, if not thousands of Israeli "deportees." After years of forced departures from Israel, South Sudanese and Eritrean migrants are finding themselves displaced again 20:20 An extremely rare, unmodified, and fully functioning Apple 1 computer is going up for auction today and is expected to rake in a half a million bucks
2:10 This afternoon, President Trump took aim at Kavanaugh's accusers saying their stories may be false. 6:25 What exactly is going to happen when Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary committee tomorrow? 11:28 The Gun Shop Project finds it's more effective to work with the gun community to try to prevent suicide, rather than against it 15:35 An Italian street artist named CIBO is fighting fascism with food art 20:39 Chvrches is back for this week of Music Critic.
The moment went viral. It was not an accident. Women opposed to Kavanaugh have an organized effort to confront Senators all over the Capitol, all day long. Their sherpa is Melissa Byrne, a former Bernie staffer who is now spending her days making sure women know where to find Senators so they can give them a piece of their mind.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 music festival. Shiva Ghaed is a clinical psychologist who attended the concert and now runs a support group for fellow survivors. VICE News attends a therapy session. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In Kabul, at least 48 people were killed in an August suicide bombing, for which ISIS claimed responsibility. This year is on track to become the deadliest for Afghan civilians since the war began 17 years ago. VICE News visits a mass grave where victims of the bombing were buried. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In May, Roseanne Barr was fired from her ABC sitcom, 'Roseanne,' after making racist comments about Valerie Jarrett, a former Obama aide. Now, the network will air 'The Conners,' a continuation of the show without Barr's character. VICE News sits down with Barr. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Dr. Charles Miller is a climate scientist at NASA who studies permafrost, the Arctic soil that is thawing as the planet warms and causing havoc in Alaska's boreal forest. To monitor changes in the permafrost, Miller's team flies a jet loaded with laser sensors over the Alaskan tundra. VICE News joins them on on their annual flight. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Though far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has long had support from the conservative core of the private sector, he has now set his sights on the country's urban business elite. VICE News examines how the divisive politician gained the support of Brazil's influential industry leaders. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Texas shelters like El Paso's Annunciation House are struggling with an increase in migrants across the United States. Now, Annunciation House is turning to area motels to house the overflow. VICE News visits El Paso to observe the lives of new migrants. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Activists across Michigan find that the families they speak to list access to clean water as one of their top concerns. Many of them are nonvoters. VICE News examines how local organizers are using complaints about clean water to encourage voter turnout. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
This November, Florida's ballot will include a constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights for individuals convicted of certain kinds of felonies.The amendment has garnered the support of organizations on the left and right. VICE News explores the push for Amendment Four. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at7:30PMET.
More than 4,500 migrants on their way to the United States have arrived in Mexico City since Sunday. Most of them are staying at a stadium where the local government set up a temporary shelter before they continue their long walk towards the U.S. VICE News speaks with the migrants risking everything to seek asylum. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was recently an advisory board member of Worldwide Patent Marketing, a company that was under FTC investigation for fraud. The company is accused of scamming thousands of hopeful inventors across the country. VICE News speaks to a woman claiming to be a victim of the fraud. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Alibaba, China's biggest online shopping giant is forging into the off line world with an advanced, tech-savvy supermarket called Hema. Each Hema combines a fresh-food market that uses facial recognition technology for payments, a robotic restaurant and a distribution center for home deliveries. VICE News visits a Hema in Shanghai. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Paradise, California was once home to 26,000 people. But, the Camp Fire spread as fast as 80 football fields a minute. Some residents suspect damage could have been avoided if power in the region was cut. VICE News speaks to two people who managed to survive the wildfire. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
On their way to the United States, thousands of migrants have begun to arrive in Tijuana, the last resting point before reaching American soil. Some Tijuana residents fear it could become the migrant caravan's final stop — period. VICE News speaks to Tijuana residents who have organized a protest to greet incoming migrants. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
David Magerman funds a group agitating for congressional oversight of Facebook.The social media giant is accused of being behind a PR campaign that claimed the group, called Freedom from Facebook, was actually funded by George Soros. VICE News speaks to Magerman to understand why that claim was made and why it was incorrect. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Though many states have completely banned tobacco in jails and prisons, some believe that caused more problems than it solved. With an initial investment of $8000, Jamie Mosley developed a jail specific, tamperproof e-cigarette that could be sold to corrections facilities. VICE News examines jail vaping with Mosley and prisoners. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandates FBI fingerprint background checks for workers in their facilities housing migrant children. However, VICE News learned that over 2,000 workers currently staffed at their Tornillo location have not received background checks. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
China has stealthily aided Latin American countries in hardship. But, the financial aid isn't free. In Argentina, the Chinese set up a giant space station to support their expedition to the far side of the moon. VICE News visits Patagonia to document China's impact on a remote Argentinean town. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30PM ET.
French President Emmanuel Macron'stumbling popularity reached a tipping point when he levied a fuel tax as part of the country's decarbonization efforts. The decision provoked grassroots protests, creating an opening for critiques from France's far-left and far-right. VICE News examines Macron's chances of regaining support. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
While recreational marijuana legalization is expanding across the United States, Oregon produced more than twice as much weed as the state can consume, driving prices downward. VICE News speaks to farmers, dispensary owners and regulatory officials about the weed market's instability. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Teachers and administrators agreed on Sunday to suspend the nation's first-ever charter school strike, ending a four-day work stoppage at one of the largest charter networks in Chicago. More than 500 teachers missed classes during the strike. VICE News met up with the parties involved to discuss the conflict. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Brian and Ed Krassenstein are a pair of twins from Florida with a loyal Twitter fanbase and a steady stream of tweets critical of President Trump. But while they see themselves as genuine activists and journalists, VICE News examines criticisms of the Krassenstein brothers. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
At least 85,000 children under the age of five may have died as a consequence of extreme hunger or disease since the Saudi-led coalition began its offensive in Yemen. VICE News spends the day with one doctor in one of the country's poorest districts, where at least one in six children is severely malnourished. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Though the city of Newark, New Jersey has claimed for years that its water is the "best in the state," parents and teachers have raised concerns over reports of lead in the drinking water. VICE News visits a town hall to understand how the city is trying to calm the situation. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Thousands of migrants have trekked across Mexico in waves of caravans fleeing persecution, and poverty in their home countries. Among them were scores of teenagers, many of them traveling alone.VICE News spent the last few weeks with the caravan on the road from Chiapas to the border in Tijuana. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The Clergy Project was founded in 2011 as an online support community for clergy members who have lost their faith. VICE News spends time with one couple ''coming out'' about their beliefs and speaks to a working reverend with a non-traditional understanding of God. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
One year after 314 Action — a non-profit recruiting scientists to run for office — spoke to VICE News about their plans, nine of the 13 candidates they endorsed were elected to Congress. VICE News catches up with some of the people they endorsed about their 2019 agenda. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Federal prison employees are working without pay because of the ongoing government shutdown. Many have worked long hours in crowded prisons before the shutdown, and bein furloughed has forced some to look for second jobs. VICE News speaks to employees about the shutdown's impact on their lives. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Josh Rubin is an activist from New York who traveled to Tornillo, Texas to view an infamous detention camp for migrant children. As the camp closes, he is bearing witness to the end of an ugly chapter in immigration policy. VICE News views the closure through his lens. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Newly empowered House Democrats will unveil legislation requiring federal background checks for all gun sales. Former Arizona representative Gabby Giffords and the March For Our Lives organizers will be present. However, the legislation is unlikelyto become law. VICE News examines the politics surrounding this effort. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Sonia Bermudez lives in the Colombian bordertown of Riohacha and runs a cemetery called "People Like Us". Since late 2017, Bermudez has buried—at her own cost—40 Venezuelan migrants who died in the area and whose families couldn't afford a funeral. VICE News visits Sonia to learn about her work. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Los Angeles teachers walked out of classes as they call for greater investment and smaller class sizes. It's the first time in nearly 30 years that teachers in LAUSD—the nation's second-largest school district — have gone on strike. VICE News asks LA. teachers and support staff why they're striking. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The ongoing American opioid epidemic has led to skyrocketing death rates. Due to the crisis, there was a record-high increase in organs available for donation. VICE News heads to Louisville, KY to understand the process of placing these "high risk" organs. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil issued a decree that made it easier for citizens to own a gun. Though Brazil had over 63,000 gun-related deaths last year, the newly elected leader wants to reduce crime by expanding gun access. VICE News examines Bolsanaro's strategy. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Barring felons from the ballot-box has a long—and racist— history in Florida, but voters overwhelmingly repealed one of the nation's most draconian disenfranchisement laws, giving an estimated 1.4 million convicted felons the right to vote. VICE News examines the repeal and its potential influence on future elections. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Tornillo, the tent city for migrant children outside El Paso, Texas, held 3000 kids at its peak. Though it closed in December, little is known about how it operated, or what happened to kids while they were inside. VICE News speaks to four kids who spent more than a month in the facility. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, creators of the famous Doomsday Clock, is a nonprofit organization that informs policymakers about man-made threats to life on Earth. Former California Governor Jerry Brown is in D.C. to unveil the new time on the Doomsday Clock. VICE News speaks to Brown about the end of the world. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Much of the discourse surrounding the Yemeni Civil War has focused on the Saudi military and the Houthi rebels. However, in the country's east, the United Arab Emirates has waged a campaign against anyone they suspect of being an al Qaeda fighter. VICE News examines the confrontation. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Harvard is being sued by a group hoping to end the use of affirmative action. The case reaches beyond Harvard and has created conversation in homes of high school kids applying to elite colleges across the country. VICE News follows three students from different racial backgrounds applying to Ivy League schools. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Though Atlanta strip clubs are normally closed on Sundays, the City Council granted them an exception for Super Bowl Sunday. Hundreds of dancers are heading to the city to catch the Super Bowl rush. VICE News speaks with one dancer that traveled from Houston to perform. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols, the U.S. has begun releasing Central American migrants to Mexico while their asylum cases are pending. Local officials in Tijuana worry that the number of asylum seekers the U.S. sends will overwhelm the city. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
In Serbia, thousands continue to protest against political violence and crackdowns on media freedom. VICE News meets a journalist who recently survived an assassination attempt to discuss how criticizing the government has become increasingly dangerous. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
King Tide is a phenomenon brought on by the special alignment of the sun and moon that causes higher than normal tidal surges. For people living in low-lying coastal towns, this translates to flooding and infrastructure damage; in California, King Tide has state regulators concerned about the future. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Kim Ryon-hui left North Korea seven years ago and has been forced to live in South Korea ever since. She's now hoping the warming of relations between President Trump's America and her home country will help her return to Pyongyang, where her husband and daughter still live. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.
Five years ago, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board, making it one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of modern time. VICE News speaks to a former lawyer from California who has made it his mission to figure out what happened. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Water billing has become a crisis in Jackson, Mississippi. After upgrading to a new system in 2013, the city has struggled with its ability to bill accurately, leaving some people with balances ranging into the thousands. VICE News speaks with residents and city officials about the issue. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Friday marksthe end of France's Le Grand Debat, an initiative of President Macron's administration to help quell national frustrations. The intention was to allow civilians to discuss the social issues they care about. VICE News explores if these debates will help boost Macron's low approval ratings. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Some sheriffs in Washington state are refusing to enforce a gun control initiative that voters passed in November, saying it violates the Second Amendment. VICE News goes to Washington to meet one of the sheriffs, as well as some citizens who are not in favor of the new regulations. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Sumo wrestling's popularity is declining in Japan, but that's not the case in other parts of the world. Since 2001, Long Beach, CA, has hosted the longest-running sumo tournament outside Japan. VICE News attends the 19th Annual U.S. Sumo Open and gets to know some of the people involved. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Although Florida recently passed an amendment allowing former felons to vote, the state's Republican-controlled legislature is now debating a new bill that would require those felons to pay back all court fees and costs before becoming eligible. VICE News looks at how many people this bill could affect. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Another bomb cyclone hit the Midwest for the second time in less than a month.The last storm caused record flooding and took out critical infrastructure, including levees. The region is struggling to figure out how to fix that infrastructure, an effort that's estimated to cost millions, before the next storm hits. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
On March 15, 50 people were killed in a terror attack on two Christchurch mosques by a man using semiautomatic weapons. VICE News' special episode explains how New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern forced a new law banning almost all military-style semiautomatics through Parliament, changing the country forever. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Michael Cohen's three-year prison sentence starts Monday. If President Trump's former attorney gets his way, he'll report to Otisville Federal Prison. Otisville is home to the system's largest population of white-collar Jewish criminals. VICE News speaks to former OtisvilIe inmate Lawrence Dressler—aka Larry Noodles. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Today, a ballot initiative is being voted on in Denver that, if passed, would decriminalize the use and possession of psychedelic mushrooms. Denver is the first city in the United States to consider decriminalizing shrooms. VICE News visits the city to learn more about the vote. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
The African National Congress is poised to win South Africa's elections by its smallest margin ever. The Economic Freedom Fighters, a rival party, believes they can fix longstanding structural inequality via land reform. VICE News examines the ANC's struggle to achieve its longstanding goal of racial equality. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30
Since 2013, President Maduro has kept alive Hugo Chavez's socialist legacy, and the result has been economic calamity. Last week, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared a uprising in an attempt to drive out President Maduro, and now in Washington, Guaido supporting Venezuelans are dealing with a standoff of their own. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Since Alabama's HB 314 was passed, abortion providers say this is the first time that they've seen patients this worried about their already scheduled abortions. VICE News visits Huntsville, Alabama, talking to health care providers in one of the last three abortion clinics in the state as well as women seeking abortions. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
While many upper-class Indians believe they have benefited under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some rural Indians feel they've lost out. VICE News examines Modi's record and follows a former soldier-turned-politician campaigning to unseat the Prime Minister in the world's largest election. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
Muhlaysia Booker, a 23-year-old Louisiana State University student, was recently found dead on an abandoned street in Dallas. She is the fifth black trans woman to be killed this year, and the third to be killed in Dallas within the last year. VICE News visits the city to meet with members of the black trans community. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
More than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the U.S. Senate has passed a disaster aid package. VICE News visits the island to meet locals who are still being affected by the aftermath of the storm and government officials who are deciding how to allocate the new funds. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.
The first news program of its kind to air on HBO, 'VICE News Tonight' provides an indispensable source of up-to-date news. Distinguishing itself from the format of traditional daily TV newscasts, the show has no anchor, and instead utilizes correspondent-reported field pieces, newsmaker interviews and profiles, animation and graphics, and 'from-the-desk' reports.
Tens of millions of unexploded World War I bombs still litter the fields of eastern France 100 years after the war ended, and continue to kill people when they accidentally go off. VICE News meets a bomb squad tasked with gathering, diffusing and safely blowing them up. Watch Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM ET.