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What We Know About the Murder of a West Virginia Coal Magnate

Posted May 25, 2016 by Anonymous

The executive who publicly wept after 12 miners were killed at one of his plants in 2006 was found shot to death near his wife’s grave.

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A Judge Decided Life as a Felon Is Punishment Enough for a Coke Smuggler

Posted May 25, 2016 by Matt Taylor

Citing the harsh treatment faced by criminals in society, a Brooklyn judge decided not to send a young convict to prison.

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Calgary Man Found Not Criminally Responsible For Stabbing Five Students to Death

Posted May 25, 2016 by Manisha Krishnan

Families of victims say the ruling is a “nightmare.”

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Canada’s Pot Czar Bill Blair Calls Out Weed Dispensaries For Being ‘Reckless’

Posted May 25, 2016 by Manisha Krishnan

But activists say the federal government is pandering to big business.

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A Former NYPD Cop with Mafia Ties Is Charged with Running a Prostitution Ring

Posted May 25, 2016 by Anonymous

Some high-end clients were quoted $8,400 for 14-hour appointments, prosecutors say.

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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Posted May 25, 2016 by VICE Staff

This morning, police and protestors clash at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico, the Afghan Taliban appoint a new leader, Bill Cosby’s case will go to trial, and more.

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An Expert Explains Why Iraq’s Battle Against ISIS for Fallujah Is So Important

Posted May 24, 2016 by Mike Pearl

The end of a brutal siege could be a badly needed victory for the Iraqi army—or an opportunity for ISIS to score more propaganda points.

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Why People Suddenly Love Barack Obama Again

Posted May 24, 2016 by Harry Cheadle

In comparison to the current crop of candidates, the sitting president is starting to look better and better.

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Thousands of Refugees Are Being Removed from the Makeshift Refugee Village of Idomeni

Posted May 24, 2016 by Anonymous

Greek police started removing refugees from the camp near the border of Greece and the Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday. Journalists aren’t allowed near the evacuation.

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Calgary Man Who Thought Five People He Killed Were Werewolves Not Criminally Responsible: Crown

Posted May 24, 2016 by Manisha Krishnan

Both the Crown and defence agree Matthew de Grood was psychotic when he committed the crimes.

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New Climate Study Paints Bleakest Picture of Our Future to Date

Posted May 24, 2016 by Sarah Berman

Canadian study models what will happen over the next few hundred years if we fuck this up in the worst possible way. Turns out warming won’t “slow down” if we burn all our oil.

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Three Brits Tell Us Why They Love Donald Trump

Posted May 24, 2016 by Anonymous

Last week, there was mass uproar at the thought of Trump visiting the UK, so we found some people who’d welcome the Donald rather than bat him off with sticks.

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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Posted May 24, 2016 by Anonymous

This morning, Obama says he approved the drone strike that killed a Taliban leader to stop threats to US troops in Afghanistan, thousands of refugees are being removed from a Greek camp, Shia LaBeouf is asking people to drive him around, and more.

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​Gord Downie, Tragically Hip Singer, Has Terminal Brain Cancer

Posted May 24, 2016 by Josh Visser

The iconic Canadian band is planning one final tour.

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A Veteran Cop Talks Race and Policing in San Francisco in 2016

Posted May 23, 2016 by Anonymous

We touched on the recent removal of the police chief, racist text messages, and Donald Trump.

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Vermont’s Heroin Crackdown Could be Fueling Crack-Related Violence

Posted May 23, 2016 by Gina Tron

Brutal incidents like a couple being lit on fire by apparent crack thieves suggest things could get even worse in a state known for its heroin woes.

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Smile If You’re Riding Minnesota’s LRT

Posted May 22, 2016 by James Bow

The advertising wrap above is for the University of Minnesota’s dental clinics. Which apparently specialize in “gopher teeth”. Intriguing. And I can’t help but notice that they refrained from putting this LRT car at the head of an LRT…

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Should America’s Cops Be Protected by Hate Crime Laws?

Posted May 22, 2016 by Anonymous

Supporters of new pro-cop laws say police are an “oppressed minority,” but critics fear the already toxic relationship between law enforcement and people of color will just get worse.

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Albertans Are the Only Canadians That Think Oil Is More Important than Water, Says Survey

Posted May 21, 2016 by Sarah Berman

Not surprisingly, Calgary and Montreal have very different answers to the question “what is our most important natural resource?”

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The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election: Inside the Democratic Plan to Turn Every Republican Candidate into Donald Trump

Posted May 21, 2016 by Anonymous

The party plans to spend millions of dollars filling the GOP ticket with mini Donald Trumps.

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This Old House

Posted May 21, 2016 by Anonymous

♥ This Old House Just a Smidgen is on the move again, packing up my home is brings with it all sorts of unexpected emotions. This old white house was the perfect refuge, its glass kitchen window…

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A New Video Shows a Detroit School Cop Manhandling a Teen Girl

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

“I truly did not expect anything like this to happen when I went to school,” says the girl.

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What Malcolm X Would Say About Donald Trump

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

We asked an expert what the black icon might have thought of Trump’s plan to build a wall, ban Muslim immigration, and make America great again.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Protests Happening Across France

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

There may be a fair amount of juggling and drum circles involved in the “Nuit Debout” protest movement, but at least people are there for the right reasons.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: ​Scientists May Have Discovered a Buzzkill Button for Brains on Cocaine

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

Researchers from McGill University have found a way that one day could help addicts from relapsing.

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The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election: We Asked an Expert How a Trump Presidency Would Change Our Relationship with the UK

Posted May 20, 2016 by Oscar Rickett

Trump has said that he and Cameron might not have a very good relationship. We asked an expert if that seemed likely.

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Cash for Kim: North Korean Forced Laborers Are Working to Their Death in Poland

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

In this new film, VICE was able to speak with North Korean forced laborers in Poland and reveal the conscious and unwitting beneficiaries of their exploitative working conditions.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: After Cop’s Big Night Out, He Mistakenly Reports His Gun and Car Stolen

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

Most of just lose our dignity after going too hard. Not this guy.

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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Posted May 20, 2016 by VICE Staff

This morning, a Trump delegate is indicted on child porn charges, debris from the missing EgyptAir plane is found, doctors are cleared to prescribe medical weed to military veterans, and more.

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Are Mass Shooting Alert Systems Coming to America?

Posted May 19, 2016 by Mark Hay

The tragic alleged rampage by an Uber driver in Michigan this winter has local lawmakers mulling the active-shooter version of an AMBER alert.

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Inmates in the UK Can’t Agree Whether the Proposal to Let Them Out to Work Is a Good Idea

Posted May 19, 2016 by Anonymous

We talked to current prisoners about the new proposal which would see some inmates released on a tag to do their weekday jobs before returning to prison for the weekend.

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What We Know So Far About the Crash of EgyptAir Flight 804

Posted May 19, 2016 by Anonymous

Egyptian officials suggested terrorism may be the culprit, and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were quick to weigh in after 66 people were presumed dead.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Trump Accused Bill Clinton of Being a Rapist on TV Last Night

Posted May 19, 2016 by VICE Staff

The old allegation against the former president came up during an interview on Fox News.

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Calgary Killer Was ‘Psychotic’ When He Stabbed Five Students to Death According to Psychiatrists

Posted May 19, 2016 by Manisha Krishnan

The experts testified as part of de Grood’s not criminally responsible defence.

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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Posted May 19, 2016 by VICE Staff

This morning, a US spy plane is intercepted over China, Trump is ahead of Clinton in a national Fox News poll, superbugs will become “as big a threat as terrorism”, and more.

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Ontario Becomes Third Canadian Province to Make Opiate Overdose Antidote Available Without Prescription

Posted May 18, 2016 by Anonymous

Naloxone will now be available free of charge over the counter in Ontario.

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​Toronto’s Weed Dispensary Crackdown Has Begun

Posted May 18, 2016 by Manisha Krishnan

Businesses in violation of the law can face up to $50,000 in fines.

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A BC Dad Left His Lesbian Daughter Zero Inheritance and Now She’s Suing

Posted May 18, 2016 by Sarah Berman

Sure, you can be a dick to your kids when you die, but past court decisions have ruled against homophobic wills.

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French Banks Are So Afraid of Demonstrators That They’re Boarding Themselves Up

Posted May 18, 2016 by Anonymous

France has been taken over by violent protests over a new bill that is widely perceived as a means of giving more power to employers.

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