Inside the War to Kill Off 8chan — and Crush QAnon

Inside the War to Kill Off 8chan — and Crush QAnon

For the past week, a battle has been raging in the dark corners of the internet. It’s a fight between the owners of the hate-filled message board 8chan, who are trying to revive the controversial website, and the site’s founder, who's doing everything in his power to keep the site — and QAnon — offline.…
Every Single State Except for Alaska Has Now Reported Vaping Illnesses

Every Single State Except for Alaska Has Now Reported Vaping Illnesses

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Every single state, except for Alaska, has now reported illnesses related to vaping, bringing the nationwide number up to nearly 1,500. But health officials are still unclear about what’s causing the serious lung injuries. An update from the Centers for Disease Control…
Catalonia’s Protests Are So Big They Canceled the Barcelona-Real Madrid ‘El Clásico’

Catalonia’s Protests Are So Big They Canceled the Barcelona-Real Madrid ‘El Clásico’

Protests in the Spanish region of Catalonia have grown so fierce that they’ve forced the postponement of next week’s “El Clásico” match between Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona. Major tournaments aside, there is no bigger soccer match in Spain — and perhaps the world — than Barcelona v. Madrid. But protests against the jailing of…
Trump’s Top China Adviser Quoted a Made-Up Expert in His Books and Can’t Believe We Didn’t Spot It Sooner

Trump’s Top China Adviser Quoted a Made-Up Expert in His Books and Can’t Believe...

As tense negotiations continue over a possible U.S.-China trade deal, President Donald Trump could ask his trusted trade adviser and China hawk Peter Navarro if he knows of any economist who might be able to provide some much-needed insight. Perhaps he could call Ron Vara, the Harvard-educated economist Navarro quotes in a number of his…
CONFIRMED: El Chapo’s Son Captured Amid Gun Fights and Chaos in Sinaloa, Mexico

CONFIRMED: El Chapo’s Son Captured Amid Gun Fights and Chaos in Sinaloa, Mexico

This is a developing story, please check back for updates. The city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, erupted in violence Thursday afternoon amid a major Mexican military operation that led to the capture — and abrupt release — of at least one son of cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Two sources — including a U.S. law…
Sondland Just Threw Giuliani Under the Ukraine Bus

Sondland Just Threw Giuliani Under the Ukraine Bus

WASHINGTON — President Trump directed top U.S. officials to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on efforts to get Ukraine to launch politically helpful investigations, according to Trump’s EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland. Sondland said he was “disappointed” at Trump’s request to work with Giuliani, according to a copy of his prepared remarks to congressional…
Don Jr. Has Thoughts on What It’s Like to Be Owned by Your Father

Don Jr. Has Thoughts on What It’s Like to Be Owned by Your Father

It’s pretty shady when your international business success is all about your father’s name, said Donald Trump Jr. on Fox News Wednesday night, where he was being interviewed solely to defend the interests of his father, who shares his name and is the literal president of the United States. “When you’re the father and your…
Mark Zuckerberg Just Gave Every Politician a Green Light to Lie in Facebook Ads

Mark Zuckerberg Just Gave Every Politician a Green Light to Lie in Facebook Ads

Mark Zuckerberg is worried about the truth. But he thinks Facebook’s attempts to protect it could backfire. "As a principle, in a democracy, I believe people should decide what’s credible,” Zuckerberg said Thursday. “Not tech companies." In a speech to a packed auditorium of Georgetown University students, the Facebook co-founder attempted to rebrand his massive…
More than 16,000 Kids in Chicago Public Schools Are Homeless. Teachers Just Went on Strike to Help Them.

More than 16,000 Kids in Chicago Public Schools Are Homeless. Teachers Just Went on...

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. One student in the Chicago school where Marcella Cadena teaches lives in a homeless shelter that only lets people in or out every hour, on the hour. And sometimes, the child can't make it out in time — and misses class. “Now…
Trump’s Chief of Staff: Yup, There Was a Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine Aid

Trump’s Chief of Staff: Yup, There Was a Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine Aid

WASHINGTON — President Trump's chief of staff appeared to confirm what his boss had denied for weeks: The White House's withholding of nearly $400 million in aid was a bargaining chip to get Ukraine to open new corruption investigations that would benefit the president. Not only did White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney…

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