Millennial Candidates’ Weirdest Flex: I Have Student Loan Debt

Millennial Candidates’ Weirdest Flex: I Have Student Loan Debt

California Congressman Eric Swalwell has staked his candidacy for president on his youthful perspective, arguing that the country’s unequal economy has uniquely affected young adults in debt who are trying to start families and buy their first homes. So naturally, he took the first major swipe at 76-year-old former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday’s…
Flu, Lice, and Open Toilets: What Attorneys Saw at Migrant Child Processing Centers

Flu, Lice, and Open Toilets: What Attorneys Saw at Migrant Child Processing Centers

Attorneys who work with migrant children recently visited two Border Patrol processing centers along the U.S.-Mexico border — and what they saw paints a bleak picture of the Trump administration’s treatment of child migrants. The attorneys said that hundreds of kids are being held in filthy, overcrowded, and increasingly dangerous conditions at the Border Patrol…
Democrats Spent 7 Minutes Talking About Climate Change at the Debate. That’s More Than Trump and Hillary in 2016.

Democrats Spent 7 Minutes Talking About Climate Change at the Debate. That’s More Than...

During the first Democratic debate Wednesday night, the moderators and candidates spent all of seven minutes talking about climate change. That’s more time than global warming got during all of the 2016 presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But since the 2016 election, the climate crisis has risen to the top of Democratic…
The Everglades Is on Fire

The Everglades Is on Fire

This is a breaking story. Please refresh for updates. Correction 6/24 8:26 p.m.: A previous version of this story stated that the Sawgrass Fire was burning through Everglades National Park. This fire is in the Everglades but not in the Everglades National Park, which is southwest of the fire. A massive wildfire has consumed more…
Joe Biden Just Gave a Shoutout to a (Reformed) Segregationist

Joe Biden Just Gave a Shoutout to a (Reformed) Segregationist

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It only took one minute for Joe Biden to bring up a former segregationist Friday night. Biden closed his brief speech at Rep. Jim Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) fish fry Friday night by turning to Clyburn and honoring their recently departed mutual friend — who just happens to have begun his career as a…
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” Is the Only Good Thing About Gentrification

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” Is the Only Good Thing About Gentrification

In the first shot of The Last Black Man in San Francisco, you're struck by a beautifully-composed profile shot of a black, pigtailed girl looking up in awe at a white man in a HAZMAT suit. The man is cleaning up unexplained toxins. The girl is called by a guardian and skips away from the…
300 Migrant Kids Removed From Filthy, Crowded Texas Border Patrol Station

300 Migrant Kids Removed From Filthy, Crowded Texas Border Patrol Station

More than 300 migrant children have been transferred out of a Texas Border Patrol station after reports describing filthy, overcrowded conditions there emerged last week, according to the Associated Press. It’s not immediately clear where the children have been sent. Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to VICE News’s request for comment. It’s…
Campaign Cash and 5 Affairs: Duncan Hunter’s Corruption Trial Just Took Another Wild Turn

Campaign Cash and 5 Affairs: Duncan Hunter’s Corruption Trial Just Took Another Wild Turn

Federal prosecutors are going after California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter for using campaign cash to bankroll five extramarital affairs, a court filing issued Monday night revealed. Hunter is accused in the filing of campaign funds to wine and dine his partners, and even take them on vacation. In his defense, Hunter is arguing that the…
Another Day, Another Plan from Elizabeth Warren

Another Day, Another Plan from Elizabeth Warren

Today's policy paper from Elizabeth Warren: election security and voting rights. The Democratic 2020 candidate who’s distinguished herself with near-daily plan releases dropped another one on Tuesday, detailing what she’d do to improve election security and expand voting rights. Under the Massachusetts senator’s plan, every state will get “state-of-the-art” voting equipment (every voting machine in…
Children Are Still Fighting Muay Thai — Even After the Death of a Young Boy

Children Are Still Fighting Muay Thai — Even After the Death of a Young...

MAHA SARAKHAM, Thailand — After a 13-year-old died from a knockout in a match last November, officials proposed a law to ban kids under 12 from Muay Thai fighting. But even the governor of the Sports Authority, which enforces sports law, isn’t so sure it will pass. There’s too much at stake. Muay Thai, after…

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