“He is a lawless president”: Rashida Tlaib isn’t giving up on impeachment

“He is a lawless president”: Rashida Tlaib isn’t giving up on impeachment

WASHINGTON — As President Trump vows to fight all subpoenas from Congress, the impeachment debate is heating up among Democrats who are looking for ways to rein in what they increasingly see as a “lawless president.” This week presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California joined the chorus of Democrats…
A Coast Guard lieutenant allegedly wanted to start a “race war.” He won’t face terrorism charges.

A Coast Guard lieutenant allegedly wanted to start a “race war.” He won’t face...

When Christopher Hasson, a self-avowed white supremacist and Coast Guard lieutenant, appears in court on Thursday, federal prosecutors will explain how he allegedly stockpiled weapons and compiled a kill list, all to start a "race war." They’ve also repeatedly referred to him as a “domestic terrorist” who poses a “substantial risk of danger to the…
Sri Lanka soldiers open fire on suspects as Easter bombing raids continue

Sri Lanka soldiers open fire on suspects as Easter bombing raids continue

Soldiers exchanged gunfire with suspected militants and explosions were reported in Sri Lanka Friday, as authorities continued to search for suspects tied to the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed hundreds. The country's prime minister warned more attacks may still be possible. The gunfight broke out when soldiers tried to search a building in the…
Afghan interpreters are terrified about a possible U.S. deal with the Taliban

Afghan interpreters are terrified about a possible U.S. deal with the Taliban

HOUSTON — I first met Ahmad Srosh in 2010 while I was reporting for the BBC. Srosh, an Afghan national, was working as an interpreter for the U.S. Marines in Sangin. At the time, Sangin was the most violent district in Afghanistan’s most violent province, Helmand. Together, we witnessed Americans and Afghans wounded and killed…
The U.S. claims it only killed 180 civilians in the final battle for Raqqa. A new report says it’s almost 10 times worse.

The U.S. claims it only killed 180 civilians in the final battle for Raqqa....

In 2017, the U.S. military and its allies nearly destroyed Raqqa in their bid to free the Syrian city from ISIS’ grip. It was hailed as major turning point in the wider war against the terror group. Now there's new data showing just how much civilian death the destruction wrought. On Thursday, Amnesty International, along…
Inside the Fight Over Jamaica’s Ganja Gold Rush

Inside the Fight Over Jamaica’s Ganja Gold Rush

ORANGE HILL, Jamaica — It's hard to believe lighting up a joint was illegal in Jamaica until about four years ago. But since a 2015 law change, individuals can have a small amount of ganja for personal use, medical sales are allowed, and ganja tourism is on the rise. Which all means permits are being…
Get ready for more tent cities at the border

Get ready for more tent cities at the border

Want the best from VICE News in your inbox? Sign up here. EL PASO, Texas — Some cross the Rio Grande River in broad daylight. Others trek across the mountain range from Mexico into the U.S. Far from trying to hide, many migrants cross the border and look for Border Patrol to turn themselves in.…
“I destroyed my own life”: Maria Butina is very sorry she conspired to influence the U.S. election

“I destroyed my own life”: Maria Butina is very sorry she conspired to influence...

Maria Butina — the pro-gun, alleged Russian agent — is heading to jail. And she’s very sorry that she conspired to influence U.S. politics by cozying up to conservatives. “My parents discovered my arrest on the morning news they watch in their rural house in a Siberian village,” Butina said before a Washington, D.C., federal…
Sri Lanka’s grief over Easter attacks is turning to fury at the government

Sri Lanka’s grief over Easter attacks is turning to fury at the government

As Sri Lankans buried their dead following the string of suicide bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, questions about what the government knew, and when, were turning the country’s grief to anger. The government vowed to overhaul its security apparatus on Tuesday, promising “stern action” after numerous reports revealed that it had received…
What life is like after release from ICE detention

What life is like after release from ICE detention

EL PASO, Texas — With thousands of Central American migrants turning themselves in to Border Patrol to ask for asylum each day, the U.S. is running out of space to hold them. So starting this winter ICE has been releasing them from detention into communities on the border. Dropped into a country they know nothing…

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