Julián Castro Thinks His Path to the Nomination Is Through Nevada and Texas

Julián Castro Thinks His Path to the Nomination Is Through Nevada and Texas

LAS VEGAS — While many of the 2020 Democratic contenders are camped out in Iowa or New Hampshire, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro is in Nevada. It’s his seventh visit to the Silver State since announcing his presidential exploratory committee. “I see this state as just crucial to victory,” Castro said.…
Black Mothers Keep Dying. These 2020 Candidates Want to do Something About It.

Black Mothers Keep Dying. These 2020 Candidates Want to do Something About It.

Want the best from VICE News in your inbox? Sign up here. Elizabeth Warren has a plan. Again. The Massachusetts senator and 2020 presidential candidate unveiled a proposal Wednesday to curb maternal mortality among black and brown women. Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy or…
Boeing Just Admitted They Knew About an Issue with the 737 Max for a Year

Boeing Just Admitted They Knew About an Issue with the 737 Max for a...

Boeing admitted Sunday it knew there was an issue with a warning system in its 737 Max plane well before the Lion Air crash in late 2018 that left 189 people dead. Yet it didn’t share that information until after the tragedy. The company said it discovered in 2017 that a warning system it thought…
Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Has a Blueprint to Fight Sexual Harassment

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Has a Blueprint to Fight Sexual Harassment

After reports earlier this year that sexual misconduct and pay disparity had plagued Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, the Vermont senator’s 2020 campaign has released guidelines for fighting those issues. But the 16-page “Blueprint for Safety, Inclusion, and Equity in Political Campaign Work,” released Tuesday, covers more than gender discrimination. It also delves into the compounded…
The NRA is in crisis. Its members aren’t too worried.

The NRA is in crisis. Its members aren’t too worried.

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The National Rifle Association leadership descended into total crisis over the weekend, but you’d never know that walking among the thousands of gun lovers at the organization’s 2019 convention. On the 15-acre exhibition floor in downtown Indianapolis, attendees — overwhelmingly white, over 50 years old, and male — fawned over the latest…
“I Had Never Seen So Many Weapons”: More Than 1,000 Guns Seized from LA Mansion

“I Had Never Seen So Many Weapons”: More Than 1,000 Guns Seized from LA...

Law enforcement seized more than 1,000 guns from a five-bedroom mansion in the heart of an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood on Wednesday. Aerial photographs of the Holmby Hills property — located down the street from the iconic Playboy Mansion and Jay-Z and Beyonce's $88-million place — show ATF agents and Los Angeles police officers standing…
Taking Land Away From Whites Was a Key Issue in South Africa’s Elections

Taking Land Away From Whites Was a Key Issue in South Africa’s Elections

SOWETO, South Africa — The legacy of Nelson Mandela is constantly invoked in South African politics, and with most of the votes counted from Wednesday’s general election, it likely has helped his party, the African National Congress, to extend their 25-year run as the country’s ruling party. But a controversial new opposition party has started…
There’s a Mental Health Crisis Among Florida’s Kids

There’s a Mental Health Crisis Among Florida’s Kids

TAMPA, Florida — Anyone in Florida can be “Baker Acted,” but it’s become much more common for kids recently. The decades-old state law says that someone threatening to harm themselves or others can be involuntarily or voluntarily committed to a mental health facility for 72 hours. Invoking the act has become so common in Florida…
Trump is Setting an Impeachment Trap for Democrats

Trump is Setting an Impeachment Trap for Democrats

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi really doesn’t want her party to lurch into 2020 having tried, and failed, to impeach President Trump. “Impeachment is one of the most divisive things you can do,” she warned at her weekly press conference Thursday, where she was peppered with questions on impeachment. The question is whether she’ll…
3 fires at Jewish Centers in Massachusetts Were “Intentionally Set”

3 fires at Jewish Centers in Massachusetts Were “Intentionally Set”

Three fires — two at a rabbi’s house and one at a nearby Jewish center — were intentionally set, Massachusetts state officials said Friday. At around 10 p.m on Thursday night, police and firefighters in Needham, Massachusetts, about 20 miles from Boston, responded to reports of a fire at the Chabad Jewish Center. By the…

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