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The Freddie Gray Trials Are (Finally) Starting Again in Baltimore

One of the cops who cuffed the 25-year-old in April 2015 is going toe-to-toe with a judge.<p>More than a year after the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in Baltimore police custody, not one of the six cops charged with his death has been successfully …

Baltimore faces its 'original sin' a year after riots

<b>(CNN) —</b> Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in police custody last year and you'll soon notice an odd verbal quirk.<p>Some people will tell you about "the uprising." Others will recall the "riots" or use a more neutral term, "the unrest." And then there are those who …

Justice

The 'Ninja Burglar' Is Headed to Prison After a Career of Rape and Robbery

The 46-year-old confessed to more than 100 burglaries, but his past is way darker.<p>Robert Costanzo worked at night. He dressed in all black, covering everything except for his eyes, and slipped into upscale homes with the aid of a ladder. Often, he robbed people as they slept, tip-toeing into their …

There Were Ten Mass Shootings in America This Week

Another week that raises the question of why some tragedies get more national attention than others.<p><i>VICE is tracking mass shootings in America in 2016, and comparing the numbers with their European counterparts. Read our rationale for the project and the metrics we're using here.</i><p>Over the past seven …

Man freed in girl's 1957 slaying speaks of prison, future

CHICAGO (AP) — Jack McCullough awoke a few months into his life sentence for the 1957 slaying of an Illinois schoolgirl as his cellmate plunged a …

Crime

Michigan governor pledges to drink Flint water for a month

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least a month to show to residents it is safe with the use of a faucet …

Water

First Time: Researchers Find Genes for Early Sex

British researchers say they may have found a gene that influences people to lose their virginity early.<p>While no single genetic variation can completely affect behavior, the team of British researchers says the gene pattern they’ve found can account for a significant amount of the difference in …

Teen Pregnancy

Vietnamese girls smuggled into China and sold as child brides

<b>Lao Cai, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> "When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."<p>Lan remembers the night that changed her whole life.<p>While preparing for university along the border in northern Vietnam, a friend she met online asked her to a group dinner. When she was tired and wanted to go home, the …

Brides

Brothers charged with killing missing Washington couple

SEATTLE (AP) — Two brothers wanted in the disappearance and presumed slayings of a Washington state couple may be heading for the Mexican border, …

Crime

Utah first state to declare porn a public health crisis

Utah has become the first US state to declare pornography a public health crisis. The move, backed by Republicans and supported by the Mormon church, …

Study: Over 90% of Great Barrier Reef suffering from coral bleaching

<b>(CNN) —</b> A study measuring the extent of coral bleaching in Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef is branding some of the northern reef's problem as "extreme."<p>As much as 93% of the 2,300 km (1,429 miles) reef suffers from some level of bleaching, according to the report from the ARC Centre of …

Global Warming

Turns Out a Meteor Just Finished Off the Dinosaurs. They Were Already Fucked

If you were a dinosaur in the late Cretaceous period, the last thing you needed was a meteor.<p>When Tim, the nine-year-old kid in <i>Jurassic Park,</i> listed a bunch of ways the dinosaurs might have died, a meteor was the most appealing—it's quick, and clean, and doesn't involve the coolest animals that …

Donald Trump Paid Tribute to the Heroes of '7-Eleven' During a Speech in New York

People across the internet flocked to share their brilliant "Slurpees can't melt steel beams" jokes.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>This Short Film Takes You Inside the Strange World of Donald Trump Supporters</b><p>During a rally in Buffalo, New York, on Monday, Donald Trump accidentally said "7-Eleven" when talking about the …

Does Livestreaming a Rape Make You a Rapist?

An Ohio teen is on the hook after using Periscope to capture her 17-year-old friend's attack.<p>When Raymond Gates met Marina Lonina and her friend at a local mall in Columbus, Ohio, the 29-year-old purchased the two teens vodka and suggested they meet the next day. At some point during that …

France's Unemployment Benefits Are So Good Young People Are Getting Fired on Purpose

With 7.9 million people unemployed in the US, leaving a stable job because you just didn't feel like working can seem reckless to some or a complete dick move to others.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France.</i><p>"I didn't go into my last job thinking I wanted to get fired. I studied …

Thousands Protested a Proposed Abortion Ban in Poland by Waving Coat Hangers

<i>This article was originally published by VICE Poland.</i><p>Thousands protested in front of the Polish parliament on Sunday, after the conservative Prime Minister Beata Szydło announced she'll support the Catholic Church's efforts to completely ban abortion in the country. The protest was organized by the …

Amber Alert: Man still at large after kidnapping 1-year-old son and child's mother, police say

A 1-year-old boy and his mother who were kidnapped Monday were found safe, but Los Angeles police were still searching for the man who abducted them earlier in the day.<p>Luis Avalos, 22, is believed to have kidnapped his son, Ayden, and the boy's mother, 22-year-old Sabrina Sanchez, from outside a …

Crime

Officials: Amtrak engineer hit brakes seconds before crash

The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train applied the emergency brakes five seconds before it struck a backhoe sitting on the same track, killing the backhoe operator and a track supervisor, federal officials said.<p>The train was going 106 miles per hour in a 110 mph zone, the National Transportation …

Court Rejects Lawsuit by Kidnapping Survivor Jaycee Dugard

SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government cannot be held responsible for kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard's 1991 abduction and subsequent 18 years in captivity, an appeals court said Tuesday.<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Dugard's lawsuit alleging federal parole officials should have …

Crime

All Three Networks Ignored Bernie Sanders' Speech Tuesday Night, 'Standing By For Trump'

There just isn't enough time in the evening to get all that analysis in.<p>As Bernie Sanders took the stage on Tuesday night, the cable networks continued doing what they do best -- talking.<p>Fox News, CNN and MSNBC all declined to carry Sanders' speech, instead offering punditry about the evening, with …

Middle-class

Canned Tuna Is Too High In Mercury for Pregnant Women: Health Group

Nutrition experts agree that fish is a good source of protein and healthy fats, but these health benefits often come with a down side. Many fish …

Cable news totally ignored Bernie Sanders’s speech on Tuesday

<i>This post has been updated to include Al Jazeera America's airing of Sanders's speech.</i><p>Bernie Sanders was the proverbial tree falling in a forest on Tuesday night. None of the three major cable news channels aired even a moment of his speech live.<p>Did it still make a sound?<p>Apparently the Vermont …

Middle-class

North Korea sentences U.S. student Otto Warmbier to 15 years hard labor

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has sentenced an American student to 15 years of hard labor after accusing him of removing a political banner from a hotel.<p>The U.S. State Department fired back Wednesday, saying the punishment doesn't fit the alleged crime.<p>The sentence against University of Virginia student Otto …

North Korea

Oklahoma Brothers Accused of Killing Their Parents and Three Siblings Planned More Murders 'to Be Famous,' Says Detective

Two teen Oklahoma brothers accused in the stabbing murders of their parents and three siblings last July envisioned the attack as the start of a …

Crime

Ex-Mexican president Fox: 'I'm not going to pay for that f***ing wall'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is making his position clear on Donald Trump's pledge to make Mexico pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>"I'm not going to pay for that f***ing wall. He should pay for it," Fox told Fusion's Jorge Ramos in an interview published …

Donald Trump

Nation's first uterus transplant provides hope for women without wombs

Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed the nation's first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy.<p>In a statement Thursday, the Cleveland Clinic said the nine-hour surgery was performed a day earlier on a 26-year-old woman, using a uterus …

New York Daily News Front Page Hypes Donald Trump's KKK Connection

"Ex-KKK leader: Vote for Donald, he's just like us!"<p>The New York Daily News is adding fire to its ongoing war of words with Donald Trump with a pointed front page targeting a troubling side to the GOP presidential candidate's campaign: his Ku Klux Klan supporters.<p>The tabloid’s Friday cover features …

Donald Trump

Ukrainian man poses as Pennsylvania high school student, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> To his Pennsylvania classmates and others, Asher Potts seemed to be the perfect high school student, a National Honor Society member who was active in his community and a lieutenant in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.<p>But to authorities he is an impostor: not a teenager at …

Crime