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Punished U.S. Navy Officer Believes He Prevented a War With Iran

The U.S. Navy has rebuked him and effectively ended his once-promising career in the military. But Lt. David Nartker makes no apologies for his …

Military

A Florida Man Died Finding Out Whether Bulletproof Vest 'Still Worked'

Juan Mendez, 23, was fatally shot in the chest on Saturday after musing out loud whether a bulletproof vest he had just put on “still worked.”<p>The …

Crime

Muslim women raped by Hindu gang 'for eating beef'

A Muslim woman who was gang raped in India has said her attackers asked her whether she ate beef in what some suspect was another crime by Hindu …

Why Your Brain Won't Let You Look at These Black Dots All at Once

A new optical illusion is here to break the internet, or at least our minds. The latest visual trick making the rounds is an image of intersecting …

Bullets Trump Rehab as Asia Quickens 'Failing' War on Drugs

The Philippines has launched a bloody “war on drugs” that has killed at least 2,400 people in just two months, while neighboring Indonesia has …

Ma’nene Festival: Creepy Ritual Where Dead Relatives are Dug Up for Family Pictures

Get the latest viral stories daily! Like us:<p>Disclaimer: Image in this content may be disturbing for some<p>Every culture has their own way of dealing …

In the Bonobo World, Female Camaraderie Prevails

The female bonobo apes of the Wamba forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo had just finished breakfast and were preparing for a brief nap in the treetops, bending and crisscrossing leafy branches into comfortable day beds.<p>But one of the females was in estrus, her rump exceptionally pink and …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lil Wayne Is Furious With Miami Cops After Being Swatted Again

Do you know what “swatting” is? I didn’t until recently.<p>First off, it has nothing to do with mosquitoes. Instead, it has everything do with Police SWAT teams and the cool* new trend making the rounds these days of false emergencies being called into police departments that warrant the response of …

Lil Wayne

Is Marijuana Going to Remain Illegal?

Marijuana policy advocates were dealt a disappointing blow by the Drug Enforcement Administrationthis month when the enforcement agency decided to keep marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. The decision conflicts with advocates' claims of marijuana's health benefits. Does this mean that marijuana medical …

U.S. slams Netanyahu after he equates opposition to Israeli settlements with 'ethnic cleansing'

The Obama administration on Friday blasted new comments by Israeli Prime Minister<p>Benjamin Netanyahuin which he said critics of Israel’s settlement expansion in the West Bank are advocating the “ethnic cleansing” of Jews.<p>Using unusually forceful language to criticize a longstanding ally, the State …

When the Little Green Men Invade Arizona

Could Russian-style "hybrid warfare" happen on American soil?<p>The biggest military victories of the 21st century didn't look like people expected. Consider Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, which relied upon not fighter jets or advanced warships but crafty public relations, Special Forces, …

US prisoners are going on strike to protest a massive forced labor system

On Friday (Sept. 9) prison inmates across the US will participate in what organizers are touting as the “largest prison strike in history,” stopping work in protest of what many call a modern version of slavery.<p>The protest, organized across 24 states, is spearheaded by the inmate-led Free Alabama …

Forced Labor

Associated Press News

The federal government is hiring people to grow marijuana — but no one wants the job

Saying you grow marijuana "for research" sounds like an excuse an 18-year-old college student would give to campus security. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking for candidates to do just that.<p>The agency is reportedly recruiting people to grow marijuana for federally sanctioned …

There are 2 main types of marijuana — here's the difference

If you're new to marijuana, shopping at a dispensary can be an overwhelming experience.<p>Typically, a menu board lists a dozen or more varieties, called strains, with names that sound like punch lines from a Seth Rogen movie. From the subdued Blue Dream to the upbeat and euphoric Berry White, the …

Check Out Some Prize-Winning Weed Plants at the Oregon State Fair

The fair in Salem, Oregon, is the country's first to include marijuana plants along with other agricultural crops.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>Next to the screaming children on carnival rides, the foot-long sausages, and the pens crammed with prized pigs and cattle, the Oregon State Fair in …

Cannabis

Devout Christian teacher accused of 'sexual activity teenage pupil' found unfit to work with children despite husband's denials

A devout Christian French teacher who was pictured in bed with a 17-year-old pupil has been found unfit to work with children, despite her husband denying the tryst took place.<p>Isabelle Graham, 28, was accused of repeatedly “engaging in sexual activity” with a pupil after being photographed with him …

Problems persist at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors

Five years after the second-worst nuclear accident in history, contaminated water is still hampering efforts to gain control of the site. Local …

Nuclear Energy

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.<p>The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were …

Weather

Chinese hotels ordered to reject guests from Muslim countries

Police in China have reportedly ordered hotels to reject guests from five Muslim majority countries.<p>Budget hotels in the southern city of Guangzhou …

All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending that blood banks screen all blood donations in the U.S. for the Zika virus.<p>It's a major expansion from a Feb. 16 advisory that limited such screening to areas with active Zika virus transmission.<p>In a statement released Friday, the FDA says all those …

Feds can’t prosecute medical marijuana users who follow state law, court rules | VICE News

Though medical marijuana is now legal in 25 states and Washington, DC, the drug still remains strictly banned under federal law, a contradiction that has long made even the most compliant patients, growers, and dispensary owners nervous about getting busted by the feds. But at least some of them …

Cannabis

Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's …

The Founder of Black Guns Matter on How to Reduce Urban Violence

"Guns are everywhere in my neighborhood. I want my community to know what bullets can do—and how they can exercise their rights."<p><i>This post originally appeared on the Trace.</i><p><i>Polls show that an overwhelming majority of African Americans see gun violence as a raging crisis—more urgent than mass</i> …

Germany considers return of conscription for civil defence

<b>Germany may reintroduce a form of national service for civilians to help the army deal with a future disaster.</b><p>The role of civilians is part of a new civil defence strategy to be discussed by the government on Wednesday.<p>Since the strategy was leaked to the media there has been intense debate about …

A Second Snowden at the NSA? Here's What We Know

Hackers known as the Shadow Brokers unleashed a new security scare this month by publishing exploits stolen from the NSA. The exploits came in the …

Turkey strikes ISIS, Kurds in northern Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey's military bombarded ISIS targets in northern Syria for the second consecutive day Tuesday after mortars from Syria struck two Turkish border towns, a senior Turkish official and state media reported.<p>On Tuesday, two mortar bombs struck a residential area in Karkamis, a Turkish town …

Middle East

Nigeria says Boko Haram commanders killed in airstrike

Group’s leader possibly among those killed as John Kerry flies in for talks on defeating extremists<p>The Nigerian air force claims to have killed several Boko Haram commanders and possibly its leader, Abubakar Shekau, in an “unprecedented and spectacular air raid”.<p>The announcement came as the US …

Japan's first lady makes first visit to Pearl Harbor | Reuters

(Reuters) - Japan’s first lady Akie Abe made an unofficial visit to Pearl Harbor on Sunday where she paid tribute to Americans killed in Japan’s surprise attack on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.<p>The twisted remains of the destroyer USS SHAW burning in floating drydock at Pearl Harbor …