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DEA Attorney: Cannabis to be Rescheduled on August 1st

<i>[Update, August 11, 2016: Unfortunately the DEA has decided not to reschedule cannabis, but instead has opened the door for more research. We</i> …

You don’t have to find happiness and it’s totally OKAY

Ditch the books on ‘How to Be Happy.’<p>I’m six years old and waiting for my mom in the backseat of her car. She’s doing grocery shopping. There are …

Obama's brother plans to vote for Trump

NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the U.S. election in November because he likes the candidate and he is unhappy with his brother’s leadership.<p>Malik Obama, half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, …

Barack Obama

The Latest: Clinton to campaign next week in Atlantic City

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):<p>6 p.m.<p>Hillary Clinton will campaign in Atlantic City next week, where she plans to highlight Donald Trump's business record.<p>Clinton's campaign says the presumptive Democratic nominee will make a Wednesday visit to …

Government

The Sanders voters who are backing Trump: has Brexit changed their minds?

Earlier this year, the Guardian sought out Bernie Sanders supporters who said they would rather vote for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton. Surveys at the time suggested a small proportion of Sanders fans, 7%, were willing to make such a switch.<p>We decided to go back to 150 of the 500 or so …

Government

Concealed Carrier Prevents Mass Shooting at South Carolina Nightclub?

In the aftermath of a high-profile Orlando nightclub shooting in June 2016, a shooting incident at a nightclub in Lyman, South Carolina, was widely …

Why elections are bad for democracy

Our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people<p>Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a …

Political Science

26 Extremely Dope Overlooked Albums of 2016 (So Far)

There's more to life than Kanye West, or Drake, or even—hear us out—Beyoncé. This has been a year of great music, and some extremely dope albums have slipped under the radar.<p>This has been a year full of music and, more specifically, full of great music. Even more specifically, 2016 has been a year …

Death Metal

These Aromatherapy Oils Make Your Dank Nugs Even Danker

A California company is now selling terpenes—a cannabis-derived product that supposedly enhances your high and makes your weed taste better.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>A cannabis producing and processing company based in California has been selling and shipping a range of its products …

Cannabis

Three Days of Fighting, Drinking, and Tear Gas at Euro 2016

In just three days, the Mediterranean city saw the best and worst of what soccer has to offer.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France</i><p>The match between England and Russia that took place in Marseille last Saturday had quite an outcome: 35 people injured, one critically. In three days, the …

Teargas

It's Hard to Find Love if You're into Adult Breastfeeding

Whether you're visiting your lactating girlfriend three times a day or buying illegal supplements in order to produce milk, the adult breastfeeding lifestyle is pretty stressful.<p>Eli* never knew he liked human milk until he tried it. It was an accident, he told VICE. When he was about 30 years old, …

Relationships

Russia significantly under-reporting wildfires, figures show

Greenpeace analysis of satellite data reveals 3.5m hectares have burned this year, while government statistics claim only 669,000 hectares<p>Forest wildfires rampaging across Russia are being significantly under-reported by authorities, according to analysis of satellite data.<p>Climate change is making …

Forests

This Japanese Commercial Is the Trump Meme to End All Trump Memes

Butt plugs, Trump dumps, and #Drumpf be damned, Mike Diva just threw down the f*cking gauntlet.<p>Of all the apocalyptic visions of a Donald Trump presidency, this bizzaro propaganda, in the style of a Japanese commercial, is hands down the greatest (with regard to what it's making America... again). …

Donald Trump

The Canadian Army Is Worried Russia Will Spy on Us With Drones In the Arctic

Drones could even the odds in the race for the Arctic.<p>The Canadian army is worried that foreign militaries or "privately-armed forces" will use hobby drones to spy on soldiers patrolling the Arctic to maintain Canada's claim of ownership over the vast, sparsely populated region.<p>Global militaries …

Drones

A Chinese spy ship is creeping on a US aircraft carrier near the South China Sea | VICE News

A Chinese observation ship shadowed the US aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, the carrier's commander said, as it joined warships from Japan and India for drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard.<p>The show of US naval power comes as Japan and the …

China

Chinese university puts CCTV in dormitories to encourage 'good study habits'

Every area of 73-hectare campus, including dormitories, is monitored at Wuchang University of Technology<p>A university in central China has reportedly been using surveillance cameras to monitor virtually every inch of its 73-hectare (181-acre) campus, including its classrooms and dormitories.<p>The …

China

There Is No Radical Christianity That Compares to Radical Islam

I first attempted to read Moby-Dick in the summer of 1975. My grandmother, born in 1909 and baptized Caroline Gorgas Pickel, read voraciously her …

Moby Dick

Experts worry high military suicide rates are 'new normal'

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this story misidentified the university where Carl Castro is an assistant professor.</i><p>Seven years after the rate of suicides by soldiers more than doubled, the Army has failed to reduce the tragic pace of self-destruction, and experts worry the …

Mental Health

This 18-Year-Old Prodigy Is the Future of Hip-Hop

Lil Yachty has already collaborated with Kanye West and Chance the Rapper. Now he's about to blow up on his own.<p>It's one in the afternoon when Lil Yachty and I meet up in the Times Square hotel where the Atlanta resident is staying during his almost weekly trip to NY— but he's still half asleep. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mikhail Gorbachev: Putin Is an Obstacle to Progress

The present Russian regime need have no delusions that conservatism is a panacea for our problems, lulling themselves with the belief that for the …

Russia

Cash for Kim: How North Koreans Are Working Themselves to Death in Europe | VICE News

North Korean forced laborers, in the heart of the European Union? It sounds impossible to believe. But a VICE investigation has found extensive evidence of North Koreans working in conditions of forced labor in Poland, with their wages funding the DPRK regime.<p>We were able to confirm that North …

North Korea

The U.S. Army’s War Over Russia

Top brass profess to be really worried about Putin. But a growing group of dissenters say they’re overreacting to get a bigger share of the defense budget.<p>During the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864, a unit of Robert E. Lee’s army rolled up some artillery pieces and began shelling the headquarters …

Military

China’s Very Weird Campaign to Keep Its Citizens From Spying for the West

The Chinese Communist Party sees spies everywhere and is encouraging the masses to be vigilant, citing the threat posed by 007 and villains from …

Noam Chomsky: America is an empire in decline

The celebrated political scientist talks neoliberalism, Western triumphalism and more. Part 1 of a 2-part excerpt<p>[<i>This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted</i> <i>from Noam Chomsky’s new book,</i> Who Rules the World? <i>(Metro</i><i>politan Books)</i>]<p>When we ask “Who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard …

Geopolitics

The GOP Is Failing. Democracy Can, Too.

If one party is this sick, the system can't be too healthy.<p>Donald Trump's pending presidential nomination has confirmed what many have argued for years: The Republican Party is not well.<p>The party's heightened political obstruction and ideological extremism during the presidency of Barack Obama …

Political Science

No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can ‘Party’

No work breaks, no travel, and no food (again). The Dear Leader launched an unprecedented crackdown to ‘celebrate’ a rare Congress for his elite this …

8 government conspiracy theories (and how they could be right)

<b>Conspiracy #1: The government is trying to control my mind.</b><p><b>The truth: The government has invested millions in mind control technologies.</b><p>Who doesn't …

Guantanamo Bay

Sunken cities reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Until 1996, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.<p>For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs …

Ancient History

Blame it on the Zodiac killer: did social media ruin Ted Cruz's campaign?

When Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential race after losing in Indiana, he said there was no “viable path to victory”. But, really, anybody who isn’t a Republican would probably tell you something different: it was the handshake. And probably also that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac …

Social Media