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New York Police Link Hate Crime Surge To Presidential Campaign

Mayor Bill de Blasio blames Trump's "horrible, hateful rhetoric."<p>Hate crimes in New York City have skyrocketed, especially against Jews, in the last three months, and police officials are blaming it on the vitriolic rhetoric of the presidential campaign.<p>“Based on the timing and the extraordinary …

Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway Over 'Lies'

"She is behaving in a way that brings shame upon the legal profession," states letter.<p>President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway should face sanctions for “professional misconduct,” which include repeated lies and ethics breaches, according to a formal complaint filed by 15 law professors …

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Romania Has Essentially Made Political Corruption Legal

So, of course, thousands of people took to the streets of Bucharest to protest.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Romania.</i><p><i>Top image by</i> <i>Răzvan Băltărețu</i><p>On Wednesday night, a fight between soccer hooligans and special police forces interrupted a protest of about 150,000 people in the Romanian …

Can Pot Farms Save Former Oil Towns?

A Canadian company called Aurora Cannabis is planning the world's biggest weed grow-op at Edmonton's airport.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>No question, it's been a brutal couple of years for Canada's oil patch.<p>You have a province of devout capitalists sitting on top of Earth's third …

Justin Trudeau Just Broke a Major Campaign Promise

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke a significant campaign promise to reform the country’s electoral system, in a move an opposition party …

9 places to get healthy fast food in Vancouver

New year, same crazy schedule.<p>But just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you can’t grab delicious, healthy food at affordable prices. …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Andromeda Galaxy

Over 100 dogs rescued from Chinese dog meat festival arrive in Canada to start new lives

TORONTO — An animal protection organization says more than 100 dogs who were destined for a Chinese dog meat festival have landed in Canada to begin …

City Politics

Photos of a London You Rarely See

We spoke to one member of artist collective the Lurkers about their new book, made up of photos they've taken while graffitiing the walls of a gentrifying city.<p>London is an awful, beautiful behemoth. We've been pulverized to a fine pulp with stories of its irrevocable gentrification and …

Watchdog Accuses Kazakhstan of Flouting Labor Rights

Kazakhstan is flouting the rights of its workers to organize in trade unions and assert their labor rights, a damning new report published by an …

Inside the Glass Studio of a Guy Who Makes $100,000 Pipes

In this week's First-Person Shooter, we gave a camera to the glass guru behind Jop Glass, a studio that makes pipes for rappers and serious smokers. The man even built a three-foot-tall baby with six arms you can smoke out of. Holy hemp!<p>For this edition of First-Person Shooter, we sent a disposable …

Farming Timeline: Ants Were Growing Food Long Before Humans

It is generally understood that human society turned to agriculture about 10,500 years ago in the region that is the Middle East today, and that turn …

How an ex-con became a stand-up guy

Through crime sprees, a decade of recidivism, rampant drug use and rape, Mark Hughes has travelled through the darkest recesses of the human …

CNN Denies Airing Hardcore Porn on Thanksgiving

It was fun while it lasted.<p>CNN may have taken a break from its typical coverage to air something the whole family could enjoy for Thanksgiving.<p>About an hour before midnight last night, one person says they sat down to watch Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown and was treated to some straight-up down …

Jesus Christ Is Now Officially the King of Poland

Some photos from Christ's coronation, which took place in Krakow last weekend.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Poland</i><p>After a vote in the Polish parliament in April, Our Lord Jesus Christ was officially crowned the king of Poland last weekend. You might think you've accidentally landed on a …

The Rush to Get an IUD Is Very Real

Since election day, women's health clinics have been squeezed to keep up with the demand for long-acting reversible contraception devices, like IUDs.<p>When it became clear in the early morning hours of November 9 that Donald Trump was the president-elect, Google searches for the term "IUD" spiked to …

An Oral History of 'Spaced'

Fifteen years since it was last on air, we speak to its stars and director about the cult British classic.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p><i>Spaced</i> was initially pitched as a cross between <i>The Simpsons</i>, <i>The X-Files,</i> and a mid-90s American comedy-drama called <i>Northern Exposure</i>. It didn't turn out …

Aboriginal women 'betrayed' after no charges in Quebec police abuse claims

<b>Indigenous women from a Quebec town who accused police of sexual and physical abuse say they feel betrayed and humiliated after learning no criminal charges will be laid.</b><p>They say the justice system has failed them.<p>But the province's criminal prosecutions office says none of the allegations met the …

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Victory for Native American Blackfoot tribes as 15 oil and gas leases near Glacier National Park are cancelled

Amid continuing protests over an oil pipeline set to run close to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, the US Department of the …

Photos of New Yorkers Protesting a Trump Presidency

NYPD barriers around Trump Tower didn't stop thousands of New Yorkers from showing up and being heard.<p>When I woke up after only a few hours of sleep on Wednesday, still struggling to process the fact that Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States, news of demonstrations was …

Muslim Women Have Reported Harassment at College Campuses Since Trump Won

Campuses have also reportedly been marred with pro-Trump graffiti and lines like: "Fuck your safe space."<p><i>UPDATE 11/11/16: Louisiana police say that the Lafayette college student has admitted she fabricated the report. This post has been updated.</i><p>Police are looking into multiple assaults on Muslim …

Documenting the Secret Lives of India's LGBTQ Youth

In the new book 'Delhi: Communities of Belonging,' photographers Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh explore and celebrate queer culture in India, including the gay men who were forced to get married and have children, yet still cruise in secrecy.<p><i>All photos by Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh</i><p>Photographers …

TPP seen as doomed after Trump victory

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal – that would have created the world's largest free-trade zone – is all but dead, now that the Obama administration has given up hope of a last-ditch effort to ratify it amid a rising tide of protectionism.<p>A former senior adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is …

Training clinic on using Naloxone offers hope to drug users, advocates say

Rodney Harry, a middle-aged man who lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, stopped injecting heroin 15 years ago. But, despite being clean and …

Powerful Photos of Resistance at Standing Rock

Avery L. White's dramatic photographs of people in the thick of the Standing Rock protests.<p>Last Thursday, I arrived in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, almost immediately after police closed in on activists protesting construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. I heard stories about cops—in …

Dog killed by SkyTrain that shouldn’t have been moving, says TransLink employee

The dog that was killed by an oncoming SkyTrain over the weekend didn’t need to die, according to a TransLink employee who heard the ordeal unfold on …

​Halloween Pranks for Grownup Millennials

Here are 13 super fun Halloween pranks millennial grownups can try, most of which—like so many horrifying things—are basically legal!<p>Halloween is the best. And saying it's your favorite holiday isn't just shorthand for suggesting that deep inside you're some closet freak when really there's nothing …

'Bimbo,' Today's Comic by Ida Eva Neverdahl

'Dream Corp LLC' Is Adult Swim At Its Trippy, Manic Best

Show creator Daniel Stessen said he wanted to make something that is 'Magnolia' meets 'Airplane!' and the result is a strange, hilarious trip.<p><i>Dream Corp LLC</i> is the latest in what has become a very distinct brand of comedy midwifed into the world by Adult Swim. The show is a strange and pleasing …