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Trump's Lawyer Thinks His Client Can't Be Sued for Anything While President - Vice

President <b></b>Trump and his lawyer are hoping to block a lawsuit from former <i>Apprentice</i> contestant Summer Zervos by arguing that the Constitution protects sitting presidents from facing state lawsuits, according to the <i>Hollywood Reporter.</i><p>After accusing Trump of sexual assault during the campaign, the …

U.S. Presidency

Is Congressman Devin Nunes Derailing the Russia Investigation? - Vice

If you don't know who Devin Nunes is, don't feel too bad. Not many Americans had heard of the California congressman until the last few weeks, when he emerged as a key player in the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian government during the election—and became …

Government

Can Big Data Help San Francisco's Homeless Kids? - Vice

Last year, San Francisco allocated a record $214 million to prevent and reduce homelessness, an $84 million increase since 2011. And it still isn't enough.<p>Pressure for the city to address its unceasing homelessness epidemic—by the wealthy, by activists, and by the homeless residents themselves, …

Homelessness

The Crappiest Comic Book Villains of All Time, Together at Last - Vice

As crate-diggers, collectors, yard-salers, thrifters, and hoarders will tell you, fascination with obscure cultural curios is nothing new. The pursuit of "lost classics" has fueled everything from boutique reissue record label Numero Group to PBS mainstay <i>Antiques Roadshow,</i> the latter proving that …

Comics

London Police Form 696 Still Exists, and It's Still Unfairly Targeting Grime Shows - Vice

<i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.</i><p>It's a slippery slope, directly tying enjoying live music to violence. Unless you accidentally whack someone in the face while doing a furious propellor motion with your arms to Skrillex—in which case, people should probably move out your way and maybe …

Entertainment

A Government Watchdog Group Will Investigate Trump's Trips to Mar-a-Lago - Vice

Though it's unclear exactly how many times he's played golf, Trump has visited Mar-a-Lago—his private golf club in Palm Beach, Florida—at least 17 times since taking office. Now, a government watchdog group is going to investigate just how much the government is spending to go along on Trump's …

Secret Service

The Contraband Book North Korea Doesn't Want You to Read - Vice

A new book by an anonymous North Korean author might be the most dangerous book on the planet right now. "His life is, of course, hugely at risk, and everyone involved with the book is in danger," literary agent Barbara J. Zitwer said of <i>The Accusation</i>, a story collection that had to be smuggled out …

Korean Peninsula

The Women Trolling the GOP with Bills That Restrict Viagra Use and Ejaculation - Vice

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." This adage—popularized by Gloria Steinem, who heard it from an "old Irish woman taxi driver" in 1971—ignited as a feminist slogan because it pithily evoked the double standard that allowed for men's sexual and reproductive freedom, but not …

Feminism

Current and Former Fugitives Talk About Being on the Run from Police - Vice

Disappearing isn't easy. Your ex is probably still friends with you on Facebook; there's a good <b></b>chance you've accidentally geotagged all your tweets; and bank statements, GPS entries, browser history, and phone records can leave digital traces of you everywhere. With access to your cyber footprint, …

Crime

Is Philadelphia the Most Corrupt City in America? - Vice

The only surprising thing about the recent indictment of Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams was how careless he was about selling his office. The prosecutor, who pleaded not guilty to 23 federal counts related to influence peddling, was allegedly so <b></b>brazen and comfortable in his scheming …

Corruption

Trump's Latest Executive Order Guts Obama-Era Environmental Protections - Vice

With the swoop of a pen, President Donald Trump is set to dismantle what Barack Obama once hoped would be one of his administration's defining legacies: aggressive environmental protection.<p>Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday that will require the Environmental Protection Agency to …

EPA

The VICE Morning Bulletin - Vice

<i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>Trump Poised to Gut Environmental Protections</b><br>President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at scrapping many of the Obama administration's most significant environmental regulations. Trump's …

Desus and Mero Contemplate Steve Bannon's Signature Scent - Vice

When the <i>Desus & Mero</i> duo discussed Steve Bannon's weak attempts to threaten fellow Republicans into voting for the American Health Care Act, their conversation took a turn to Eau de Breitbart.<p>"What do you think his neck smells like?" Mero ponders as he looks at a photo of the White House Chief …

Steve Bannon

Westminster Killer's Family Apologizes to Victims of London Attack - Vice

The wife of the man who killed four people in an attack on the UK Parliament last week said Tuesday that she was "shocked and saddened" by the actions of Khalid Masood, expressing her condolences for the victims and their families.<p>In a statement issued through the police, Masood's wife, Rohey …

Crime

When Being Deported Is Only the Start of Your Problems - Vice

Jesse Salgado doesn't remember much about the Mexico of his childhood. He was about seven years old when his uncle picked him up from his grandparents' house in the state of Guerrero. The next thing he knew, they were in Chicago. In November, however, 25 years after he and his family first left the …

Mexico

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Talk 'The Trip,' Death, and Being Professionally Unpleasant - Vice

If you're yet to see <i>The Trip—</i>the Michael Winterbottom directed and Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon–starring comedy—then just imagine your dad and your uncle staffing the annual family barbecue. Brought together through obligation rather than desire, and with years of underlying resentment and …

TV

Georgia Lawmaker Asks State Capitol to Recognize 'Confederate History Month' - Vice

Republican Tommy Benton, a member of Georgia's House of Representatives, wants his fellow legislators to recognize "Confederate History Month" in April, the AP reports.<p>State law already recognizes April as "Confederate History and Heritage Month," but evidently that's not enough for Benton. The …

Equality

Climate Change Deniers Think Polar Bears Are Thriving in a Melting Arctic - Vice

When climate change deniers see polar bears, they don't see an innocent victim of humans' wanton burning of fossil fuels. They see red.<p>Polar bears, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, are a symbol of the Arctic, and, since the Arctic sea ice is melting at an unprecedented rate, …

Climate Change

Psych! The Republican Healthcare Plan Isn't Dead After All - Vice

On Friday, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) came to the end of its brief and unfortunate existence. The bill—put forth by House Speaker Paul Ryan and praised by President Donald Trump—was criticized by both Democrats and many Republicans, and despite efforts by House leadership to ram it through …

Health Care

'Twenty-Four Hour Woman,' Today's Comic by Scott Lenhardt - Vice

Entertainment

Catch the Premiere of 'TWIZ & TUCK' Tonight on VICELAND - Vice

Tonight on VICELAND, we'll be debuting the first episode of our series <i>TWIZ & TUCK</i>, which chronicles a road trip two best friends—one gender fluid, the other trans—take across America. Whether it's riding a bull in the Southwest or tearing it up in Vegas, Twiz and Tuck squeeze everything they can …

TV

'Trump Birth House LLC' Bought Trump's Childhood Home for $2 Million - Vice

A mysterious buyer using a pseudonym just purchased Donald Trump's childhood Tudor-style home in Queens, New York, for $2.14 million, Politico reports.<p>Real estate speculator Michael Davis originally bought the house in December for $1.39 million, then ended up flipping it this month for a profit. …

Real Estate

Jeff Sessions Vows to 'Claw Back' Federal Money from Sanctuary Cities - Vice

After months of tough talk about cracking down on jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with the feds on immigration enforcement, the Trump administration just took the first step toward punishing so-called "sanctuary cities."<p>In a surprise appearance at the start of the White House press briefing …

Jeff Sessions

I Went to Nathan Fielder’s 'Holocaust Awareness' Outdoor Apparel Sale - Vice

Nathan Fielder, the Canadian comedian best known for his TV series <i>Nathan for You</i> on Comedy Central, opened a pop-up store in Vancouver this Sunday to promote his clothing company, Summit Ice Apparel. Fielder's business venture functions as equal parts philanthropic effort and performance art piece, …

Holocaust

The State of the College Bro in 2017 - Vice

As you may recall, interest in bros reached a fever pitch in early 2015, and "bro-bashing" (whatever that is) was at its zenith. Shortly after that, according to Alexander Nazaryan of <i>Newsweek</i>, the bro actually "died," as absurd as that sounds, from "a combination of social inutility, creepy …

University of Michigan

The 'Written Inside' Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells - Vice

Each episode of the new podcast <i>Written Inside</i> from Chicago public radio station WBEZ begins with the same striking introduction: "The US incarcerates over 2 million people, more than anywhere else in the world," a host says. "What does it mean to be locked up, confined to a small space for ten or …

Prison

Almost Everyone Can Donate Blood—Except Sex Workers - Vice

I'm technically barred from ever giving blood again," says Priya. "I've donated blood before when I was younger and always been really enthusiastic about it. I know I could donate blood, but now I can't."<p>Priya, like 80,000 other people in the UK, is a sex worker. Part of a workforce that is roughly …

Entertainment

Why More Women Are Paying for Sex Services - Vice

On Wednesday, the Institute for Women's Policy Research released a report that calculated the year the pay gap between men and women will close in America: 2059. A long ways to go, it goes without saying.<p>But millennial women, at least, are making more than ever before, and that's worth celebrating. …

Women's News

'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins Is Turning 'The Underground Railroad' into an Amazon Series - Vice

Barry Jenkins, fresh off his triumphant Best Picture Oscar win for <i>Moonlight</i>, has signed on to write and direct an adaptation of Colson Whitehead's popular award-winning novel, <i>The Underground Railroad</i>, Amazon Studios announced Monday.<p>The limited series, slated to run in hour-long episodes on the …

Authors

Why Gun People Are High on Neil Gorsuch - Vice

<i>A version of this article originally appeared on the Trace.</i><p>Last week, the National Rifle Association splashed television ads across the country, warning viewers in dire tones that without five conservatives on the Supreme Court, Americans can kiss their gun rights goodbye. The campaign cost the NRA …

Gun Rights