John Bolton Claims Donald Trump Endorsed China’s Mass Detention of Uighur Muslims

Donald Trump gave verbal approval of China’s Uighur re-education camps—where as many as 1 million members of the country’s Muslim minority are currently being housed—during a one-on-one meeting with Xi Jinping in June last year, according to a recent account by former national security adviser John Bolton. In a leaked excerpt from his upcoming memoir […]

India Building World’s Largest Quarantine Facility and Converting Hotels, Religious Places into Isolation Wards

Anticipating a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases towards the end of July, India’s capital is planning what is being described as the “world’s largest quarantine facility.” The proposal was announced on June 16 in an attempt to shore up the county’s buckling healthcare system. The new Delhi quarantine facility, to be set up near the […]

First Missouri Cannabis Grow Facility Is Up And Running • High Times

Missouri has had a rocky road to cannabis reform and medical cannabis expansion so far, but now, the state is poised for success with their own, commercial cannabis grow facility now fully up and operational.  The company operating the new grow, BeLeaf Medical LLC, is based in St. Louis. The grow opened on Thursday of […]

The Atlanta Cop Who Shot Rayshard Brooks in the Back Was Just Charged With Murder

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The Atlanta cop who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks as he ran away from officers in a Wendy’s parking lot last weekend is being charged with felony murder, among 10 other counts. Garrett Rolfe and his partner, Devin Brosnan, who has been charged […]

More Than 1.5 Tons Of Pot Seized At Canadian Border • High Times

Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than 1.5 tons of pot from a truck crossing into the United States from Canada at a Buffalo, New York border checkpoint, federal law enforcement officials announced on Tuesday. The seizure of 1,517 kilograms of cannabis was made on June 13 at the Peace Bridge crossing […]

A Short List of the Statues People Want Instead of Confederate Leaders

Several years ago, everyone seemed to re-notice that there was an unnecessarily large tribute to three members of the Confederacy on the side of a giant rock just outside of Atlanta. Stone Mountain isn’t just the largest Confederate monument in the world, it’s the biggest bas-relief carving on earth, and the towering depictions of Jefferson […]

Mayan Ruins in Guatemala Could Become a U.S. Funded-Tourist Attraction

EL MIRADOR, Guatemala — Deep in a dense, tropical Guatemalan forest lies the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador. It’s more than 2,000 years old, but the site at the center of a current debate over who gets to dictate its future, as well as that of the surrounding jungle: local communities, or scientists who […]

Discord Removes Servers Dedicated to Pirating Porn

On Wednesday morning, Motherboard published an investigation into the world of porn thieves who steal adult content in bulk from subscription sites like OnlyFans. As part of that reporting, Motherboard uncovered multiple servers on the chat platform Discord, where people were trading and selling databases of stolen videos and images from creators, as well as […]

Black and Brown Protesters in New York Were Jailed Longer and Punished More Harshly Than White, Data Indicates

The pepper spray hit Byron Montgomery directly in the face. The 28-year-old had been filming the arrest of a protester when a New York City police officer warned him to back off. Moments later, his throat and mouth still clogged with pepper spray, Montgomery was placed under arrest and taken to a precinct near the […]

John Bolton Says Trump Tried to Get China to Help Him Win the 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — John Bolton absolutely unloads on President Trump in his new book. Portions of Bolton’s yet-to-be-published book leaked to the press Wednesday include absolutely damning new details, from high-minded criticisms of Trump’s presidential conduct to schoolroom-level insults lobbed at Trump from behind his back by senior staff. Here’s one salacious detail: Bolton claims that […]