It's a deceptively simple question but few governments have ever faced such a stark challenge.
The three Chechen women would contact IS militants on social media, asking for money to make the journey to Syria. Between them, they received more than $3,100 before being caught.
This month has seen at least six women of color die while in custody—but some statistics show that such incidents are sadly not rare.
Sex worker Corrie Ottenbreit had given the RCMP a hair sample so that police would have her DNA on file in case she ever went missing.
It's starting to seem like city cops are taking synthetic weed seriously, and perhaps even conducting a bonafide crackdown. But changing attitudes and policies on regular weed are complicating the situation.
This scurvy is horse-shit.
If you hold the budget to the standards of the UK government's own equality legislation, it looks like discrimination.
Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters called the shooting "totally unwarranted," and "the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make."
The world's largest animal sacrifice has been cancelled in Nepal, in a landmark victory for activists. At the event in 2009 around 500,000 water buffalo, goats, chickens, and other animals were killed.
From Charleston to Chattanooga to Lafayette, senseless killings by deranged gunmen have dominated the news—but how many mass shootings have occurred in 2015? And how do you define "mass shooting," anyway?
The group behind the painting, which showed two Indigenous women tied up and gagged, apologized but was still defiant.
It is being reported today that elusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. A Taliban spokesperson told VICE News that he couldn't confirm anything at this time, but that the group would respond shortly.
Meagan Taylor, a 22-year-old jailed while visiting Iowa with a friend earlier this month, got released last week after a flurry of activism drew attention to her plight—and what was probably a bogus arrest.
In Kelowna and Kitchener, women are defending their legal right to be bare-breasted in public.
The leader of the National Police Chiefs Council said that small grow operations are likely to be merely "recorded" rather than investigated.
"People who want to defend their families don't need a 100-round drum magazine and an automatic weapon to do it," said LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian.
The footage was taken during the three days Sandra Bland spent in a Waller County, Texas jail before she was found hanging in her cell on July 13.
Cincinnati community leaders and officials called for calm but braced for unrest in a city that was paralyzed by riots after a similar police shooting 14 years ago.
Walter Palmer, an American trophy hunter and dentist, reportedly paid almost $55,000 to hunt and kill Cecil, a cherished Zimbabwe lion.
Michael Cohen later apologized for making "an inarticulate comment" after the story spread around the internet during what was a pretty routine 24 hours at the Trump campaign.
Meanwhile, VICE has obtained a leaked letter from Peel Police, who are angry about claims that they "tampered" with a knife at the scene of a police shooting.
And a Victoria lawyer seems to think the mom is trying to get rich off her baby.
The 51-year-old former employee at the upstate Clinton Correctional Facility has copped to smuggling blades, chisels, and other tools on behalf of Richard Matt and David Sweat. Now she faces up to seven years in prison.
The Obama administration is planning to restore thousands of dollars in direct federal tuition assistance for many state and federal prisoners in what could be a sign American mass incarceration is entering a new era.