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americas

Website Surfaces With Disturbing Photos and Manifesto Purportedly Written by Dylann Roof

A site that contains numerous photographs and a racist manifesto purportedly written by the Charleston church shooting suspect surfaced on Saturday.
Purvi Thacker
6.20.15
americas

Judge Who Called Dylann Roof’s Family 'Victims' Previously Made Racist Remark in Court

A backlash erupted over a statement Friday by Charleston County Magistrate James Gosnell, but it's not the first time he's made controversial remarks in court.
Purvi Thacker
6.20.15
Health

As Washington Mourns Beau Biden, Congress Considers Bill That Could Lead to New Cancer Treatments

Vice President Joe Biden’s eldest son died last Saturday at age 46 after a battle with brain cancer, and President Barack Obama and others gathered today in Washington for the funeral.
Purvi Thacker
6.6.15
officer involved

LAPD Officer Convicted in Fatal Arrest Case as Chief Clears Others in Shooting of Ezell Ford

As a jury convicted a female officer of felony assault in a deadly 2012 arrest, the LAPD chief and his department's independent watchdog reportedly found that a separate fatal shooting last year was justified.
Purvi Thacker
6.6.15
ukraine

Five Police Officers Injured as Anti-Gay Group Attacks Pride Parade in Ukraine

Video footage shows members of a far-right nationalist group throwing smoke bombs and tear gas at 300 gay rights marchers in Kiev.
Purvi Thacker
6.6.15
Politics

Barring a Last-Minute Senate Deal, Patriot Act Spy Provisions Will Expire Tonight at Midnight

The Senate convened a rare Sunday session in an attempt to hash out a way forward and keep key parts of the Patriot Act in place, but Rand Paul vowed to stand in the way.
Purvi Thacker
5.31.15
officer involved

Man Killed by Oklahoma Troopers After Argument Over Truck Trapped in Floodwaters

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers fatally shot a man on Friday, allegedly after a confrontation that occurred when he was ordered to abandon his vehicle and move to higher ground.
Purvi Thacker
5.31.15
war and conflict

Islamic State Says Barrel Bomb Dropped by Syrian Regime Caused 'Devastating Massacre'

Two barrel bomb attacks in northern Syria reportedly killed at least 70 people on Saturday, including many civilians at bustling market in a town controlled by the Islamic State.
Purvi Thacker
5.31.15
Islamic State

Islamic State Warns of 'Black Days' for Saudi Arabia as Bomber in Mosque Attack Is Identified

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 21 people on Friday at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia.
Purvi Thacker
5.23.15
americas

Judge Acquits Cleveland Cop Who Stood on Hood and Fired 15 Rounds Through Windshield at Unarmed Couple

A judge acquitted Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo of all criminal charges in a 2012 incident that left two people dead in a hail of bullets.
Purvi Thacker
5.23.15
peru

Video Shows Frenzied Clash at Protest Over Plan to Build Massive Copper Mine in Peru

Clashes between police and protesters demonstrating against a $1.4 billion copper mining project in southern Peru left one person dead and at least seven others injured.
Purvi Thacker
5.23.15
Nepal

Visiting the Nepali Villages Struggling with Staggering Losses in Earthquake Aftermath

VICE News traveled to parts of rural Nepal trying to cope with the aftermath of last week's earthquake, where the long route to recovery has only just begun and local people feel they are being ignored.
Purvi Thacker
5.1.15
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