Doctors Are Selling Vaccine Exemptions in California. The State Is Coming for Them.

One San Diego doctor, who’s responsible for one-third of all medical exemptions in the state, charges $180 per appointment.
Kelly Vinett

Giving Fetuses Legal Rights Could Be a Nightmare for Women, Advocates Say

"This is a statute that arguably makes every criminal law applicable to the pregnant women."
Carter Sherman

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police and the Government

The technology hub is now the first US city to have issued a moratorium on the invasive spy technology.
Sarah Emerson

Performing abortions in Alabama could soon be punishable by up to 99 years in prison

The Alabama House is voting on a bill that would make almost all abortions illegal.
Carter Sherman
college admissions scandal

California is trying to make sure something like "Operation Varsity Blues" never happens again

Democratic state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills that would make it harder for rich kids to buy their way into college.
Emma Ockerman

Doctors might be forced to tell people in North Dakota that "abortion reversals" are possible

Monday's hearing about the bill had standing room only.
Carter Sherman

Washington Could Become the First State to Compost the Dead

A new bill wants to let you turn your loved ones into soil.
Sarah Emerson
Russia sanctions

Forget Trump’s tax returns: Congress wants to know what Putin is worth

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who spearheaded the legislation, called it “the sanctions bill from hell” earlier this week.
David Gilbert
revenge porn

Revenge Porn Bill in New York Killed After Google Campaign

Advocates blamed the tech company for helping to essentially kill a bill that would have made nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a crime in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
sex work

Controversial Online Trafficking Bill Will Endanger Sex Workers, Advocates Say

The House is set to vote on the "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act" (FOSTA) bill today. Critics warn it could actually censor victims of trafficking and endanger the lives and livelihoods of sex workers.
Kimberly Lawson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Decided to Sign the Tax Bill Today to Prove Cable News Wrong

The president had reportedly planned on waiting until January to avoid risking automatic cuts to Medicaid. He changed his mind on Friday.
Drew Schwartz
VICE News Tonight on HBO

A Franciscan nun is leading a fight for solar energy in Indiana

A Franciscan nun is leading a fight for solar energy in Indiana
Arielle Duhaime-Ross