Updated: 7:00 pm ET Notre Dame, the centuries-old cathedral in Paris, erupted into massive flames Monday as horrified passersby stopped to film the disaster on their cellphones. It’s not yet clear what started the blaze, although the New York Times reports that the cathedral's iconic spire caught fire first. It eventually collapsed entirely, and video…
Now that his candidacy is official, let’s get this out of the way: It’s pronounced BOOT-edge-edge. Pete Buttigieg, colloquially known as Mayor Pete, officially announced his candidacy for president Sunday with a nicely timed cover story about him in New York Magazine. If it seems like he came out of nowhere, that’s because he sort…
Within the span of a few hours Monday evening, parts of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris that had survived centuries of wars and revolutions caved to a massive fire. First the iconic spire collapsed, then the roof. Soon, the entire wooden frame of the historic, 850-year-old landmark went up in flames as people in…
The white man who burned down three historically black churches over a recent 10-day period in Louisiana was motivated by racism, state prosecutors said Monday. Holden Matthews, 21, who is the son of a sheriff’s deputy in St. Landry Parish, is now facing hate crime charges on top of the arson charges slapped on him…
Sen. Bernie Sanders kinda has a point. That’s what the head of the Center for American Progress is now saying after Sanders criticized the liberal think tank over the weekend for what he called unfair coverage of his personal wealth and campaign. On Saturday, Sanders accused ThinkProgress, a news site affiliated with the Center for…
Want the best from VICE News in your inbox? Sign up here. Video of a sheriff’s deputy chasing down an 11-year-old student and throwing him to the ground before handcuffing him in a school parking lot, triggered outrage in Fort Pierce, Florida, last week. The confrontation between the school resource officer and the child, who…
Dallas police have arrested one of a group of men who brutally attacked a transgender woman in broad daylight last week. They’re investigating the attack as a possible hate crime. In a three-minute bystander video posted to Facebook and YouTube, a slim black woman with pink hair is seen lying on the road, curled in…
Want the best from VICE News in your inbox? Sign up here. For all the excitement surrounding the fundraising efforts of Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, Donald Trump has outpaced them both — combined. Trump’s 2020 campaign has announced it raked in $30.3 million in the first quarter alone, which far outpaces all the Democratic…
JUBA, South Sudan — The fall of brutal dictator Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan for 30 years, should have been met with elation. Instead it was mired in anger. It took minutes for “joy to turn to ash” said 26-year-old Sudanese activist Elzahraa Jadallah, who took part in the mass protests that filled the…
In the past week, President Trump made sweeping and at times unprecedented changes to the nation's immigration leadership. He pushed out the head of the Department of Homeland Security amid a purge at the agency, withdrew the nomination of a new ICE chief, and threatened once again to close the U.S.-Mexico border. It also came…
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