An ICE Facility Allegedly Performed Numerous Hysterectomies, and the Squad Wants Answers

An ICE Facility Allegedly Performed Numerous Hysterectomies, and the Squad Wants Answers

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Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Members of the progressive “Squad” in the U.S. House, and at least one other Democratic official, are already calling for investigations into the Georgia detention center accused of “jarring medical neglect,” including performing a disproportionately high number of hysterectomies on immigrant women.…
Wildfire Smoke Made Vancouver’s Air the World’s Worst

Wildfire Smoke Made Vancouver’s Air the World’s Worst

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Vancouver's air is smoky due to raging wildfires. Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua via ZUMA Press As wildfires rage on the West Coast, Vancouver—a city normally lauded for its pristine environment—is blanketed in smoke, its air quality ranging between worst and second worst in the world over the weekend.  Smoke from wildfires in Oregon, Washington state, and…
Breonna Taylor’s Family Just Got a $12M Settlement. Here’s What That Means for the Police.

Breonna Taylor’s Family Just Got a $12M Settlement. Here’s What That Means for the...

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A mural for Breonna Taylor is painted on a construction fence near the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, June 14, 2020. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images)Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT worker killed in a botched…
Police Open Fire on Man with a Knife at Melbourne Shopping Centre

Police Open Fire on Man with a Knife at Melbourne Shopping Centre

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Police shot a man who was allegedly “armed with an edged weapon” at a shopping centre in the outer-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday morning Authorities were called to the Lilydale Marketplace, 34 kilometres north-east of the city’s CBD, at 8:30AM, according to Victoria Police.  A woman who was walking past the shopping centre…
Staggering Number of Hysterectomies Happening at ICE Facility, Whistleblower Says

Staggering Number of Hysterectomies Happening at ICE Facility, Whistleblower Says

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UPDATED Sept. 15, 10:05 a.m.: This story was updated with a statement from ICE and a link to the whistleblower complaint. A whistleblower complaint filed Monday by several legal advocacy groups accuses a detention center of performing a staggering number of hysterectomies on immigrant women, as well as failing to follow procedures meant to keep…
Court Rules Trump Can Deport 300,000 Migrants Who’ve Lived in the U.S. Legally for Years

Court Rules Trump Can Deport 300,000 Migrants Who’ve Lived in the U.S. Legally for...

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Around 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan could lose their temporary protected status and be forced to return to their home countries under a federal appeals court decision handed down Monday. The 2-1 decision from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a victory for President Trump, who has tied ending…
Daily Horoscope: September 15, 2020

Daily Horoscope: September 15, 2020

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The moon in Leo connects with Mars retrograde at 11:10 AM, and while things aren’t moving as quickly as we may like, we’re feeling confident! Venus clashes with Uranus at 11:28 AM, finding us craving novelty and freedom. Some surprises are likely to take place today, but the moon enters earth sign Virgo at 2:37…
Black Artist Getting Racist Backlash For Painting a Black Lives Matter Mural

Black Artist Getting Racist Backlash For Painting a Black Lives Matter Mural

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Jae Sterling stands in front of the Black Lives Matter mural he is currently painting with a team of mostly racialized artists. Photo by Priya RameshA Black artist and his team of mostly racialized people have experienced an onslaught of racism while painting a Black Lives Matter mural in Calgary, Alberta. Jae Sterling is in…
Daily Horoscope: September 14, 2020

Daily Horoscope: September 14, 2020

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The moon in Leo meets Venus at 2:54 AM, creating a glamorous and romantic atmosphere—but watch out for surprises as the moon clashes with wildcard Uranus at 5:33 AM. The moon connects with Mercury at 10:53 AM, encouraging communication. The sun makes a harmonious connection with Pluto at 7:05 PM, bringing creativity, intimacy, and change.…
Philippines Deports US Marine Who Brutally Killed a Trans Woman

Philippines Deports US Marine Who Brutally Killed a Trans Woman

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Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, a U.S. marine who killed a transgender woman, is escorted by Philippine immigration officials moments before he boarded an American military aircraft after the Philippine government deported him. Photo from the Philippines Bureau of ImmigrationThe Philippines deported on Sunday, September 13 Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton – a U.S. marine…

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Unmasking the Black Box Problem of Machine Learning

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Standard Chartered taps Truera to pull back the veil for better transparency on how its data gets analyzed and the predictions algorithms make.Financial and banking services company Standard Chartered turned to a model intelligence platform to get a clearer picture of how its algorithms make decisions on customer data. How machine learning comes to conclusions…

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