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Heroin: Cape Cod, USA

Heroin: Cape Cod, USA

Since 2001 the United States has seen a drastic increase in opiate related overdose deaths, the figures themselves have quadrupled and in 2014 Massachusetts alone saw more than 1,250 deaths related to heroin overdoses. 85 percent of all crimes committed on Cape Cod are opiate related. Heroin: Cape Cod, USA takes us on a journey to Cape Cod itself and exposes the epidemic that is currently sweep

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Thatcher: Ireland And The Iron Lady

During 11 years in power Margaret Thatcher polarised and inspired in equal measure, not only in Britain but also around the world. She helped end the Cold War and was victorious in the Falklands, but regardless of this she will forever be associated with the violence of the miners strike of 1984 - 85 and the poll tax riots of 1989. Across the Celtic Sea however it is Northern Ireland, the hunge

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The Devil and the Death Penalty

This is the story of Lawrence Bittaker and his accomplice Roy Norris, two convicted serial murderers and rapists who in 1979 murdered and raped five teenage girls over a period of five months in southern California, they would later become known as the "Tool Box Killers". The crimes these two individuals committed truly shook the nation, making headlines all across the United States. At the tim

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The Girls Who Were Found Alive

During the winter of 1999 in Hastings located in the UK, every parents greatest fear became a reality as two little girls went missing as they walked to school one January morning. Over the course of 4 days the entire country watched as a huge police hunt became increasingly desperate. What happened to the girls Charlene and Lisa was remarkable, they had been abducted but were found alive. In T

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Panama Papers: The Shady World of Offshore Companies

On April 15th 2016 the world witnessed one of the largest leaks in history, a set of 11.5 million documents detailing attorney-client information for more than 214,000 offshore companies, these became known as the Panama Papers and they incriminated many of the worlds most powerful leaders all of whom are associated with Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm. At the time of their release the p

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The New Masculinity

The New Masculinity

In this episode of VICE's series "The Chosen Ones" UK Correspondent Gavin Haynes makes his way across the pond to the United States in order to determine what masculinity means to your average American man these days. America has always been seen to embrace ones masculinity with stereotypical acts such as fraternity hazing, monster truck rallies and food competitions and now there is a growing

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A World Unseen: The Revenant

As many of you may already know, Leonardo DiCaprio's recent blockbuster The Revenant was inspired by real events, it is a film based on the struggle of one 19th century frontiersman named Hugh Glass and captures his extraordinary adventure and pure will to survive. The film itself was a mammoth project which achieved cinematic excellence and critical acclaim having won several Oscars. In this d

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Love in the Time of Zika

Love in the Time of Zika

This is the story of three mothers who fiercely love their imperfect babies, all of whom were born with microcephaly which resulted in their heads being abnormally small and their brains underdeveloped. This can mean severe intellectual impairment, frequent seizures, even blindness and deafness, the scary thing is that nobody known for sure what the long term effects will be. The birth of these

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The Mine Wars

The Mine Wars

The Mine Wars or rather the "West Virginia coal wars" arose from a dispute between coal companies and the miners themselves. The first workers strike took place in 1912, with the help of Mary "Mother" Jones, an important figure in unionizing the mine workers simply demanded better pay, better overall working conditions, the right to trade where they wanted and the recognition of the United Mine Wo

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