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State of Surveillance

In this special VICE manages to get an exclusive interview with none other than NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden. Snowden if you don't already know was the individual responsible for leaking details on a massive government surveillance operation which targeted America citizens back in 2013. His actions ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security, a debate which is still very much

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Heroin: The Hardest Hit

Heroin overdose deaths in Virginia nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013 with every region having experienced an increase in heroin fatalities, these include a 164% increase in Northen Virginia, a 94% increase in Hampton Roads and a 50% increase in the Richmond Metro Area. Heroin: The Hardest Hit is a film which was put together by the VA State attorney's office in order to raise awareness about her

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Britain’s Illegal Rave Renaissance

Rave culture was always supposed to polarize people and depending on your own experiences it is either one of the UK's greatest exports or a symptom of our own moral decline. But after a nationwide clampdown in the mid 90's the scene was forced further into the underground with new super clubs and licensed sanitized parties taking their place. Recent years have seen an institutionalized attack

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The Rich Kids Of Instagram

With the rise of Instagram we saw the worlds richest 1% of people gain a means to show off their jet-setting lifestyles to the remaining 99% of us. This being said Instagram now gets roughly 70 million new uploads daily so it tends to take something special to get noticed on the social media platform. From group snaps on super yachts and pouting selfies on private jets to parading luxury goods

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Lucent

Lucent

Pigs are one of the smartest animals on the planet, their intelligence surpasses that of 3 year old children, dogs and even some primates. Much like humans, pigs have their own individual personality, quirks, likes and dislikes. They tend to pick up tricks faster than dogs and can learn and respond to their name when called. They are social animals which form close bonds with others, playing toget

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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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Jim: The James Foley Story

James "Jim" Foley was an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. After being kidnapped he went missing for two long years before the infamous video of his execution was released by the terror group know as the Islamic State. The video sent shockwaves around the world and played a big role in introducing many of us to the fundamentalist group. Through the us

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One Night In Cologne

One Night In Cologne

In the last year more than 1 million asylum seekers, many flocked when the German chancellor Angela Merkel declared the borders open to Syrians. However a panicked Europe is now locking down on who it lets in, the migrant route into Germany now effectively closed, all because of one night in Cologne. On New Years Eve 2015 hundreds of German women were surrounded, sexually assaulted and robbed b

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The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime

This is the shocking tale of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two well to do college students who both came from extremely wealthy families in Chicago. The two plotted the kidnapping and murder of a 14 year old boy just so they could prove they were smart enough to get away with it. The body of the child was found on the morning of May 22nd 1924, his name was Bobby Franks and he was reported mi

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