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Survey: DC's growing Jewish community votes Democratic, connects to Israel

While Washington's Jewish community doesn't match the standards of "traditional Judaism," its members still find ways to connect to their …

JonBenét Ramsey Murder: Private Investigator Calls for Second Look at 19-Year-Old Case

A private investigator in the death of JonBené Ramsey is calling on police to reopen the case nearly two decades after the 6-year-old was found …

Catfish's Ashley Sawyer Died of a Suspected Drug Overdose, 'Possibly Heroin': Police

Though an official cause of death has not yet been reported for Ashley Sawyer, authorities suspect she died of a drug overdose.<p>Sawyer, who appeared …

Baby Born With Thirty-One Fingers and Toes

Many children around the world learn about their ten fingers and ten toes through the nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy.”...The post Baby Born With …

Migrant Workers

A Bitter Pill

Josiah Zayner’s gut was making his life hell — so he embarked on an extreme DIY fecal transplant<p><b>Human feces floated</b> in saline solution in a mortar, on a marbled countertop, in a dimly lit kitchen in Burlingame, California. A bottle of ethyl alcohol, an electronic scale, test tubes, and a stack of …

Microbiology

So, something interesting happens to weed after it’s legal

Two years ago, the Washington state began an unprecedented policy experiment by allowing large-scale production and sale of recreational marijuana to the public. The effects on public health and safety and on the relationship of law enforcement to minority communities will take years to manifest …

Cannabis

Rolling Stones to Donald Trump: Don't "Start Me Up" at your events

The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.<p>In a …

Sticking It to the Teflon Donald

Clinton needs to act fast to challenge positive perceptions of Trump<p>Before he bowed out of the Republican presidential race, Sen. Ted Cruz said …

49 completely true facts about the presumptive Republican nominee for president

On Wednesday afternoon, Ohio governor John Kasich dropped out of the GOP presidential race, making one-time novelty candidate Donald J. Trump the …

Government

Ex-Chemist In Massachusetts Was High On Drugs At Work For 8 Years

Nearly every day for eight years, a former chemist in Massachusetts was high on drugs — drugs stolen from the lab where she worked.<p>An investigation by the state attorney general found that from 2005 to 2013, Sonja Farak, 37, heavily abused various drugs including cocaine, LSD and methamphetamines …

Crime
Government

Be Careful What You Wish For: Trump Has A 30 Percent Chance To Win Presidency

PredictWise officially switched the headline chart for the first time in over a year from the Republican nomination to the winner of the general election for president. A few thoughts on this shift in the election: (1) The Republican nomination is now over; Donald Trump is going to win. I am …

North Carolina

Police Say Murdered Texas Fitness Instructor Died from 'Multiple Puncture Wounds' and Suspect Seen on Surveillance Remains at Large

Terri “Missy” Bevers, the Texas fitness instructor who was found dead inside the church where she was about to teach class, died of multiple puncture …

Chris Matthews' Melania Trump remarks caught on hot mic

MSNBC's Chris Matthews was caught on a hot mic commenting on Melania Trump's "runway walk" during the network's Indiana primary coverage.<p>"Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good," Matthews could be heard saying as the Republican frontrunner's wife walked onto the stage.<p>"I could watch …

Donald Trump

Why More People Can’t Get Suboxone, The Drug That Might Have Saved Prince

For some, Suboxone is just another addiction. But for many many others it’s a lifesaver.<p>According to a new report in the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune</i>, Prince died one day before a scheduled meeting with nationally renowned opioid treatment expert, Dr. Howard Kornfield. It’s not clear exactly what kind …

Medicine

George W Bush and George HW Bush, former Republican presidents, snub Donald Trump

Both George W Bush and George HW Bush, the former Republican presidents, said on Wednesday that they would not be backing Donald Trump for the presidency in a remarkable and unprecedented double snub.<p>George W Bush does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the 2016 presidential race, his …

Donald Trump

Here’s Why You Should Take All Your Photos Off the Internet Now

Meet the guys who beat Google at identifying people in photos and used it to build the creepiest dating site yet<p>The other day I went into the Banana …

Meet the Founder of the World’s First Wheelchair MMA Competition

The idea has been criticized, but Colin Wood doesn't see any reason why disabled fighters should be given fewer opportunities than non-disabled fighters.<p>Bar maybe bullfighting or anything else that involves stabbing animals with little swords, MMA is easily the most controversial sport going. Last …

Disability

What Happens When a Bag of Cocaine Bursts in Your Stomach

Transporting illegal drugs across borders is a business that can be as profitable as it can be lethal.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Spain.</i><p>On March 22, a Lithuanian man landed in Barcelona and boarded metro line 9 with his luggage, but without a ticket. Witnesses describe how he started …

Crime

Why I Left the City to Live in a Mud Hut

Daniel Pike built himself a home in a forest just outside of London, and The Woodland Trust is now trying to kick him out.<p>From the brutal dismantling of multigenerational communities in government housing, to people renting out sheds for £500 [$700] a month, London is a terrifying place to live at …

Housing

Stoners Share Their Worst Dabbing Stories

Hint: Don't hold it in.<p>Even if you're a daily stoner, the first time you dab can be a terrifying, coughing-fit filled experience if you're not properly prepared. Though shatter may not be as "toxic and highly addictive" as some reports may lead you to believe, it can still really fuck you up.<p>If …

Cannabis

My Life as an Ecstasy Dealer in the 90s Club Circuit

Meet Carl "MC Flux" Thomas, a guy who bridged the gaps between football hooligan firms, neo-Nazis, and ecstasy dealers in London and Brighton in the 90s.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>The nightclub ecstasy dealer is becoming an endangered species. The average pill-taker tends to buy …

Selling

Inside the Mind of the World's Greatest Pinball Wizard

Fresh off his first world title victory, we caught up with Robert Gagno and the filmmakers behind 'Wizard Mode,' a documentary about his rise to the top.<p>Watching world champion Robert Gagno play <i>South Park</i> pinball is like zoning out to a really intricate fireworks display, only with fart noises. He …

Stranger Things

How the Church Decides if a Miracle Worker Becomes a Saint

We spoke to a doctor whose job is to scientifically evaluate a supposed miracle.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Italy</i><p>2016 is a Jubilee Year in Rome, which means that the Vatican is coming up with thousands of initiatives aimed at getting Italians more involved with the Catholic Church. Part …

Gullibility

What I Learned Having Sex as a Young Woman in Pakistan

How the country's secretive hookup culture warped my sexuality and how moving to Canada helped change that.<p>Pakistan is an Islamic Republic with the highest porn-watching population in the world. That statement in and of itself signifies a particular aspect about Pakistani culture: we are horny and …

Human Rights

Western Weed Is Taking Over the Pot Market in Florida

Cuban immigrants are heading to legal states like Colorado and California to grow dank bud and sell it back east.<p>In early April, a couple months after Eladio Hernandez Ponce purchased a two-bedroom ranch-style house south of Pueblo, Colorado, deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office …

Cannabis

Introducing Our Series on Central Appalachia

For the next week, VICE will be featuring articles that document the struggles and hope of a region often ignored by America.<p>In his historic 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty, wanting to find ways to changethe lives of those the American dream had …

Health Care

Inside a Life-Saving Rural Clinic in Appalachia

In some parts of central Appalachia, doctors are few and far between, and so is the money to pay for them. That leaves a weekend-long annual medical event as some people's only way to get treatment.<p><i>All photographs by</i> <i>Stacy Kranitz</i><p>It's 1 AM at the gates of a fairground on a foggy former strip mine in …

Motorhomes