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Political Paranoia Landed Iranian Cheetah Conservationists on Death Row

The Iranian government has played up its work to protect the endangered Asiatic cheetah, which once roamed from Egypt to India but now only stalks a slice of Iranian desert. The government has put the cat’s image on World Cup jerseys and broadcast rare sightings on state media. And for a decade, it’s been working […]

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Go Up for New Moms after Childbirth. Here’s Why.

ST. LOUIS — Sally Diullius was a grad student working as a therapist at a drug treatment center when she used heroin for the first time. Her boyfriend, a patient at her clinic, had left a dose at her house when she decided to try it. “How do people throw away everything, their family and […]

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The ‘Dr Phil’ of Virtual Reality Is Helping Cartoon Mushrooms Talk about Dying

Imagine Dr. Phil, but in virtual reality, and with the constant risk of being harassed by a mob of Thomas the Tank Engines with Nic Cage faces. That’ll give you some idea of what it’s like to be Syrmor. The Toronto resident has become sort of an in-house talk therapist on VR Chat, a free […]

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This Team is Still Searching for Missing American Soldiers Decades After the Korean War

OUTSIDE DAEGU, South Korea — Alec Christensen checks his maps one more time, then takes in the landscape around him, breaking into a grin. “Does this feel like the sort of place you’d stop on patrol?” he asked his military counterpart, Capt. Tomika Robinson. “Look at the visibility from here. You can see everything!” He’s […]

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America’s Newest Outsourced Job: Public School Teachers

MANILA — Outsourcing jobs is nothing new to the United States. The country has been recruiting foreign labor to do its dirty work for decades — farmers, meat-packers, home healthcare workers, cooks. But now the U.S. needs teachers, and it needs them badly. The same conditions that have led thousands of U.S. educators to strike […]

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This Guy Forged Famous Artists for Decades. Now He’s Gone Legit.

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Ken Perenyi knows a thing or two about forging art. He did it for almost 30 years. But now he’s gone legit. Two FBI agents knocked on the door of his Florida home and began a five-year investigation into Perenyi’s production and sale of fraudulent paintings. He’d passed off forgeries of […]

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How Two Sisters Pulled Off a Daring Escape From Saudi Arabia

ISTANBUL — Dua and Dalal AlShowaiki spent five years planning their escape from Saudi Arabia. In early June, they finally had their chance during a family vacation in Istanbul. When their father walked into the hotel bathroom, asking his second wife to watch the young women, Dua told her younger sister to get her shoes […]

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Why the Native American Vote Is Crucial for Dems in 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Native groups have been trying to get a bigger role in the American political conversation for years, and now could be their time. Which is why 11 of the Democratic presidential candidates showed up here for the recent, first-ever Native American Presidential Forum. “Just by showing up, they realize the importance. […]

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It Took a Protest at the Husband’s House to Get a Jewish Woman Her Divorce

Divorce is a painful process, but for Orthodox Jewish couples, it’s also complicated: After they get a civil divorce, they have to go through the Jewish court system to obtain a “get,” an official document given by the husband to the wife. If a husband refuses to give the get, then his wife can’t remarry. […]

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Here’s What Happened When Right and Left-Wing Protesters Talked it Out in Portland

PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland averted large-scale street violence over the weekend as a mix of right-wing groups gathered Saturday to proclaim their love of America — and their disgust with antifa. While antifa organized its own counterprotest, law enforcement mostly kept the two groups apart. The spectacle only seemed to underscore a growing sense of […]

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This Missouri Town Can Flood in Minutes. It’s Begging the Government to Help.

DE SOTO, Missouri — When the rain falls in De Soto, Missouri, the town’s hundreds of households brace for a potential flood. “It’s fast enough that it has swept a car away, and a person has drowned,” De Soto resident and flood advocate Paula Arbuthnot said. What’s surprising about the town’s predicament isn’t the flooding. […]

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This Democrat Went to a MAGA Rally to Try to Understand Trump Supporters

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — President Donald Trump threw himself another big rally Thursday night, this time in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state he nearly clinched in 2016. We invited Lucas Meyer, the president of the Young Democrats of New Hampshire, to attend the rally with VICE News and talk to Trump’s fanatical supporters about why […]

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Modi’s Nationalist Supporters Love His Crackdown on Kashmir: “He’s Like a God to India Today”

NEW DELHI — Chants of “Long live Mother India!” and “down with Pakistan!” rang out in the streets of New Delhi, as crowds gathered to hear the Prime Minister speak atop the historic Red Fort. As more than one billion Indians celebrate the end of British colonialism, Modi’s massive fanbase is also patriotically hailing their […]

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Iowa Farmers Explain How Trump’s Trade War Is Hurting Them

Chinese tariffs on American goods have specifically targeted industries in red states. That means some of Trump’s most loyal supporters — American farmers — are taking a hit. In 2017, China was the second-largest market for agricultural products from the U.S., but since Trump’s tough talk on trade, the country has been buying 60% less […]

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Pakistan Rage Over India’s ‘Occupation’ of Kashmir Explodes Into the Streets: ‘I Am Ready to Die’

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan-administered Kashmir — India marked its Independence Day Thursday with a chest-thumping celebration of its incendiary move to roll back the political autonomy of its part of the contested region of Kashmir. But across the border in arch-rival Pakistan, the mood was anything but festive. The country declared India’s big occasion a symbolic “black […]

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