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Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News Tonight on HBO

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured. 


TV and Movies Get Cancer All Wrong

TV and Movies Get Cancer All Wrong

Featured on Tonic. VICE's channel for health.

One of my favorite television shows, Breaking Bad, has some of the craziest storylines on television. Of course, the life of a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal meth kingpin is the attention-grabber, but one of the side plots was the main character's inoperable lung cancer and how it affected his physical and mental health throughout the series. Walter White fiddled between his two realities of being a cold-hearted drug dealer and a family man struggling to cope with a grim diagnosis.

How accurate was Bryan Cranston's betrayal of someone with cancer? It's...


We Can Blame the Rise in Veteran Suicide on the Healthcare System

We Can Blame the Rise in Veteran Suicide on the Healthcare System

Featured on Tonic. VICE's health channel.

My stepfather is an Army veteran. You can tell upon meeting him that he comes from a hard-nosed military background. It's always "sir" and "ma'am" when he addresses people—and that's in casual conversation. But his formal demeanor is just one element of his layered personality. There's a lot to him: He grew up in gritty Southeast DC, went to college for journalism, was a stand-up comedian for a while, and is the family tax preparer, mechanic, and level-headed voice of reason.

He never complains about anything. He never really talks about...


Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier Than Heroin

Video by VICE Canada. Facts by Meghan Ridley of Push Magazine.

Fentanyl’s mainstream reputation as a killer began with the death of Prince in April 2016, and since then it has shown no sign of fading from the headlines. With a starring role in the growing opioid epidemic, it stands to claim the lives of tens of thousands this year—something it has done since the year 2000.

  • The Drug Enforcement Agency claims Fentanyl to be 50-100 times more potent than morphine, and 25-50 times more potent than heroin.
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Is It Time to Start Embracing Police Body Cams Yet?

Is It Time to Start Embracing Police Body Cams Yet?

Featured on City Lab. Author: Brentin Mock

In Baltimore, it’s starting to come into focus what good, if any, police body cameras can provide in the post-Freddie Gray era. On Tuesday, local criminal defense attorney Josh Insley released footage from a police cam that appears to show Baltimore officers colluding with each other to plant drugs in the car of his client Shamere Collins. Collins was charged with drug possession for that, but those charges have now been dropped thanks to public exposure of the police cam footage.

This was one of several dozen drug cases that the city’s...