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News

Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill US Agency's Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the Drug Enforcement Administrations' publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.13.18
video

Chinese Women are Getting Rich By Simply Livestreaming Their Days

In China, young women like 23-year-old Huan Huan can earn tens of thousands of dollars a month livestreaming themselves essentially just walking around.
Karen Ye
10.26.18
Inside Outsider

A Tense, Sake-Fuelled Afternoon With Japan's Yakuza

We talked police crackdowns and severed fingers with Japan's most famous underworld organisation.
Mahmood Fazal
9.4.17
Stuff

Meet the Burmese Punks Feeding Their Country's Homeless

Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.
Paul Gregoire
5.21.17
Work

The Government Is Trying Stop People Skipping Work With Surprise Inspections

Indonesians love to skip work on days that fall between holidays, but the government is trying to curb this national tradition.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
3.28.17
Corruption

Romania Has Essentially Made Corruption Legal

So, of course, thousands of people took to the streets of Bucharest to protest.
Mihai Popescu
2.3.17
Motherboard

The U.S. Government Wants to Make Bullets That Turn Into Plants

The biodegradable shells will contain time-delayed seeds that will begin growing after several months.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.17
tech

The FBI Hacked Over 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries Based on One Warrant

With upcoming changes to Rule 41, experts think this is only the beginning of worldwide hacking by law enforcement agencies.
Joseph Cox
11.23.16