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This Story of an Elevator Plummeting 84 Floors Is an Absolute Nightmare

Thankfully, everyone managed to escape the thing unscathed.
River Donaghey
11.19.18
2018 election

Everybody Loves Weed, Midterms Suggest

During a bitterly divided election, red states and blue states both embraced cannabis measures.
Eve Peyser
11.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bruno the Incredibly Extra Cat Has Finally Found a Home

He now has a new mom, Instagram account, and feather wand toy (since it's the only thing he'll play with).
Drew Schwartz
8.21.18
Photo

This 'Redneck Fishin' Tournament' Is Pest Control at Its Most American

People from all over the world gather in Bath, Illinois, to catch and remove thousands of invasive Asian Carp from the Illinois River each year.
Sean Neumann
8.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Man Harasses Latina for ‘Un-American’ Puerto Rico Shirt While Cop Does Nothing

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America. Are you a citizen?"
Drew Schwartz
7.10.18
american conventions

Inside the Annual Gathering of Abe Lincoln Presenters

Ever year, dozens of men and women channeling Abe and Mary Lincoln descend onto Freeport, Illinois.
VICE Staff
6.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Houston Got a Big Metal Bean and Now Chicago Is Furious

"It's a leftover bean, a second-rate bean that's been lying around in storage for the better part of 20 years because nobody else wanted it."
Drew Schwartz
3.29.18
House Party

A Lot of Congressional Races Got Upended by Filing Deadlines

Dropouts, forged signatures, and a Republican who may have picked the wrong moment to retire.
Robert Wheel
3.26.18
House Party

What You Should Know About Illinois's Combative Democratic Primary

Conservative Democrat Dan Lipinski could be on the way out.
Robert Wheel
3.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Looks Like a Literal Nazi Will Be a Republican Congressional Nominee

Arthur Jones is a former American Nazi Party leader who's called the Holocaust "the biggest, blackest, lie in history."
Allie Conti
2.5.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Math Teacher Quizzed His Students About Coke and Drug Dealers

"You take 600 mg of cocaine. Your body filters out 40 percent per hour. How high are you in three hours?"
Drew Schwartz
2.2.18
House Party

Here Are the Democratic Primaries You Should Be Watching This Year

If progressives want to take over the Democratic Party, here's where they should start.
Robert Wheel
1.29.18
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