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FBI Really Wanted America to Believe Oswald Killed JFK, Files Show

The 2,891 recently released files shed light on the hectic aftermath of the assassination, as well as a significant memo from J. Edgar Hoover.


The British Army's Secret Plan to Shoot Protesters in Hong Kong in the 80s

The British Army of the 1980s was willing to control riots by shooting people.


We Interviewed the Historian Who Just Found the Oldest Use of the Word 'Fuck'

In 1310, Roger the Navel-Fucker was banned from Chester County.


Exclusive: The UK Has Just Unearthed New 'Top Secret' Colonial-Era Government Files

The files, some labeled "Top Secret," could shed more light on abuses committed in British colonies during the heyday of the Empire, that successive governments have long kept hidden.


Mexico Quietly Placed Archives Related to Its 'Dirty War' Under Lock and Key

The Mexican government recently restricted public access to records related to the Dirty War, an unofficial military operation that claimed the lives of thousands of dissidents starting in the 1960s.


Britain Just 'Found' Another 170,000 Unlawfully Withheld Government Files

VICE News exclusive: The British government just "became aware" of a huge trove of historic documents that should have been released to the public — but won't yet say what's in them.


The Mother Lode of UFO Files Has Finally Hit the Web

We spoke to Black Vault founder John Greenewald about his massive database of government documents, modern cover-ups, and Stanley Kubrick.


New Documents Reveal Britain's Secret Plan to Invade a Tiny Caribbean Island

Nearly a decade before Ronald Reagan launched an assault on Grenada, the UK government was thinking about doing more or less the same thing.