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Opiate Addiction in America, Chapter Two: Philadelphia's Forgotten
Jul 24, 2018
Kensington, North-East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Back in the 50's, the neighborhood was a thriving workers’ enclave nationally famous for creating hats, cigars, and a stable blue-collar life.
Nowadays, more than half the population lives below the poverty line, 2.5 times the rate of the rest of Philadelphia. For decades, Kensington is a destination from afar, the country for heroin users, where...
Opiate Addiction in America, Chapter One: A Heroin Story in Ohio
Jun 12, 2018
“The heroin doesn’t discriminate… poor, rich, women, men, black or white, for all it’s the same hell.”
I met Kay (not her real name) in the first LGBT “Sober House” in Cleveland. The house, a sanctuary for recovering drug addicts was opened back in July 2017 by Tony Correa, a former user himself. Those who come to the house have to quit using drugs altogether, it’s a space where they can get away from...
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July 17, 2014. Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
May 29, 2018
On the afternoon of July 17th 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disintegrated over eastern Ukraine resulting in the death of all 298 passengers and crew. At the time of the crash, the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists, then opposed in the Donbass War, accused each other of having shot down the aircraft. After 4 years of investigation the "Buk" missile that shot down the Boeing has been...
Fighting a Death Sentence
Mar 6, 2018
Jeff Wood was convicted for the 1996 murder of convenience store clerk Kriss Keeran in Kerrville, despite the fact he was sitting outside in the truck when his friend, Daniel Reneau, pulled the trigger. Wood’s upcoming execution has gained national attention and highlighted Texas’ felony murder statute, commonly known as the law of parties, which states that anyone involved in a crime resulting in...
Bulgarian Volunteer Border Patrol
Jan 16, 2018
The Turkish-Bulgarian border is the new route used by refugees on their way to Europe. The Shipka Bulgarian National Movement (BNO), a volunteer unit supervised by army veterans, was formed in Bulgary to halt the influx of migrants. The paramilitary training of this militia, overseen by a controversial former Bulgarian officer, Vladimir Russev, was documented by Jerome Sessini.
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