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Daily Horoscope: June 21, 2021

We are confronting obstacles as the moon in Scorpio clashes with Saturn at 5:09 AM, and surprises pop up as the moon opposes Uranus at 6:02 AM. Sweet Venus connects with dreamy Neptune at 9:57 AM, inspiring a hugely romantic atmosphere! It’s an easy time to fall in love. The moon connects with Neptune at 9:57 PM, encouraging us to trust our intuitions. The moon connects with Venus at 11:01 PM, creating an affectionate mood.
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Police Searching for a Fugitive Far-Right Soldier Say They’ve Found a Body

Johan Tollenaere, the mayor of Maaseik, Belgium, was mountain biking in a difficult to reach section of Hoge Kempen National Park on Sunday morning when a foul odour alerted him to a decomposing body. Belgian authorities believe the body is Jurgen Conings, 43, the soldier who disappeared into the park on the 18th of May after stealing automatic weapons and threatening top Belgian officials.
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All the Things We Overheard at Download Festival This Year

Get 10,000 people in weather-inappropriate attire together in one wet field, feed them lots of Carlsberg and blast them with metal, and you’re going to hear them say some strange things. The VICE team usually does this “overheard at” exercise when we go to festivals, as much for our own...
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Daily Horoscope: June 20, 2021

The moon in Libra clashes with Pluto at 1:37 AM, stirring up intense emotions, and we’re feeling confident as the moon connects with the sun at 6:42 AM. The moon enters mysterious water sign Scorpio at 7:58 AM. Jupiter begins its retrograde at 11:06 AM, encouraging us to reflect on how things have expanded over the last few weeks. The moon connects with Jupiter at 11:35 AM, encouraging generosity—but some bickering may take place as the moon clashes with Mars at 5:29 AM. The sun enters intuitive and creative water sign Cancer at 11:32 PM: Happy solstice!
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Photos of Scotland Fans Partying in Central London

England and Scotland met for their first Euros fixture since 1996 last night, in what was a fairly dull goalless draw at Wembley. Still, Scotland had reason to celebrate, as the result leaves them with a hope of qualifying for the next round of the tournament. Jake Lewis. Far more...
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Daily Horoscope: June 19, 2021

The moon in Libra connects with taskmaster Saturn at 3:1 5 AM, encouraging us to focus on our responsibilities. The moon connects with Mercury retrograde at 9:22 AM, finding us reflecting on our emotions, and we’re eager to get what we want as the moon clashes with Venus at 5:07 PM.
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Facial Recognition Failures Are Locking People Out of Unemployment Systems

People around the country are furious after being denied their unemployment benefits due to apparent problems with facial recognition technology that claims to prevent fraud. Unemployment recipients have been complaining for months about the identity verification service ID.me, which uses a combination of biometric information and official documents to confirm that applicants are who they claim to be. The complaints reached another crescendo this week after Axios published a “deep dive” article about the threat of unemployment fraud based on statistics provided to the outlet by ID.me.
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3 Vacations You Can Take Right Now for Under $500

Are your armpits starting to feel like two sweaty pads of salted butter from Northern France? You tired, sticky baby. You’ve been working hard for the money. And now, it’s probably (definitely) time for you to take a summer vacation. Even if it’s brief, and even if it’s just for a few days, your vaccinated buns need a breather.
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People Think a Hideo Kojima's New Silent Hill Game Is Hiding in Plain Sight

People online are convinced they’ve discovered Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima’s next video game hiding in plain sight. The game is called Abandoned and it’s from a studio called Blue Box Games Studios. The studio released a trailer in April and promised to reveal more about gameplay later this Summer. There’s scant information about the game or the studio developing it, and in the absence of hard information fans online have decided that Abandoned is, secretly, Kojima’s next big game.
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Millennials Are Shunning Iran’s Elections – and the Regime Is Terrified

Millions of Iranians are choosing to stay at home rather than vote in Friday’s presidential election, in what represents an unprecedented expression of anger and frustration aimed at the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Khamenei has the last say in all important state matters in Iran. Still, the presidential race...
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Jay-Z Is Suing a Photographer for ‘Exploiting’ His Image. Does He Have a Case?

In 1996, as Jay-Z was gearing up to release his debut album, he hired a photographer named Jonathan Mannion for a photoshoot. Mannion took hundreds of photos of the rapper, one of which he wound up using for the cover of 1996’s Reasonable Doubt. Now, twenty-five years later, Jay-Z is suing Mannion—alleging that he’s been exploiting those images and illicitly trading on the superstar’s name for his own gain.
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A Group of White Cops Beat a Black Undercover Officer at a BLM Protest

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A Black police officer was undercover with a white colleague during a protest in 2017 when they were both arrested by their unknowing co-workers. The white officer walked away unharmed—but the Black officer had his phone smashed, was beaten, and suffered permanent neck injuries.
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Making Only Two Plans for the Weekend Is the Key to a Perfect Summer

I recently saw a TikTok going around in which a guy said something to the effect of, “If you want to hang out, I’m free in late August.” On one hand, the fact that every weekend of his is booked for the foreseeable future is cool. I’d like to think all his plans are fun, classic summer weekend stuff, like going to the beach and doing karaoke or playing boozy mini golf with friends. On the other hand, it sucks. What if something really amazing, like a hot first date or a last-minute invitation to a party barge, comes up?
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A Homeless Amazon Warehouse Worker in New York City Tells Her Story

On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. Natalie Monarrez's commute to work at Amazon's colossal warehouse in Staten Island, New York City, known as JFK8, is just a few hundred steps. Since 2019, she's been homeless and has lived out of her SUV, camping out in the facility's parking lot.
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Ethiopia Denies There’s a Famine in Tigray. We Obtained Photos of Starving Children.

Ethiopia’s government denies there is a famine in the northern Tigray region, claiming aid is being delivered to people in need of food. But video footage, photos, and testimonies from patients and medics obtained from a hospital in Tigray by VICE World News show that people from the region were being treated for severe acute malnutrition at least as far back as early May.