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Rhino Horns Worth More Than Gold, Leads To Wave Of Museum Thefts

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Art theft results in an estimated loss of $6 billion each year, but does that take into account the amount people will pay on the black market? The...

What Happens To Art Post-Heist?

Stealing Beauty | Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts

A spate of high-profile art thefts—among them the San Francisco Picasso heist that led to the discovery of a veritable museum in the thief’s Hobok...

Knockoffs And Counterfeits Pose Risks To Your Health

AOL Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Talking about knockoff jackets with Kevin Spreekmeester, the global marketing vice president for outdoor clothing company Canada Goose, is a bit like ...

Netcare, South African Hospital, Charged in Organ Trafficking

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — A major South African hospital chain and its chief executive have been charged after years of investigation into a human organ traffi...

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

How Hard Is It to Get a Black Market Green Card in San Francisco?

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harmon Leon

Everyone's entitled to the American Dream. Some wait years to win the green card lottery. To reap the fruits of prosperity, I'm trying to get a green card by mid-afternoon -- no later.

Books About Zen, The Holocaust And Baha'i Banned At Tehran Book Fair

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | Golnaz Esfandiari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Other banned titles include "Power, Islam and the Political Elite in Iran," which Tabnak says makes unfair judgments about Iran, and a book titled "Ze...

Former Iraq Security Contractors Say Firm Bought Black Market Weapons, Swapped Booze For Rockets

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"We're spending a lot of money on these rifles, millions of dollars -- where do you think that money is going to?" [1] Ronald Boline, a former Triple ...

Poospatuck Tribe May Be Barred From Selling Cigarettes To Non-Members

Newsday | August 26, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a decision that could put a significant crimp in untaxed cigarette sales from the Poospatuck tribal reservation in Mastic, a federal judge has gran...

Mighty Movie Podcast: A Brisk Trade in Paul Giamatti: Sophie Barthes on Cold Souls

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Barthes was willing to give us some insight into her definition of soul and what it's like dealing with actors raised in the land of Stanislavski.

What to Do With a Cantankerous Caiman and Other Exotics That No Longer "Fit" In

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ann West

Connecticut's Exotic Animal Amnesty Day received a total of 135 exotic and potentially dangerous pets within the course of only a few hours.

Egypt's Poor Sell Their Organs For A Steep Price

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The poverty of Cairo's slums forced a young couple to sell nearly everything they had. When that wasn't enough, each of them sold a kidn...

Cuba's Trains: One More Victim in the Collapse of Infrastructure

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Lokomotiv He started with a pick and shovel, planting the heavy crossbeams that support the train lines. His father had also been a railroad worke...

Nepal's Political Crisis Deepens

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Subhash Ghimire

More than 80% of Nepalese live in villages with very little access to health, education and other modern amenities. Lands seized by Maoists during the decade long war from 1996 to 2006 have not been returned to the owners.

Cuba: Where Everything is Forbidden, Everything is For Sale

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This young man, not yet forty, sniffs out any restriction that creates a niche market. Respecting the penal code and survival are contradictory actions, he is a king in the country of the forbidden.

Higher Cigarette Taxes Lure Buyers To Black Market

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The big cigarette tax increases that many states are instituting to balance their out-of-whack budgets are raising fears that the tre...