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Past articles by Alice:

Elon Musk’s Boring Company built a special tunnel that’ll make Teslas “feel like teleporting”

"I've lived in LA for 16 years and traffic has gone from seventh level of hell to eighth level of hell." → Read More

Carlos Ghosn is up against Japan’s 99.9% conviction rate

Ghosn's arrest has drawn worldwide scrutiny to a judicial system heavily stacked against anyone accused of a crime. → Read More

People who owe $15,000 in taxes won’t be able to leave China

Evading taxes of 100,000 yuan—or $14,500—will land individuals and companies on its tax agency's blacklist. → Read More

Michael Flynn’s cooperation might land him a get-out-of-jail-free card

Trump's former national security adviser has been so cooperative in the special counsel's investigations, including its Russia probe, that he could avoid jail time. → Read More

Malaysia is seeking Interpol’s help to extradite the alleged mastermind of 1MDB

The number of charges against Jho Low keeps growing, even if the fugitive financier is nowhere to be found. → Read More

Another person in Hong Kong has been infected by a strain of hepatitis found in rats

The city this week revealed a second case of a human contracting rat hepatitis E. → Read More

Ford’s found a way to appease Chinese consumers who hate the new-car smell

In the US, you can buy fragrances that emulate the new-car smell. In China, such an idea would seem utterly absurd because consumers loathe that lingering scent. → Read More

Bangladesh can’t find a single Rohingya willing to go back to Myanmar

As the deadline to repatriate some Rohingya ticked closer, Bangladesh found no willing takers, forcing it to abandon plans to return the refugees to Myanmar. → Read More

Aside from Lion Air, these are all the airlines that have Boeing 737 Max planes

It was supposed to be a "game changer" and the "short-haul plane of the future." → Read More

Amazon’s next headquarters are in New York City and Crystal City, Virginia

Other cities may still receive major sites. → Read More

A US fighter jet crashed into the Philippine Sea

The crash is the latest in a series of setbacks for the US military. → Read More

How to fight back against a dictator, according to an exiled democracy activist

"Whenever he goes outside Cambodia, he is met with protestors—Cambodians living abroad." → Read More

The woman who uncovered 1MDB says it’s changed far more than Malaysia

The corruption in Malaysia was "emblematic of what's going on all over the planet"—all facilitated by the global financial system. → Read More

Vietnam’s Lady Gaga is pressuring Facebook to stop complying with censorship laws

Mai Khoi is trying to use her celebrity to pressure Facebook to stop complying with, and instead push back against, government censorship. → Read More

Stacey Abrams won’t give up her bid for Georgia governor until “every vote is counted”

"I promise you tonight we're going to make sure every vote is counted—every single vote." → Read More

SoftBank finally condemned Khashoggi’s murder—but it won’t stop taking Saudi money

Masayoshi Son is breaking his deafening silence. → Read More

Australia deported a former NBA star’s French bulldog

The incident harks back to Australia's "War on Terrier," when then agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce threatened to euthanize Johnny Depp's dogs. → Read More

Thailand wants to be the first Asian nation to legalize medical marijuana

“Thailand has the best marijuana in the world.” So claims Jet Sirathraanon, chairman of the country’s National Legislative Assembly’s standing committee of public health, who is pushing to legalize cannabis for medical use. A draft bill to permit medical marijuana had been sent to the legislative body, and will be reviewed within a month, reports the AFP. According to Sirathraanon, Thailand has… → Read More

Rihanna declined to headline the Super Bowl to stand with Colin Kaepernick

"They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy." → Read More

A fasting expert’s tips for making it to your next meal

Technically, a true fast is water and nothing else, but it's OK to bend the rules. → Read More