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The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

Who gets out alive when disaster strikes? The people who can afford it.

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Monday, August 3

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GCHQ and Me

The costs of a life spent reporting on spies.

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Learning to Speak Lingerie

A Chinese underwear merchant rises in Egypt.

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Hunting Rebecca Francis

The woman trophy hunter, notorious for her controversial “hero shot” beside a dead giraffe, profiled.

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Ribbers Got Beef

In Ontario, Canada, ribfests were largely non-profit affairs. Then one man decided to make a profit off their popularity.

Sunday, August 2

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Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?

A graveyard, a stutter and Ray-Bans: The Vice President, profiled.

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The New Abolitionists

The anti-human trafficking stings conducted by Operation Underground Railroad are flashy, exciting, camera-ready. Whether or not they truly help victims is another question.

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How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

When all else failed, he commandeered a bus, and saved his neighbors. Now he’s in prison.

Saturday, August 1

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Birthright

The politics of Planned Parenthood.

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The Arc of the Sun

A trip to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.

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Best of Enemies

The mutual hatred of Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr., punctuated by great insults like “crypto-Nazi.”