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Logan Paul Has Conquered the Internet, But He Can’t Figure Out How to Conquer the World

He’s got millions of followers on Vine. He’s got sponsors paying him tens of thousands to promote their products. He’s got a vanity license plate that says “AYYYYYYY.” It’s not enough.

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Yemen's Hidden War

A remote nation and a burgeoning humanitarian catastrophe.

Longform Podcast Bonus: Noreen Malone

Noreen Malone wrote "Cosby: The Women — An Unwanted Sisterhood," this week's cover story in New York.

“We interviewed them all separately, and that was what was so striking: they all kept saying the same thing, down to the details of what they say Cosby did and how they processed it. Those echoes were what helped us know how to shape the story.”

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Breaking Ground

The struggle to build a wine industry in rural China.

Thursday, July 30

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"No More! No More!"

The abusive relationship between a Bell Gardens mayor and his wife ends with her firing a gun.

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This Woman Gets Students Accused Of Rape Back Into School — For A Price

A business opportunity stemming from “a moment in time when the debate over how colleges should address sexual assault has reached a fever pitch.”

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Murder Games"

Family relationships and the complexities of childhood imagination.

"Out the side door and into the yard. Plastic table, plastic sandbox in the shape of a turtle, two plastic chairs blown over. An empty birdfeeder. Ella had no idea why Blanket would be out here. This was why adventures needed preparation: because once they were underway they were always disappointments. In her backpack the string was unused, the flashlight unlit. She took the fork out just to feel like she had packed more wisely than she did."

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The Web We Have to Save

What the internet looks like to someone who spent the past six years in an Iranian prison.

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The High Life and Fast Times of Jim Dent

The author of The Junction Boys can’t tell you how many times he’s been arrested.

Wednesday, July 29

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Frankenstein’s Mother

Sometimes your mom keeps the monsters at bay, and sometimes, she is one.

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A Dream Undone

The plot to erode the key legislative gains of the civil rights era.