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Why Would Someone Steal the World’s Rarest Water Lily?

The thin moral line between collecting and stealing plants.

Thursday, October 30

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Free To Go

To save himself, a basketball recruit testified against his mother.

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Longform App Exclusive: "The Trials of White Boy Rick"

Today we're thrilled to announce our first Longform App Exclusive! One of the best articles of 2014 is now available completely free, only in the Longform App.

In "The Trials of White Boy Rick," a Kindle Single bestseller, Evan Hughes tells the incredible story of Rick Wershe. An infamous teenage drug dealer in 1980s Detroit who flew in kilos of cocaine from Miami and drove a white Jeep with THE SNOWMAN emblazoned on the back, Wershe was arrested at 17 and remains incarcerated. But he now claims he was working with the FBI all along. Was one of Detroit’s most notorious criminals also one of the feds’ most valuable informants?

Everyone at Longform has read this story and we can say with complete confidence: you'll love it. It's a frontrunner for our Best of 2014 list, an epic tale you can't put down. We'll be bringing you many more Longform App Exclusives, but we couldn't have started with a better pick. And it's 100% totally free, only in the Longform App.

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How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen?

A profile of Ernest Hemingway.

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A Shooting on Spring Grove Avenue

The mystery of a death in Dallas.

Wednesday, October 29

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In Brazilian City, Homeless Face ‘Extermination’

In Goiânia, a city of 1.3 million in Brazil’s agricultural heartland, one in twenty homeless residents have been murdered in the last two years.

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Found Money

On cattle auctions, reality TV and coming of age during the Great Recession.

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My Captivity

An American journalist on being kidnapped, tortured and released in Syria.

Tuesday, October 28

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My Grandma the Poisoner

What do you do when you think a family member is a murderer? Step one: stop eating her food.

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Almost Human

On spear-wielding chimps who hunt for meat.

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The Great Paper Caper

The story of Frank Bourassa, the world’s most prolific counterfeiter.