Thursday, January 14

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Wenner's World

How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.

Saturday, January 9

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Betting on the Blind Side

Sitting alone in his San Jose office, Michael Burry saw the bubble in the subprime-mortgage market before anyone else. So he convinced Wall Street to let him bet on it, even though few were betting on him. The article that became The Big Short.

Thursday, January 7

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No Accident

After Brooke Melton died in a car crash, her parents approached attorney Lance Cooper to investigate. What he found in her 2005 Chevy Cobalt would lead to GM’s 30 million-vehicle recall.

Sunday, December 20

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The Mystery of India’s Deadly Exam Scam

The bribery scandal, involving tests given for coveted government jobs and medical school admissions, began implicating high-ranking officials. Then people started turning up dead.

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A Drug Rehab Mogul Built an Empire That's Now Being Probed by the FBI, DA, and State of California

He’s been accused of fraud, sexual assault, and using drugs. But for Chris Bathum, who doesn’t have prior experience treating people struggling with addiction, opening several facilities promising to do just that has been surprisingly easy—and lucrative.

Monday, December 14

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Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

Suzan Russaw is 70 years old. She lived in affordable Palo Alto housing for decades. Then, in 2013, she was forced to move into her car. On the new homeless of Silicon Valley.

Monday, December 7

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The Narco-Terror Trap

The DEA warns that drugs are funding terror. But is the agency stopping threats or staging them?

Tuesday, December 1

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The CEO Paying Everyone $70,000 Salaries Has Something to Hide

Thirty-year-old payment processing CEO Dan Price made an audacious decision and was rewarded with viral stardom. But what were his real motivations?

Monday, November 23

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The Rise of the Artisanal Funeral

A 30-year-old funeral director in LA wants to help the living get closer to death.

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"Everything Was Completely Destroyed"

What it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee after the hack.

Friday, November 13

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How the World's Biggest Bookie was Snared

Paul Phua rose from a Borneo numbers runner to being the biggest bookmaker in the world. Then he found poker.

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Life and Death in a Troubled Teen Boot Camp

A reckless billion-dollar industry that occasionally kills.