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Bringing Down America's Happiest Christian Cult

How a former member of Jesus People USA exposed its history of sexual abuse.

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Slender Man Is Watching

Two young girls try to murder another in Waukesha, Wisconsin, trying to bring an internet meme to life.

Wednesday, August 26

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The Heart of Football Beats in Aliquippa

The story of a small town just outside Pittsburgh that has suffered through a half-century of economic decline, racial tension, and endless crime. Despite that trajectory, or perhaps because of it, Aliquippa has also produced an astounding number of NFL players.

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Structured Settlements

How an entire industry built itself convincing lead-paint poisoning victims to sign over settlement payments for a fraction of what they’re worth.

Tuesday, August 25

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"No Place for a Kid to Go"

The chaos of a group home in Long Beach, California.

Sunday, August 23

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Dr. Shock

How an apartheid-era psychiatrist went from torturing gay soldiers in South Africa to sexually abusing patients in Canada.

Friday, August 21

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Adrian Peterson's Suspended Reality

The running back’s life since he was indicted on charges of beating his son and suspended from the NFL.

Thursday, August 20

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Amor Prohibido

The meaning of Selena, 20 years after her death.

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How Black Reporters Report On Black Death

“What it means — for the reporting we do, for the brands we represent, and for our own mental health — that we don’t stop being black people when we’re working as black reporters. That we quite literally have skin in the game.”

Tuesday, August 18

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The Trials of Ed Graf

The tale of the first conviction overturned on faulty arson science.

Saturday, August 15

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"I Dream About It Every Night"

What happens to the people who film famous incidents of police violence.

Friday, August 14

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Man vs. Machine

A man had a gift for teaching people to beat the polygraph. Now he’s going to prison.