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Harry Major Took in Ex-Cons for Sex and Friendship. Then He Turned Up Dead.

“You probably don’t believe me, but I didn’t kill Harry.”

Friday, October 17

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Wednesday, October 15

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The Stradivarius Affair

The bungled theft of a $6 million violin.

Saturday, October 11

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The Spy Who Scammed Us?

Jamie Smith said he was a co-founder of Blackwater and a former CIA officer. He appeared on cable news as a counterterrorism expert and he received millions in goverment contracts to train personnel. The money was real. The resume wasn’t.

Thursday, October 9

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The Hidden Sources That Brought Down Nixon in Watergate

Woodward and Bernstein’s other anonymous sources.

Wednesday, October 8

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The Empire of Edge

How a doctor and an S.A.C. trader got entangled in a financial scandal.

Wednesday, October 1

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The Ballad of Buddy

Buddy Cianci, former Providence mayor and convicted felon, is running for the city’s top office. Again.

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A Hundred Women

Why a decades-long string of murders near the Mexican border has gone unsolved.

Tuesday, September 30

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Zimmerman Family Values

Their paranoid existence more than two years after George killed Trayvon Martin.

Monday, September 29

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A Mobster, a Murder, and a Moll with a Secret

Nearly 70 years after Bugsy Siegel’s unsolved murder in Beverly Hills, a family finally comes forward: they know who did it.

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The Man Who Fought the Synanon Cult and Won

Under the cover of curing addicts, they beat and brainwashed their charges in basements across California. When a cult deprogrammer crossed them, he found a rattlesnake in his mailbox.