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The Great Cocaine Treasure Hunt

A man in Puerto Rico stumbles on a brick of cocaine, and rather than sell it he decides to bury it. Others, hearing his story, cook up a plan to retrieve it.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, The Boston Marathon Bomber, Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

A profile of Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, who has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner.

Monday, March 30

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The Right to Remain

The events that led the writer to spend 60 days in jail.

Sunday, March 29

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The Deadly Global War for Sand

Paleram Chauhan, a 52-year-old Indian farmer, was shot dead during the summer of 2013. The reason: his opposition to a gang of criminals stealing his village’s sand to sell on the black market.

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The Monster Next Door

Beatrice Munyenyezi told her New Hampshire neighbors that she was refugee from the Rwandan genocide. Half of that was true.

Friday, March 27

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Did the Princeton Preppy Murder His Hedge-Fund Dad?

Tommy Gilbert seemed like your average Beekman Place ne’er-do-well son—until his dad turned up dead.

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The Radical Humaneness of Norway's Halden Prison

The Scandinavians had an idea that seems wacky to Americans: make a prison safe and livable.

Thursday, March 26

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Exonerated and Out of Prison — and That’s When the Trouble Starts

After DNA test cleared Clarence Harrison of a crime he didn’t commit, he was released from prison and awarded $1 million. But the redemption story he tells publicly hides a more complicated reality.

Wednesday, March 25

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Fixed Menu

The most coveted items on the prison menu are salt and pepper packets.

Tuesday, March 24

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Monday, March 23

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The Unauthorized Biography of a Black Cop

“When I was a child, Dad told me that he chose to become a cop because a cop was the most respected man on the block. When I took a seat at the grown folks table, he told me that he wanted control.”

Sunday, March 22

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The Strange Saga and Dark Secrets of Matt DeHart

The government says Matt DeHart is an online child predator. DeHart—and his parents—say he’s being framed over his knowledge of CIA secrets.