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"You Call This An Emergency?"

Investigating the death of Rikers Island women’s jail inmate Jackie Caquias, and other abuses of women prisoners’ access to medical care.

Friday, May 29

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A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite

In 1980, a bankrupt gambler came up with a plan to get his money back. He built an incredibly complex bomb, one that was impossible to diffuse and that only he knew how to move, and snuck it into a Lake Tahoe casino with an extortion note demanding $3 million. Part of the plan worked. Part of it did not.

Thursday, May 28

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Under the Skin

A West Hollywood aesthetician made headlines after allegedly trying to have a business rival killed. But the real story, involving ongoing harassment and a member of the so-called Bling Ring, may be more complicated.

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How Do You Define a Gang Member?

If you’re in a gang, the law can impose harsh penalties. But even though the police think they’ve got all the signs of gang membership down pat, it turns out that you can’t really tell just by looking.

Wednesday, May 27

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17 Shots in Pasco

The life of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, shot dead by the police in Washington state.

Tuesday, May 26

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The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

The detective work that led to the recovery of a trove of stolen Nazi art.

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Why Baltimore Blew Up

The failures of the “broken windows” approach to policing.

Monday, May 25

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A City of Two Tales

The Cleveland police are still adamant that they did nothing wrong in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Sunday, May 24

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A Pinot Noir

On the trail of a group of thieves stealing the fanciest wine out of San Francisco’s fanciest restaurants.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Wine
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The Boy Who Burned Inside

After years of sexual abuse by a neighbor, a teenager takes matters into his own hands.

Tuesday, May 19

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Inexplicable Crime

On the psychology of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

Saturday, May 16

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In Bourbon Country, a Shot of Scandal

The case of the disappearing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.