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The Rise and Fall of the Bombshell Bandit

How a 24-year-old nurse discovered Vegas, high-stakes gambling, and serial bank robbery.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
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The Untold Story of Silk Road (Part 1)

How Ross Ulbricht went from idealistic used-book seller to murderous drug kingpin.

Monday, April 27

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Tony Wheat Has Been Sorry for So Long

In 1965, Wheat was sentenced to death for armed robbery and murder. When his sentence was commuted, he decided

Wednesday, April 22

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“Have You Ever Thought About Killing Someone?”

Doc was a medical student in his 40s, but he spent his nights with the teenagers who hung around his San Antonion apartment complex, buying them drugs and booze. The first time he asked one of them to ritualistically kill him, they laughed it off. He would ask again.

Sunday, April 19

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A Killing in Pocahontas

The murder of a 34-year-old by a wig-wearing figure traces back to meth, an FBI sting and a former municipal judge who once sent a live copperhead snake to a foe through the U.S. mail.

Thursday, April 16

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The Terrible Things I Learned About My Dad: On Abuse and the People We Love

The author discovers devastating secrets while going through her late father’s belongings.

Wednesday, April 15

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Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.

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The Gangster in the Huddle

The double life of Aaron Hernandez.

Tuesday, April 14

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The Tragic Love Story Of Christy Mack and MMA Fighter War Machine

The woman that the mixed martial arts star beat nearly to death tells her side of the story.

Sunday, April 12

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Did Alice Crimmins Kill Her Kids?

In 1965, a mother was charged with killing her 5-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter in Queens. Fifty years later, it still isn’t clear if she did it.

Saturday, April 11

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The Dukes of Oxy

Doug Dodd was a drug kingpin in high school. And now, like the narrator of a Scorcese film, he wants to tell his own story.

Thursday, April 9

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Upon Further Review

Darren Sharper was once an NFL star. He was also a serial rapist, one who law enforcement failed to stop.