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The New Abolitionists

The anti-human trafficking stings conducted by Operation Underground Railroad are flashy, exciting, camera-ready. Whether or not they truly help victims is another question.

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How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

When all else failed, he commandeered a bus, and saved his neighbors. Now he’s in prison.

Thursday, July 30

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"No More! No More!"

The abusive relationship between a Bell Gardens mayor and his wife ends with her firing a gun.

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This Woman Gets Students Accused Of Rape Back Into School — For A Price

A business opportunity stemming from “a moment in time when the debate over how colleges should address sexual assault has reached a fever pitch.”

Tuesday, July 28

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Potsdam’s Nightmare: What Happened to Garrett Phillips?

Nearly 4 years ago, a 12-year-old boy was murdered in a small town in upstate New York. The suspects are well known, but nobody has been convicted of the crime.

Monday, July 27

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Jennifer Pan’s Revenge

Her parents wanted Jennifer to be successful. The pressure may have led her to plot their murder.

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‘I’m No Longer Afraid’

The stories of 35 women who were assaulted by Bill Cosby.

Sunday, July 26

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The Lost Girls of Rocky Mount

An investigation into serial killings in a small North Carolina city.

Thursday, July 23

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The Vegas Plot

Two ordinary Americans, inspired by right-wing extremism, plan to kidnap a cop.

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Comic Conman

The story of a lawyer-turned-money launderer, stolen evidence, and a bunch of comics selling at outrageously high prices at auction. And Mussolini.

Tuesday, July 21

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The Illusionist

Al Seckel held legendary parties in the 1980s and 90s, with attendees ranging from Slash to Francis Crick. He later became a collector of optical illusions and gave a TED talk on the topic. He may have also misled and defrauded many of the people he came into contact with.

Monday, July 20

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“These People Need to Know What We Have Gone Through”

To reduce recidivism, a program brings criminals face to face with their victims. The results aren’t always what you’d expect.