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The Diplomat and the Killer

In 1980, four American nuns were murdered in El Salvador. This is the story of how a young American official stationed there singlehandedly found the culprits.

Excerpted from Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador's Dirty War

Wednesday, February 10

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Unholy Act

Decades after the body of beauty queen Irene Garza was pulled from an irrigation canal, there is still only one suspect: John Feit, the priest who heard her final confession.

Update 2/10/16: More than 55 years after the murder, Feit has been arrested.

Monday, February 8

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A Final Appeal

Twenty years ago, Brian Peixoto was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son. But is he innocent?

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The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime

How cops are using nuisance abatement actions to put New Yorkers on the streets.

Friday, February 5

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How Chicago's 'Fraternal Order of Propaganda' Shapes the Story of Fatal Police Shootings

When cops kill civilians, their union is on hand to defend them. In many cases this has come at the expense of the truth.

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The Lives and Lies of a Professional Imposter

Before ending up in Rikers, Jeremy Wilson — if that’s his real name — had portrayed himself as a Scottish-born DJ, a Cambridge-trained thespian, a Special Forces officer, a professor at MIT, an Apple executive, a soldier seeking asylum in Canada to escape anti-Semitic attacks in the United States, and an Irish mobster. Among others.

Thursday, February 4

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Higher and Higher

Defensive end Shawn King was the 36th pick in the 1995 draft. His career with the Carolina Panthers didn’t turn out as planned.

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Why Did Two Parents Murder Their Adopted Child?

Asunta Fong Yang was adopted as a baby by a wealthy Spanish couple. Aged 12, she was found dead beside a country road. Not long after, her mother and father were arrested.

Wednesday, February 3

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‘This Man Will Almost Certainly Die’

There is a little-known network of 11 federal prisons in America called Criminal Alien Requirement facilities. They exclusively house men who lack U.S. citizenship and have been convicted of crimes. They are all run privately. And over the last 18 years, they have allowed scores of inmates to die from diseases that could have been treated.

Monday, February 1

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

How forensic anthropologist Sue Black does her job.

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The Bouvier Affair

How an art shipper took advantage of the market’s opaque rules and shadowy deal-making to rip off a Russian oligarch.

Saturday, January 30

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Who Knows Best

Should having an intellectual disability disqualify a mother from raising her child?