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Tuesday, August 12

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How a Squad of Ex-Cops Fights Police Abuses

An experiment in public defense.

Monday, August 11

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Crowded House

They thought that they’d found the perfect New York apartment. They weren’t alone.

Sunday, August 10

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The Trials of Philip Halliday

The story of a naïve fisherman, a boat headed for Spain and 1.5 tons of cocaine.

Friday, August 8

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The Black Widow

Sandra Bridewell, a Dallas socialite, and the people around her who keep dying.

Wednesday, August 6

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Get Out of Jail, Inc.

On the private, for-profit probation industry.

Tuesday, August 5

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On Being Stalked

“I write this with a baseball bat by the bed.”

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Brooklyn's Baddest

Louis Scarcella was a star New York City detective in the ’80s and ’90s, cracking cases no one else could. Now it appears that many of the people he put away were innocent, forced into false confessions and convicted with testimony from flimsy witnesses. Scarcella maintains that he did nothing wrong, despite evidence against him much stronger than in many of his cases.

Monday, August 4

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The Prosecutor and the Snitch

In 2004, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for starting a fire that killed his three daughters. The case hinged on the testimony of a jailhouse informant named Johnny E. Webb. Today, Webb says he lied.

Previously: "Trial By Fire," David Grann's 2009 article on the Willingham case.

Saturday, August 2

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The Hit Man’s Tale

How an honors student became a hired killer.

Friday, August 1

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The Social Laboratory

On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.

Wednesday, July 30

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Gold In The Mud

The story of imprisoned boxer James Scott, who contended for the light heavyweight title by staging fights inside Rahway prison.