Tuesday, January 5

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The Devastating Story of Washington’s Peeping-Tom Rabbi

Rabbi Barry Freundel said he would help dozens of women convert to Judaism. In the process, he secretly videotaped them naked.

Monday, January 4

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When He Was 16, This Man Threw One Punch—And Went to Jail for Life

Years after the era of the “superpredator,” Taurus Buchanan is still paying for a crime of his youth.

Saturday, January 2

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Granddad Gone Bad

He was arrested for pushing his three grandsons so hard on a Grand Canyon hike that rangers feared for their lives. Their account of the summer they spent with their youthful grandpa would include an uncanny understanding of marijuana strains and a stopover in Jamaica.

Wednesday, December 30

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My Brother, the Murderer

Who killed Jean Hope in 1970?

Tuesday, December 29

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A Last Resort for Stolen Ships

The ‘repo men’ of the high seas.

Monday, December 28

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The Hustlers at Scores

They were an organized group of ex-strippers, plus a few role players recruited from Craigslist. They fished for marks in strip clubs, Wall Street cocktail bars, and even TGI Fridays, and then lured them to strip clubs. The marks woke up with little memory of the night before and their credit cards maxed out.

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Two Lanes to Accokeek

A car race goes tragically wrong.

Sunday, December 27

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Karen Silkwood — Dead Because She Knew Too Much?

She was a young plutonium worker whose Honda Civic Hatchback ran off the road and smashed into the wall of a concrete culvert. In her trunk were manila folders full of documents, which immediately went missing.

Saturday, December 26

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City of Fear

How PCC, once an inmate soccer team and now Brazil’s most notorious prison gang, coordinated seven days of riots throughout São Paulo using mobile phones.

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City of Fear

How PCC, once an inmate soccer team and now Brazil’s most notorious prison gang, coordinated seven days of riots throughout São Paulo using mobile phones.

Tuesday, December 22

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JONAH, the Largest Jewish Gay Conversion Therapy Organization, Takes Its Last Breath

Inside “a surreal world of pseudo-scientific methods and jargon, traumatizing psychodramas and nude cuddling with counselors.”

Sunday, December 20

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The Mystery of India’s Deadly Exam Scam

The bribery scandal, involving tests given for coveted government jobs and medical school admissions, began implicating high-ranking officials. Then people started turning up dead.