Thursday, March 17

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How a Ragtag Gang of Retirees Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in British History

Most of the men were in their 60s and 70s, with heart conditions, diabetes, and replacement hips. They made off with millions in cash and jewels, only to give themselves up by not understanding how technology works.

Monday, March 14

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Sunday, March 13

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What Happens When the Surveillance State Becomes an Affordable Gadget?

Your local police department probably has a $400,00 device that listens in on cellphones. Soon your neighbor will be able to buy the same thing for $1,500.

Friday, March 11

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A Marine's Convictions

After a flawed sexual assault investigation, a Naval Academy instructor made it his mission to prove he did nothing wrong. The discovery of a lost cell phone told a more complicated story.

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The Go-Between

Kate del Castillo, the actress who brought Sean Penn to Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, tells her side of the story.

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An Arrogant Way of Killing

Part 1 of "The Mastermind," a serialized investigation of Paul Le Roux, who went from brilliant programmer to vicious cartel boss to highly protected U.S. government asset.

Thursday, March 10

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The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

How “Count” Victor Lustig, one of America’s great con men, worked his scams.

Adapted from Handsome Devil.

Wednesday, March 9

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Marcia Clark Is Redeemed

She was mocked for her clothes and for her hair. Tabloids published nude photos of her and covered her custody fight. The defense called her hysterical. The judge condescended to her. She lost. And then she became a punchline. Twenty years later, thanks in part to The People v. O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark is finally being seen in full.

Tuesday, March 8

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O Sister, Where Art Thou?

“It is a story that seems almost impossible to believe: a group of female convicts, few of whom had ever played a musical instrument or taken voice lessons, forming a country and western band and becoming, at least in Texas, the Dixie Chicks of their day.”

Monday, March 7

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The List

When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence.

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The First Time Texas Killed One of My Clients

An attorney pieces together a life cut short.

Saturday, March 5

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Tales From the Big House: Al Capone and Other Alcatraz Cons

Between 1937 and 1973, Earl Johnson served out the sentences on nine felonies, worked for Charlie “Cherry Nose” Gio, became friends with a Soviet spy, and tried to kill “Joe Cargo” Valachi of the Cosa Nostra with a poison dart.