Wednesday, January 21

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From Gitmo to an American Supermax, The Horrors of Solitary Confinement

On the psychological damage punitive isolation inflicts upon Guantánamo and American prisoners alike.

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Making Sense of Ferguson

A narrative of the Michael Brown shooting.

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The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars—a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway.

Tuesday, January 20

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The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How the singer became the target of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics' early, racially-motivated war on drugs.

Excerpted from Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.

Monday, January 19

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From Amateur to Ruthless Jihadist in France

Chérif and Saïd Kouachi’s path to the Paris attack at Charlie Hebdo.

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The Whole Haystack

The N.S.A. claims it needs access to all our phone records. But is that the best way to catch a terrorist?

Saturday, January 17

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Hotter Than Lava

The barely monitored use by cops of flashbangs, or military-style grenades.

Thursday, January 15

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America's Dirtiest Cops

How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border.

Wednesday, January 14

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My Life Under Armed Guard

Since exposing the Neapolitan mafia by publishing Gomorrah at age 27, Roberto Saviano has lived for nearly a decade under armed guard, shuttling between anonymous hotels and army barracks.

Tuesday, January 13

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Crime Fiction

The story of Tyrone Hood, who served 21 years for a murder he didn’t commit, and the Chicago criminal justice apparatus that allowed a serial killer to go free.

Monday, January 12

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The Edward Snowdens of 1971

In March 1971, John and Bonnie Raines broke into an FBI office, stealing documents that revealed that the government was spying on its own citizens. Today, they’re hailed as heroes. Is this what the future holds for Edward Snowden?

Saturday, January 10

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The Lost Girls

Inside the world of underground sex trafficking in Houston.