Saturday, March 14

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The Wrong Way

Miriam Carey died at the hands of the Secret Service. Over a year later, her family has no real answers about what happened to her.

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Nightmare in Sin City

Rumor had it that a teenager had cut off a man’s penis, and the cops happened to have a murder victim that answered that description. Nothing else lined up.

Thursday, March 12

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The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford

He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.

Monday, March 9

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Inexcusable Absences

Truancy is punishable by fines, probation, and in some cases throwing parents in prison. Does any of that really keep kids in school?

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, denies that he was ever in the IRA. The murder of Jean McConville threatened to expose him as a liar.

Saturday, March 7

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Let Us Now Appraise Famous Writers

A correspondence school for writers turns out to be a sham. This piece forced it into bankruptcy.

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My Murderer's Futon

Renting the apartment formerly inhabited by the accused killer Robert Durst.

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Battling America’s Other PTSD Crisis

The everyday violence of some urban neighburhoods in America takes its own emotional toll.

Friday, March 6

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Birdman

A man’s love of pigeons leads him to build a Ponzi scheme out of birds.

Thursday, March 5

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The Killers of Swaziland

Bringing a serial killer to justice reveals the country’s other sources of death and suffering.

Wednesday, March 4

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Why Is This Man Still In Jail?

A false confession to bad cops put a man in prison for rape and murder. But even conclusive DNA evidence hasn’t gotten him out.

Tuesday, March 3

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The 'Deaf' Composer Who Fooled a Nation

Mamoru Samuragochi’s story turned out to be too good to be true.