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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.

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The Transgender Crucible

CeCe McDonald, a homeless trans teen in Minneapolis, was charged with murder for defending herself. Then she became a folk hero.

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Diary: Guantánamo

Accused of being part of a terror cell at age 12, Gitmo’s youngest prisoner recounts his life

Tuesday, July 29

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The NRA's Murder Mystery

Today, Robert Dowlut is the National Rifle Association’s top lawyer. Fifty years ago, he was convicted of murdering a woman with a handgun.

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The Talented Mr. Young

Alan Young has been running the same scam for years: posing as a member of The Temptations and smooth-talking his way into luxury hotel rooms and prostitutes. Despite his clear charm, he admits he has “no skills other than being a con man.”

Monday, July 28

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In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall

On the cult founder, business magnate, pseudonymous internationally shown artist and ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in the brush amidst empty liquor bottles.