Friday, January 23

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Defending Those Accused of Unthinkable Crimes

On the lawyers who defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Jared Loughner and Whitey Bulger.

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Spy in the Machine

NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world’s worst dictatorships are buying.

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'That's Not All!' Kevin Trudeau, The World’s Greatest Salesman, Makes One Last Pitch

A profile of the best-selling author, self-help guru and convicted felon.

Thursday, January 22

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The Story of Diana: The Making of a Terrorist

How a woman born of wealth and privilege tries to bomb the establishment from which she came and ultimately dies in the process.

This Pulitzer-winning series is reprinted online in full and for the first time by Longform.

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.