Tuesday, January 29

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The Big Cigar

How Bert Schneider, a well-heeled Hollywood producer with a coke problem and a soft spot for radical politics, smuggled Huey Newton, the leader of the Black Panthers who was awaiting trial on a murder charge, into Cuba in 1974.

Monday, January 28

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Aarushi Talwar Murder: The Inside Story of India’s Most Controversial Trial

Almost five years ago, the author’s 13-year-old niece was murdered in her bedroom in suburban New Delhi. Since then, both of her parents have spent time in jail. Evidence, bungled by police, points to another possible killer. The trial has not yet begun.

Saturday, January 26

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James Bond and the Killer Bag Lady

In November 1985, a woman who appeared to be a homeless drifter staked out the offices of 80-year-old banker Nicholas Deak, waited until he returned from lunch, then executed Deak and his secretary. As police wrestled her to the floor, she said “Don’t hurt me. He told me I could carry the gun.”

Friday, January 25

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Jailed for Success

Why Iran punished two leading AIDS doctors.

Thursday, January 24

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The Price of a Stolen Childhood

Calculating restitution for victims of child pornography.

Wednesday, January 23

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"I Will Ruin Him"

On being stalked in the age of the Internet.

Tuesday, January 22

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Dead Sea Scrolls Go to Court

A scholarly dispute devolves into criminal impersonation.

Sunday, January 20

Friday, January 18

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Deception Is Futile

In search of the perfect lie detector test.

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Solving Kathy Mabry's Murder

How an overzealous forensic pathologist and his odontologist sidekick put innocent Mississippi residents behind bars – and let killers run free.

Wednesday, January 16

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Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, the Most Heartbreaking and Inspirational Story of the College Football Season, Is a Hoax

The story was told by Sports Illustrated, CBS News, and countless others: linbeacker Manti Te’o, Heisman trophy candidate and the face of Notre Dame football, was playing brilliantly despite the tragic loss of his girlfriend to leukemia early in the season. The reporters missed one key element of Te’o’s story, however: the girl hadn’t died. She couldn’t have. She didn’t exist.

Tuesday, January 15

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The Longest Hunger Strike

An inmate’s protest.