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1

A gay freshman at Rutgers, a spying roommate, and the trial that followed.

2

The decades-long saga of Michael Morton, who was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife.

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3

How a Mexican drug cartel makes its billions.

4

The false promise and double standard of integration in the Obama era.

5

The rise and fall of the “most far-flung, most organized, and most brazen example of homosexual extortion in the nation’s history.”

6

“When I died, I died of many things: the failing systems; the weakening of age; the exhaustion of the long war against dying. Finally, I succumbed to the lack of ethics in a California hospital, killed by filth and neglect.”

7

The insanity of U.S. gun law.

8

“Reg Smythe was the greatest British newspaper strip cartoonist of the 20th Century—and second only to Peanuts’ Charles Schulz on a global scale. So why don’t we treat him that way?”

10

As a 15-year runaway hitchhiker, the writer was nearly killed by a trucker. Twenty seven years later, she investigates whether her attacker was truck stop serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades.