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How to Rig an Election

The perils of voting in the modern age.

Wednesday, September 10

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The Next Giant Leap

“You are reading this because you have no idea what NASA is doing. And NASA, tongue-tied by jargon, can’t figure out how to tell you. But the agency is engaged in work that can be more enduring and far-reaching than anything else this country is paying for.”

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Ending College Sexual Assault

On the president’s campaign to crack down on campus rape.

Friday, September 5

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Inside the Mammoth Backlash to Common Core

How an education reform effort became the new Obamacare.

Wednesday, September 3

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Monday, September 1

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Steven Seagal's Fight for Mother Russia

The aging action star’s second wind abroad: political maneuvering, many guns and, most importantly, a market for his B movies.

Thursday, August 28

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The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion

Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries with limits on abortion. Activists like Rebecca Gompert imagine a future where those limits are meaningless because most abortions happen at home.

Tuesday, August 19

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Going It Alone

Elias Pompa is the lone deputy in one of the poorest counties in Texas. He is also at the center of the U.S. border crisis.

Wednesday, August 13

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Who Is Charlie Crist? The Answer Is Complicated

A profile of Florida’s former (and perhaps future) governor.

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The Most Wanted Man in the World

Catching up with Edward Snowden in Moscow.

Monday, August 11

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The New Racism

How the GOP took control of state politics in Alabama, leaving black lawmakers — and their constituents — powerless.

Saturday, August 9

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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

The secret diary of Nina Simone.