Saturday, March 29

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Dick Cheney and the political history of warrantless surveillance.

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On the experience of having a stroke.

Friday, March 28

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The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.

Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.

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Race and major league pitcher Chris Archer.

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The fight to grant asylum to the translators who worked—and sometimes fought—alongside U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday, March 27

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In the summer of 1982, three Waco teenagers were savagely murdered for no apparent reason. Four men were ultimately charged with the crime. One was executed, two others were given life sentences, and a fourth was sent to death row only to be released after six years. They all may have been innocent.

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James Reston’s problematic proximity to the powerful.

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A local reporter set out to profile the celebrated writer. He ended up lampooned in The New Yorker.

Excerpted from Updike.

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The downfall of Hugo Schwyzer, feminist.

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the articles nominated today.

Previously: Our picks for the best of 2013.

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