Sunday, July 27

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The Unforgotten

The people who go missing while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the people who attempt to identify their remains.

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Did Michele Williams Get Away With Murder?

On the “black widow” of Keller, Texas.

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Pepper Pilgrimage

A gardener in Newark, NJ tries to grow the world’s best peppers.

Saturday, July 26

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Prized But Perilous Catch

Exploring the depths of the abalone black market.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Roy Spivey"

A chance encounter with a movie star on an airplane.

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Friday, July 25

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Whatsizface

Contemplating plastic surgery.

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The Down and Dirty History of TMZ

How a lawyer from the Valley created a gossip empire.

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"Then I Saw Them Everywhere. Children’s Belongings Were Everywhere.”

How the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled around the world, from the the battlefield of Ukraine to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to the White House.

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Burger King Is Run by Children

The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.

Thursday, July 24

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Sequenced in the U.S.A.

A tenth of Kannapolis, North Carolina, residents were laid off after the local textile mill closed. A billionaire bought the mill and turned it into a mecca for biotechnology and life sciences research. Now many residents are human research subjects.

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Temple of Gloom

Why the second Indiana Jones was so dark.