Saturday, January 17

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Hotter Than Lava

The barely monitored use by cops of flashbangs, or military-style grenades.

Friday, January 16

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California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.

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Damage

"When I was younger, someone took a knife to my clitoris and cut out a small but significant part of me. I blamed my mother. I despised her. I loved her."
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They Have Miao

How a reporter’s assistant got into trouble with Beijing security.

Thursday, January 15

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Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea

Thousands of Korean children were sent abroad beginning in the 1950s. Now, many of them are returning to their country of origin.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Myrna's Dad"

The truth about a girl's father, shrouded in mystery.

The National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the articles nominated today, including work by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pamela Colloff, John Jeremiah Sullivan and more.

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America's Dirtiest Cops

How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border.

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How to Succeed in Television

Meet Ben Sherwood, the new head of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Wednesday, January 14

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My Life Under Armed Guard

Since exposing the Neapolitan mafia by publishing Gomorrah at age 27, Roberto Saviano has lived for nearly a decade under armed guard, shuttling between anonymous hotels and army barracks.

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A Wild Goose Chase

A Georgia chicken farmer hoped to find financial independence in ethical foie gras. Things got weird.