Wednesday, March 20

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The Manipulator

On Ahmad Chalabi, the con man who pushed America to war.

Tuesday, March 19

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How Soccer Explains Israel

In February, Jerusalem’s FC Beitar, the only soccer team in the Israeli Premier League to have never signed an Arab player, signed two Chechnyan Muslims, sparking national controversy and pitting the organization against their ultras fan club La Familia.

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The Private Lives of the Cryptozoologists

A visit to a Maine museum devoted to Bigfoot and other mythical creatures.

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The Nightmare of the West Memphis Three

Three boys falsely accused of murder, and what the twenty-year saga says about all of us.

Monday, March 18

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He Who Makes the Rules

The bureaucratic hell of enforcing legislation in Washington.

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Food Stamps Put Rhode Island Town on Monthly Boom-and-Bust Cycle

The economics of Woonsocket, where one-third of residents rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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The Miner’s Daughter

A profile of Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia.

Sunday, March 17

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The Vulgarian in the Choir Loft

An asshole learns to sing.

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The Informant

A participant in a deadly shooting spree decides to snitch on his friends.

Saturday, March 16

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Greed Is Groupon

The daily deals company turned down a $6 billion offer from Google and went public. Now its stock is down 80% and its founder/CEO has been fired. On Groupon’s failed strategy and tenuous future.