Monday, March 18

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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.

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A Sentence Worse Than Death

The author on his 25 years in solitary confinement.

Friday, March 15

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A Tale of Two Londons

“We can conclude at least two things with certainty about the tenants of One Hyde Park: they are extremely wealthy, and most of them don’t want you to know who they are and how they got their money.”

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In Mississippi, the Mysterious Murder of a Gay, Black Politician

It’s tempting to think Marco McMillian was killed because of his race, his sexuality, or because he was running for mayor. The truth is more elusive.

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After the Mile

The story of Tim Danielson, one of America’s top high school distance runners, who went on to murder his ex-wife.

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The Things They Leave Behind

Mementos left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the man in charge of cataloging them.

Thursday, March 14

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The Crush of the Ring

“He was, it must be said, a pig. And my heart grew fonder.”