“The government calls it “Operation Open Market,” a four-year investigation resulting, so far, in four federal grand jury indictments against 55 defendants in 10 countries, facing a cumulative millennium of prison time. What many of those alleged scammers, carders, thieves, and racketeers have in common is one simple mistake: They bought their high-quality fake IDs from a sophisticated driver’s license counterfeiting factory secretly established, owned, and operated by the United States Secret Service.”
Tuesday, July 23
Team America voyages to Jordan’s King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center to compete against top-seeded China and other squads in challenges based on counter-terrorism scenarios.
Remembering the indie rock club that The New York Times once said was “so New York that it’s in New Jersey.”
Monday, July 22
The money has dried up, the models are broken and “there are simply many, many more high-priced lawyers today than there is high-priced legal work.” On the end of an era.
The fate of a star 16-year-old pitcher in Japan.
Why some innovations spread quick while others take decades to catch hold.
Sunday, July 21
How Goldman Sachs made $5 billion by controlling supply and manipulating the aluminum market.
On paleopathologist Gino Fornaciari and his investigations into murders from centuries past.
Saturday, July 20
California’s most prolific serial killer returns with little fanfare after a 13-year break.
Friday, July 19
The murder of an Olympic champion and the autopsy that shook a city.
The inspiration for Boogie Nights, how Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murder and the article that prompted this week’s cover — a collection of great crime reporting published by Rolling Stone.
Reporting on drug-resistant tuberculosis across Papua New Guinea – and then contracting the disease.