Tuesday, July 23

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The Secret Service Agent Who Collared Cybercrooks by Selling Them Fake IDs

“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.”

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Sleep-Away Camp for Postmodern Cowboys

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.

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The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell's

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

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The Last Days of Big Law

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.

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When 772 Pitches Isn't Enough

The fate of a star 16-year-old pitcher in Japan.

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Slow Ideas

Why some innovations spread quick while others take decades to catch hold.

Sunday, July 21

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A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold

How Goldman Sachs made $5 billion by controlling supply and manipulating the aluminum market.

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CSI: Italian Renaissance

On paleopathologist Gino Fornaciari and his investigations into murders from centuries past.

Saturday, July 20

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Grim Sleeper Returns

California’s most prolific serial killer returns with little fanfare after a 13-year break.

Friday, July 19

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Who Was Stella Walsh?

The murder of an Olympic champion and the autopsy that shook a city.

The Longform Guide to Crime Writing in Rolling Stone

The Longform Guide to Crime Writing in Rolling Stone

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.

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Plagued: TB and Me

Reporting on drug-resistant tuberculosis across Papua New Guinea – and then contracting the disease.