Tuesday, February 12

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Seven Days on the Queen Mary 2

“‘If there’s anything I can do to make your trip more enjoyable, let me know.” He walked away, then he strode back to Cree 15 seconds later and whispered, making eye contact, “Anything.’”

Monday, February 11

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The Wonderful and Weird World of Thuzio

Investigating a former NFL star’s new business: renting professional athletes to their biggest fans.

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Gratuitous Pictures of Your Grief

On the late singer Judee Sill, the virtual cemetery site Find a Grave, and memorials in the age of the Twitter RIP.

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The Final Battles of Pope Benedict XVI

“Fear is running rampant in the Curia, where the mood has rarely been this miserable. It’s as if someone had poked a stick into a beehive. Men wearing purple robes are rushing around, hectically monitoring correspondence. No one trusts anyone anymore, and some even hesitate to communicate by phone.”

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Sunk: The Incredible Truth About a Ship That Never Should Have Sailed

How the Bounty, a busted-up replica built in 1960 for the film Mutiny on the Bounty, ended up 100 miles out to sea during the height of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Shooter

A profile of the Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden and came home to a life in shambles.

Sunday, February 10

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A Leg Rebuilt, a Life Renewed

A profile of former Duke basketball star Jay Williams a decade after the motorcycle crash that ended his career.

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Original Sin

How Republicans came to be the party of white people.

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Match-Fixing in Soccer

How Singaporean mobster Tan Seet Eng, aka Dan Tan, and a global network of fixers influenced as many 680 soccer matches at the highest levels.

Saturday, February 9

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Down in the Sago Mine

The story of twelve men trapped in a West Virginia mine, as remembered by the lone survivor.

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Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream

On Lucille Miller, who in San Bernadino in 1964 was convicted of burning her husband to death in his Volkswagen.