Monday, February 11

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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.

Friday, February 8

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Amazon Unpacked

Thousands of new warehouse jobs were supposed to help lift a struggling British economy. Instead, employees started equating the work with “being in a slave camp.”

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Up From Downey

A profile of Richard and Karen Carpenter.

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Kidnapping Grandma Braun

An 88-year-old woman is taken from her Wisconsin farmhouse. Inside the investigation to find her.

Thursday, February 7

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Frank Ocean Can Fly

A profile of Lonny Breaux, post-fame.