Wednesday, January 9

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Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?

After a 19-year-old is convicted of murdering his girlfriend, her family fights to free him from prison.

Tuesday, January 8

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The Behavioral Sink

The story of Universe 25, a mouse utopia that became an overcrowded hell, and its implications for the future of humankind.

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What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?

An internet pioneer loses hope in the promise of web culture.

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Retracing Hank Williams’ Ghostly Night Ride

We know the country music pioneer died New Year’s Eve, 1953. But how?

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Monday, January 7

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Little Girl Lost

In a matter of months she became one of the world’s most famous porn stars. Three years later, she was dead. The rise and fall of Savannah.

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Silence Like Scouring Sand

A trip to one of America’s quietest places and the guy who has dedicated his life to keeping it that way.

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The Science of Sex Abuse

On serving time for crimes not yet committed.

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Suds for Drugs

How Tide became a black market currency.

Sunday, January 6

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Germs Are Us

On the importance of the human microbiome.

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Former C.I.A. Officer Is the First to Face Prison for a Classified Leak

How John Kiriakou, a public opponent of US torture policy, became the first CIA officer convicted of leaking classified information to the press.

Saturday, January 5

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A Signature Moment

Thirty-one years ago, Joy Hunley’s daughter was adopted. At least that’s what the paperwork says.