Monday, August 4

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The Prosecutor and the Snitch

In 2004, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for starting a fire that killed his three daughters. The case hinged on the testimony of a jailhouse informant named Johnny E. Webb. Today, Webb says he lied.

Previously: "Trial By Fire," David Grann's 2009 article on the Willingham case.

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Putin Dreams of Empire

What U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul has seen in Russia since he arrived two and a half years ago.

Sunday, August 3

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Corporate Cats Still Suck

A profile of celebrity cat Lil BUB and the man who was contemplating bankruptcy before he found her.

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An Interview with the President

Barack Obama on Africa, Putin and the gap between what CEOs tell him over lunch and what they tell their lobbyists.

Saturday, August 2

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The Hit Man’s Tale

How an honors student became a hired killer.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Haida's Story"

An excerpt from Murakami's forthcoming novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

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The Race to Stop Africa’s Elephant Poachers

Hunting people who hunt elephants.

Friday, August 1

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The Ambush at Sheridan Springs

How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.

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The Girl in the Window

A profoundly neglected 6-year-old gets a new home.

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The Social Laboratory

On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.

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Thursday, July 31

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Dr. Matthew's Passion

A profile of a doctor fighting Ebola in Uganda.