Sunday, August 18

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Inside the Double Life of Aaron Hernandez

The house at 114 Lake Avenue in Bristol, CT that kept calling Aaron Hernandez, a NFL star by 20, back to “a volatile underworld of guns, drugs, and violence.”

Saturday, August 17

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Knight of the Swan

Her grandfather, she found out decades after he died, was not her grandfather. Who did that make her?

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Raiders of the Congo

Two white security contractors set off into the remote interior. Within a week, a seemingly innocent man who crossed their path lay dead on the side of the road. The manhunt began.

Friday, August 16

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Against the Law

A profile of lawyer Jacques Vergès, who died yesterday after decades spent defending war criminals, terrorists and dictators.

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The Tedium Is the Message

A history of spam on the internet.

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Bit

“Joe’s hand began to tingle, and he called the group together. The toxins would leave his system in 48 hours, he said. He’d be conscious the whole time.”

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Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

“The dirty secret of American higher education is that student-loan interest rates are almost irrelevant. It’s not the cost of the loan that’s the problem, it’s the principal – the appallingly high tuition costs that have been soaring at two to three times the rate of inflation, an irrational upward trajectory eerily reminiscent of skyrocketing housing prices in the years before 2008.”

Thursday, August 15

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Body and Soul

On disability, adolescence and friendship after a paralyzing accident.

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Shadow of a Nation

Basketball on a Crow reservation and a player named Jonathan Takes Enemy trying to escape.

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Murder by Craigslist

How a serial killer and his teenage accomplice used listings for “the job of a lifetime” to lure their victims, all down-and-out single men, to the backwoods of Ohio.