Wednesday, September 14

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On the railways of China and a trip aboard its latest spectacle, a $32 billion line carrying passengers between Shanghai and Beijing at 170 MPH.

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The last thing child-welfare supervisor Chereece Bell wanted to see was what happened to 4-year-old Marchella Pierce. The last thing she expected was to go to jail for it.

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Tuesday, September 13

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Is the desire in teens to switch their sex a mental disorder that needs treatment?

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An oral history of “Page Six.”

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In Silicon Valley, up all night coding in the dorms with the aspiring Mark Zuckerbergs of tomorrow.

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The death of the journalist who exposed dark secrets about Islamic extremism in Pakistan’s military.

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The case for paying college athletes.

Monday, September 12

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An interview with Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone writer Vanessa Grigoriadis on the finer points of celebrity profiling.

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At age 22, the author went undercover at his old high school. An excerpt of the book that became the film.

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A profile of Zooey Deschanel.

Sunday, September 11

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September 11, 2001:

“I felt like I was intruding on a sacrament,” said one firefighter, Maureen McArdle-Schulman. “They were choosing to die and I was watching them and shouldn’t have been, so me and another guy turned away and looked at the wall, and we could still hear them hit.”