Tuesday, August 26

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The Right Thing to Do vs. The State of Florida

After Devaughn Darling died during a workout with the Florida State football team, his family was awarded a payout of $2 million. That was 13 years ago. Only $200,000 has come.

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Women at Work

Interviews with a receptionist, a factory worker and others about life on the job.

Excerpted from Working and available online for the first time.

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Gone Like the Wind

After one of the most decisive wins in Kentucky Derby history, Barbaro broke his leg at the Preakness, ending a promising career and beginning a herculean effort to save his life.

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The Matter of Time

Spun-off from Time Warner and saddled with $1.3 billion in debt as a parting gift, the once-mighty Time Inc needs to reinvent itself. Fast.

Monday, August 25

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The Aftershocks

How seven Italian scientists came to be convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake.

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The Soft-Kill Solution

The future (and past) of non-lethal weaponry deployed against civilian populations.

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The Man Without A Mask

How Cassandro, who wrestles in drag, became a star Mexican luchadore.

Sunday, August 24

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Disaster Aversion

The quest to control hurricanes.

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I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not

The bumpy rise of Saturday Night Live’s first star.

Excerpted from Saturday Night, published in 1986.

Saturday, August 23

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High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas

An oddball team of ship salvage mercenaries is tasked with uprighting a tipped two-football-field-long cargo ship before it sinks into the darkness of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.