Saturday, January 24

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Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?

The U.S. is one of only two countries that don’t guarantee paid maternity leave. As a result, women across the country are rushing back to work after C-sections and losing their positions in order to take care of newborns.

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The Genius of Moondog

How a blind, destitute man became a world-class composer while living on the streets of New York.

Friday, January 23

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Can the Siberian Tiger Make a Comeback?

In Russia’s Far East, an orphaned female tiger is the test case in an experimental effort to save one of the most endangered animals on earth.

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Defending Those Accused of Unthinkable Crimes

On the lawyers who defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Jared Loughner and Whitey Bulger.

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Spy in the Machine

NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world’s worst dictatorships are buying.

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'That's Not All!' Kevin Trudeau, The World’s Greatest Salesman, Makes One Last Pitch

A profile of the best-selling author, self-help guru and convicted felon.

Thursday, January 22

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The Boy Who Didn't Come Back From Heaven: Inside A Bestseller's 'Deception'

Alex Malarkey co-wrote a bestselling book about a near-death experience. Last week he admitted he made it up. Why wasn’t anyone listening to a quadriplegic boy and a mother who simply wanted to tell the truth?

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Indigo Gets Married"

Interactions and complications ensue at a Seattle wedding.

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The Invisible Woman

A conversation with Björk about Vulnicura, her new—and confessional—album about her recent break-up with Matthew Barney.

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The Story of Diana: The Making of a Terrorist

How a woman born of wealth and privilege tries to bomb the establishment from which she came and ultimately dies in the process.

This Pulitzer-winning series is reprinted online in full and for the first time by Longform.

Wednesday, January 21

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"Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids"

People with Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a genetic defect, always feel as though they’re starving. How can you condition them to control their appetites when temptation is everywhere?

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From Gitmo to an American Supermax, The Horrors of Solitary Confinement

On the psychological damage punitive isolation inflicts upon Guantánamo and American prisoners alike.