Friday, April 27

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The Situation and the Story: Press Corps Parties While White House Makes History

On the last weekend of April 2011, two things happened in Washington D.C.: the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and the decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound. This is the story of how both transpired.

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Alone, 'Riodoce' Covers the Drug Cartel Beat

A profile of the Mexican newsweekly, a “lone voice” in reporting on the narcos.

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The Accidental Sex Offender

On having sex with your high school girlfriend – and paying the price for years to come.

Thursday, April 26

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A Chilling Photograph's Hidden History

In 1979, a Pulitzer was given to “an unnamed photographer of United Press International” who documented a mass execution in Iran.

His name is Jahangir Razmi – and, nearly three decades later, he wants the credit.

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George Zimmerman: Prelude To a Shooting

A portrait of Trayvon Martin’s killer.

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In Nothing We Trust

The infuriating tale of Muncie, Indiana: When public institutions fail.

Wednesday, April 25

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On the Origins of the Arts

A sociobiologist on how we evolved into artists.

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The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

Alabama’s chemical-endangerment law was passed to protect kids from meth labs. But is the prosecution of about 60 mothers – and the definition of “child” extended to “unborn child” – pushing its boundaries too far?

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A Rumbling of Things Unknown

On Marilyn Monroe and the pains of post-war America.

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"We Thought the Sun Would Always Shine on Our Lives"

In 1987, a terrible accident kills five Ole Miss sorority members. The author catches up with her Chi Omega sisters who survived.

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The Sorkin Way

On the set of Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show The Newsroom.