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Friday, December 2

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Straight Time

Things go terribly (and illegally) wrong at a rehab center for well-off L.A. teens.

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Stalking Hinckley

The psych hospital life of John Hinckley Jr., Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin.

Thursday, December 1

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"We Are Grown Men Playing a Child's Game"

Bill Russell, race, and the NBA of the 1960s.

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Homeless in America

A breakdown of the early 80s homeless epidemic.

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Building a Better Mitt Romney-Bot

On the strengths and limitations of the Republican frontrunner:

“The Mormon’s never going to win the who-do-you-want-to-have-a-beer-with contest,” concedes one adviser, while another acknowledges, “He’s never had the experience of sitting in a bar, and like, talking.”

Wednesday, November 30

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The Master of the Murder Castle

On H.H. Holmes “an old hand at corpse manipulation and insurance fraud,” who built a house of death in 1890s Chicago.

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The Suicide Files

The story of a sheriff's deputy in Minnesota who took his own life.
"If anything happens to me," Ruettimann said, "give this to the reporter." After Ruettimann's death, Hereaux took the file down off his desk. Inside was a thick stack of loose-leaf documents, a manila folder stuffed with letters, and a catalog-size clasp envelope labeled "Reports." Written in black permanent marker in the margin of the envelope was the reporter's name: mine.
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Into the Light

After losing his sight at age 3, Michael May went on to become the first blind CIA agent, set a world record for downhill skiing, and start a successful Silicon Valley company. Then he got the chance to see again.

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The Prosecution’s Case Against DNA

Prosecutors have spun creative theories to explain away scientific evidence when DNA tests haven’t fit their version of events.

Tuesday, November 29

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Central Booking

A log of the 32 shitless hours that the author spent in the Tombs prison after being arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest.

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Stalin’s Daughter Dies at 85

From a childhood in the Kremlin to a trip to New Delhi carrying the ashes of her Indian Communist lover, defection at the U.S. Embassy… “finally to decades of obscurity, wandering and poverty.”

Monday, November 28

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Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars

60 Minutes on America's poverty epidemic:
Jade Wiley is eight years old. She spent three weeks living in her car with her mom, her dad, two dogs and a cat. Pelley: Did you think you were ever gonna get out of the car? Jade Wiley: I thought I was going to be stuck in the car. Pelley: How did you keep your spirits up? Jade Wiley: By still praying to God that somebody'd let us stay in a hotel.