Monday, January 24

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Nobody loved chimpanzees more than St. James Davis and his wife LaDonna; the couple spent more than 30 years—and gained a modicum of fame—raising one as their son. Then they almost died in a brutal chimp attack.

Friday, January 21

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Searching for (and easily finding) Mark Augustus Landis, the man behind the “longest, strangest forgery spree the American art world has known.”

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A profile of then-First Lady Barbara Bush, published just before the 1992 presidential election. The lede: “Even Barbara Bush’s stepmother is afraid of her.”

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The diary of a Scranton, PA National Guardsmen tasked with guarding the highest profile prisoner in U.S history: a surprisingly amiable Saddam Hussein.

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How the racism of white players and coaches ruined the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals in 1968.

Thursday, January 20

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On the illusion of the inevitable and the revolutions that ended the Eastern Bloc.

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Forty years ago, a trio of student teachers created the most popular educational game of all-time.

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Most military experts agree that robots, not people, will inevitably do the fighting in ground wars. In Tennessee, a high-end gunsmith is already there. The story of Jerry Baber and his robot army.

Wednesday, January 19

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“For the first time since the Civil War, the United States has a political party that is ideologically cohesive, disciplined, and determined to take power, even at the cost of disrupting the political system.”

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How health care reform could be repealed.

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A profile of A.J. Daulerio, editor of Deadspin and procurer of, among other things, cell phone pics of Brett Favre’s penis.

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Obama’s presidency may well be defined by whether or not he can curb unemployment. Step One: find a decent idea.