Friday, May 6

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Woman of the World

On Hillary Clinton’s Arab Spring.

Thursday, May 5

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Atomic: How Manny Pacquiao Got To Congress

Manny Pacquiao, possibly the greatest boxer of his era and still in his fighting prime, on the campaign trail for a congressional seat in the remote, untamed Southern province of the Phillipines that spawned him.

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A Kiss Before Dying

Odessa High School students know her as “Betty,” a ghost that haunts the auditorium at night.  But few know much about the real Betty, whose 1961 murder was “the most sensational crime in West Texas in its day.”

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Planet Kirsan

Inside a chess master’s fiefdom.

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The Long Con

The anatomy of a bungled, massively expensive undercover sting conducted by the Seattle Police Department.

Wednesday, May 4

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Apocalypse

On Haiti and why apocalypse, by definition, must include revelation.

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What Happened to Air France Flight 447?

The wreckage has been found at the bottom of the Atlantic. But the mystery of how it got there—“no other passenger jet in modern history had disappeared so completely”—remains unsolved.

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Why She Fell

On tragedy, mythology, and the spectacular crash of the Spider-Man musical and its creator, Julie Taymor.

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Journalism and Morality

Confessions of a yellow journalist:

Let me say that I did very little faking, although there was no special prejudice against it, so long as the fake wasn't libelous.

Tuesday, May 3

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The Last Two Veterans Of WWI

Nearly 10,000,000 men were killed in the conflict, 65 million participated, and now we are left with two.
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The Double

A bank robber tells the story of a successful heist.