Tuesday, July 22

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Living the Amway life.

Monday, July 21

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“Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.”

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A day after swimming in an Arkansas water park, Kali Harding was diagnosed with a brain-eating amoeba that kills 99% of the people infects. This is the story of how she survived.

Previously: The Longform Guide to the Brain.

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A trip to the capital of Yemen.

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Anatomy of a murder trial.

Sunday, July 20

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A hike gone terribly wrong.

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Y.A. Tittle, an 87-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback with dementia, travels to his hometown for the last time.

Saturday, July 19

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Inside a high-profile Hollywood child custody battle.

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A child’s hobby transforms slowly into a grown man’s obsessive project.

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Tom Emanski changed the sport of baseball, his iconic instructional videos a mainstay on ESPN. Then he disappeared.