Monday, March 9

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Inexcusable Absences

Truancy is punishable by fines, probation, and in some cases throwing parents in prison. Does any of that really keep kids in school?

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, denies that he was ever in the IRA. The murder of Jean McConville threatened to expose him as a liar.

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(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

It’s a mess inside the network – and Brian Williams may still come out on top.

Sunday, March 8

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Exile On Charles Street

Hamid Karzai’s older brother owns a restaurant in Baltimore.

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Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother

A drag pageant pioneer dropped out of the public eye after the 1960s. What happened to her?

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Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

A profile of a promising young runner.

Saturday, March 7

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Let Us Now Appraise Famous Writers

A correspondence school for writers turns out to be a sham. This piece forced it into bankruptcy.

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My Murderer's Futon

Renting the apartment formerly inhabited by the accused killer Robert Durst.

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Battling America’s Other PTSD Crisis

The everyday violence of some urban neighburhoods in America takes its own emotional toll.

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The Original Corporate Raiders

The East India Company was once “too big to fail.”