Tuesday, July 15

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On a $40 million raise and a fired co-founder.

Monday, July 14

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The preacher ran a prostitution ring out of his halfway house. The teenager posed as his nephew and later claimed he feared for his own life. Only one man they drove into the woods would survive.

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On a remote island, a former airline executive and his wife are preparing for the world to end. Others are starting to join them.

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“I come to America, I go to England, I go to France…nobody’s at risk. They’re afraid of getting cancer, losing a lover, losing their jobs, being insecure. … It’s only in my own country that I find people who voluntarily choose to put everything at risk—in their personal life.”

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An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.

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Why Parks Middle School decided to cheat.

Previously: Rachel Aviv on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, July 13

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Navigating the bureaucratic welfare maze while raising a family.

Saturday, July 12

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No one knew how Suzanne Jovin ended up in a wealthy neighborhood away from Yale’s campus in New Haven, or why she was brutally stabbed on the sidewalk, apparently by someone she knew. The only suspect that police named was her thesis advisor.

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A woman reels in the wake of her mother’s absence.

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Following a lobster from sea to table.

Friday, July 11

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A turn in the orgy dome, half a hit of German-engineered acid and more adventures on the Playa.