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Sunday, September 7

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The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Pot Dealer in New York City History

How a Canadian used a Mohawk reservation’s lakes to smuggle tons of marijuana to stash houses in Brooklyn and Staten Island, resulting in nearly a billion in profits, which he laundered through the Sinaloa Cartel.

Saturday, September 6

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The Forsaken

On the rise in gay teens who are cast out by their families.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Some Girl"

A woman travels with a band on the way to their next show.

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Medicine and Its Metaphors

On fathers, mothers, and doctors.

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Friday, September 5

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Power Steer

Raising a cow on an industrial feedlot.

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On Bigfoot's Trail

Profiles of the true believers.

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How to Get Into an Ivy League College—Guaranteed

Tony Ma will bet you as much as $600,000 to train your student for college acceptance. If the student gets into their top choice school, Ma takes the cash. Rejected? He gets nothing.

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Inside the Mammoth Backlash to Common Core

How an education reform effort became the new Obamacare.

Thursday, September 4

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The Dying Russians

A 15-year-old Russian has a shorter life expectancy than a peer in Bangladesh, Cambodia, or Yemen.

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Joan Rivers Always Knew She Was Funny

“People always ask Rivers why she doesn’t just retire, enjoy her old age. ‘But they don’t get that I love it,’ she says. ‘All I ever wanted was this. I’m lucky, you idiots.’”

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The Churn

A Texas border town fails to keep up.