Wednesday, October 15

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The Stradivarius Affair

The bungled theft of a $6 million violin.

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The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

When American and Iraqi soldiers were exposed to leftover chemical munitions from Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran, the Pentagon kept silent.

Tuesday, October 14

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The Split

Relief pitcher Donnie Moore is best known for giving up a crucial home run during Game 5 the 1986 ALCS. It’s not what led to his suicide a few years later.

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My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord

Inside the stronghold of Commander Pigeon, “collector of lost and exiled men.”

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Where the Tea Party Rules

A dispatch from Lima, Ohio.

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“If We Run and They Kill Us, So Be It. But We Have to Run Now.”

The Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped Boko Haram.

Monday, October 13

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Jackie's Goodbye

The cost of Alzheimer’s.

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Fire Alarm

A journalist’s memories of covering the great Baltimore fire of 1904.

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1491

The Western Hemisphere before Columbus.

Sunday, October 12

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My Daughter, Myself

A mom on hitting menopause as her daughter hits adolescence.