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This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America

Meet Steve Bannon. He’s a former naval officer and Goldman Sachs banker who, as executive chairman of Breitbart News and the founding chairman of the Government Accountability Institute, is set on driving the narrative of the 2016 presidential election.

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How Two Guys Lost God and Found $40 Million

They were raised Hasidic in Brooklyn. Now Abe Zeines and Meir Hurwitz live a decadent, booze-filled life in Puerto Rico. They are in their early 30s and rich enough to retire, while Wall Street is busy adopting the shady loan scheme they pioneered.

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How Much of Your Audience Is Fake?

For online advertisers, probably most of it. An investigation.

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Thirteen Months of Working, Eating and Sleeping at the Googleplex

Meet Ben Discoe, a programmer who did it from October 2011 to November 2012.

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Cheating, Incorporated

On the adultery website AshleyMadison.com.

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This Is How Uber Takes Over a City

The ride-share company has 250 lobbyists and 29 lobbying firms registered in capitols around the nation, a third more than Wal-Mart Stores. Among other things.

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The People’s Republic of Cruiseland

The author boards the Costa Atlantica for several days of line dancing, burlesque and buffets as part of the cruise industry’s new foray into China.

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The Trader in the Wild

Kate Matrosova was a classic overachiever and, at 32, had everything to live for. Still she set out alone into the mountains of New Hampshire—and a deadly storm.

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Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?

The U.S. is one of only two countries that don’t guarantee paid maternity leave. As a result, women across the country are rushing back to work after C-sections and losing their positions in order to take care of newborns.

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The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

How the China National Tobacco Corp., which manufactures 2.5 trillion cigarettes per year, came to make more money than Apple.

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The Gaming Industry's Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting Started

A profile of Anita Sarkeesian, who has recieved death threats as she exposes misogyny in the $25 billion video game industry.