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“They Saw An Anointed One”

The life of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, killed in Charleston.

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Who Set Jessica Chambers on Fire? The Internet Is Trying to Find Out

A murder case in Mississippi catches the eye of amateur sleuths on Facebook, who proceed to harass everyone involved in the case.

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When the Family Business is Ribald Wedding Poetry

One man describes his family’s tradition of delivering rhyming couplets at celebrations.

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"We Learned Together"

A support group for trans veterans meets in New Orleans, linked to the only VA that is known to treat them with respect.

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Putin's Action Hero

When Putin suggested to Obama that the White House and the Kremlin speak through an intermediary, he named who he thought was the obvious candidate: his friend Steven Seagal.

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Mackensie Is Pulling Out Her Hair

On a 16-year-old with a debilitating disorder: trichtillomania.

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These Are The Families Left To Reclaim Garissa's Dead

The process of claiming a loved one’s body after a massacre at a Kenyan university.

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The Brothers

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends didn’t realize what he’d done until they saw his image on television.

Excerpted from The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy.

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I Followed My Stolen iPhone Around the World, Became a Celebrity in China, and Found a Friend for Life

“None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It’s truly crazy.”

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Exonerated and Out of Prison — and That’s When the Trouble Starts

After DNA test cleared Clarence Harrison of a crime he didn’t commit, he was released from prison and awarded $1 million. But the redemption story he tells publicly hides a more complicated reality.

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The Strange Saga and Dark Secrets of Matt DeHart

The government says Matt DeHart is an online child predator. DeHart—and his parents—say he’s being framed over his knowledge of CIA secrets.

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This Is What It’s Like To Go To Prison For Trolling

The afterlife of a thoughtless, cruel insult.