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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.

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Could Running For President Destroy Ben Carson's Legacy?

Once a “folk hero,” Carson has become controversial. And his social conservative stances puzzle his former colleagues.

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How I Learned To Be OK With Feeling Sad

It wasn’t easy, or cheap.

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Fostering Profits

America’s biggest for-profit foster care agency has a history of abuse, neglect, and even deaths to account for.

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When Children With Autism Grow Up

Adult life for the autistic is littered with misunderstandings, anger, and group homes.

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How Men's Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement

An investigation into the past of a prominent voice in the men’s rights movement.

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The Gacy Files

Eight of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims remained a mystery, 35 years after his conviction. One man made it his mission to identify them.


Our full archive of serial killer stories.

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Big Mother Is Watching You

The promises and pitfalls of self-tracking devices and apps.

Previously: Anne Helen Peterson on the Longform Podcast.

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Tasers, Drones, and Cold Chicken

Inside the multibillion-dollar business of keeping foreigners out of America.

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How Young Thug Got Trapped By A $15,000 Advance From A Major Label

360 degree deals and the music industry’s new hostages.