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A Positive Life

Twenty-four years ago, a Missouri father plunged a needle filled with HIV-positive blood into his son’s vein. No one at the time could’ve imagined anything worse. But even more astonishing is the life the son turned out to live.

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Mount Impossible: How a Disabled Veteran Conquered Kilimanjaro

Summiting one of the world’s toughest peaks gave Julian Torres something an IED blast in Afghanistan had taken away.

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1957 Man

A journey into the 1950s.

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Gotta Dance!

Frankie Manning was the greatest swing dancer alive. Then the world forgot about him.

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The Culinary Education of Mr. Mozzarella Sticks

When you’ve never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because the idea of peanut butter and jelly touching seems like too much, you turn to legendary chef Daniel Boulud for help.

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The Longest Night

On Easter Sunday, 2008, a boat called the Alaskan Ranger went down in the Bering Sea. Forty-seven people were left to fend for themselves in 32-degree water. Forty-two survived.

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The Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian

A profile of Garry Shandling.

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Frank Sinatra Jr. Is Worth Six Buddy Grecos

A profile of a “49-year-old man whose father has just yelled at him,” Frank Sinatra Jr., a son living under the longest shadow.

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Running with the Bully

“Twenty-five years ago, I used to live in fear of Trevor Latham kicking my ass nearly every day. I grew up to be a writer. He grew up to run one of the toughest biker gangs in America. And then I tracked him down.”
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Young Thug Is an ATLien

“Thug is alone even in a room full of people. He is unapproachable. He radiates volatility. I can't even imagine him making actual, on-purpose eye contact with another human. Looking into a person's eyes—seeking some kind of a connection—is an admission of neediness, and Young Thug would rather be shot dead in the street than need a thing from another human being.”
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Metamorphosis

How a burst blood vessel transformed the mind of a deliberate, controlled chiropractor into that of an utterly unfiltered, massively prolific artist.

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The Real Story of Germanwings Flight 9525

An attempt to figure out why, and how, a young pilot named Andreas Günter Lubitz deliberately plunged an airliner into the remote French Alps, killing himself and the other 149 people on board.