New York Times

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Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship

Working on the high seas is always dangerous, but the Dona Liberta has a particularly bad reputation.

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ISIS and the Lonely Young American

An isolated 23-year-old Sunday school teacher living with her grandparents makes a new group of friends online who mail her chocolates and cash.

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Broken Boys, Thieves, Killers, and Now Escapees

The truncated, violent lives of Richard Matt and David Sweat before their prison escape.

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Black Hole Hunters

On the Event Horizon telescope, the largest ever built.

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Relapse or Homelessness

Inside the abusive “three-quarter house” industry that serves addicts.

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They Built It. No One Came.

On two gay men in Pennsylvania who tried, and failed, to build a commune of their own.

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The Fall of the Cherry King

Arthur Mondella took over his family’s maraschino cherry business reluctantly. But once he had it, he started a second enterprise. Behind an unmarked roll-down gate, behind some of his prized luxury cars, behind a pair of closet doors, behind a set of button-controlled shelves, behind a fake wall and down a ladder in a hole in the floor, Mondella built a 2,500-square-foot marijuana factory. When the police finally found it, he shot himself.

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He’s the Last Boxer to Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr., and He So Regrets It

What happend to Serafim Todorov after the 1996 Olympic featherweight semifinals.

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Crackdown in a Detroit Stripped of Metal Parts

Detroit is trying to end the longstanding practice of “scrapping,” which is the only way some of its residents can earn a living.

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A Thin Line of Defense Against Honor Killings

A women’s shelter in Afghanistan protects its inhabitants from their own families.