New York Times

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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.

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A Curious Case of Writer's Block

A patient arrives in a therapist’s office complaining of writer’s block. He’s not in search of the talking cure, though.

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U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit

“Easy care” sheep, crushed piglets, and starving calves. These are the products of a remote research center where scientists are trying to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry.

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From Amateur to Ruthless Jihadist in France

Chérif and Saïd Kouachi’s path to the Paris attack at Charlie Hebdo.

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A Story of Perseverance

How ESPN anchor Stuart Scott battled cancer.

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Heroin Takes Over a House, and a Mom

Laurie Sperring’s Staten Island nightmare.

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The Horror Before the Beheadings

Those who survived tell the story of twenty three ISIS hostages’ shared months of brutal captivity before some were ransomed and some executed.

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Once a Star, a Cricketer Is Now an Exile

A Jamaican cricket legend bowls in Brooklyn.

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The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Pot Dealer in New York City History

How a Canadian used a Mohawk reservation’s lakes to smuggle tons of marijuana to stash houses in Brooklyn and Staten Island, resulting in nearly a billion in profits, which he laundered through the Sinaloa Cartel.

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In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall

On the cult founder, business magnate, pseudonymous internationally shown artist and ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in the brush amidst empty liquor bottles.

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Prized But Perilous Catch

Exploring the depths of the abalone black market.

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Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality

An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.