New York Times

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Unearthing the Secrets of New York's Mass Graves

Over a million people are buried in a potter’s field on Hart Island. Here are some of their stories.

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Fraying at the Edges

One woman’s hunt for possibility after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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Fight

Two men entered the ring for their first professional boxing match. Only one survived.

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To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

Modern methods allow the Islamic State to keep up its systematic rape of captives under medieval codes.

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The Lives and Lies of a Professional Imposter

Before ending up in Rikers, Jeremy Wilson — if that’s his real name — had portrayed himself as a Scottish-born DJ, a Cambridge-trained thespian, a Special Forces officer, a professor at MIT, an Apple executive, a soldier seeking asylum in Canada to escape anti-Semitic attacks in the United States, and an Irish mobster. Among others.

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Indian Women Seeking Jobs Confront Taboos and Threats

The women would walk 10 miles from the village to the meat packing plants. Their pay supported drunk husbands and hungry children. When they were told to stop, they broke with tradition and went to the law.

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A Fighter’s Hour of Need

An account of the 60 minutes after a heavyweight fight at Madison Square Garden that left one boxer with permanent brain damage.

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A Deadly Deployment, a Navy SEAL’s Despair

The final days of the last Navy SEAL to die in Afghanistan.

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A Last Resort for Stolen Ships

The ‘repo men’ of the high seas.

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Behind the Black Flag: The Recruitment of an ISIS Killer

Since the Syrian rebel leader Hassan Aboud joined ISIS, taking with him fighters and weapons, he has been behind a sprawling mix of battlefield action and crime.

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ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape

They were cousins who grow up in Raqqa amidst parties, beaches, even bikinis. They married ISIS fighters to protect their families, then became morality policers.

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Trial Offers Inside Look at the Fall of the Mafia

They were the New York crew that once pulled off the Lufthansa heist, one of the biggest thefts in American history and the basis for Goodfellas. Nearly 40 years later, most are dead. The survivors are old, broke, and snitching.