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The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

A black 16-year-old lights a white, agender 18-year-old’s skirt on fire while riding the bus. Is it a hate crime? And what’s the appropriate punishment?

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The Search for the Lost Marines of Tarawa

Seventy years after three of the bloodiest days in U.S. history, the battle continues to bring the missing men home.

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Dark Winter

Ten years after anthrax attacks, biodefense is busted.

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The Origin of Species

How Craig Venter’s bugs might save the world.

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"Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids"

People with Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a genetic defect, always feel as though they’re starving. How can you condition them to control their appetites when temptation is everywhere?

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Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea

Thousands of Korean children were sent abroad beginning in the 1950s. Now, many of them are returning to their country of origin.

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The Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills

Cheryl Shuman has been a coupon queen, an optician to the stars and the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Steven Segal. Now she’s the face of the high-end weed market.


More: The Longform Guide to Weed.
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The Search for Petr Khokhlov

A Russian soldier vanishes in Ukraine.

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What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

The inside story of how Yahoo’s C.E.O. lost her way.

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The Art World’s Patron Satan

Stefan Simchowitz has supported dozens of emerging young artists. Why do so many people hate him?

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The Wreck of the Kulluk

Three years ago, Shell spent millions to send a colossal oil rig to drill in the remote seas of the Arctic. But the Arctic had other plans.