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The Radical Humaneness of Norway's Halden Prison

The Scandinavians had an idea that seems wacky to Americans: make a prison safe and livable.

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The Brain’s Empathy Gap

Can the insights of neuroscience help us get over our prejudices?

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Jane Goodall Is Still Wild At Heart

She’s 80 now, working 13 hour days, and still won’t take so much as a reporter’s hand to cross the stream.

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Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

A profile of a promising young runner.

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Birdman

A man’s love of pigeons leads him to build a Ponzi scheme out of birds.

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"The Media Doesn’t Care What Happens Here"

In the age of citizen journalism, smartphones and streaming video, bearing witness to human rights violations is getting easier. Is it also making justice more complicated?

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Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement Isn't Over Yet

The young people fighting for democracy will be back.

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The Hezbollah Connection

Reconstructing the investigation into Rafik Hariri’s assassination, for which five men stand trial in absentia.

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My Dad, the Pornographer

How the author’s father wrote over 400 pieces of “pirate porn, ghost porn, science-fiction porn, vampire porn, historical porn, time-travel porn, secret-agent porn, thriller porn, zombie porn and Atlantis porn.”

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American Nightmare

The shame of family detention camps on the U.S. border.