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Off Track

Alberto Salazar is one of the most celebrated running coaches in the world. Is he also a cheater?

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The Whistleblower’s Tale

When an accountant decided to call foul on Halliburton’s financial record-keeping, he thought he was doing the right thing. He spent 10 years fighting for the courts to agree.

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The Demolition of Workers’ Comp

An investigation into the steady dismantling of safety nets for injured workers.

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Hotter Than Lava

The barely monitored use by cops of flashbangs, or military-style grenades.

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School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson

Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death—odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.

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Firestone and the Warlord

How a major American company helped bring Charles Taylor to power in Liberia.

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

When Carmen Segarra was hired to examine Goldman Sachs for the New York Fed, she bought a small recorder and began taping her meetings. Here is what she found before she was fired.

Listen to the radio version of this story from This American Life.

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Intelligence Gap

How a Chinese national, with the help of a suspected spy, disappeared with laptops and hard drives that may have contained sensitive information from the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.

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Ghosts of Greenwood

A reporter encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi.

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Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?

For many, the answer from the state is “yes.” An investigation into what legally determines a person’s ability to parent.

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Segregation Now

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, Southern schools have been resegregated.

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Failing the Fallen

There are 45,000 service members missing in action from WWII and other wars who experts say are recoverable. Last year, the U.S. brought home 60 of them.