The Guardian

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The Inside Story of Facebook’s Biggest Setback

The social network positioned its plan to bring the internet to millions of Indians as a gift. The country saw a catch.

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The Gangsters on England's Doorstep

In bleak farmlands of East Anglia, the first wave of Eastern European migrants learned exploitation and extortion from their own experiences with day labor. Then they began to prey on fellow immigrants, luring in them into debt and then forcing them to commit crimes to pay it off.

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The Day We Discovered Our Parents Were Russian Spies

Their entire lives, Alex and Tim Foley thought their mom and dad were typical, boring American parents. Then the FBI showed up.

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How Uber Conquered London

There are 1.7 million active Uber riders in London, about half the daily ridership of the Tube. Three years ago, there were 5,000.

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Offshore in Central London

Why has a prestigious address been used so many times as a center for elaborate international fraud?

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“The Shame Sticks to You Like Tar”

A conversation with Monica Lewinsky about bullying, humiliation, and resurrection.

Previously: Jon Ronson on the Longform Podcast and "Shame and Survival," Lewinsky's 2014 essay for Vanity Fair.
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The Sugar Conspiracy

Fat doesn’t make us fat. So why has science led us to believe otherwise?

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How My Hoarder Landlady Ruined My Life

Two floors of a building in prime Brooklyn for $1000 a month seemed too good to be true. It was.

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The Day My Partner Drowned

She believed she had survived the worst time of her life. But there was more to come.

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Death By Gentrification: The Killing That Shamed San Francisco

Alex Nieto died because a series of white men saw him as a menacing intruder in the place he’d spent his whole life.

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Welcome to the Land That No Country Wants

On a small section of land wedged between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil and the American who tried to claim it for himself.

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