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"You're One of Us Now"

A small town in Nebraska promised a warm welcome to a family of Katrina evacuees. It didn’t last.

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Structured Settlements

How an entire industry built itself convincing lead-paint poisoning victims to sign over settlement payments for a fraction of what they’re worth.

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The Mysterious Death of a Doctor Who Peddled Autism ‘Cures’ to Thousands

After a lab linked to him was raided, James Jeffrey Bradstreet’s body was found with a bullet wound to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide, but other theories abound.

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An Opportunity Gamed Away

A casino failed to save Tunica, Mississippi.

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Against His Better Judgment

A federal judge resents the harshness of mandatory drug sentences.

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Mattress Day

The travails of mattress salesmen on one of the busiest weekends of the year.

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In Bourbon Country, a Shot of Scandal

The case of the disappearing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

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Can Horse Racing Be Cleaned Up?

Doping is a problem for equine sports, too.

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The Long Drive to End a Pregnancy

One woman’s 407 mile journey to have an abortion.

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The Painful Price of Aging in Prison

Harsh sentences have given us an aging prison population, and all the medical problems that come with age are beginning to choke the system.

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Town Waiting for an Eruption Found It After Firing Its First Black Police Officer

Gerry Pickens took a paycut to join the police department in tiny, overwhelmingly white Orting, Washington. Fired less than a year later, he’s now suing the town for enough to break it.

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