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The Wiz

Navigating life as a brilliant teenage girl.

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'A Premature and Unnatural Death' in Rural Oklahoma

White women between 25 and 55 have been dying at accelerating rates over the past decade. Anna Marrie Jones was one.

Previously: What's Killing Poor White Women?
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The Violin Thief

Philip Johnson was a promising musical prodigy. Then he stole a teacher’s prized Stradivarius.

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A Marine's Convictions

After a flawed sexual assault investigation, a Naval Academy instructor made it his mission to prove he did nothing wrong. The discovery of a lost cell phone told a more complicated story.

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The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet

Chris Earnshaw began taking photographs of Washington, D.C. more than 40 years ago. By the time he paid a visit to a museum to tout his work, he had in his possession—in plastic bags and filing drawers—3,000 Polaroids of a city long gone.

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One Year, Two Races

Inside the Republican Party’s bizarre, tumultuous 2015.

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Telling JJ

The delicate process of telling a ten-year-old she is HIV-positive.

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An American Void

A trailer and the people who lived with Dylann Roof in it before he killed nine people in a Charleston church.

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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.