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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.

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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.