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Eli Saslow

12 articles
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Going It Alone

Elias Pompa is the lone deputy in one of the poorest counties in Texas. He is also at the center of the U.S. border crisis.

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A ‘Band-Aid’ for 800 Children

A profile of Nora Sandigo, guardian to hundreds of kids born in America to illegal immigrants.

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Opportunity's Knocks

Tereza Sedgwick trains to become a nurse aid, the fastest-growing job in America. It pays just better than minimum wage and has one of the highest burnout rates of any career.

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"Ugh. I Miss It."

One man's transition from military to civilian life.

Previously: Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast.

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Too Much of Too Little

How living off food stamps is making South Texans obese but leaving them hungry.

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Hard Work

Why a freshman congressman can’t get his bill passed.

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Allegation Ends Coach's Career

A college football coach is falsely accused of producing and possessing child pornography.

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In Florida, A Food-stamp Recruiter Deals With Wrenching Choices

Dillie Nerios’s job is to convince people food is a right, not a luxury.

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Food Stamps Put Rhode Island Town on Monthly Boom-and-Bust Cycle

The economics of Woonsocket, where one-third of residents rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Life of a Salesman

Frank Firetti, a 54-year-old pool salesman in Virginia, and his fading American dream.

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Three Minutes to Fort Totten

The story of a deadly collision on the D.C. Metro, told from surviving passengers’ point of view.