James Verini

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The Doctor

Tom Catena is the only surgeon for thousands of square miles in Southern Sudan. His hospital, and his life, are constantly under threat. There is no end to the carnage he must treat. He refuses to leave.

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Love and Ruin

An Afghanistan love story.

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Close Your Heart

Two brothers divided by Central African Republic’s civil war.

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The War for Nigeria

How sectarian violence has made life in northern Nigeria “incomprehensibly frightful.”

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Surviving Westgate

An inside account of the Nairobi mall attack.

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The Tunnels of Gaza

Life and death in an underground economy.

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Obama’s Deportation Two Step

How Obama’s immigration enforcement policies got away from him.

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The Good Bad Son

A profile of Seif Qaddafi.

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The Unquiet Life of Franz Gayl

The story of a Marine who saved innumerable lives, then got fired.

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Arming the Drug Wars

American demand for drugs gave birth to the cartel war that is paralyzing Mexico, but American guns purchased legally across the Southwest and smuggled over the border have made it staggeringly lethal.

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Will Success Spoil MySpace?

An artifact from the era when MySpace was king.

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The Curious Case of Joseph and Nicholas Brooks

The father: an Oscar-winning songwriter. The son, a college dropout and partier around downtown New York. Their alleged crimes; serial casting-couch rape (the senior) and a drowning murder in a Soho House bathtub (the junior).