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Sabrina Rubin Erdely

7 articles
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The Transgender Crucible

CeCe McDonald, a homeless trans teen in Minneapolis, was charged with murder for defending herself. Then she became a folk hero.

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The Entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass

An undercover cop targets an autistic teen as a drug dealer.

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The Poorest Rich Kids in the World

Georgia and Patterson Inman, 15-year-old twins, are the only living heirs to the $1 billion Duke tobacco fortune. They are also emotional wrecks, tortured by a hellacious childhood in which they were raised by drug addicts and left to fend for themselves in mansions across the country.

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The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer

“It seemed like everyone gets raped and assaulted and no one does anything about it; it’s like a big rape cult.”

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The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills

The rise and fall of Lisette Lee, the self-proclaimed “Korean Paris Hilton,” who was busted for drug trafficking.

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One Town's War on Gay Teens

In Michele Bachmann’s home district evangelicals have pushed anti-gay policies to the school board. After a rash of suicides, teens are fighting back.

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Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire

The rise, fall and stubborn survival of a teenage Internet celebrity who discovered that the real world can be a very scary place.