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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Other Gods"

A tornado causes physical and psychological turmoil in a religious community.

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"I Just Wish for People to Give Me a Chance"

Omar Khadr was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002. He was held in Guantanamo for years without charges. He was tortured. And earlier this month, after nearly 13 years behind bars, he was released on bail.

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How Do You Define A Gang Member?

If you’re in a gang, the law can impose harsh penalties. But even though the police think they’ve got all the signs of gang membership down pat, it turns out that you can’t really tell just by looking.

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For the Mouth Speaks

After a member of the Church of Wells abruptly left the group (which may or may not be a cult), many held out hope. A week later she went back, and the church’s elders are eager to explain why.

Previously: Sinners in the Hands

Sonia Smith | Texas Monthly | May 2015
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17 Shots in Pasco

The life of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, shot dead by the police in Washington state.

Brooke Jarvis | Seattle Met | May 2015
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What Was Wrong With Everything Was People

On being kicked out of Doris Lessing’s house.

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The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

The detective work that led to the recovery of a trove of stolen Nazi art.

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Why Baltimore Blew Up

The failures of the “broken windows” approach to policing.

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | May 2015
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Mattress Day

The travails of mattress salesmen on one of the busiest weekends of the year.

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Training Young Doctors

On the failing institution of the teaching hospital.

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Unclimable

Searching for the line between courage and humility on an expedition to Cirque of the Unclimbables, a remote ring of perfect rock-climbing mountains in Canada.

Eva Holland | SB Nation | May 2015
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Off Diamond Head

Growing up among the tall waves and schoolyard bullies of Hawaii.

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Monkey Day Care

The subject of a child research experiment tries to get to the bottom of what happened to her.

Michelle Dean | The Verge | May 2015
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A City of Two Tales

The Cleveland police are still adamant that they did nothing wrong in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

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A Pinot Noir

On the trail of a group of thieves stealing the fanciest wine out of San Francisco’s fanciest restaurants.

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The Boy Who Burned Inside

After years of sexual abuse by a neighbor, a teenager takes matters into his own hands.

Maria Cramer | Boston Globe | May 2015
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Living in a Trailer

On touring America and the culture of trailer parks in the early 1950s.

James Jones | Holiday | Jul 1952
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House of Secrets

On Witanhurst, the dilapidated London mansion whose ownership is cloaked in mystery.

Ed Caesar | New Yorker | Jun 2015
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  • Fun early morning read. Pretty short, too. : amiantos
"We Learned Together"

A support group for trans veterans meets in New Orleans, linked to the only VA that is known to treat them with respect.

Mac McClelland | Buzzfeed | May 2015
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In Sanaa

The Houthi coup in Yemen.

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