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Arms Dealers

When eight heads arrived at a shipping warehouse in Detroit, the feds uncovered some unsavory details about the little-known trade in human remains.

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Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On

As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?

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I poured my blood, sweat and life savings into my restaurant. Dumbest thing I've ever done

I was a foodie who figured he could run a restaurant. I couldn’t have been more wrong—and it cost me my house, my sanity and nearly my wife

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‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin

Veteran tech journalist Mark Frauenfelder tries everything, including hypnosis, to recover a small fortune from a locked bitcoin device.

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The Improbable Origins of PowerPoint

Here’s the surprising story behind the software that conquered the world, one slide at a time

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Scents from a Mall: The Sticky, Untold Story of Cinnabon

Three decades after its creation in Seattle, the cinnamon roll purveyor maintains a novel sway over our appetites and, thanks to a certain flamboyant, corrupt attorney, some unexpected TV fame.

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How the Denver Airport Became an Icon of the Illuminati

Ever since DIA opened to the public on February 28, 1995, the airport has been a hub not only for United and Frontier, but also for our nation’s most salacious airport-themed conspiracy theories.

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A Likely Story

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“No Fatties”: When Health Care Hurts

A fat person walking into a doctor’s office can expect lectures, condescension, and misdiagnoses from a medical culture that chalks every health issue up to weight.

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‘Tiny House Hunters’ and the shrinking American dream

It is painfully transparent that people with tiny house budgets often have McMansion dreams

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Hey, Remember eBay?

Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.

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Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents

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Wine Country fires: A deadly inferno’s first hours

In one night, a swarm of fires hopscotched across 100 square miles of Wine Country, growing into the worst wildland-urban cluster of fires in state history. 

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The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

The company that makes OxyContin and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family.

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The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.

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Tragedy of the Common

The extinction crisis extends far beyond rare and endangered species.

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Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius

One of the greatest living artists in popular music still isn’t properly recognized. Joni transcends gender, genre, and time. Here’s why.

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Out for Young Blood

Dracula didn’t invent the idea of rejuvenation through blood. It drew on a belief that persisted from the myths of ancient Greece through the early days of Christianity—and, remarkably, to the present day.

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Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.

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The crazy, true story of the birth of the Warriors' historic offense

In the past three years, the Warriors have won two NBA titles with the most explosive offense in history. This is the inside tale of how it all began – on a plate of appetizers.

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