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The $800 Million Family Selling Art Degrees And False Hopes

Behind the shiny façade is a less than lustrous business: luring starry-eyed art students into taking on massive amounts of debt based on the “revolutionary principle” that anyone can make a career as a professional artist.

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Welcome To A Billionaire’s Cat Island

Three years ago, Oracle founder Larry Ellison bought a Hawaiian Island. He also unwittingly bought the Lana’i Animal Rescue Center and its 400 feral cats.

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The Science Of Love In The 21st Century

Scientists believe they’ve discovered a simple formula for happy relationships. Reader, I tried it.

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What's Killing America's Bees?

Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won’t the EPA do more?

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The War Over The California Oyster

Dubious wilderness, cutthroat business, and human casualties in the war over the fabled Californian Oyster.

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The Con Men Who Swindled The Miami Heat

Two recent cases of the Miami Heat being targeted by con men show that South Florida’s sports franchises aren’t immune to the city’s hustler culture — they’re part of it.

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The Outlaw Patients Fighting For Medical Marijuana

Whenever Clark French “medicates,” he has to keep an eye out for police officers. He, and other medical cannabis users, have made themselves outlaws, on one charge only. It wasn’t always like this.

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What Happens When Democracy Goes To LA County Jail

In the nation’s largest county jail system, where violence and substandard living conditions have long been the norm, the inmate councils may be part of a larger shift toward more humane treatment of inmates.

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Failure Factories

One fateful decision. Years of neglect. Five once-average schools remade into the worst in Florida.

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Inside Industrial Light & Magic's Secret Star Wars VR Lab

ILMxLab isn’t just exploring the future of entertainment — they’re already making it.

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The Mob Lawyer Defending His First Truly 'Innocent' Client

Allan Ackerman has made a career putting up inventive defenses for mob bosses and hitmen. His defense this time is that his client is innocent. He has taken the case pro bono. He might take it to his grave.

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Black And Unarmed

A year after Michael Brown’s fatal shooting, unarmed black men are seven times more likely than whites to die by police gunfire.

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The Twisted History Of The Happy Birthday Song — And The Copyright Shenanigans That Keep It Profitable

“I’ve obtained the 1922 book that demonstrates this classic song should rest in the public domain.”

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Norman Reedus Wrangles Alligators In New Orleans

A relentless curiosity has led Norman Reedus across continents on an unconventional path to acting success. And now that he’s made it, he remains an outsider even Hollywood can’t tame. Red Bulliten heads to New Orleans and into the swamp to meet a man unfazed by fame, but unsure about alligators.

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Welcome To The Nerve-Wracking Reality Of Being Finland

To a casual visitor, it seems like yet another Western European country, a placid paradise with its abundance of bicycles, its obsession with its own mid-twentieth-century design, and stores that close punctually at six in the evening. The Finns feel otherwise.

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What Made This Man Betray His Country?

How a troubled past turned a Soviet military engineer into one of the CIA’s most valuable spies.

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How To Save A Sinking Coast?

In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana’s losses have overshadowed the restorative steps it has taken.

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Today’s College Students Can’t Seem To Take A Joke

They wanted comedy so thoroughly scrubbed of barb and aggression that if the most hypersensitive weirdo on campus mistakenly wandered into a performance, the words he would hear would fall on him like a soft rain, producing a gentle chuckle and encouraging him to toddle back to his dorm, tuck himself in, and commence a dreamless sleep.

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Kay, Zales, And Marketing Diamonds To The Middle-Class Man

They know their shopper is in the middle class with an income of $35,000 to $100,000, and they’ve figured out how to serve them.

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Reddit: A Nine-Year Case Study In Absentee Management

Over the years, many big media companies have acquired promising startups only to inadvertently throttle their growth through excessive meddling. Condé Nast’s original policy of noninterference allowed Reddit to flourish early on, but it also let major problems fester.

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