September 30 Issue

On The Cover
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The Women of the CIA

These women are fighting sexism and keeping the nation safe at one of the oldest boys' clubs in the country.
Big Shots
No End in Sight

No End in Sight

Douma, Syria—Wounded children receive care at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma after an airstrike on September 12. The attack was blamed on government forces and came on the day a cease-fire brokered by Russia and the United States went into effect. A few days later, the truce appeared close to collapse after U.S. forces accidentally bombed Syrian army troops instead of an Islamic State (ISIS) target and following continuing violations by other parties in the conflict.
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
Page One

How Some Sex Workers Defy Stigma and the Law

Like other issues surrounding prostitution and decriminalization, choosing whether to reveal one’s face online is a bigger concern for well-off escorts, while poor and marginalized prostitutes have other, more pressing worries.
New World

Snowden, a Love Letter

Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic aims to humanize the infamous NSA leaker—and show the vast reach of the programs he and others exposed.