• Ocean Exploration Sylvia Earle

    The Last Dive?

    Funding for 
human expeditions 
to the 
watery depths appears 
to have run aground. 
As legendary explorer 
Sylvia Earle says goodbye to the ocean floor, are machines good enough to 
take her place?
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    DUSTOFF 73 and the ‘Valley of Death’

    The assault targeted a key Taliban training camp in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. The mission was failing. The wounded were dying. The medevac team took off on the perilous mission to save them…
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    High Times in America

    Pot use in the United States is rising sharply, and voters may make it fully legal in two states this fall. Smart businessmen are banking on that happening.
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    The Devil in Deryl Dedmon

    In a parking lot in Mississippi, he killed a black man with his truck. He’s in jail for a hate crime—but his black friends disagree.
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    You Got Your Sperm Where?

    Meet a 'donorsexual' on the web—and he'll service you anywhere. Plus, key moments in insemination history. By Tony Dokoupil.
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    Madman in Chief

    Was Richard Nixon too normal? Abraham Lincoln exceptionally deranged? Why we should look for a little bit of crazy in our leaders.
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    The Next Space Race

    As NASA's last shuttle takes flight, private companies are rushing to fill the astronaut gap.
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    Mad as Hell

    The anger that fueled the Arab Spring is now boiling over in Europe. Could club-wielding protesters be in America’s future, too?
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    America’s Top Liars

    James Stewart explains how Barry Bonds, Martha Stewart, and others built houses of deceit—and how America lost the truth.
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    The Last Company Town

    There was a time when employers provided everything: houses, hospitals, bars. Such a place still exists—but not for long. Welcome to Scotia, Calif.
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    America's Deporter in Chief

    Frustrated by the federal stalemate on illegal immigration, cities and states have spent the last few years crafting their own curbs on unlawful residency. The most publicized of these was in Arizona, which ordered police with “reasonable suspicion” to check people’s immigration status (and went further last week, introducing a bill that aims to deny citizenship to children born in the state whose parents are there without permission). Lawmakers have worked aggressively as well in Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Idaho, among other states, punishing schools that educate undocumented immigrants, landlords who rent to them, and businesses that hire them.