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The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia
America’s energy addiction is killing Kentucky.
Americans Don't Have the Right to Bear Just Any Arms
There is an easy solution to America’s arguments about gun control, but the childish extremists on both sides need to leave the room.
The New Cold War
With the ice in the Arctic melting, the region is in danger of becoming a 21st-century free-for-all for power and riches.
How Corporate America Propelled Same-Sex Marriage
Big corporations are taking the lead on social issues ranging from gay marriage to the Confederate flag.
The Hunt for Child Sex Abusers Is Happening in the Wrong Places
When it comes to child abuse, fear everyone but the stranger.
When Drug Addicts Work in Hospitals, No One is Safe
Medical technician David Kwiatkowski shares his night-shift junkie story.
We Can Save Ourselves From Earth-Killing Asteroids, But Someone Has to Pay
A little-known band of scientists are scanning the sky for killer asteroids and drawing up plans to save the world.
Is ISIS Winning?
While Washington wrings its hands, the Islamic State is making gains and it’s Iran that’s fighting back.
Gender Imbalance: How China's One-Child Law Backfired on Men
China’s one-child policy has had one unlikely aftereffect: empowering women.
GMO Scientists Could Save the World From Hunger, If We Let Them
The gene-editing CRISPR technology will create crops that can feed us all.
Can Hillary Clinton Move Beyond Benghazi?
What kind of secretary of state was Hillary Clinton? Smart and tough, and often thwarted.
From Russia With Malware
Russian hackers are the most sophisticated and inventive in the world, and the Kremlin knows how to deploy them.
Can America Win a War?
Forty years after Saigon’s fall, America’s wars are about containing enemies, not vanquishing them.
Drying Up: The Race to Save California From Drought
Science got California into this desperate, desiccated mess. Can it also save it?
Inside the World of Louis Sarno, the Pygmy Chief From New Jersey
A love of pygmy music led Louis Sarno to a life in the jungles of the Central African Republic.
Killer Pharmacy: Inside a Medical Mass Murder Case
How a seemingly innocuous pharmacy was making millions of dollars by cutting corners, fabricating records and ignoring laws designed to keep contaminated drugs off the market.
Inside the Mind of Tony Blair: The Newsweek Interview
An intimate study of a would-be world leader and the death of his love affair with democracy.
Untangling the Mysteries Behind Bowe Bergdahl's Rescue Mission
The soldiers who searched for him still don't know why they risked their lives.
Time Bomb: Ebola Returns to the Ghetto
When a small-time gangster from Monrovia's ghetto was murdered, his corpse tested positive for Ebola, sparking fears of a fresh outbreak.
How the Presidential Candidates Found Their Faith
Americans don’t seem to care too much about which church their leaders pray at; they just want them on their knees
The New Exodus: Christians Flee ISIS in the Middle East
After years of slow but steady decline, Christians are being driven from the Middle East by ISIS.
Will Amanda Knox Be Dragged Back to Italy in Murder Case?
Four years after she was cleared of murder charges, Amanda Knox faces extradition and another pummeling from Italy’s legal system.
Cuba's Bay of Fat Cats
Cuba is on the cusp of another revolution, this one fought with lines of credit instead of rifles and slogans
Next Up for Silicon Valley: Solving Death
Billions of entrepreneurial dollars are being poured into solving humanity’s death problem.
The Not-So-Great Dictator
Add a crackdown on Christians helping North Koreans to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's most horrible hits.
The Rise and Fall of Silk Road, the Dark Web's Amazon
Libertarian surfer dude Ross Ulbricht built his cyber drug cartel, Silk Road, on a belief in free markets and Internet privacy. Now he’s in prison for a very long time.
Dying Dutch: Euthanasia Spreads Across Europe
In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal, and becoming increasingly popular. Other nations may soon follow suit.
Why Men Are Killing Themselves
Men are four times as likely to kill themselves as women. What has gone wrong?
Sex Slaves on the Farm
Sex trafficking flourishes where men work in isolation; lately, that’s meant even the dark corners of America’s farms.
The Real Dalai Lama
We may think of His Holiness as a gentle old fellow, but this affability masks a heart of steel.