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America's Poisoned Prison
Is toxic dust sickening inmates in coal country?
Route 50: Driving America's 'Loneliest Road'
Nevada’s Route 50 plunges the intrepid driver into an exhilarating expanse of nothingness.
Migrants and the New Mediterranean Mafia
Organized crime is making a killing off migrants, especially if they survive the deadly journey to Europe.
Baked Alaska: A Snowless Climate Threatens the Survival of the Yupik People of Togiak
The Yupik people of Togiak are watching their world melt away from under their feet.
The Battle over Turkey's Hagia Sophia Museum
The move to convert the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque is part of a divisive war over Turkey’s soul.
The Case Against Matt DeHart
The FBI says Matt DeHart is a child pornographer, but he claims they tortured him for classified CIA files.
In Fight Against Ebola, Front-Line Health Workers Risked Their Lives And Never Got Paid
Less than 2 percent of all Ebola donations went to front-line medical staff in Sierra Leone.
Paul Shaffer: Life After Letterman
For 33 years, Paul Shaffer has been the warm to David Letterman’s cool, the Ed to his Johnny and the Peaches to his Herb. So what happens when the world’s greatest sidekick has to go solo?
Bringing Up the Bodies in Kathmandu
Nepal’s citizens are abandoning their capital to bring supplies to far-flung villages the government and NGOs can’t reach.
The End of Sweet Briar College and the Problem With Women's Colleges
Women’s colleges may be the best thing that ever happened to women, but they are in trouble.
Hervé Falciani: ‘HSBC Switzerland was a Tax Haven in Itself’
The HSBC whistleblower discusses keeping touch with reality and what the bank was really like.
The World Will Soon be at War Over Water
The fight to secure and safeguard access to the world’s most precious resource is intensifying.
The Twists and Turns of NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch's Breakup
A NASCAR’s version of the Ray Rice episode includes congressmen, a Playboy Playmate and a woman who may or may not be a professional killer.
Mountaineer Tom Ballard Wants to Conquer K2 Despite his Mother's Fatal Descent
"I climb because a mountain pulls you in. It draws you to it, just like a drug. It really is like an addiction."
John Galliano is Back and Ready to Take Over the Fashion World
Four years after his booze-fuelled, anti-Semitic rant the bad boy of British fashion is back.
New York City Would Really Rather Not Talk About Its Slavery-Loving Past
New York City was a place that facilitated bondage while preaching freedom.
Daniel Libeskind Interview: Childhood Bullies, Nazi Germany and the Jewish Museum He Built
Writer Nicholas Shakespeare talks to the greatest minds in the world while walking through the places that have shaped their lives.
In Italy's Poorest Town, There's Little Left to Do but Join the Mafia
Africo is the poorest town in Italy. Most of its youth have moved away to look for jobs. The rest have one choice: join the Mafia or languish in a stagnant economy.
In Orthodox Jewish Divorce, Men Hold All the Cards
In Orthodox Judaism, only husbands can give gets, the document that formally dissolves a marriage under Jewish law. While most do, those who refuse wield enormous power over their wives.
How a Bloody Brawl Sparked Fears of a New Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
What began as a fight over a mango quickly morphed into a massive, Ebola-related public health crisis.
Putin is 'Playing the Madman' to Trick the West
Western intelligence agencies say that the Russian leader is deliberately cultivating an erratic image.
Accidental Brexit: The UK Election Could See It Leaving the EU
Bubbling under the UK's general election campaign is a promised referendum on EU membership. Is Britain heading for the way out?
Michaelangelo's Marble Is Being Sold Cheap by Industrialists
The Bin Laden family are among those who have bought the Carrara's precious stone at a low price, and the locals aren't happy.
Fighting to Reclaim the Future of Oakland's Young Black Men
A unique program for black boys in the East Bay lights a way out of the ghetto.
The Czech Minister, the Mistress and the Gold Bars
Even in a country accustomed to flagrant political corruption scandals, this one could be the final straw.
Crimea: One Year On
Last March, Putin's 'little green men' annexed Ukraine's southern-most region. Today residents are left bitterly divided.
Is Pablo Iglesias Spain’s Barack Obama or Its Vladimir Lenin?
Pablo Iglesias is on a mission to save Spain.
One Bosnian Man's Search for His Father, the Rapist
One of Europe's 'children of hate', Alen Muhic searches for his Bosnian mother and the Serbian soldier who raped her.
Britain's Cranes Are Back From the Brink
The population of the common crane is slowly making a recovery in the UK.
Real Estate Reinvents Itself
Global property prices are on the rise, nearing pre-2008 levels. But it’s far from business as usual.