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For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
Siberian summers do not last long. The snows linger into May, and the cold weather returns again during September, freezing the taiga into a still life awesome in its desolation: endless miles of…
Published: Feb. 6, 2013
Length: 27 minutes (6897 words)
How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers
Last year was a busy one for public giveaways to the National Football League. In Virginia, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who styles himself as a budget-slashing conservative crusader, took…
Published: Sept. 18, 2013
Length: 13 minutes (3495 words)
The Unlikely Roots of Solitary Confinement
In a perverse tribute to human endeavor, solitary confinement began as a reform. Thinkers in Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries imagined that it…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Jan. 24, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (368 words)
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