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Bill Warner, King of Land Speed Racing, Was the Fastest Motorcycle Rider on Earth

The grin was a dead giveaway. Bob Sellers spotted the smile on his friend's face as he pulled up to the end of the tarmac. Bill Warner was still straddling his race bike, a 'roided-up…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 16, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (912 words)

Bill Warner, King of Land Speed Racing, Was the Fastest Motorcycle Rider on Earth

The grin was a dead giveaway. Bob Sellers spotted the smile on his friend's face as he pulled up to the end of the tarmac. Bill Warner was still straddling his race bike, a 'roided-up…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 16, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (912 words)

Virginia Larzelere: Sentenced to Death for a Murder She Didn't Commit

The killer arrived just after lunch. Clutching a sawed-off shotgun in a leather-gloved hand, he slipped through the back door of a long, stucco dental office. But then, because he wore a ski mask and…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (958 words)
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The Last Ride of Legendary Storm Chaser Tim Samaras

Bastien LeCouffe-Deharme Before it came for him, Dan Robinson watched the thing grow. It began as a bolus that descended out of the storm, projecting needle-like vortices that lanced the wheat fields…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 27, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (944 words)

Sympathy for the Devils: Should Sex Offenders Have More Rights? Or None at All?

Illustration by Brian Stauffer On a blue, sun-soaked Saturday in December 2007, Valerie Parkhurst's white Suburban took the asphalt at a purposeful creep past the blocks of modest ranch homes between…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 19, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (957 words)

Marissa Karp Murder: A Decade of Investigation Pays Off

A weak breeze was pushing in from the south, rippling the broad boulevard of water as it caught the midmorning sun. The canal, wide as a football field, ran north to south, slashing an engineered…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 22, 2013
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4431 words)

2013 Python Challenge: Few Reptiles, Many TV Crews

Knee-deep in muddy water, Jimmy Ferguson swings a homemade piece of bent metal through the depths. With the midday sun beating down, the gangly ginger is sweating through his camo shirt and matching…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 15, 2013
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1459 words)

Garrett Holeve, an MMA Fighter With Down Syndrome, Is on His Way to Changing the Sport

"I'm dangerous," 23-year-old Garrett Holeve warns as he bounces around a bedroom in his parents' suburban, single-story house, throwing punches and kicks. A pungent combination of protein-powered…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 17, 2012
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4325 words)

"Doctor Scumbag" Abused Miami HIV Patients; 20 Years Later, He Finally Faces Justice

Donald White stewed inside the small-town Denny's as he nervously leaned on a coffee-stained table next to his wife. They were both terrified they'd been invited here to confirm their worst fears.…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 11, 2012
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1630 words)