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Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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C.J. Chivers | The New York Times | Oct. 14, 2014 | 40 minutes (10,046 words)
A New York Times investigation into the chemical weapons found in Iraq, and the U.S.’s failure to care for soldiers who were exposed to it.
Linda Vaccariello | Cincinnati Magazine | Oct. 1, 2014 | 19 minutes (4,837 words)
A community comes together to help a family after a tragedy.
Jen Percy | The New Republic | Oct. 14, 2014 | 20 minutes (5,021 words)
A face-to-face encounter with Bibi Ayisha, aka Commander Pigeon. In her 60s, she oversees a militia of fighters from a compound 250 miles north of Kabul.
Daniel Alarcón | The California Sunday Magazine | Oct. 5, 2014 | 24 minutes (6,040 words)
Ruth Thalía went on a game show in Lima, Peru, and then disappeared.
Colin Dickey | Lapham’s Quarterly | Oct. 15, 2014 | 14 minutes (3,514 words)
Reconsidering Virginia Woolf’s time-warping novel Orlando, “the longest and most charming love letter in literature.”