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David Von Drehle, Jay Newton-Small, and Maya Rhoda | Time Magazine | Nov. 12, 2015 | 59 minutes (14,865 words)
The families and survivors of the Charleston massacre share their stories and talk about faith and forgiveness.
Nilita Vachani | The Nation | Nov. 9, 2015 | 24 minutes (6,141 words)
For a brief period of time, Manju Das was almost certainly the wealthiest domestic worker in the world. Unfortunately, she never knew or had access to the money; she was a pawn in an insider trading scheme, and her employer was using her name to collect millions.
Alexandra Kleeman | Harper’s | Nov. 13, 2015 | 16 minutes (4,039 words)
Each year as many as 700,000 pregnant women are put on bed rest, but there’s still little evidence that it is effective. (Metered paywall.)
Zak Stone | Matter | Nov. 9, 2015 | 22 minutes (5,571 words)
Zak Stone’s father was killed while staying in an Airbnb rental. Here, he examines Airbnb’s history of providing reactive—rather than proactive—solutions to liability issues.
Jonathan Franklin | Guardian | Nov. 7, 2015 | 18 minutes (4,508 words)
How Salvador Alvarenga survived 438 days at sea, drifting from the coast of Mexico to the Marshall Islands.