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High Wire
High Wire

Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them

We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants.
Maia Szalavitz
4 days ago
Drugs
Drugs

The Long, Strange History of Psychotropic Drugs in America

From insane asylums to Lithium and Prozac to a future that may be increasingly about mushrooms and LSD.
Seth Ferranti
2.15.18
war
war

Israel and Iran Are Inching Closer to Actual War

A wayward drone, airstrikes, a downed Israeli jet—here's what this weekend's scuffle means for the coming year in a volatile region.
Matt Taylor
2.13.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

The Horrors I Endured as a Female Jail Guard

I've seen more men masturbate than I can count.
TaLisa J. Carter
2.10.18
High Wire
High Wire

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs

Two of the most prominent groups devoted to reforming America's drug laws are now run by women of color. Here's what they're accomplishing, and how they're doing it.
Maia Szalavitz
2.6.18
the memo
the memo

All the Key Details Republicans Left Out of Their Famous Memo

A flimsy and much-hyped document that was supposed to blow up the Russia investigation raises more questions about Republicans than the FBI.
Marcy Wheeler
2.5.18
war
war

How a Secret CIA Cell Fucked with Vietnam War Deserters

Spies who infiltrated antiwar radicals in Sweden helped spark fears of brainwashing and devotion to apocalyptic cults. 50 years later, we're still living with the aftermath.
Seth Ferranti
1.25.18
crime
crime

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White
1.22.18
crime
crime

What Happens Next to the 13 'Tortured' California Kids Who Escaped Their Parents?

Shackled to beds and malnourished by allegedly abusive parents who homeschooled them, the Turpin siblings are free. We asked experts how they move on.
Lauren Lee White
1.18.18
crime
crime

A Grisly New Year's Killing Shows How Little We Know About Murder-Suicides

After a 26-year-old mother was stabbed to death and her husband found hanging from a tree, experts and advocates pointed to glaring cracks in the system.
Sonja Sharp
1.18.18
money
money

Miami's Wild Bitcoin Scene Doesn't Care About Your 'Bubble'

Despite warnings from experts and haters and the occasional plummet in value, the Magic City is going all-in.
Francisco Alvarado
1.16.18
climate change
climate change

The Next Millennial Trend Is Suing Big Oil for Destructive Climate Change

New York is the latest—and biggest—city to sue giants like BP and ExxonMobil over damage from extreme weather. It probably won't be the last.
John Surico
1.15.18