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money-scams

How Three Teen Sisters Were Allegedly Groomed into NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere's 'Sex Cult'

The self-help guru presented himself as a genius tutor and mentor who could help them deal with their parents' separation.
Sarah Berman
3 days ago
money-scams

People Are Finally Fighting Back Against the College Textbook Industry 'Scam'

Students who can't afford their course materials—along with a rogue professor—are taking on the system.
Allie Conti
4 days ago
money-corruption

The Shady But Legal Behavior of the Guy Going After Trump's Taxes

Richard Neal is an example of just how outrageous political fundraising can be, even when it's entirely above-board.
Matt Taylor
5.17.19
money-inequality

In the Future, You'll Work, Exercise, Sleep, and Die in the Same Building

This is what's become of the American dream.
Alex Norcia
5.16.19
money-scams

An Ex-Prosecutor Breaks Down the 'Sex Cult' Trafficking Case Against NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere

The broad strokes of the celebrity trial are not all that different from cases against street-level pimps.
Sarah Berman
5.15.19
money-corruption

Gun Companies are Helping Toy Makers Design Replicas That Get Kids Killed

A look inside the secretive financial ties between gun manufacturers and the people behind airsoft guns that cops mistake for lethal threats.
Alain Stephens
5.9.19
High Wire

Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis

Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
Maia Szalavitz
4.25.19
Late Capitalism

Ruthless Capitalists Can't Donate Their Way Out of Trouble Anymore

The Sackler family behind OxyContin is accused of brazenly jumpstarting the deadly opioid crisis. In the era of endless scams, elite philanthropy like theirs is hitting roadblocks.
Alex Norcia
4.10.19
Criminal Justice

Many 'Violent Offenders' Have Committed Nonviolent Crimes

Embezzlement and selling drugs near a school are among the offenses some states classify as "violent."
Eli Hager
4.5.19
Late Capitalism

The College Scam Defendants' Privilege Is Following Them into Court

“You get what you pay for. It’s really as simple as that.”
Susan Zalkind
4.4.19
true crime

Federal Prison Inmates Told Us Why Mueller Totally Blew It

"If there’s still someone out there who don't think that our so-called justice system is a shame, then you high as fuck."
Seth Ferranti
4.2.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off Against Job-Stealing Robots

"We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work."
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
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