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New York Is Closer Than Ever to Legalizing Weed

Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered a study of recreational pot earlier this month. Advocates and experts think it's just a matter of time now.
Aaron Short
1.31.18
russia investigation
russia investigation

The Secret Anti-FBI 'Nunes Memo' Is Setting DC on Fire

It looks increasingly like Robert Mueller's boss could be next on the chopping block. This is bad.
Matt Taylor
1.30.18
crime
crime

The Guy Prisoners Call When They're Betrayed from the Outside

Peter Borenstein is a young LA attorney who's carved out a niche helping ex-prisoners who believe they were the victim of fraud or theft while locked up.
Eli Hager
1.29.18
money
money

Trump Can't Stop Screwing Over the Poor

His administration was gutting consumer protections before he yukked it up with global elites in Switzerland.
Matt Taylor
1.26.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

I Spent Three Strange Days on a Prison Bus to See a Doctor

When getting a few minutes with a doctor means spending hours and hours handcuffed to another inmate and wondering about the world outside.
Deidre McDonald
1.26.18
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

A Glitch in the Law Is Trapping Drunk Drivers in Jail Without Treatment

More than 170 people with DWI sentences of two years or more are serving their time in North Carolina jails with little or no access to help—or sunshine.
Joseph Neff
1.24.18
money
money

Dark Money, Not Russia, May Be the Best Way to Explain Trump's Win

Oh, and the crippling inequality overseen by elites from both parties that has nothing to do with collusion, Robert Mueller, or Moscow.
Matt Taylor
1.23.18
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

Trump Has Already Demolished Obama's Criminal-Justice Legacy

It didn't take long for a big fan of cops, the death penalty, and hating on immigrants to change the system.
Justin George
1.22.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

My First Job Out of Prison Was Back in Prison

"It felt like all eyes were on me."
David Van Horn, as told to Maurice Chammah
1.19.18
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