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Jan. 9 2014 12:45 PMWhat New Revelations About the Media, Pa., FBI Break-In Teach Us About Intelligence Reform Today
Dec. 19 2013 12:41 AMThe Welfare QueenIn the 1970s, Ronald Reagan villainized a Chicago woman for bilking the government. Her other sins—including possible kidnappings and murders—were far worse.
Nov. 21 2013 7:46 AMThe Drones of the Civil WarMeet the hot air balloonist who convinced Lincoln to use aerial reconnaissance.
Nov. 19 2013 7:00 AMWhy “Four Score and Seven Years Ago”?The complicated politics and philosophies behind the first six words of the Gettysburg Address.
Nov. 17 2013 11:45 PMA Killer’s Last StepsA tour of Lee Harvey Oswald’s bizarre path after killing JFK.
Nov. 15 2013 10:30 AMWho Wrote JFK's Inaugural?Does it matter?
Nov. 6 2013 5:50 AMThe Nazi AnatomistsHow the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics.
Oct. 8 2013 7:38 AMThe Last Blood Libel Trial100 years ago, a Jewish man went on trial for his life. Inside the most sensational murder case you’ve never heard of.
July 29 2013 6:35 AMThe Personal PresidentWhy FDR shunned the State Department and instead sent friends and cronies on important diplomatic missions.
July 16 2013 5:30 AMA History of the Fig LeafThe best sight gag in the history of art.
July 2 2013 8:27 AMWhen Hillary Was Already HillaryHillary Rodham’s 1969 commencement speech, and the young poetry professor who saw it.
June 20 2013 7:36 AMSkyjacker of the Day“I am trying to save America, to save the whole world, because we are all crazy.”
June 19 2013 7:20 AMSkyjacker of the Day“We’re going to bomb Oak Ridge”: The hijacking that gave us airport security.
June 17 2013 8:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayGregory White, the first American air pirate to kill a passenger.
June 13 2013 8:51 AMSkyjacker of the DayThomas Robinson hijacked a plane to protest Cuba’s emigration policy. He was 16.
Dec. 27 2013 10:28 AMThe Greatest Magazine Ever PublishedWhat I learned reading all of Life magazine from the summer of 1945.
Nov. 21 2013 11:33 PMA Grave MatterThat time we exhumed Lee Harvey Oswald’s body to see if he was a Soviet assassin.
Nov. 19 2013 11:55 PMI Saw JFK Murdered When I Was 6 Years OldAn eyewitness account, retold 50 years later.
Nov. 18 2013 12:41 PMThe City That Killed KennedyRacism, McCarthyism, and political fervor in 1960s Dallas.
Nov. 17 2013 11:37 PMKennedycareFifty years before Obamacare, JFK had his own health care debacle.
Nov. 14 2013 11:33 PMKilling ConspiracyWhy the best conspiracy theories about JFK’s assassination don’t stand up to scrutiny.
Oct. 28 2013 11:51 PMThe Myth of the War of the Worlds PanicOrson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio program did not touch off nationwide hysteria. Why does the legend persist?
Sept. 11 2013 7:47 AMA Secret Plot in SyriaAn illustrated account of the 1949 coup—possibly CIA-assisted—that plunged the country into decades of political turmoil.
July 25 2013 4:09 PMBy George!In anticipation of King George VII, everything you need to know about Kings George I–VI.
July 10 2013 3:52 PMThe Murders of GonzagoHow did we forget the mass killings in Indonesia? And what might they have taught us about Vietnam?
June 21 2013 7:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayThe hijacker who became a heartthrob.
June 20 2013 5:44 AMGeorge W. Bush’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was a Slave TraderA surprising new discovery about the notorious Thomas “Beau” Walker.
June 18 2013 8:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayThis air pirate picked the wrong plane and the wrong captain.
June 14 2013 8:24 AMSkyjacker of the DayHe had a shotgun, dynamite, a collapsible shovel, a pup tent, candy bars, and a dark-blue parachute. What could go wrong? 
June 12 2013 8:00 AMSkyjacker of the DayAll Richard Obergfell wanted to do was visit his pen-pal in Italy.

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