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June 12 2013 8:00 AMSkyjacker of the DayAll Richard Obergfell wanted to do was visit his pen-pal in Italy.
June 11 2013 5:28 AMSkyjacker of the DayThe grenade-wielding-hijacker-turned-SAT-tutor who evaded the authorities for nearly three decades. 
June 10 2013 7:30 AMSkyjacker of the DayA father and son who were “just fed up” with being Americans.
June 7 2013 7:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayAnthony Bryant took a plane to Cuba to buy bazookas for the Black Panthers. Fidel Castro wasn’t happy to see him.
May 30 2013 7:22 AMThe Director of the Theater of HorrorWhat was it like to be an executioner in the 16th century?
April 22 2013 10:26 AMUnanswered Questions About WatergateThere are many—why is no one asking them?
March 26 2013 5:30 AMThe Passion of Lew WallaceThe incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
Feb. 21 2013 8:17 AMBeastly JusticeIn the Middle Ages, animals that did bad things were tried in court. Maybe that’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Jan. 16 2013 8:00 AMAn Illustrated History of the Muslim BrotherhoodA half-century journey from the underground to the corridors of power.
Dec. 17 2012 9:48 AMThings Can ChangeA century ago, there were forms of brutal violence considered so thoroughly American that they could never be banished. Today, they no longer exist.
Nov. 22 2012 6:45 AMIdentity Politics in 1960JFK made history as the first Catholic president. But his father never forgave the Church.
Nov. 20 2012 6:45 AMIdentity Politics in 1960How JFK’s attempt to distance himself from the Catholic Church backfired.
Nov. 9 2012 10:08 AMHow Close Was This Election?Very close. Whatever happened to landslides?
Nov. 2 2012 5:47 PMSeeing the Federal LightChris Christie isn’t the first conservative governor to have a hurricane conversion.
Oct. 15 2012 3:30 AMFirst BrotherWhy is it taking RFK’s family so long to show us his papers from the Cuban Missile Crisis?
June 12 2013 5:20 AM“You Ain’t Never Seen Trouble Till You Lose a Youngun”Life, illness, and death among the tenant farmers of 1936 Alabama, from a newly discovered book by the creators of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
June 10 2013 6:03 PMIt’s Not About Your Cat PhotosThe government almost always abuses its surveillance powers. That should trouble every American citizen.
June 7 2013 1:10 PMSomewhere, J. Edgar Hoover Is SmilingThe FBI director and notorious snoop would have loved PRISM.
June 6 2013 5:44 AMSkyjacker of the DayArthur Gates Barkley believed the IRS had overcharged him by $471.78. So he commandeered a jet and demanded $100 million.
May 23 2013 8:04 AMThe Last of the World War I Vets SpeakNo soldiers survive the first Great War. But the author of The Last of the Doughboys talked to some of the last vets before they passed.
April 2 2013 12:08 PMCivil War Photography at the MetA new exhibition showcases the medium's evolution during the long, deadly conflict.
March 26 2013 5:29 AMLew Wallace, a Life in ArtifactsA letter from Billy the Kid, a portrait by Winslow Homer, a fan note from President Garfield, and more.
Jan. 28 2013 10:22 AMThe Original Jewish GeniusHow the Gaon of Vilna helps explain Jewish intellectual achievement.
Jan. 4 2013 5:45 AMBarriers To EntryPorn, protectionism, and the black-market origins of the American condom industry.
Dec. 12 2012 5:45 AMThe Roger Williams CodeHow a team of scholars decrypted a secret language—and discovered the last known work of the American theologian.
Nov. 21 2012 6:45 AMIdentity Politics in 1960How Jack Kennedy lost the Catholic Church—but won the Jewish vote.
Nov. 14 2012 10:26 AMHow Texas Could Mess With UsLone Star secessionists could (theoretically) get their wish.
Nov. 8 2012 4:14 PMHow Great an Emancipator?Does Lincoln get too much credit for freeing the slaves—or not enough?
Oct. 31 2012 3:45 AMYou Want My Support? How Much Are You Offering?One Ohio county’s long, sordid history of selling its votes to the highest bidder. 
Sept. 17 2012 6:10 PMThe Battlefield Photos That Changed EverythingAlexander Gardner made these incredibly powerful images before newspapers could even print photographs.

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