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5 Judges Who Will Erode Your Faith in the System
5 Judges Who Will Erode Your Faith in the System

Most jurists warrant our respect. Then there are those who shake public trust. >>

He Taught His Kids the Family Trade: Robbing Banks
He Taught His Kids the Family Trade: Robbing Banks

Widower Scott Catt had a secret life as a bank robber. But when he wanted accomplices, he turned to… >>

5 Secret U.S. Government Operations, Revealed
5 Secret U.S. Government Operations, Revealed

Get a classified tour of what's happened behind the closed doors of power in Washington: hidden… >>

What It's Like to Send Your Wife to Mars
What It’s Like to Send Your Wife to Mars

My wife wants to take a one-way trip to the red planet. Here's why I'm OK with that. >>

Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed
Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed

"Nothing will ever be the same" was our constant refrain after the terrorist attacks. But how… >>

5 Military Battles That Were Won With Rock 'n' Roll
5 Military Battles That Were Won With Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sometimes the best offense is a good speaker system. >>

5 Creative Ways Cops Are Cutting Down on Crime
5 Creative Ways Cops Are Cutting Down on Crime

Could these innovative ideas handcuff criminals? >>

Me and the Supreme Court
Me and the Supreme Court

Moments like this create the memories of a lifetime. >>

A Poison Runs Through It
A Poison Runs Through It

The author pulls no punches when a chemical spill threatens the water supply in his native West… >>

What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII
What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII

Three women share their stories of the American war effort—and prove that the real Rosies were… >>

Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII
Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII

Meet a few of the extraordinary women who kept the American war effort running. >>

Man Overboard: The Lobsterman Who Mysteriously Vanished
Man Overboard: The Lobsterman Who Mysteriously Vanished

No one could figure out when or where John Aldridge dropped into the ocean, with only his rubber… >>

Which Pen Is Made for the White House?
Which Pen Is Made for the White House?

If you have ever worked for an American government institution, you've used this pen. Know what it… >>

Drug Shortages: The Scary Reality of a World Without Meds
Drug Shortages: The Scary Reality of a World Without Meds

Imagine surgeons running out of anesthetic drugs, cancer patients who can't get lifesaving… >>

Photo Digest: Week of April 27, 2014 in Pictures
Photo Digest: Week of April 27, 2014 in Pictures

New saints, new Star Wars, and more from this week in case you missed it. >>

Photo Digest: Week of April 20, 2014 in Pictures
Photo Digest: Week of April 20, 2014 in Pictures

In case you missed it: Instant history at the Boston Marathon, a robot challenges the President to… >>

5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World
5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World

Among the 60-some freelancers currently working for National Geographic magazine, about a dozen are… >>

Jeff Bauman: One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing
Jeff Bauman: One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing

We spoke to the survivor on how his life has changed since April 15, 2013. >>

Remember the Hot Coffee Lawsuit? What Really Happened
Remember the Hot Coffee Lawsuit? What Really Happened

An elderly woman is burned when she spills a cup of hot coffee on her lap. She sues her way to a… >>

Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?
Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?

Don’t let the powdered wigs fool you. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, America's… >>