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Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.
Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

It's insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It's also insanity to close hospitals, fire… >>

Inside the Dirty World of an Outlaw Pilot
Inside the Dirty World of an Outlaw Pilot

They'll run food or medicine, guns or drugs, for the highest bidder. They'll fly in planes that are… >>

The RD Interview: Bob Costas
The RD Interview: Bob Costas

If he's wearing a parka, you know it's time for another Winter Olympics. The boyish broadcaster… >>

9 Things You Never Knew About the Secret Service
9 Things You Never Knew About the Secret Service

Read on for surprising facts about one of America's most private agencies. >>

8 Presidents Caught in Rare Candid Pictures
8 Presidents Caught in Rare Candid Pictures

In these excerpted quotes from his book, Presidential Picture Stories, veteran photojournalist… >>

The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor
The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor

Americans know her as a justice on our nation’s highest court, but this salsa-dancing… >>

What Makes Someone Brave?
What Makes Someone Brave?

Does courage live in the heart or the mind? What compels some people to turn toward danger and… >>

Profile in Courage: The Citizen
Profile in Courage: The Citizen

Off-duty Army Specialist Michael Menchaca put his life in danger to save a man in a wheelchair who… >>

Profile in Courage: The Firefighters
Profile in Courage: The Firefighters

In June 2013, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives fighting one of the worst wildfires in… >>

20 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be Better for Us All
20 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be Better for Us All

Optimism is Reader's Digest's middle name, so we reached out to thought leaders, authors, and… >>

Who's the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?
Who’s the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?

A few weeks after their aunt's death, the Nixon children received a letter from the bank explaining… >>

Laughterpedia: The Best Jokes of 2013
Laughterpedia: The Best Jokes of 2013

Relive the laughs from A to Z. >>

7 Smart Books About Technology Today
7 Smart Books About Technology Today

A graphic novel, a gripping origin story, a cautionary tale: these are some of the most interesting… >>

Year in Review: The Best Quotes of 2013
Year in Review: The Best Quotes of 2013

As 2013 winds down, we reflect on the words—funny and serious—that proved to be history in the… >>

11 Things Most of Us Believe In
11 Things Most of Us Believe In

A new study from the Associated Press reveals surprising information about American values. >>

Funny Political Quotes and Insults From Around the World
Funny Political Quotes and Insults From Around the World

America is a great country, but as far as put-downs go, we can learn a thing or two from our… >>

John F. Kennedy Quotes: 9 Lasting Thoughts
John F. Kennedy Quotes: 9 Lasting Thoughts

A look at the Kennedy family's legacy through President John F. Kennedy's enduring words and images. >>

Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy's Story of Escape
Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy’s Story of Escape

What should have been a tranquil family vacation in the southern Philippines turned into an… >>