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Every Noteworthy Person Donald Trump Has Blocked On Twitter (And Why)

At 35,000 tweets and counting, Donald Trump has forever altered America's political landscape, 140 characters at a time. He's also made his share of …

I was a cop – but I still don't know how to survive a police stop

I am often asked: how can I make sure I get home safe after I am pulled over by the police? Following the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, I feel I should know the answer to that question – but I don’t.<p>You might think I’m the ideal person to answer: I served four years in the US …

This week I had one of the most disturbing train rides of my life – and it changed my perspective on Black Lives Matter

Something entirely disturbing happened last night on my commute to rehearsal. It is a long tale. But one that is necessary to read and digest.<p>I was …

Adnan Syed is innocent. Now find Hae Min Lee's real killer | Rabia Chaudry

A new trial means Syed’s conviction for murder no longer holds, and new evidence means he’ll likely be freed. Then the murder inquiry must begin again<p>After more than 17 years of incarceration, and multiple denied appeals, Adnan Syed has finally been granted a new trial and the murder conviction he …

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Suspected serial predator was under surveillance

In late December 2003, Baltimore City narcotics officers William King and Antonio Murray were closing in on someone they believed was a major drug …

Asia McClain Gave Us the Scoop on Her New Book ‘Confessions of a ‘Serial’ Alibi’

'It was exhausting. I put a lot of thought into the book. I put a lot of emotion. I basically put my heart on my sleeve'<p>When the first season of …

Writing

Serial: More Details About Jay’s Transcripts Than You Could Possibly Need

Full disclosure: this post is something of a cop-out, since I probably will not have time to write another substantive post until this weekend. But …

The Usual Suspect

On the morning of June 10, 1977, Linda Jo Edwards was found brutally murdered in her Tyler apartment. It was a horrifying scene. The 22-year-old, …

Jon Cryer joins the second season of 'Undisclosed' podcast

Back in 2014, the puzzling case of whether or not Baltimore teenager Adnan Syed had killed his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was a massive topic of …

Judge criticized by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge, called a “hater” by Donald Trump for his handling of a lawsuit related to the businessman’s Trump University real estate school, has unsealed documents related to the case.<p>Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in San Diego, …

Donald Trump

Coerced Confession, Miracle Exoneration: The Case of Ex-Monster Jerry Hobbs

“How will you make sure the dirt stays inside the sandwich?” I asked my brother Dave. He was trying to figure out how to send a dirt sandwich to …

Crime

The grisly murder podcast captivating Australia

A public campaign to have an alleged serial killer face trial for the second time in relation to the infamous Bowraville murders has been …

David Bain - A Closer Look at Someone Accused Of Murdering Their Own Family

What makes the David Bain case fascinating is how compelling the evidence is against him. The murders in Dunedin, New Zealand, sharply divided New …

Teen killed his girlfriend’s parents and celebrated with sex. He’s being released after 5 years.

By Michael E. Miller<p>, Reporter<p>When police arrived at the yellow-brick house in Garland, Tex., on the afternoon of Aug. 17, 2010, they found Alan Nevil lying near death in a neighbor’s yard. He had been shot five times. One bullet was lodged in his throat. His wife, Darlene, was found dead inside …

Crime

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

AnUnbelievable Story ofRape<p>By Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller<p>An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. …

Alibi Witness in Serial Podcast Murder Case: 'I Don't Know If He's Innocent or Guilty'

Asia McClain was a classmate of 17-year-old Adnan Syed’s at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore when he was charged with murdering one of their …

Serially Obsessed

Dear Reader,<p>Last year, a podcast called Serial gripped the nation. It was the story of a Baltimore-area high school honors student named Adnan Syed …

Crime

Being Transgender In The South: An Interview With Jacie Leopold, Victim Turned Activist

Jacie Leopold poses proudly in front of the trans flag.<p><i>Updated on March 11, 2016, 4:14p.m.</i><p>On December 14, 2014, Jacie Leopold, 33, a trans woman from …

Madness

In Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards.<p>Shortly after Harriet Krzykowski began working at the Dade Correctional Institution, in Florida, an inmate whispered to her, “You know they starve us, right?” It was the fall of 2010, and …

Mental Health

Found: Harper Lee’s Own Article About the ‘In Cold Blood’ Murders

It didn’t have a byline.<p>The house where the Clutter murders were committed. (Photo: Spacini/CC BY 3.0)<p>When Truman Capote went to Kansas to report on …

Hillsborough disaster: deadly mistakes and lies that lasted decades

As the longest inquest in British legal history unfolded, a picture emerged of a callously negligent police force led by an inexperienced commander whose actions directly led to the deaths of 96 people<p>It was a year into these inquests, and 26 years since David Duckenfield, as a South Yorkshire …

Adnan Syed of 'Serial': What We Know So Far as Retrial Decision Looms

Fans of the hit podcast "Serial" may soon learn the latest twist in the case of Adnan Syed, who was convicted in 2000 for the murder of his former …

Inside the Next ‘Making a Murderer’: Satanic Panic, Homophobia, and the San Antonio Four

The documentary Southwest of Salem, which premiered at Tribeca, is a riveting true-crime film about four lesbian women wrongfully convicted of a gang …

James Fairweather: Yorkshire Ripper-obsessed schoolboy who brutally knifed two strangers to death in Colchester GUILTY of murder

A schoolboy obsessed with serial killers who stabbed two strangers to death has been found guilty on two counts of murder.<p>The identity of James …

Serial's Asia McClain Is Publishing A Confessional & People Have Very Mixed Feelings

Another big breakthrough for Adnan Syed, from season 1 of <i>Serial</i>, is in the horizon.<p>This time, though, it's not coming from Sarah Koenig or Syed's …

A Firm That Ran A “Horror” Jail In America Is Taking Over A British Youth Prison

Guards assaulted inmates at a prison in Mississippi run by MTC, which has been awarded a contract to run a controversial young offenders facility in the UK.<p>A trouble-hit British young offender facility is to be taken over by a US company that ran a prison criticised by a federal judge as a "horror …

JUSTICE FOR SOME, NOT ALL: THE POWERFUL STORY BEHIND THE CAN'T-MISS DOCUMENTARY SOUTHWEST OF SALEM

If you thought MAKING A MURDERER was infuriating, wait until you watch this remarkable true crime documentary, premiering in Tribeca 2016's …