Susan

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The Apostate

Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.<p>On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement …

The Yankee Comandante

A story of love, revolution, and betrayal.<p>For a moment, he was obscured by the Havana night. It was as if he were invisible, as he had been before coming to Cuba, in the midst of revolution. Then a burst of floodlights illuminated him: William Alexander Morgan, the great Yankee <i>comandante</i>. He was …

A Loaded Gun

A mass shooter’s tragic past.<p>Amy Bishop, a neurobiologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, sat down at the conference table just moments before the faculty meeting began. It was three o’clock on February 12, 2010, and thirteen professors and staff members in the biology department had …

Taken

Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes. Is that all we’re losing?<p>On a bright Thursday afternoon in 2007, Jennifer Boatright, a waitress at a Houston bar-and-grill, drove with her two young sons and her …

Netherland

Homeless in New York, a young gay woman learns to survive.<p>Samantha was sitting on a lawn chair in her parents’ garage, smoking a joint, when she decided to run away. She had just graduated from high school, where she had few friends, and felt invisible. She went to class stoned and wrote suicidal …

The Empty Chamber

Just how broken is the Senate?<p>“This is just one of those days when you want to throw up your hands and say, ‘What in the world are we doing?’ ” Senator Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat, said.<p>“It’s unconscionable,” Carl Levin, the senior Democratic senator from Michigan, said. “The …

Stupid Questions Tourists Ask When They Visit Canada

Visitors from America, we're looking at you now. And we're not amused. OK, we are, but we're also mad.<p>Because these are some seriously stupid …

Canadian retail moguls under fire: The colourful Dov Charney vs. Chip Wilson

Dov Charney<p>Childhood home<p>Montreal<p>Age<p>45<p>Real first name<p>Dov<p>School<p>Tufts University<p>Their start<p>Started making t-shirts in 1990; moved manufacturing to Los Angeles in 1997<p>Company claim to fame<p>American Apparel’s edgy U.S.-made clothing marketed with sexy ads<p>The businessman<p>“I have the highest-paid apparel …

Mexico drug lord arrested watching World Cup

The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico's football team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official has said.<p>Federal police chief Monte Alejandro Rubido said Fernando Sanchez Arellano was arrested in the border city of …

Sudan detains woman released from death row

Sudanese authorities have detained a Sudanese woman just hours after she was freed from death row, according to a security source and her lawyer.<p>Eman Abdul-Rahim, the lawyer, said 27-year-old Mariam Yahya Ibrahim was held on Tuesday along with two children and her husband at the international …

UK PM's ex-aide found guilty in hacking case

Andy Coulson, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief and former editor of Rupert Murdoch's <i>News of the World</i>, has been found guilty of a charge of conspiring to hack phones after a seven-month trial.<p>But Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Murdoch's British newspaper arm and …

Congo switches off to watch the World Cup

World Cup fever has forced the Democratic Republic of Congo's national power firm to tell customers to switch off everything but the TV, so that there is enough electricity for everyone to watch the games.<p>Even though <i>The Leopards -</i> Congo's national side - did not qualify for the tournament, football …

Outrage as Egypt jails Al Jazeera staff | News | Al Jazeera

An Egypt court has sentenced two Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in jail and one to 10 years, triggering international outrage and condemnation of what many described as an "unjust verdict".<p>The guilty verdicts were announced by a judge on Monday against Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher …