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    628: In the Shadow of the City 2017

    Oct 13, 2017
    Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

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    629: Expect Delays

    Oct 20, 2017
    We all love to travel to different places, but not many of us like the stressful, banal process of the journey. This week, stories about delays—including a town known entirely for its speed trap, and a woman who comes up against bureaucratic nightmares every time she wants to go just a few blocks away.

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    630: Things I Mean to Know

    Oct 27, 2017
    There are so many facts about the world that we take for granted, without ever questioning how we know them. Of course the Earth revolves around the sun. Of course my dog loves me. But how exactly do we know those things are true? This week, stories of people trying to unspool some of life’s certainties, and what they find.

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  • 442: Thugs

    Jul 29, 2011
    Like a lot of Mexican towns, Florencia has had its share of problems dealing with drug gangs. That is until recently, when new narcos rolled into town telling residents that they were there to liberate them. They promised that people would live in peace and tranquility. And so far, it's working. As long as the narcos are on the streets with guns, people feel safe. That and other stories of thugs.