We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in investigative reporting. Villarosa’s unflinching examination of giving birth while black in America has stayed with me.
At the time of his death, following a violent altercation with guards, Karl Taylor was one of thousands of mentally ill inmates who are confined to institutions that are supremely ill-equipped to handle them.
Italian Mafia ‘godfather’ Settimo Mineo held in Sicily raid
Italian police have arrested the man said to be the new head of the Sicilian Mafia, along with 45 associates. The dawn raid in Palermo netted 80-year-old jeweller Settimo Mineo. He was reportedly elected Cosa Nostra godfather at a Mafia meeting in May.
In the midterms, Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to legalize marijuana, Florida restored the vote to over 1.4 million people with felony convictions, and Louisiana passed a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts in felony trials.
A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who has a reputation as a pickpocket of almost supernatural ability.
The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal
Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe. Today, according to U.S.
His views aren’t as confused as they seem. In fact, they’re remarkably consistent—and they have a long history. One of the most common misconceptions about Donald Trump is that he is opportunistic and makes up his views as he goes along.