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  1. exhibit a
    The First Case Against Trump Is … This?The first-ever criminal prosecution of a former president may be over secret payments to an adult-film star. It follows missed opportunities, too.
  2. crime
    MAGA World’s Favorite Chinese Billionaire Charged With $1 Billion FraudThe mysterious businessman Guo Wengui has been funding operatives like Steve Bannon for years — and allegedly defrauding his investors.
  3. crime
    One Woman’s Search for Her Mother’s Rapist — Her FatherHow Magdalena Cruz unearthed the dark secret of an institution’s abuse.
  4. murdaugh murders
    The Key Moments From Alex Murdaugh’s Testimony and Murder TrialAfter the jury found Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son, he was given two consecutive life sentences.
  5. windy city heat
    How Lori Lightfoot Lost ChicagoThe city threw out a Democratic mayor for the first time in decades. Yet it may not be a loss for the left.
  6. the system
    Why Young Thug?How prosecutors made one of the hottest rap stars the face of urban crime.
  7. crime
    The Tragedy of the Spice KingWhen a promising entrepreneur was seized by mental illness, his neighbors became victims and he became trapped in a broken system.
  8. crime
    All the New Things We Just Learned About SBF’s Alleged CrimesProsecutors provide new evidence on how the FTX founder allegedly manipulated a U.S. bank and scammed the FEC.
  9. crime
    Malcolm X’s Family to Sue NYPD, FBI, CIA for $100 Million, Alleging a Cover-upThe family, represented by Ben Crump, accuses the government of concealing evidence in the murder investigation.
  10. power
    Crime of the CenturiesTomb raiders, crooked art dealers, and museum curators fed billionaire Michael Steinhardt’s addiction to antiquities. Many also happened to be stolen.
  11. exhibit a
    Mark Pomerantz’s Revealing Fight With Alvin Bragg Over TrumpThe untold story of the lost investigation.
  12. creature capers
    The Hunt Is on to Find the Dallas Zoo BanditA suspect was arrested after police received a tip that the alleged bandit was visiting the aquarium.
  13. crime
    New Jersey Councilwoman Shot and Killed Outside Her HomeEunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old member of the Sayreville Borough Council, was found shot dead on Wednesday night.
  14. what we know
    Death Toll From Monterey Park Shooting Rises to 11: UpdatesAnother victim who was hospitalized following the attack has died. There are also developments regarding the gunman’s possible motive.
  15. into the crypt
    Accused Bitcoin-Heist Rapper Razzlekhan Has a Fancy New Job in MarketingHeather Morgan can leave her house arrest for a marketing job three days a week as prosecutors review her alleged crypto-laundering plot.
  16. the law
    Kelly Harnett Had to Get FreeShe was a jailhouse lawyer helping women get out of prison, but she couldn’t work the system for herself. Then the system changed.
  17. power
    Life After ParklandA shooting at their high school turned X González into an activist, a celebrity, a “survivor” — and the pressure almost killed them.
  18. the law
    Karl Ashanti Defended the NYPD, Then He Was ArrestedFor 11 years, the police lawyer defended the NYPD in civil-rights cases. Then he was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.
  19. crime
    How Sam Bankman-Fried Spent His First Week Behind BarsAfter a week watching movies in prison in Nassau, the FTX founder has dropped his extradition fight.
  20. early and often
    The Data That Shows Progressives Can Win on CrimeNew polling explains why some Democrats beat back Republican attacks, and it comes down to one word: prevention.
  21. early and often
    Pelosi Attacker Planned to Target Tom Hanks, Gavin Newsom, Hunter BidenInvestigators testified during a preliminary hearing that David DePape had additional targets aside from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  22. the money game
    How Sam Bankman-Fried Allegedly Orchestrated a ‘Massive, Years-Long Fraud’The Feds have finally revealed how crypto’s former golden boy ran his scheme.
  23. whodunnit
    Somebody Shot Up a Power Station in North CarolinaThe identity and motives of the culprits remain a mystery as thousands struggle without electricity.
  24. reasons to love new york
    The Story of the Bishop Robbed During His Church ServiceIt’s so much wilder than the headlines.
  25. early and often
    The NYC Media Might Have Cost Democrats the HouseAfter New York outlets hyped rising crime, counties in the NYC media market voted more Republican than their immediate neighbors.
  26. mass shootings
    Six Killed in Shooting at Virginia WalmartThe gunman, who is believed to be a Walmart employee, opened fire in a break room before turning his weapon on himself.
  27. money
    How Michael Goguen Got ConnedHow one billionaire with a savior complex and a voracious sexual appetite got conned by his best friend, who saw him as the perfect mark.
  28. the city politic
    New Yorkers Rejected the Doom and Gloom About CrimeMidterm voters did not accept the premise that crime is an all-consuming battle that New York is losing.
  29. early and often
    Kathy Hochul Beats Back a Serious Challenge From Lee ZeldinThe governor’s race became surprisingly close after the Republican assailed her on crime and made inroads in the suburbs.
  30. crime
    The Bees of WrathRorie Woods knew foreclosure all too well. And when her friend was evicted, she rushed over with a venomous posse.
  31. politics
    Want to Pack Heat in Times Square? You May Be in Luck.A federal judge ruled that New York can’t turn Times Square into a gun-free zone, though the state’s strict firearms law stands for now.
  32. the city politic
    The Horror That Continues to Haunt Our CityTreating New Yorkers with serious mental illness is one of the only ways we can prevent tragedies like the murder of FDNY Lt. Alison Russo-Elling.
  33. crime
    Collision CourseThe car wrecks were staged. The injuries were real. Led by a charismatic rogue, one family bloodied itself to pocket $6 million.
  34. crime
    Inside the Ransomware Gangs That Extort HospitalsThey shut down patient care and put lives at risk. Would the pandemic finally slow them down?
  35. the law
    Adnan Syed’s Accidental JusticeHis exoneration shows that our legal system is designed to cement wrongful convictions, not correct them.
  36. true crime
    Adnan Syed of Serial Released after 23 Years, Murder Conviction TossedSerial will release a new podcast episode based on the developments.
  37. crime
    A Las Vegas Journalist Was Allegedly Murdered by the Man He ExposedRobert Telles was portrayed as a vengeful boss in a series of articles by Jeff German, and authorities say Telles stabbed him to death.
  38. crime
    The Sarah Lawrence Cult Case Gets One More ConvictionOnce considered a victim, Larry Ray’s “lieutenant” pleads guilty.
  39. the intelligencer profile
    Dorothy Roberts Tried to Warn UsThe legal scholar has been writing about the criminalization of pregnancy for 25 years. Now she’s calling to abolish the child welfare system.
  40. what we know
    Salman Rushdie Is on the ‘Road to Recovery’ Following Gruesome AttackThe acclaimed author was grievously wounded and remains hospitalized but was taken off a ventilator and again able to speak on Saturday.
  41. crime
    Police Arrest Suspect in Killings of Muslim Men in AlbuquerqueAt least three Muslim immigrants have been ambushed and killed in recent weeks, terrifying the local community.
  42. unsolved mysteries
    The Bodies Keep Piling Up at Lake MeadFour sets of human remains have now been discovered in the rapidly receding reservoir since May.
  43. apocalypse wow
    The Bodies Are Piling Up in Lake MeadWith three bodies found in the disappearing reservoir since May, climate change could be a crime story in the Southwest.
  44. crime
    The Criminologist on Trial for Serial ArsonProfessor Maynard taught students about life at the margins of society. Now he is charged with a crime his field is only beginning to understand.
  45. unsolved mysteries
    Alex Murdaugh’s Alleged Crime Spree Gets CrazierThe notorious attorney is charged with murdering his wife and son a few months before trying to arrange a hit man to kill him for an insurance payout.
  46. the city politic
    Where Is Phil Banks?Eric Adams’s man in charge of public safety hasn’t talked to the public once, and veteran observers can’t tell what he’s doing.
  47. court appearances
    Ghislaine Maxwell Gets 20 YearsSurvivors of her and Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking ring spoke at the sentencing.
  48. early and often
    Chesa Boudin and the Limits of San Francisco LiberalismIf Chesa Boudin is recalled, it will be because his city has never been its left-wing caricature.
  49. early and often
    Michael Avenatti Gets 4 Years in Prison for Stealing From Stormy DanielsThe disgraced celebrity attorney, who is already in jail for extorting Nike, will go on trial again in July for allegedly embezzling $10 million.
  50. the system
    Why Is the Firing Squad Making a Comeback?South Carolina’s push to bring back an archaic execution method says a lot about the state of capital punishment today.
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