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‘Houdini’ of Death Row Executed After 34 Years
2 days ago

‘Houdini’ of Death Row Executed After 34 Years

In 1983, 41-year-old Alabama man Tommy Arthur was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. In the 34 years which have followed, Arthur was scheduled to die seven times and …
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A Father’s Death, A Daughter’s Secret
5 days ago

A Father’s Death, A Daughter’s Secret

When 38-year-old Steven Robards began suffering stomach pains and stiffness in his limbs on 18 February 1993 in Fort Worth, Texas, his 16-year-old daughter called on a neighbour worried about …
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Bald Men Have Never Had It Worse
5 days ago

Bald Men Have Never Had It Worse

Bald, they say, is beautiful.

Despite society’s side-eye towards those of us whose hair is receding, there are a lot of positives that come from being bald. For example, Patrick …
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The Spalding Murder Sweethearts
6 days ago

The Spalding Murder Sweethearts

Love can make you do crazy things. When you’re young and in love you feel as though you can take on the world, that no one can stop you, that …
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Family Band Murder-Suicide Attempt
1 week ago

Family Band Murder-Suicide Attempt

On June 15, 2017, Stark County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 hangup call from a residence. When police arrived on the scene they found the front door had been …
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A Ghost Called Betty
1 week ago

A Ghost Called Betty

At Odessa High School in West Texas, stories of the ghost of Betty Williams circulate wildly, gathering momentum with each new year and high school intake. The school auditorium is …
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Unsolved: The Little Red Riding Hood Murder
2 weeks ago

Unsolved: The Little Red Riding Hood Murder

On 27 June 1946, the body of 12-year-old Muriel Drinkwater was found in woods just one-quarter of a mile away from her home in Penllergaer in Swansea, Wales. The little …
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Faith Healing No Match for Modern Medicine
2 weeks ago

Faith Healing No Match for Modern Medicine

Modern medicine has come a long way. We’ve gone from leeches to pills, amputation to surgery, certain death to a minor inconvenience. We’ve made such great advances over the course …
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The Witch Hunt of Queens
2 weeks ago

The Witch Hunt of Queens

When we read history textbooks about witch hunts, we feel a certain detachment. The Salem Witch Trials were over 300 years ago, long enough for us to separate ourselves from …
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How Vigilante Justice Got an Innocent Man Killed
2 weeks ago

How Vigilante Justice Got an Innocent Man Killed

Thanks to superheroes like Batman and The Punisher, we as a society tend to romanticize the vigilante. They act as the hammer of the people: crushing injustice, righting wrongs, succeeding …
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