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Who’s Afraid of the NRA?

Gunmakers, that’s who.

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Pain Point

Several of the plaintiffs’ lawyers who won multibillion-dollar settlements for asbestos and tobacco victims are trying to stick it to the National Football League. But they haven’t come to bury football. They’ve come to make brain damage the cost of doing business.

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The Pinstriping of Tim Pawlenty

The former presidential candidate blasted big bankers during the GOP primaries. Now he works for them.
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The CEO Who Wouldn’t Leave

To create the country’s largest electric utility, Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers offered to give up the CEO’s chair. And he did—for about two hours.

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He’s Back, Big Time

In 2000, Karl Rove was The Brain. Now, he wants to be the Republican Party’s $1 billion wallet, too.

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The New Republic of Porn

Three letters could make the Internet safe from pornography—and more lucrative for pornographers.
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Apple’s War on Android

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Mitt Romney’s Box of Kryptonite

In 1995, Randy Johnson lost his job after Bain Capital bought his employer. Armed with a pile of fading documents, he’s tormented Romney ever since.

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China’s 65,000-Ton Secret

Warship? Never! The two-decade voyage of the Varyag—from Russian castoff to Macau pleasure palace to China’s first aircraft carrier.

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The Guns That Got Away

The inside story of how U.S. agents paid firearm dealer Mike Detty to send weapons into Mexico—and why it all went wrong.
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Could Shale Gas Reignite the U.S. Economy?

Unlocking vast reserves of shale gas could solve the energy crisis, the jobs crisis, and the deficit. Now, about fracking’s safety …

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Amazon Crusader. Chevron Pest. Fraud?

Attorney Steven Donziger won an $18 billion pollution verdict against Chevron. But is he clean enough to collect?