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TOO HOT TO HANDLE

The Spanish-flu epidemic of 1918 reached virtually every country, killing so many people so quickly that some cities were forced to convert streetcars into hearses.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

After the blockbuster success of "Kong: Skull Island," director Jordan Vogt-Roberts fled Hollywood to live the expat dream life in Vietnam. Then, one night at a Saigon club, he was brutally beaten by a mysterious mob of gangsters. Who were these monsters? Soon, he began directing something entirely different — an international hunt for the men who nearly killed him.

THE LONG CON

When FBI agents Jim Wedick and Jack Brennan began to track the '70s most notorious financial fraudster, Phil Kitzer, they had no idea how wrapped up in his world they'd become.

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Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 pm? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.

GETAWAY DRIVER TOO, PROBABLY

When Randy Lanier sped to Rookie of the Year honors at the 1986 Indianapolis 500, few knew his racing credentials, let alone his status as one of the nation's most prolific drug runners, smuggling in tons of marijuana when he wasn't on the track.

A HEAVY QUESTION

Light travels at around 300,000 km per second. Why not faster? Why not slower? A new theory inches us closer to an answer.

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