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The Mount St. Helens Trespasser

Written by Jackie Mead

Robert Rogers, a man obsessed with trespassing, sets his sights on Mount St. Helens in the spring of 1980

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School Violence

Written by Jason Bellows

School violence is not merely the province of modern times. In fact, one of the greatest attacks on American soil can...

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Undark and the Radium Girls

Written by Alan Bellows

In 1922, a bank teller named Grace Fryer became concerned when her teeth began to loosen and fall out for no discerni...

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