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Dirty South

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The foul legacy of Louisiana oil

Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am

On Brining and Dining

How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy

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Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am

The Most Cajun Place on Earth

A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits 

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Browsings — October 11, 2013, 8:00 am

Secret Oil Company Memos on Pollution in Louisiana

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Shell Memo Detail

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Anatomy of an Al Qaeda “Conference Call”

Dubious sources feed national-security reporter Eli Lake a fraudulent story for political purposes — once again

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How the mass killing of Islamists is being justified in America

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