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The Man Who Saves You from Yourself

Going undercover with a cult infiltrator

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Remembering David Sullivan

On the remarkable life of the subject of “The Man Who Saves You from Yourself”

David Sullivan

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Not Everyone Can Be a 49er

How Arena Football League players fare in the NFL

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Is the Arena Football League ready for prime time?

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For Whom the Cell Tolls

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