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Writer Sarah Hepola once got so drunk before giving a presentation to 300 people that she didn't remember it the next day. In Blackout, her memoir, Hepola wrestles with her reasons for drinking.
A new film revisits a five-day interview that took place between writer David Foster Wallace and a reporter for Rolling Stone in 1996. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "very good movie."
The parents of convicted shooter James Holmes took the stand in the sentencing phase of the trial. They told the Colorado jury that their son is mentally ill and should not receive the death penalty.
The Schmitts uncovered 52 gold coins worth more than $1 million, believed to have been lost 300 years ago when a fleet of Spanish ships sank during a hurricane along Florida's coast.
A grand jury has handed up an indictment on murder charges against a University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
The arrest of a University of Cincinnati police officer for murder illustrates the new reality for cops: with public pressure and video evidence, they may no longer get the benefit of the doubt.