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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 5: Star Crossed

Billey Joe Johnson was a Black boy dating a White girl. That made the story behind his death even more complicated.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 4: The Investigator

When a detective with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation finds out what Reveal has uncovered, he begins to wonder whether the case should be reopened.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 2: The Aftermath

On the morning of Billey Joe Johnson’s death, crime scene tape separates the Johnsons from their son’s body. Their shaky faith in the criminal justice system buckles as authorities fail to follow up on inconsistencies in the official story.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 1: The Promise

Billey Joe Johnson Jr. was a high school football star headed for the big time. Then, early one morning in 2008, the Black teenager died during a traffic stop with a White deputy. His family’s been searching for answers ever since.

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Forever Wars

On 9/11, the U.S. swore to “never forget.” But who gets remembered? We hear from reporters on Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, where the aftermath of 9/11 is acutely felt two decades later.

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For 20 years, I saw no peace

As the Taliban take over Kabul, an Afghan poet, a journalist fielding desperate phone calls and an American veteran reflect on the past and future of Afghanistan.

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Minor violations

Kids who cross the border alone are held in government-funded shelters. When they misbehave, staff sometimes call police. And kids are getting arrested, jailed – sometimes even tased.

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The teen reporter, the evictions and the church

Three stories from local reporters who uncovered injustice and inequality in their hometowns, from an Ohio eviction crisis to Kentucky state police training materials that quoted Adolf Hitler.

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