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November 2015

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The Phantom Menace

Was there a fourth mole in the U.S. intelligence system that blew these secret agents' covers?

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The Devil's Tongue

No one really knows the true motives of the character central to one of America's greatest secrets

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The Rescue Mission

In a warehouse in Utah, federal agents are storing tens of thousands of looted objects recovered in a massive sting

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The Horse Thief

The theft of a prize-winning stallion gave the famous general a glimpse of a future that could have been

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Skyfall

The American fighter pilot who's the focus of Bridge of Spies faced great challenges home and abroad

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Slavery's Trail of Tears

America's forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South

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Mickey Grows Up

More than seventy-five years after its debut, a look back at the animated masterpiece

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Fresh Produce

Artist Maciek Jasik won't share the secrets behind his work, but the mystery is part of the fun

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Parts Unknown

How Mary Shelley used ideas, events and places to invent her famous monster

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Rhinoplasticity

Horns grown in a laboratory and hidden cameras could be the key to tackling this conservation challenge

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Small Talk: Mary Beard

The British historian reveals some surprises about the ancient Roman people and their customs

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Early Bloomers

Found in the fossil record, these plants are more than 100 million years old

Behold the Blobfish

How a creature from the deep taught the world a lesson about the importance of being ugly

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