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After Pablo Escobar, There Was Don Berna — The Calculating Drug Lord No One Saw Coming

After Pablo Escobar, There Was Don Berna — The Calculating Drug Lord No One Saw Coming

Pablo Escobar was vicious, but Don Berna was strategic and calculating — maybe that's why he survived and Escobar didn't.
Torturer, Arms Trafficker, CIA Spy: The Story Of Nazi War Criminal Klaus Barbie

Torturer, Arms Trafficker, CIA Spy: The Story Of Nazi War Criminal Klaus Barbie

After the war ended, Klaus Barbie pretended to be a hobo until he was picked up by the CIA to spy in Bolivia and fight against communism.
James Watt May Not Be The Best Known Inventor, But Without Him, The Modern World May Not Exist

James Watt May Not Be The Best Known Inventor, But Without Him, The Modern World May Not Exist

John Watt's steam engine not only streamlined travel and manufacturing, but was also an impetus for the Industrial Revolution.
Barry Seal: The Real Renegade Pilot Behind Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’

Barry Seal: The Real Renegade Pilot Behind Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’

He worked for both the Medellin Cartel and the DEA, but eventually, his double life would come crashing down.
Night Of The Long Knives: When Hitler Had Hundreds Of Allies Killed To Solidify His Grip On Germany

Night Of The Long Knives: When Hitler Had Hundreds Of Allies Killed To Solidify His Grip On Germany

For three days in 1934 that Hitler called the "Night of the Long Knives," the chancellor ordered the execution of some 400 Nazis whom he feared threatened his power.
These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

A 2008 study led by the Smithsonian Institute found that likely all the 13 life-size quartz crystal skulls are likely fakes.
The Trial Of Sam Sheppard: How A Media Frenzy Led To The Life Imprisonment Of A Young Doctor

The Trial Of Sam Sheppard: How A Media Frenzy Led To The Life Imprisonment Of A Young Doctor

The case of Dr. Sam Sheppard was so controversial from the outset that the federal court later ruled his initial trial a "mockery of justice."
Cairo, Illinois Was Once A Booming City — Until Racist Violence Destroyed The Entire Town

Cairo, Illinois Was Once A Booming City — Until Racist Violence Destroyed The Entire Town

Despite its former promise, deep-seated racial tensions would eventually devastate the town of Cairo, Illinois, rendering it nearly abandoned today.
Niihau: Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island” Without Paved Roads, Plumbing, Or Police

Niihau: Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island” Without Paved Roads, Plumbing, Or Police

Purchased by a wealthy Scottish widow in 1864, the family-owned island of Niihau is committed to preserving its natural and cultural history — perhaps at a dangerous cost.
Shaka: The Controversial King Of The Zulus Hailed As The “African Napoleon”

Shaka: The Controversial King Of The Zulus Hailed As The “African Napoleon”

Historians disagree on how cruel Shaka truly was as a ruler, but his military prowess was indisputable.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Conjoined Twins

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Conjoined Twins

Conjoined twins occur in just one out of every 200,000 live births.