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Serial host Sarah Koenig told the story of the  1999 murder in Baltimore of student Hae Min Lee and  conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed

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The abuse of the hooded men of Northern Ireland ultimately led to the abuse of the hooded man of Abu Ghraib. Photograph: AP

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Clayton Christensen came under scathing criticism over  his views on Apple and Samsung. Phoitograph: Sascha Schuermann/AP Photo

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Anna Haynes, a homeless encampment occupant, collects her belongings as authorities break down a massive homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” in San Jose, California,  this week.  Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

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Lee Rigby’s killers Michael Adebolajo  and Michael Adebowale. Five months before the murder, Adebowale discussed killing a soldier in a Facebook conversation with an Islamist militant. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

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