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How An Old White Guy Got Woke

Almost 65 years after covering the murder trial that helped spark the Civil Rights movement, Dan Wakefield is finally gaining a fuller appreciation of the struggle.

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The Immaculate Deception

How a Zionsville doctor secretly used his own sperm to impregnate more than 50 fertility patients.

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The Bygone Era Of Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, just before the start of the Great Depression. From the beginning, his life was marked by a mix of national and local, agriculture and ambition.

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The Enduring Legacy Of Slaughterhouse-Five

“How do you follow something like Slaughterhouse-Five? It can’t be done.”

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Burning Secrets

“I started smoking weed in eighth grade, and I smoked pretty much all through high school. I was one of those girls who didn’t like to be told, ‘You shouldn’t do this.’”

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Eli Lilly’s Hazy Memory

A century ago, Eli Lilly and Company grew one of the nation’s largest cannabis farms to supply a variety of pharmaceuticals. Why does the drug maker seem determined to conceal the details of that history?

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I Last Smoked Pot Three Decades Ago. In The Interest Of Journalism, I Decided To Give It Another Try

In the 30 years since I gave up marijuana, both the culture of it and I have changed.

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The Case For Legalizing Marijuana

With public opinion among Hoosiers surging in favor of legalizing marijuana and other Midwestern states taking the lead, many wonder how long the Indiana legislature can ignore the issue.

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Julie Bolejack Wants To Save Chocolate

Goodbye, Mr. Goodbar. Hello, delicious.

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Halfway Across: The Delphi Murders

Restoration of the historic trestle where the murders occurred is underway. Will resolution follow?

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Pete Buttigieg Has His Eye On The Prize

Can South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg work the angles to become a dark-horse presidential contender for the Democrats in 2020?

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Gwendolyn Rogers’s Bittersweet Path To The Cake Bake Shop

“I am tired of being the girl cooking,” Rogers says. “I want to be the girl having the party. That was a goal: To get to that next level where someone else would cook for me. What would that feel like? I am still working on that part.”

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Next In Line: The Burger Chef Murders

For people living in Indianapolis in 1978, the year must have seemed like the last they’d ever see.

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Victor Oladipo’s Drive

“If y’all don’t respect the Indiana Pacers now, I have no respect for you.”

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Decoding Chris Baggott

Baggott’s early years were marked by the kind of pain, frustration, and failure that would wreck anyone not equipped with his tenacious belief that better things are around the corner.

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