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24 hours in the Champagne Room

She was an ER nurse who spent life on her feet. Then she got COVID — and never got better.

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Seven days in a hurricane zone

Beryl was the weakest a hurricane could be. Why does it feel like Houston isn't the same?

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What are we going to do about Tyler?

Tyler Haire was locked up at 16. What happened next is a Mississippi scandal.

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Spirit of fear

Parishioners faced rampant sexual abuse. The network of churches and schools has covered up the crimes. Now the HBO series "Let Us Prey."

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Santa's blue Christmas

He plays the jolliest man in the world. He's just endured the hardest year of his life.

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Inside a storm that stunned Houston

One storm, two families and the choices that changed everything.

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The ballad of the armadillo

How one leathery critter became as iconic — and controversial — as Texas itself

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Living Hell

How lack of oversight at every level of government creates a failing public housing system.

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Becoming Beau

Beau went to an all-girls Catholic school. But Beau knew: He was a boy.

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