Millions of readers can’t be wrong, so if you’re wondering what should be on your media diet, here’s a compilation of the most shared longform features that were published this week, from the web’s leading publishing outlets.
1. Climber On Historic Yosemite Attempt Faces Yet Another Fateful Choice
     Published by National Georgraphic on 2015-01-10 at 06:00:54

A brush with armed kidnappers and a table saw almost ended free climber Tommy Caldwell’s climbing career years before his Dawn Wall moment. #

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2. What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-07 at 22:30:00

The inside story of how Yahoo’s C.E.O. lost her way.

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3. A Declassified And Unbelievable Hostage Rescue Story
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-08 at 06:45:59

How the Colombian army sent a hidden message to hostages… using a pop song. #

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4. America’s Dirtiest Cops: Cash, Cocaine And Corruption On The Texas Border
     Published by Rolling Stone on 2015-01-06 at 08:06:47

How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border. #

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5. Talk To Your Kids
     Published by The New Yorker on 2015-01-07 at 06:43:58

The poorer parents are, the less they talk with their children. The mayor of Providence is trying to close the “word gap.” #

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6. The Murder That Has Obsessed Italy
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-10 at 00:59:14

“‘It’s like a novel,’ a newspaper editor once told me, shaking his head. When I recently asked Ruggeri, the chief investigator, to sum up the case, she stared at her desk and just said ‘incredible’ four times.&#822...

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7. The Search for Petr Khokhlov
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-08 at 17:00:06

A Russian soldier vanishes in Ukraine.

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8. Blood Brothers
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-02 at 18:13:41

Douglas Durst, a man of few words, great wealth and dynastic power over Manhattan real estate, has said virtually nothing in public about his older brother, Robert. Until now. #

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9. Scare Tactics
     Published by www.theparisreview.org on 2015-01-08 at 05:10:42

Michel Houellebecq on his controversial new novel, Submission, which imagines France electing its first Muslim president.

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10. Atoning For A Genocide
     Published by The New Yorker on 2014-12-30 at 09:32:36

A family survives the Armenian genocide and its long aftermath. #

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