The Week’s Best Longreads for June 15, 2013

From the lonely quiet in Newtown, Connecticut, six months later to the tragic fate of women denied abortions, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.

06.15.13 8:45 AM ET

“The Lonely Quiet After Newtown”
Eli Saslow, The Washington Post

Six months later, the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, fades into the past, and the parents left behind try to make the country remember.

“What Happens When Women Are Denied Abortions?”
Joshua Lang, The New York Times Magazine

Turned away because it was too late, they face a long life they never wanted.

“The Taliban’s Life of Luxury”
Ron Moreau, Newsweek

Is Afghanistan destined to be run by a drug mafia?

“The Guilty Man”
Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly

Michael Morton spent almost 25 years wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife, until DNA helped set him free. A year and half later, that same piece of DNA finally brought him face to face with the real killer.

“Prism, Partisanship and Propaganda”
Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian

Answering the issues that arose from the debate over last week’s NSA revelations.

“The Long Con”
Michael Rubino, Indianapolis Monthly

Phil Ferguson pulled off one of the biggest frauds in Indiana history, duping clients out of millions of dollars and staying one step ahead of the law.

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