Weekly Recommended Reading

What really happened during our last standoff with Iran, and more

Trump Keeps Talking About the Last Military Standoff With Iran — Here's What Really Happened In 2016, 10 sailors were captured by Iran. Trump is making it a political issue. Our investigation shows that it was a Navy failure, and the problems run deep, from ProPublica

What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America The return of a vanquished disease reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good, from The Atlantic

The Chilling Story of Three Women Haunted by the Same Rapist—And How the Law Failed Them Darrell Rea is about to be sentenced for the murder he committed 36 years ago. But the rape cases that helped bring him to justice will never be charged, from Mother Jones

A Murder on the Rappahannock River A little over 30 years ago, a Northern Neck fisherman went to prison for the brutal slaying of a homecoming queen and mother of two. Now, a reexamination of the case by a hard-charging UVA lawyer has turned up troubling questions, from Washingtonian

The History of Private Planes Is Less High Life and More Daily Grind The 41,000-foot commute is still a commute, from The New York Times