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Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: Angelina Jolie, Pele, And A Murder Unsolved

Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: Angelina Jolie, Pele, And A Murder Unsolved

This week for BuzzReads, Tim Stelloh tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the unsolved murder of a thriller writer’s daughter. Read that and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.

1. Who Killed Lois Duncan’s Daughter? — BuzzFeed

Lois Arquette penned successful teen thrillers like I Know What You Did Last Summer under the name Lois Duncan until 1989, when her daughter was murdered. What followed was a twisted tale, with a potential police cover-up, a seedy criminal network, uncanny coincidences, and psychics — and a mother still trying to find answers. Read it at BuzzFeed.

2. Everybody Wants a Piece of PeléSports Illustrated

Even decades after his retirement from the game, Pelé is still one of the biggest names in soccer. “But the coming of the world’s two biggest sporting events also provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Brazilians to profit,” S.L. Price writes, “and Pelé and his team intend to make the most of it. Read it at Sports Illustrated.

3. The Other Side of DeportationWashington Post

A moving story by Eli Saslow about a Kansas woman counting down the minutes until her husband — who overstayed a visa years before — is forced to leave the United States. Read it at the Washington Post.

4. The Birdman’s Vengeful GhostNewsweek

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Chris “Birdman” Andersen is one of the most eccentric players in the NBA. But then he got caught in an internet scam — a complex form of catfishing — and found his name in the news for all the wrong reasons. Read it at Newsweek.

5. 50 Cent Is My Life CoachGQ

Andrew Kelly / Reuters

Zach Baron spends a month getting advice from the rapper and businessman, whose recommendations include vision boarding. Read it at GQ.

6. Angelina Jolie’s Perfect Game — BuzzFeed

Angelina Jolie has the best publicity game in Hollywood. Anne Helen Petersen on how she does it. Read it at BuzzFeed.

7. Can Andrew Sullivan Re-Conquer Washington?Washingtonian

Photograph by Joshua Cogan.

Andrew Sullivan’s the Dish is midway through its second year as an independent site. Sophie Gilbert writes: “What the Dish hasn’t done is drive the conversation, as Washingtonians like to say, the way it used to.” So what’s next for the pioneering blogger? Read it at Washingtonian.

8. For Hire: Dedicated Young Man with Down SyndromeAl Jazeera America

Photograph by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for Al Jazeera America

Michael Bérubé reflects on his 21-year-old son’s chances of ever being employed in this thoughtful essay. Read it at Al Jazeera America.

9. The Art of Fiction No. 119: Maya AngelouParis Review

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press / MCT

A 1990 interview between George Plimpton and the legendary writer, who died this week at the age of 86. Read it at the Paris Review.

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