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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.

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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.

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.


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.