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Thursday's reading: the best investigative reporting on the Web

By Margaux Stack-Babich and Bill Dedman

Today's reading from the world of investigative reporting.

Story of the day: At the time of his accidental overdose and death at just 28, NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard was known as one of the fiercest fighters on the ice. But as The New York Times shows in this comprehensive investigation, Boogaard had never chosen the life of a fighter; it seemed, rather, to have chosen him. Read the full story of the life and death of a hockey enforcer: Punched Out. See the interactive video feature here

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Margaux Stack-Babich writes about investigative reporting for msnbc.com. Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for msnbc.com.