Special Investigations


Death and Dereliction

His Conviction Was Overturned Amid Evidence of Innocence. The Supreme Court Could Throw It All Out.

Arizona hopes the court’s conservative majority will do what prosecutors are unable to: send Barry Jones back to death row.

Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Prosecution

Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.

On a Single Day in May, Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Cooperated in Attacks That Left Four Palestinians Dead

The unprecedented spate of joint assaults inaugurated a new era of terror for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Indigenous Water Protectors Face Off With an Oil Company and Police Over a Minnesota Pipeline

Pipeline opponents say an oil company and police use surveillance and divide-and-conquer strategies — hallmarks of corporate counterinsurgency.

Special Feature

Snowden Archive: The SidToday Files

SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. The Intercept released four years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003, after editorial review.

Pentagon Undercounts and Ignores Military Sexual Assault in Africa

New documents on sexual assault in the U.S. military reveal failures in leadership and accountability at bases in Africa.

The Rise and Fall of the Ultimate Doomsday Prepper

Novelist Brad Thor thought he had found his doomsday-prepping soulmate, but then the End Times went bad.

How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA and Poisoned America

Pesticide manufacturers that have long dodged regulation by the EPA now face billions in damages for causing cancer, brain damage, and Parkinson’s disease.

How Trump Ally Michael Flynn Nurtured — and Profited From — the QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Flynn hitched his financial fortunes to QAnon as early as the summer of 2019, when he was facing a mountain of legal costs.

Special Feature

The Drone Papers

The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars.


Secret Brazil Archive

House Democrats Want Answers About U.S. Role in Disgraced Brazil Corruption Probe

The now-disgraced Car Wash probe overthrew Brazil’s political order — and 23 House Democrats want to know how the Justice Department was involved.

A Police Killing in St. Louis Remains Shrouded in Darkness

In the city with the highest rate of police killings, open investigations pile up while the family of Cortez Bufford waits for answers.