Special Investigations


Death and Dereliction

Barry Jones Is Running Out of Options. Will He Ever Leave Death Row?

Months after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out evidence of his innocence, Jones is still fighting to clear his name.


Losing Afghanistan

When the Taliban Took Kabul, an Afghan Pilot Had to Choose Between His Family and His Country

The U.S. apparently had no plan in place to stop the Taliban from seizing Afghan Air Force planes and pilots if the republic collapsed.

Murder at the Motel

Explosive New Evidence Points to Richard Glossip’s Innocence. Why Is Oklahoma Still Trying to Kill Him?

As witnesses came out of the woodwork and an independent report cast grave doubt on Glossip’s conviction, the state set a new execution date.

Ambulance Rides Still Aren’t Protected From Surprise Billing — and Subscriptions Do Little to Help

As the Biden administration flounders on its pledge to remedy surprise ground ambulance bills, local EMS subscription programs offer shoddy safety nets.

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.


EPA Exposed

EPA Whistleblowers Provide New Evidence of Ongoing Failure to Assess Dangerous Chemicals

Managers in the EPA’s New Chemicals Division have refused to assess the risk of cancer and other harms from chemicals deemed to be “corrosive.”

El Salvador’s Embrace of Bitcoin Didn’t Bring Prosperity — It Rode in With Waves of Repression

The Salvadoran president paired his bitcoin mandate with policies of mass incarceration and forced displacement.

Was Yellowstone’s Deadliest Wolf Hunt in 100 Years an Inside Job?

A veteran ranger who killed a park wolf claims he’s the target of a “witch hunt.”

Israeli Forces Keep Killing Americans While U.S. Officials Give Them a Pass

As Biden courts Israel after the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Rachel Corrie’s family is speaking out.

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.

The Twisted Legal Path to Oklahoma’s Looming Execution Spree

A long-awaited trial was supposed to decide whether Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol was cruel and unusual punishment. But it was rigged from the start.

Documentos recién publicados revelan el rastro internacional de la financiación previa al asesinato de Berta Cáceres

El banco holandés FMO emitió millones de dólares mediante una cuenta offshore para construir la represa Agua Zarca. Los registros muestran que el beneficiario era una compañía, pero las transferencias aterrizaban en otra.