Special Investigations

A Biologist Fought to Remove Grizzlies From the Endangered Species List — Until Montana Republicans Changed His Mind

Former U.S. wildlife official Chris Serhveen lost faith in delisting when Montana’s GOP revealed its anti-bear “hysteria.”

Origins of Covid

Unredacted NIH Emails Show Efforts to Rule Out Lab Origin of Covid

Virologists close to the NIH initially believed the Covid virus could be genetically engineered. Unredacted emails show how their thinking evolved.

Guccifer, the Hacker Who Launched Clinton Email Flap, Speaks Out After Nearly a Decade Behind Bars

Before Russian intelligence cribbed his handle, Marcel Lehel Lazar hacked celebrities and Sidney Blumenthal. Now he’s back home in Transylvania.

How Jan. 6 Brought Frontier Violence to the Heart of U.S. Power

The rioters had the aspect of barbarians ready to sack the Capitol. So who was manning the gates?

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.

A Competitor Put the FBI on Haoyang Yu’s Trail. The Investigation Didn’t Go as Planned.

Federal intelligence agencies ran a sting and dug through the trash of a Chinese American engineer they envisioned as a sophisticated technological spy.

Hacked Phones, Undercover Cops, and Conspiracy Theories: Inside Italy’s Crackdown on Humanitarian Rescue

Leaked court records reveal how far authorities were willing to go to dig up dirt on NGOs saving lives in the Mediterranean.

The Scorched-Earth Legal Strategy Corporations Are Using to Silence Their Critics

Energy and extractive industry giants are targeting environmentalists with racketeering charges.


Death and Dereliction

Barry Jones Is Spending Another Holiday Season on Death Row. Could It Be His Last?

At an upcoming settlement conference in federal court, lawyers for Jones will try to negotiate an end to his long legal saga.

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.

In U.S. Military, Sexual Assault Against Men Is Vastly Underreported

An average of 45 male service members are sexually assaulted every day, according to Pentagon statistics. As with women, shame and stigma suppress the truth.

A Special Prosecutor Found Kevin Johnson’s Case Was Tainted by Racism. Missouri Is About to Kill Him Anyway.

Kevin Johnson is facing execution for killing a cop when he was 19. A special prosecutor says his sentence should be vacated.