Special Investigations

He Declined the FBI’s Offer to Become an Informant. Then His Life Was Ruined.

Aswad Khan declined to become an FBI informant. His friends began getting questioned at the U.S. border.

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Playing With Fire

Nashville DA’s Office Seeks to Vacate Claude Garrett’s 29-Year-Old Murder Conviction

A reinvestigation of the case “dismantles every single piece of evidence previously believed to inculpate Garrett,” the director of the DA’s Conviction Review Unit wrote.

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Secret Brazil Archive

Peru Opens Criminal Probe Into Journalist Who Exposed Illegal Collusion With Witness

Ernesto Cabral of OjoPúblico, along with The Intercept Brasil, exposed Peruvian prosecutors’ misconduct in the sprawling Car Wash probe.

From Bush to Obama, and Trump to Biden, U.S. Militarism Is the Great Unifier

Joe Biden’s presidency demonstrates, once again, that U.S. commitments to militarism and permanent global war are enduring and bipartisan.

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.

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Murderville

Devonia Inman Sees His Conviction Overturned After 23 Years Behind Bars

Prosecutorial misconduct and deficient lawyering deprived Inman of a fair trial, a judge ruled. Inman’s case was the subject of The Intercept’s “Murderville, Georgia” podcast.

North Carolina’s Aging Death Row Population Faces Looming Health Care Crisis

The state’s prison health care system is failing to adequately care for older people with chronic illnesses and diseases.

The Coronavirus Crisis

How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of Covid-19’s Toll

In the first months of the pandemic, only a small number of the more than 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. let journalists inside.

North Carolina Appeals Courts Have Never Found That Prosecutors Discriminated Against Black Jurors. Two Cases Could Change That.

The state’s appellate courts could give new trials to two Black men who claim prosecutors discriminated against potential jurors.

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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 Honduras Land Battles, Paramilitaries Infiltrate Local Groups — Then Kill Their Leaders

The paramilitaries are targeting campesinos who are battling a corporate palm oil giant. But the armed groups, residents say, don’t act alone.

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EPA Exposed

EPA Withheld Reports of Substantial Risk Posed by 1,240 Chemicals

Beginning in 2019, the EPA stopped releasing crucial toxics reports. Even agency staffers have a hard time accessing them.