Special Investigations

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.

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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.”

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.

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.

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.

Private Prisons Are a Socially Responsible Investment, According to Bizarre Wall Street Measures

Defense contractors, fossil fuel companies, and pharmaceutical giants have also used superficial measures like diverse boards to earn inclusion in so-called socially conscious ESG funds.

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.

Newly Released Documents Reveal International Funding Trail Preceding the Murder of Berta Cáceres

Dutch bank FMO released millions to build the Agua Zarca dam through an offshore account. Records show a recipient listed as one company — and the transfers landing with another.

The End of Roe

The Interstate Tug-of-War Over Reproductive Freedom

As states like Illinois work to expand abortion access in the wake of Roe, others, like Missouri, will seek to assert control over their residents.