Special Investigations

Two Harvard Grads Saw Big Profits in African Education. Children Paid the Price.

An aggressive startup set out to disrupt African education. Now it’s plagued by a sexual abuse investigation.

The FBI Used an Undercover Cop With Pink Hair to Spy on Activists and Manufacture Crimes

In the summer of 2020, federal law enforcement launched a broad, and until now, secret strategy to infiltrate racial justice groups.

Trump’s Last Defense Secretary Has Regrets — but Not About Jan. 6

Chris Miller, a combat veteran, is battling critics who say he failed to send troops when a mob stormed the Capitol.

How to Save Yellowstone’s Wolves

Biologist Doug Smith looks back on a quarter century leading one of the most historic and controversial government conservation initiatives of all time.

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 Army Battalion Puts U.S. Ban on Funding Abusive Units to the Test

A former member speaks out about the unit responsible for the death of a 78-year-old Palestinian American.

The FBI Paid a Violent Felon to Infiltrate Denver’s Racial Justice Movement

Mickey Windecker encouraged violence, accused activist leaders of being police cooperators, and tried to draw demonstrators into elaborate stings.

How a Grassroots Revolt in the Iconic Retirement Community Ended With a 72-Year-Old Political Prisoner

A slate of reformers unleashed the fury of the Florida GOP and its business elite, and left two men facing garbage felony charges.

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.”

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.

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.