Special Investigations

The Coronavirus Crisis

Amid Coronavirus, a Flawed Guardianship System Can Make It Impossible to Care for Relatives in Assisted Living Facilities

Adult guardianship is a legally thorny issue that sees seniors placed in assisted living facilities, even when they have relatives willing to care for them.

The Coronavirus Crisis

How Trump’s Deportation Flights Are Putting Latin America and the Caribbean at Risk

The U.S. has forged ahead with deportations amid the pandemic, creating a petri dish for the virus in crowded ICE facilities and then exporting it overseas.

The Coronavirus Crisis

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent

Just announcing $4.5 trillion in future spending to support securities markets was enough to keep investors protected from the downsides of the pandemic.

Amid Allegations of Sexual Impropriety, Excessive Drinking, and Power Politics, a Veterans Group Wages Civil War

At the heart of the dispute are sexual misconduct claims that the group’s U.S. leaders say indicate a “failure to protect the Team Rubicon brand.”

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.


Secret Brazil Archive

Brazil Justice Minister Resigns Over Bolsonaro’s Interference in Investigations — and Impeachment Talk Ramps Up

Sergio Moro was a key political ally for the president, bringing the Brazilian center-right into Bolsonaro’s now-crumbling coalition.

As Africa Drowns in Garbage, the Plastics Business Keeps Booming

In a Kenyan dump overflowing with plastic waste, waste-pickers risk disease and injury to collect precious scraps for redemption.


The Iran Cables

Leaked Intelligence Cables Detail a Secret Propaganda War Between Iranian Spies and Exiled Militant Group

The documents reveal Tehran’s deep hatred of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, as well as a sober assessment of its activities around the world.

TikTok Told Moderators to Suppress Posts by “Ugly” People and the Poor to Attract New Users

The China-based social media company also has policies censoring various forms of political speech, leaked documents reveal.

Special Feature

The FBI's Secret Rules

President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers. A cache of documents offers a rare window into the FBI’s quiet expansion since 9/11.