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Unarmed Guards, Bogus Terror Drills, and 96 Tons of Plutonium

Three years after Fukushima, Japanese officials insist their nuclear facilities are safe. They're not.

Douglas Birch |

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Gag Order

Why is the U.N. censoring its own Syria news?

Colum Lynch |

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Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work

This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.

Shane Harris |

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Scuttled at Sea

How maritime unions sunk America’s food aid reform.

Sasha Chavkin |

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'We Knew They Were Coming'

The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.

Colum Lynch |

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Bad Medicine

India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.

Roger Bate |

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No Exit

The Kafka-esque story of the U.S. translators being held against their will in a Kuwaiti hangar.

Yochi Dreazen |

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How Congress Screwed Up America's Security Clearance System

Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.

Rebecca LaFlure |

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Secret Cold War Documents Reveal NSA Spied on Senators

...along with Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, and a Washington Post humorist.

Matthew M. Aid |

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The Cowboy of the NSA

Inside Gen. Keith Alexander's all-out, barely-legal drive to build the ultimate spy machine.

Shane Harris |

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A Death in the Family

USAID's first known war-zone-related suicide raises troubling questions about whether America is doing enough to assist its relief workers.

Gordon Lubold |

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Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and still gave him a hand.

Shane Harris and Matthew M. Aid |

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Inside Yemen's Shadow War Arsenal

The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?

Gordon Lubold |

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Africa's Big Brother Lives in Beijing

Is Huawei wiring Africa for surveillance? Or just for money?

John Reed |

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The CIA's New Black Bag Is Digital

When the NSA can't break into your computer, these guys break into your house.

Matthew M. Aid |

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The Inside Story of Russia's Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt

From bullying out reformers to blocking efforts to save millions.

Colum Lynch |

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The Pentagon May Be Paying a Billion Dollars a Year to the Wrong People

But its accounting is so bad that it can't say for sure how much or to whom.

Richard H.P. Sia |

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Target Malfunctions Imperil Missile Defense Effort

The Pentagon is taking risks with old or untested parts -- and paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra.

Richard H.P. Sia, The Center for Public Integrity |

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Mutiny in Kabul

An exclusive report on the troubled security team at America's most important embassy.

Adam Zagorin |

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Can You Fight Poverty With a Five-Star Hotel?

The story of how the World Bank's investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world's poorest places.

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn |

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Does the F.B.I. Have an Informant Problem?

How the bureau is playing fast and loose in its fight against domestic terrorism.

J.M. Berger |

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Militant Reaffirms Role of Pakistan in Mumbai Attacks

U.S. and Indian officials say weeks of interrogating Zabiuddin Ansari yielded new evidence that Pakistani intelligence officers helped plan and direct the 2008 terror onslaught that cost six Americans and 160 others their lives.

Sebastian Rotella |

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A Giant Among Giants

Glencore -- founded by famous fugitive Marc Rich -- has cornered the market on just about everything. Now that it's going public, will its ties to dictators and spies stand up to scrutiny?

Ken Silverstein |

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Big Oil, Small Country

Liberia's Nobel Prize-winning president has made fighting corruption the centerpiece of her administration. But the document trail surrounding a recent multimillion dollar oil deal shows just how difficult that fight can be.

Johnny Dwyer |

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How Many Investigators Does It Take to Catch a Kleptocrat?

Since 2007, U.S. officials have been investigating the rampant corruption of Equatorial Guinea's dangerously debauched president-in-waiting. They haven't gotten far.

Ken Silverstein |

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Anatomy of an Adoption Crisis

An exclusive investigation uncovers how State Department officials uncovered systemic corruption in the Vietnamese adoption system -- and how they struggled to do something about it.

E.J. Graff |

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Neda Lives

The little-known story of Iran's other Neda Soltani and how a picture changed her life forever.

Cameron Abadi |

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Case Raises Questions About U.N.'s Role in Zimbabwe

A former U.N. official claims his warnings of a coming calamity were stifled by a U.N. bureaucracy intent on keeping good relations with Zimbabwe's dictator, Robert Mugabe.

Elizabeth Dickinson |