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Deadly Terror Networks And Drug Cartels Use Huge Banks To Finance Their Crimes. These Secret Documents Show How The Banks Profit.
Thousands of secret “suspicious activity reports” offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity — and how the government lets it flourish.
Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Has Brought Chaos And Carnage To America’s Streets — But The World’s Biggest Retailer Has A System To Escape The Blame
Deaths and devastating injuries. A litany of labor violations. Drivers forced to urinate in their vans. Here is how Amazon’s gigantic, decentralized, next-day delivery network...
Political Operatives Are Faking Voter Outrage With Millions Of Made-Up Comments To Benefit The Rich And Powerful
A fierce battle over the regulation of the internet was riddled with millions of fake comments in the most prolific known instance of political impersonation in US history.
Two Unofficial US Operatives Reporting To Trump’s Lawyer Privately Lobbied A Foreign Government In A Bid To Help The President Win In 2020
Reporting directly to Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, two operators waged a brazen back-channel campaign that could thrust another foreign country to the center of the next US election.
Leaked Records Reveal Tony Robbins Berated Abuse Victims, And Former Followers Accuse Him Of Sexual Advances
Tony Robbins claims he has helped millions of fans overcome some of life’s darkest difficulties. But leaked records reveal he has used his fame to berate victims of rape and...
WWF's Secret War
WWF Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People
The beloved animal charity with the cuddly panda logo funds vicious paramilitary forces to fight poaching. A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the hidden human cost.
The Trump Money Trail
The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow
During the presidential campaign, Michael Cohen discussed the matter with a representative of Putin’s press secretary, according to two US sources.
Secret NYPD Files
Secret NYPD Files: Officers Who Lie And Brutally Beat People Can Keep Their Jobs
Internal NYPD files show that hundreds of officers who committed the most serious offenses — from lying to grand juries to physically attacking innocent people — got to keep...
How A Player In The Trump-Russia Scandal Led A Double Life As An American Spy
Felix Sater has been cast as a Russian mafioso, a career criminal, and a key business associate of President Donald Trump's — but he spent more than two decades as an intelligence asset who helped the US government track terrorists and mobsters. “Greed is my go-to weapon.”
From Russia With Blood
From Russia With Blood: 14 Suspected Hits On British Soil That The Government Ignored
Lavish London mansions. A hand-painted Rolls-Royce. And eight dead friends. For the British fixer Scot Young, working for Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic meant a life of...
Detective Guevara's Witnesses
A Chicago Cop Is Accused Of Framing 51 People For Murder. Now, The Fight For Justice.
Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials — not the...
Top-Level Figure Skating Judges Consistently Favor Skaters From Their Home Countries. Now Many Of Those Judges Are At The Olympics.
At the top levels of the sport, judges give higher marks to figure skaters from their own countries, a BuzzFeed News data analysis has shown — in some cases, affecting the...
Revealed: Secrets Of One Of The World's Dirtiest Banks And Its Powerful Western Protectors
Blatant forgery. Snarling guard dogs. Shredded evidence. An incendiary cache of leaked documents reveals the farcical scramble inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks to...
“What The Fuck Just Happened?”
Lock them in. Bill their insurer. Kick them out. How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits.
The Trump Administration Is Mulling A Pitch For A Private “Rendition” And Spy Network
A private company has proposed that the US government pay it millions to undertake intelligence and covert operations.
Trump & Women
Teen Beauty Queens Say Trump Walked In On Them Changing
“Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say
In a secret deal, a French company purchased code from a Kremlin-connected firm, incorporated it into its own software, and hid its existence from the FBI, according to documents and two whistleblowers. The allegations raise concerns that Russian hackers could compromise law enforcement computer systems.
This Man Used His Inherited Fortune To Fund The Racist Right
William Regnery II, a man who inherited millions but struggled in business, tried for 15 years to ignite a racist political movement — and failed. Then an unforeseen phenomenon named Donald Trump gave legitimacy to what Regnery had seeded long before: the alt-right. Now, the press-shy white separatist breaks his silence.
A String Of Dangerous Accidents In Alaska Sends BP Reeling, Emails Show
Internal emails, recordings, interviews, and other documentation obtained by BuzzFeed News show how BP Alaska executives are struggling to “reset” the company’s safety culture after five dangerous accidents this year alone.
More Than A Quarter Of Trump's Overseas Partners Have Tangled With The Law
Donald Trump promised voters that in office, he would work with only the “best people.” But an analysis of his international real estate deals shows that in business, he chose to work with a remarkable number of partners who have been investigated, charged, or convicted of crimes.
The Secret Prison Corruption Epidemic The Government Doesn't Want You To Know About
Corrupt officers are smuggling hard drugs, phones, and weapons to inmates – fuelling a rise in violence inside HMP Pentonville and other prisons across Britain – but the authorities don’t want you to know about it.
Trump & Surveillance
Sources: Donald Trump Listened In On Phone Lines At Mar-A-Lago
Trump had a phone console near his bed that could connect to every phone in the estate, and several former workers said Trump used it to secretly listen in on phone calls in...
Donald Trump's Personal Lawyer
Why Trump’s Lawyer Was Sued Over $350,000 He Says He Doesn’t Remember Cashing
In 1999, Michael Cohen, now the president’s personal lawyer, cashed a $350,000 check from an NHL hockey player. He was supposed to give the money to a woman in South Florida....
Help Us Map TrumpWorld
We logged more than 1,500 people and organizations connected to the incoming administration. Now we want your help to understand them and to add more.
Pulitzer Finalist: Secrets Of A Global Super Court
Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes
A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News...
"If You Keep Fucking With Mr. Trump, We Know Where You Live”
Trump’s casino business went bankrupt, and then a lawyer representing investors told police he got a menacing call from a man who said, “We’re going to your house for your wife and kids” if he didn’t stop “fucking with Mr. Trump.” The FBI determined the call came from a phone booth across the street from the theater where Trump was appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman.
The True Story Behind The Biggest Fake News Hit Of The Election
BuzzFeed News found a network of over 40 sites that have published more than 750 fake news stories.
The Dash For Cash
The Dash For Cash: Leaked Files Reveal RBS Systematically Crushed British Businesses For Profit
The RBS Files expose the bank’s secret scheme to boost revenues during the financial crisis by draining businesses of cash and stripping their assets, blowing apart its...
The New American Slavery
The New American Slavery: Invited To The U.S., Foreign Workers Find A Nightmare
The H-2 visa program invites foreign workers to do some of the most menial labor in America. Then it leaves them at the mercy of their employers. Thousands of these workers...
Inside The Financial Dealings of The Tory Party's Biggest Donor
Tories’ Biggest Donor Lycamobile Raided In Criminal Money-Laundering Probe
Nineteen people have been arrested and nine of them charged with money laundering after BuzzFeed News revealed Lycamobile’s “deeply suspicious” cash movements.
The Tennis Racket
The Tennis Racket
Betting worth billions. Elite players. Violent threats. Covert messages with Sicilian gamblers. And suspicious matches at Wimbledon. Leaked files expose match-fixing evidence...
How New York City Hired A Con Artist To Clean Up Ebola
The wild story of how a mortgage scammer persuaded a dead man's sister to turn over his business, his truck, and his resume — and got a government contract to clean up Ebola. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a con artist's second act.
Ghost Students, Ghost Teachers, Ghost Schools
The United States trumpets education as one of its shining successes of the war in Afghanistan. But a BuzzFeed News investigation reveals U.S. claims were often outright lies, as the government peddled numbers it knew to be false and touted schools that have never seen a single student.
Found: The Elusive Man At The Heart Of The Hollywood Sex Abuse Scandal
Digital pioneer Marc Collins-Rector lost millions before he vanished, believing that movie mogul David Geffen wanted to destroy him. Now he's broke and alone — but the sex scandal he left behind continues to consume Hollywood. Update: Details from an official report about Collins-Rector’s arrest in Spain have been added.