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2021
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Going for Broke
Four companies, led by one lawyer, have used the 'Texas two-step' to divert tens of thousands of lawsuits into bankruptcy court – without filing for Chapter 11 themselves. Now, a whistleblower is providing insight into the secretive process. FULL STORY
JUNE 23, 2022
Unilever’s Plastic Playbook
The consumer giant vowed to ditch plastic sachets, single-use packaging that’s swamping poor countries with waste. Privately, it fought to keep using them. FULL STORY
JUNE 22, 2022
Lies from the Lab
Faked heart studies by a once-obscure scientist duped the U.S. government and medical establishment for years. Washington is still paying for it. FULL STORY
JUNE 21, 2022
Deadly Detention
Thousands of ethnic Tigrayans have been held without trial in makeshift prisons as Ethiopia’s government battles a 19-month-old insurgency. At least 17 people have died. Around 9,000 remain in detention. FULL STORY
Black Hole
For five years, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance served as a conduit for the laundering of at least $2.35 billion in illicit funds, a Reuters investigation has found. FULL STORY
Bullets and Bone
President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs killed thousands of Filipinos. Freshly exhumed bones of the dead are surfacing new evidence of potential wrongdoing. FULL STORY
JUNE 02, 2022
Lights Out
The U.S. transmission network, increasingly plagued by outages and severe weather, isn't ready for the clean-energy revolution needed to combat climate change. FULL STORY
MAY 12, 2022
Extreme Policing
Reuters identified five law-enforcement instructors who embrace far-right movements and espouse fringe conspiracy theories. They’ve taught hundreds of cops. FULL STORY
MAY 06, 2022
The Bucha Brigades
Eyewitness testimony, discarded documents and social media posts point to the Russian soldiers and chain of command in the bloody occupation of the Ukrainian city of Bucha FULL STORY
MAY 05, 2022
Plunder and Power
If he's elected, son of former Philippines dictator will get to appoint the head of the agency hunting for riches plundered under his father's autocratic rule. FULL STORY
MAY 03, 2022
Machine Politics
Trump supporters convinced ballot machines were compromised in 2020 are now taking the law into their own hands – and compromising voting systems themselves. FULL STORY
APRIL 28, 2022
Putin's War
Ukrainian historian Viktoria Naumenko has devoted her career to the study of war. Nothing prepared her for Russia’s invasion of her homeland. FULL STORY
APRIL 14, 2022
Putin's War
Since late 2020, Russia has added dozens of Kremlin critics to its register of “foreign agents.” Reuters contacted them to find out how the designation has changed their lives. FULL STORY
MARCH 31, 2022
Schools Under Siege
Local school officials across the United States are being inundated with threats of violence and other hostile messages from anonymous harassers nationwide, fueled by anger over culture-war issues. FULL STORY
EDITOR'S PICK
The Hot List
Reuters ranks the world’s most influential climate scientists – and takes you inside the lives of six remarkable researchers. FULL STORY
EDITOR'S PICK
Myanmar Burning
Read our award-winning coverage of the expulsion of the Rohingya from Myanmar, including the investigation that landed reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in prison. FULL STORY
EDITOR'S PICK
Duterte’s War
Read the Reuters series that has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting: Inside the bloody drug crackdown in the Philippines. FULL STORY
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
2020
The Takeover of Hong Kong | How China systematically dismantled liberty in its freest city.
Shielded | How an obscure legal doctrine called qualified immunity protects police accused of excessive force.
The Teflon Robe | A Reuters investigation finds U.S. judges keep jobs despite misconduct.
COVID Kingdom | How science power Britain bungled the pandemic response.
Dying Inside | The Hidden Crisis in America’s Jails.
Shots in the Dark | An American city’s struggle to police its police
Love & Danger | Amid pandemic, elderly Americans share their stories.
2019
The Revolt of Hong Kong | China’s freest city fights for its future
Hidden Injustice | How U.S. courts cover up deadly secrets
Ambushed at Home | The hazardous, squalid housing of American military families
The China Challenge | How Beijing’s military build-up is ending U.S. supremacy in Asia
Maduro’s Venezuela | How the strongman tightened his grip on his failing state
Project Raven | How White House veterans and former NSA operatives turned the UAE into a hacking power
Climate Quests | Seekers in a time of planetary disruption
2018
Myanmar Burning | The expulsion of the Rohingya
Ambushed at Home | The hazardous, squalid housing of American military families
Ocean Shock | The climate crisis beneath the waves
The Soccer Files | Thousands of #FootballLeaks documents shed light on the finances of top clubs and star players.
The Cold Frontier | A journey along North Korea's edge
2017
Duterte’s War | Inside the bloody drug crackdown in the Philippines
Lead’s Hidden Toll | Exposing the hidden hazards of lead poisoning across America
Shock Tactics | Inside the Taser, the weapon that transformed policing
The Body Trade | Cashing in on the donated dead
The Philip Morris Files | Inside the campaign to subvert the world’s anti-smoking treaty
Crypto Casino | Inside the booming, risky world of digital currencies
2016
Duterte’s War | Inside the bloody drug crackdown in the Philippines
The Migration Machine | Millions of people, billions of dollars – and Europe’s struggle to cope
The Uncounted | The deadly epidemic America is ignoring
Cheat Sheet | Inside the business of standardized testing and college admissions
Unsafe at Any Level | Exposing the hidden hazards of lead poisoning across America
Sisi’s Egypt | Examining the counter-revolution after the Arab Spring
2015
Comrade Capitalism | The Putin family’s billions
Helpless & Hooked | The most vulnerable victims of America’s opioid epidemic
The Long Arm of China | How Beijing is imposing its will far beyond its borders
The Cannibalized Company | How the cult of shareholder value is reshaping corporate America
The War for Iraq | Battling to control a shattered land
Wall Street’s Way | Inside the financial industry’s efforts to undo regulatory reform
2014
The Echo Chamber | A small group of lawyers and its outsized influence at the U.S. Supreme Court
Water’s Edge | The crisis of rising sea levels
Comrade Capitalism | How Russia does business in the Putin era
Farmaceuticals | The drugs fed to farm animals and the risks posed to humans
2013
The War on the Rohingya | Asia’s persecuted minority
The Child Exchange | The lawless online marketplace for adopted kids
Assets of the Ayatollah | The Iranian leader’s business empire
Unaccountable | Accounting abuses at the Pentagon
Breakout | Inside China’s military buildup



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