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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Trump vs. the “Deep State”

How the Administration’s loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance.<p>Two months after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, the White House took a sudden interest in a civil servant named Sahar Nowrouzzadeh. At thirty-four, she was largely unknown outside a small community of national-security …

Donald Trump

The Billion-Dollar Bank Job

In 2016, a mysterious syndicate tried to steal $951 million from Bangladesh’s central bank - and laid bare a profound weakness in the system by which money moves around the world.

Central Banks

All-American Nazis

How a senseless double murder in Florida exposed the rise of an organized fascist youth movement in the United States<p>Andrew Oneschuk and Jeremy …

Rights & Freedoms

At Nike, Revolt Led by Women Leads to Exodus of Male Executives

For too many women, life inside Nike had turned toxic.<p>There were the staff outings that started at restaurants and ended at strip clubs. A supervisor who bragged about the condoms he carried in his backpack. A boss who tried to forcibly kiss a female subordinate, and another who referenced a staff …

Sexual Harassment

‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro

The untold story of how Lisa Howard’s intimate diplomacy with Cuba’s revolutionary leader changed the course of the Cold War.<p><b>Lisa Howard had been waiting for more than two</b> hours in a suite of the Hotel Riviera, enough time to bathe, dress and apply makeup, then take it all off to get ready for bed …

Cuba

The Last Days of Jerry Brown

He doesn’t greet you, doesn’t thrust out a hand or ask where you’re from or give you the tour. “All right,” he says, motioning to follow. “C’mon.” An …

“Whatever’s your darkest question, you can ask me.”

On a winter morning, Anna* walked the aisles of an herbal-medicine store, picked up a bottle each of blue cohosh and black cohosh, along with a …

A Kingdom from Dust

On a summer day in the San Joaquin Valley, 101 in the shade, I merge onto Highway 99 past downtown Fresno and steer through the vibrations of heat. …

California

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population started its steady decline …

Prince Alwaleed Reveals Secret Deal Struck to Exit Ritz After 83 Days

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has taken a few knocks en route to becoming the richest investor in the Middle East and one of Saudi Arabia’s most …

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 — 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.”<p><b>In the sprawling</b> …

House Intelligence Committee

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is an investigative reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has appeared The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, was published in 2017.<p>Photography - …

Steve Bannon Is Hatching His Comeback

In a wide-ranging and challenging conversation, Donald Trump's former strategist tells GQ's Ben Schreckinger why the #MeToo movement amazes him, why the Chinese enrage him, and why his secret new venture—a project to "weaponize ideas"—excites him.<p><b>Steve Bannon</b> has been thinking big thoughts.<p>Though …

See Inside the Worst Opioid Addiction Crisis in U.S. History | Time

Opioids

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

Pharma

Bibi’s downfall: Is the most dangerous man in the Middle East done for?

<b>Benjamin Netanyahu (AP/Ariel Schalit)</b><p>Benjamin Netanyahu has set Israel, and the entire Middle East, on a path toward doomsday. Will his fall matter?<p>Patrick Lawrence<p>February 18, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>The political future of Benjamin Netanyahu is at last in doubt. With the Israeli police report …

Israel

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

The Anthony Pellicano Prison Interview: Hollywood's Notorious Fixer on His Victims, Enablers and a Coming Release

With just a year to go in his sentence for wiretapping and other crimes, Pellicano speaks for the first time in detail about star clients like …

The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker

V. Get Wet and You Die<p>On October 30, 2008, Worsley, Gow, and Adams arrived in Punta Arenas, on the southern tip of Chile. They went to a warehouse owned by a company named Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions. During the summer, between thirty thousand and forty-five thousand tourists visit the …

Antarctica

Paul Bocuse, Celebrated French Chef, Dies at 91

Paul Bocuse, the most celebrated French chef of the postwar era and a leading figure in the pathbreaking culinary movement known as nouvelle cuisine, died on Saturday. He was 91.<p>His family announced his death in a statement. French news organizations said he died in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, his …

France

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Fossil Fuels

Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda

WASHINGTON — Late to his own meeting and waving a sheet of numbers, President Trump stormed into the Oval Office one day in June, plainly enraged.<p>Five months before, Mr. Trump had dispatched federal officers to the nation’s airports to stop travelers from several Muslim countries from entering the …

Donald Trump

New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites

For years before William Edward Atchison killed two students and himself, he lived a shadow life online—one full of crude alt-right memes and praise …

David Rockefeller and the Largest Art Auction of All Time

In March, David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandchild of robber baron John D. Rockefeller, died at the age of 101. As Christie’s prepares to auction his massive and prestigious collection, Vanity Fair looks into the collection’s origins.<p>When David Rockefeller died, last March, at the age of …

Fine Art

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

Los Angeles, California, 5 December<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could turn right, into <i>that</i>.”<p>We are in Los Angeles, in the heart of one of America’s wealthiest cities, and General Dogon, dressed in black, is our tour guide. Alongside him strolls another …

Human Rights

Jim Simons, the Numbers King

Algorithms made him a Wall Street billionaire. His new research center helps scientists mine data for the common good.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A visit to a scientific-research center usually begins at a star professor’s …

Mathematics

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray paint and the rungs of an old wooden chair where Matt Peters used to sit. A stereo plays country music, left on by the renter who now uses the shop.<p>“It smells so …

Mental Health