Facebook and the Group That Planned to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer

Extremist groups and conspiracy theorists like to connect with each other just like everyone else.

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BuzzFeed News Pulls Reporter From White House, Citing Virus Risk

She said she had “obvious concerns about working indoors during an outbreak.” The White House Correspondents’ Association pushed for more information on known infections.

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Banks Suspected Illegal Activity, but Processed Big Transactions Anyway

A leak of thousands of “suspicious activity reports” that banks filed with regulators shows the widespread nature of illicit money flows.

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Journalists Aren’t the Enemy of the People. But We’re Not Your Friends.

President Trump will try to put the media on the ballot, and reporters face the increasing temptation to posture for those most eager to oust him.

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The Sims Is Bringing Its Inclusive Spirit to TV

In a new reality show based on the computer games, players compete for prize money. But the narrative of “The Sims Spark’d” emerges from how the series allows them to convey their own experiences.

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State and Federal Agencies Use Pandemic to Stifle Oversight

Ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests during the crisis damages democracy.

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BuzzFeed News Has a New Editor in Chief

The investigative journalist Mark Schoofs, a Pulitzer Prize winner, returns to the site after having set up its investigative unit in 2014.

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Reporters Grounded by Pandemic Lose ‘That Window Into the Campaign’

The boys (and girls) aren’t on the bus. That means no face-to-face interviews with swing-state voters, no hotel-bar meetings with political operatives and reports with less texture.

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