Show Me the (Suspicious) Money #86

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Trillions of dollars floating around the globe, questions about just how legal it all is, and the people who help facilitate it anyway. This week’s Digest was inspired by all the quality journalism that has come out around the FinCen Files, a trove of U.S. government documents obtained by Buzzfeed News, then shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 partner organizations. Here are stories about the documents themselves, the implications from Caracas to Kenya, and looks into money laundering more broadly. Gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.

Where Will Your Vaccine Come From? #85

Editor: Christopher Brennan
The world is hoping to soon move to a new phase of the pandemic, one where we have a new weapon against coronavirus transmission. It can be hard to keep track of everything going on in vaccine development everywhere from AstraZeneca to Russia, though this week’s Digest brought together in-depth articles from around the world on trials, troubles and more. Gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.

Western Wildfires #84

Editor: Christopher Brennan
The pictures of horrific orange skies over San Francisco brought out comparisons to nuclear winter and Blade Runner, but there is more to the story than just the images. This week our Digest explores wildfires. Our algorithm’s search for in-depth, quality pieces of course brought in articles from the West Coast of the United States, currently battling dozens of blazes, though also others that look at disaster management and climate change more broadly. All gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.

The Navalny Poisoning #83

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, is as of the sending of this newsletter in a coma at a Berlin hospital, which said that he was likely poisoned with a deadly nerve agent. This week’s Digest digs into Novichok, the poisoning, how we got to this point, as well as what the response may be. For a story with international ramifications that are just now unfolding, our algorithm pulled in pieces from all over the world that you might have missed.