A profile of Nick Ayers, US Vice President Mike Pence’s 35-year-old chief of staff, looking at the influential role he plays in protecting his boss. The piece delves into his rapid rise, the sources of his surprisingly large net worth and his numerous potential conflicts of interest.
The story of a retiree couple that succeeding in cracking the lottery, through a mixture of maths and the hard graft required to buy thousands upon thousands of tickets. It was almost plain sailing – until they ran into some competition.
An interactive piece including some evocative photography and data visualisation, this article looks at those making big money from the refugee crisis, focusing in turn on Niger, Italy, Turkey and Germany.