35 illustrations that tell the biggest stories of 2020

  • Throughout this unprecedented year, Insider's graphics team was challenged to bring our biggest stories to life through illustration.
  • From discussions and revelations on diversity in the workplace to the historic 2020 US presidential election, we've visualized hundreds of stories this year — all during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Some of our highlights include how the GOP learned to love QAnon, our analysis into how people should be paid $1,000 to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and how we can truly dismantle systemic racism in the workplace.
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Frogs are in an internet golden age — how the animals once grouped with an online 'hate symbol' turned wholesome

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Inside the wild world of 'The Points Guy,' Brian Kelly: A massively profitable media empire and claims of non-stop partying, drugs and extravagant spending

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WeWork paid over $2 million in cash to a woman who threatened to expose claims of sex, illegal drugs, and discrimination in a horrifying 50-page document

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A decade ago, Big Oil bet on algae as the fuel of the future. Now Exxon is the only major firm still backing the biofuel, which several top algae scientists say is destined to flop.

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Cooking classes, dozens of singers, and a 29-hour extravaganza: Here's how Wall Street and Big Law plan to throw their lavish winter holiday parties online

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Stop throwing big weddings in the middle of a pandemic. It's not just about you.

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Congress' response to the 2008 financial crisis sparked a decade of inequality and resentment. The US is now repeating that mistake.

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Bon Appétit's editor in chief just resigned — but staffers of color say there's a 'toxic' culture of microaggressions and exclusion that runs far deeper than one man

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Sperm donors are almost always white, and it's pushing Black parents using IVF to start families that don't look like them

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Biden's 'dark' side: How Democrats are embracing secret money and the Citizens United decision to defeat Trump

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Meet the GOP's biggest Hollywood donors

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How the GOP learned to love QAnon

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Election Day is here. These are 11 things to know about the billions of dollars spent to buy your vote.

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5 states just voted on marijuana legalization. Here's everything you need to know.

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Behind the scenes of record turnout, Native American voters faced persistent hurdles to casting a ballot

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Top economists and 2 former 2020 presidential candidates are backing a 'vaccine stimulus' that would pay people at least $1,000 to get COVID-19 shots

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There are 1,510 people in Jeffrey Epstein's little black book. Now you can search them all for the first time.

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How much did Trump's hydroxychloroquine obsession cost taxpayers? We found out.

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Inmates in New York prisons say officers are punishing them for seeking medical care and coronavirus protection

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Amazon-owned Whole Foods is quietly tracking its employees with a heat map tool that ranks which stores are most at risk of unionizing

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Leaked audio reveals StockX is facing a crisis in its authentication centers, with workers testing positive for COVID-19 and complaints of unsafe working conditions as product piles up

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Worker unrest and internal tensions are forcing a dramatic reckoning at McDonald's that could forever change the fast-food icon

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Disney World employees describe the cost of staying safe as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

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We traced the history and significance of 'Got 'Em.' Here's how the idiom became one of the most divisive phrases in sneaker culture.

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Silicon Valley's startups are facing the biggest crisis in a generation. Here's what venture capital investors say businesses should do to stay healthy and survive.

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Bill Gates: We will have a coronavirus vaccine, but the disease will keep coming back if there's a US 'leadership vacuum'

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Moderna's groundbreaking coronavirus vaccine was designed in just 2 days

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The Fauci interview: How to 'keep your immune system working optimally,' gather safely, and get by until summer 2022

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Diversity' and 'inclusion' are the emptiest words in corporate America. Here's what we really need to dismantle systemic racism in the office.

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SpaceX's most vocal holdouts in South Texas are selling their homes to Elon Musk's rocket company to make way for a Mars spaceport

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We talked to 42 insiders about Tesla's factory of the future. They revealed the corners cut to hit ambitious production targets.

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TikTok employees have started referring to Trump's deadline to ban the app as 'D-Day' over fears of catastrophic job losses

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TikTok is racing to finalize a deal that could give Oracle and US investors a majority stake in the app. Here's what we know about the bid that could save TikTok from a US ban.

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What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely

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Is Silicon Valley finally dead?

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