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buzzfeed.com — BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore arrived on Oct. 13 for her second trip to Liberia since the largest epidemic of Ebola on record spiraled out of control this summer. On her second day in the country, she sat down with a man she'd gotten to know on the last trip, an assistant minister of health, who said something surprising: That by several measures, the number of new Ebola cases was going down.
Oct 30, 2014

It's stuff like this that affirms my faith in the value of solid shoe-leather reporting - and of journalism: buzzfeed.com/bensmith/how-j…

Oct 30, 2014

Jina Moore’s Ebola Story, And Why BuzzFeed News Is Investing In Foreign Correspondents buzzfeed.com/bensmith/how-j…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedBen: .@itsjina's Ebola Story, And Why BuzzFeed News Is Investing In Foreign Correspondents, by me buzzfeed.com/bensmith/how-j…

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Russian Official Says Apple CEO Should Be Banned From Russia After Saying He Is Gay

buzzfeed.com — Russia should give Apple CEO Tim Cook a lifetime entry ban for announcing that he identifies as gay, a prominent Russian anti-LGBT lawmaker has said. "What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over there," St. Petersburg city council member Vitaly Milonov told the FlashNord website on Thursday.
Oct 30, 2014

Russian Official Says Apple CEO Should Be Banned From Russia After Saying He Is Gay buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/russ…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @juliaioffe: “What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea?" Russian lawmaker says Tim Cook should be banned from RU. buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/russ…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @juliaioffe: “What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea?" Russian lawmaker says Tim Cook should be banned from RU. buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/russ…

Oct 30, 2014

“What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea?" Russian lawmaker says Tim Cook should be banned from RU. buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/russ…

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The Disturbing Misogynist History Of GamerGate's Goodwill Ambassadors

buzzfeed.com — If the diffuse, hydra-headed internet phenomenon we call GamerGate has a polite public face, it's r/KotakuInAction. The 17,500-subscriber-strong subreddit presents itself as a forum solely dedicated to the oft-cited, oft-questioned justification for the two-month-long movement: the reformation of ethics in gaming journalism.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @jbasher: Most of the moderators of the most "reasonable" #GamerGate community are really into humiliating women online buzzfeed.com/josephbernstei…

Oct 30, 2014

The Disturbing Misogynist History Of GamerGate’s Goodwill Ambassadors buzzfeed.com/josephbernstei… via @jbasher @buzzfeednews

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Hillary Clinton And Iowa: No Problem Here

buzzfeed.com — DAVENPORT, Iowa - She recalled campaign visits to the Teamsters hall, and remembered "barbeque and blues festivities" at the River Music Experience. She stressed what a "great personal pleasure" it was to be back in Cedar Rapids, and how impressed she's always been "by the history and beauty" of Davenport.
Oct 30, 2014

Look at the competition! RT @maggiepolitico: Biggest diff seems Clinton is signaling she's ready to compete in Iowa buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/hil…

Oct 30, 2014

"She’s been v careful to step back & let other people shine." re Braley “But she’s showing us she’s going to be back" bzfd.it/1tGkcXm

Oct 30, 2014

RT @rubycramer: Clinton's personal touches in Iowa: recalling 08 stops, thanking ind. vols, commends state for "test[ing] candidates" bzfd.it/1tGkcXm

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Here's A Text That Somehow Manages To Make An ISIS Halloween Costume Even More Offensive

buzzfeed.com — The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told BuzzFeed News that she's used to getting odd questions about her faith and her decision to wear the hijab - but she was "in shock" after receiving the text. She said that the message was from a friend and fellow 2014 graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Oct 30, 2014

Here’s A Text That Somehow Manages To Make An ISIS Halloween Costume Even More Offensive buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/her… via @ellievhall @buzzfeed

Oct 30, 2014

Aside from the utter idiocy of this text, the writer also doesn't know the difference between your and you're smh buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/her…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ismat: Here's the story behind my pal's "dress up as ISIS" text (twitter.com/ismat/status/5…) that went viral: buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/her…

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Pro-Life Group Sends Official-Looking "Public Health Alert" Mailers To Iowans

buzzfeed.com — WASHINGTON - Susan B. Anthony's List, a prominent anti-abortion lobbying group based, is sending voters in Iowa a mailer that looks like an official warning of a disease outbreak. "ALERT - CHILDREN IN YOUR AREA ARE VULNERABLE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT THAT CONTINUES UNCONTROLLED," reads the envelope.
Oct 30, 2014

SBA List tells Iowans Bruce Braley is a public health threat in shady mailer buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/sba-… via @evanmcsan

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Students Vow Continued Protests Over Disappearance of 43 Schoolmates In Mexico

buzzfeed.com — MEXICO CITY - Students from the Escuala Normal de Especializacion began occupying metro stations in this bustling city Thursday as part of ongoing efforts to pressure Mexican authorities to find 43 missing students in the state of Guerrero. The students, who attended one of the 16 Escuela Normales in the country that train poor and rural teachers, disappeared Sept.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @dcbigjohn: Students Vow Continued Protests Over Disappearance Of 43 Schoolmates In Mexico buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/st… #AyotzinapaSomosTodos

Oct 30, 2014

Students Vow Continued Protests Over Disappearance Of 43 Schoolmates In Mexico buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/st… via @dcbigjohn @buzzfeednews

Oct 30, 2014

.@dcbigjohn went to Mexico and all he got us was a story about student protesting the disappearance of 43 schoolmates buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/st…

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We Tried To Make Homemade Fireball Whiskey And It Went Terribly

buzzfeed.com — Ever wanted to make your own Fireball? No? I don't care. We did.
Oct 30, 2014

Oh god: We Tried To Make Homemade Fireball Whiskey And It Went Terribly buzzfeed.com/daves4/we-trie…

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Are Your Twitter Habits Weird Or Normal

buzzfeed.com — Is a fav a flirt or not? ..
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It’s The Intifada! (Or Not, Depending Who You Ask)

buzzfeed.com — JERUSALEM - In the course of a single hour, Muhammed Jameel changes his mind three times over whether he, and other Palestinian youths, are at the start of a new intifada. "It's the third intifada, and this one will burn until all of Jerusalem is consumed!"
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nickschifrin: “An intifada needs a leader, and we don’t have one.” From @sheeraf’s piece today buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @nickschifrin: “An intifada needs a leader, and we don’t have one.” From @sheeraf’s piece today buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MiriamElder: “It’s the third intifada!” Minutes later: "It's not really the intifada yet!" buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/…

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Confirmed: Obama Says The Word 'Folks' A Lot

buzzfeed.com — That's approximately 7.3 times per 10,000 words - more than double the next-closest president: The charts in this post are based on BuzzFeed News' analysis of more than 2,000 presidential news conference transcripts dating back to 1929. (Earlier posts have examined Obama's use of "I" and "we," and presidential jokes.)
Oct 30, 2014

Always thought politicians said “folks” a lot, because “people” can be rudely direct (e.g.: “you people”) buzzfeed.com/johntemplon/co…

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BuzzFeed Tech Blog

buzzfeed.com — Hi team, As you may remember, earlier this month Ben detailed what editorial is doing to build a diverse newsroom. This kicked off a lively discussion about how diversity matters to us in tech too. We are also hiring a lot of people, changing team structures, and thinking about our organization of developers, product designers, data scientists and more in 2015 and beyond.
Oct 30, 2014

my bff jane is SO cool RT @j_l_kelly: memo on how diversity matters to buzzfeed tech. we’re building something great. buzzfeed.com/daozers/divers…

Oct 30, 2014

positioning-wise, this is very interesting buzzfeed post, given the known “lack of diversity in tech” narrative buzzfeed.com/daozers/divers…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I’m Proud To Be Gay"

buzzfeed.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he attends a talk in Beijing On Oct. 23. Apple's Tim Cook revealed in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday that he is gay. Here's an excerpt: For years, I've been open with many people about my sexual orientation.
Oct 30, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay” buzzfeed.com/tomnamako/appl… // Quite a time to be alive, indeed.

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Rand Paul Uncertain About Ebola Quarantines

buzzfeed.com — WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Rand Paul is unsure if the mandatory, Ebola-related quarantines in New Jersey and New York qualify as lawful imprisonment, he told BuzzFeed News on Thursday. "I think it's a complicated issue," Paul said. While the states think they have the right to quarantine returning Ebola health workers, "is there a conflict between state and federal law?"
Oct 30, 2014

RT @RosieGray: Rand Paul says it's unclear whether NY/NJ quarantines honor habeas corpus buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/rand…

Oct 30, 2014

Rand Paul says it's unclear whether NY/NJ quarantines honor habeas corpus buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/rand…

Oct 30, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul raises potential of habeas corpus violation in discussing Ebola quarantines: bzfd.it/1tnaSq4 pic.twitter.com/tX2lwxJZ16

Oct 30, 2014

RT @katherinemiller: Rand: "One of the primary freedoms we’ve had" is habeas corpus, "unclear or not that is honored" w/quarantines bzfd.it/1rE7i72

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How “Black-ish” Reflects My Own Experience As A Black Person In America

buzzfeed.com — Grandma Louise's voice comes in just as clear as day, when I overheard her talking to my parents, describing my childhood experience: fly in the churn of buttermilk. I was the fly. The buttermilk was the all-white world I was growing up in.
Oct 30, 2014

Solid read here by @kelleylcarter >>> How “Black-ish” Reflects My Own Experience As A Black Person In America buzzfeed.com/kelleylcarter/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @arianelange: The great @kelleylcarter reflects on “Black-ish” buzzfeed.com/kelleylcarter/… via @buzzfeed

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NABJDigital: GREAT piece by @kelleylcarter in @Buzzfeed: How “Black-ish” Reflects My Own Experience As A Black Person In America buzzfeed.com/kelleylcarter/…

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Tim Cook Says He's Gay And Apple Fanboys Tweet The Same Samsung Joke

buzzfeed.com — 1. Samsung CEO claims he was gay first 2. Android was already gay like four years ago Expect the CEO of Samsung to come out as gay in a few months once theyve figured out how to do it. Apple CEO Tim Cook is proud to be gay.

Obama Administration Backs Down On For-Profit College Regulations

buzzfeed.com — The Obama administration has released a final version of regulations targeting for-profit colleges that is significantly weaker than the initial rules proposed earlier this year, caving to complaints and legal threats from industry lobbyists. The regulations could still shut down 1,400 programs at for-profit colleges, which collectively enroll about 840,000 students.
Oct 30, 2014

Obama Administration Backs Down On For-Profit College Regulations buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… via @molly_hc

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedBiz: Obama administration backs down from proposal to reign in for-profit colleges: buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Oct 30, 2014

Obama administration backs down from proposal to reign in for-profit colleges: buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Oct 30, 2014

For-profit colleges are predatory and waste taxpayer money. Now Obama has backed down on regulating them: buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedBen: Crazy:Obama Administration Backs Down On For-Profit College Regulations buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… via @molly_hc

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Hillary Clinton Confronted By Biggest Immigration Disturbance Yet Over Obama's Coming Executive Actions

buzzfeed.com — COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Five groups of loud and persistent activists disrupted Hillary Clinton's speech at a rally in Maryland, marking the latest, and rowdiest, in a series of protests meant to press Clinton to disclose her stance on President Obama's expected executive actions.
Oct 30, 2014

What these protesters really want from HRC? Not talk about DREAM Act. "Where do you stand on administrative relief?" bzfd.it/1tWcvhh

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Carrasquillo: .@UNITEDWEDREAM big confrontation w/ Clinton over reports that Obama won't include their parents in exec actions buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/hil…

Oct 30, 2014

.@UNITEDWEDREAM big confrontation w/ Clinton over reports that Obama won't include their parents in exec actions buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/hil…

Oct 30, 2014

UWD officials said they believe they're starting to make a mark by continually putting this issue to Clinton publicly bzfd.it/1tWcvhh

Oct 30, 2014

RT @rubycramer: In wave of staggered protests, 5 groups of loud & persistent activists disrupt Clinton speech bzfd.it/1tWcvhh via me…

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What Liberia Can Teach The U.S. About Quarantines

buzzfeed.com — MONROVIA, Liberia - On a Tuesday evening in late August, Thomas Tweh was part of a team pleading with the Liberian government not to lock down his community. The government was planning to quarantine West Point, an informal neighborhood where Ebola cases were on the rise and an angry crowd had overrun a newly opened transit center for suspected patients.
Oct 30, 2014

.@itsjina reports from Monrovia: What Liberia can teach the U.S. about quarantines (--> they don't work) buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/what…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @HayesBrown: Liberia has a message for U.S. politicians on quarantines: they don't really work buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/what… v @itsjina

Oct 30, 2014

Liberia has a message for U.S. politicians on quarantines: they don't really work buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/what… v @itsjina

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