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Justine Sacco Says She "Really Suffered" After Tweeting AIDS Joke

buzzfeed.com — Other than a brief public apology last year, Justine Sacco has never publicly spoken about the tweet that took over the internet, lost her a job, and turned her into a punchline - one deployed even today, 365 outrage cycles later.
Dec 19, 2014

Woman's life ruined by misinterpreted joke. Justine Sacco Says She “Really Suffered” After Tweeting AIDS Joke buzzfeed.com/jtes/justine-s…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Carrasquillo: Justine Sacco Says She “Really Suffered” After Tweeting AIDS Joke buzzfeed.com/jtes/justine-s… via @jtes @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

When I 1st read tweet I thot it was anger at disparate AIDS rates & how makes it EZ for USto ignore African crisis. buzzfeed.com/jtes/justine-s…

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The Rise Of The Screenshort™

buzzfeed.com — What's a Screenshort? Essentially, it's a chunk of text, screen-shotted, and embedded in a tweet. It's become an extremely popular way to share a passage from a story. You could call it a Tweetcap, maybe. But I'm going with Screenshort.
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Prosecutor Says He Knew Some Witnesses Were Lying To The Ferguson Grand Jury

buzzfeed.com — KTRS: Why did you allow people to testify in front of the grand jury in which you knew their information was either flat-out wrong, or flat-out lying, or just weren't telling the truth? McCulloch: Well, early on, I decided that anyone who claimed to have witnessed anything was going to be presented to the grand jury.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @sacca: The Ferguson prosecutor openly admits that he *knew* grand jury witnesses were lying. What. The. Fuck. buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/st-l…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @sacca: The Ferguson prosecutor openly admits that he *knew* grand jury witnesses were lying. What. The. Fuck. buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/st-l…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @sacca: The Ferguson prosecutor openly admits that he *knew* grand jury witnesses were lying. What. The. Fuck. buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/st-l…

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$1 Billion Later, It's Unclear If U.S. Cash Is Really Helping Afghan Women

buzzfeed.com — The U.S. government has spent roughly $1 billion in two years to improve the lives of women in Afghanistan, but a new audit says there's no clear link between that spending and improvements in Afghan women's lives. The Department of Defense (DoD), the State Department and the U.S.
Dec 19, 2014

$1 Billion Later, It’s Unclear If U.S. Cash Is Really Helping Afghan Women buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/1-bi… via @itsjina @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jlfeder: $1 Billion Later, It’s Unclear If U.S. Cash Is Really Helping Afghan Women buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/1-bi… via @itsjina @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

$1 Billion Later, It’s Unclear If U.S. Cash Is Really Helping Afghan Women buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/1-bi… via @itsjina @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

RT @kcroninfurman: It's hard to know if a billion American dollars have helped Afghan women. @itsjina explains why: buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/1-bi…

Dec 19, 2014

"We've spent $1 billion helping Afghan women!" "And how's that going?" "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/1-bi… v @itsjina

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Facebook For Felons

buzzfeed.com — Early in 2014, Jacqueline Nugent came across an online profile written by Roderick Sutton, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her teenage daughter. Hosted on a website called Live From Lockdown, the profile featured much of the personal information we now regard as the web standard thanks to Facebook: a head shot, a hometown, a nickname, an institution, some groups, an inspirational quote.
Dec 19, 2014

A "Facebook for Felons" is "already changing how [prisoners] see themselves, and the outside world." buzzfeed.com/josephbernstei… @jbasher

Dec 19, 2014

"Facebook for Felons" connects prisoners to the outside--and to each other. buzzfeed.com/josephbernstei… via @jbasher @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

There's a Facebook for felons but it operates mainly offline. If that seems oxymoronic, here's how it works. buzzfeed.com/josephbernstei…

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Venezuela Hires New Washington Lobbyists As Obama O.K.'s Sanctions

buzzfeed.com — WASHINGTON - The government of Venezuela has hired new Washington lobbyists just as a bill levying sanctions against Venezuelan officials was signed into law by the president. According to documents filed on Wednesday with the Department of Justice, the Venezuelan embassy has hired the firm Hogan Lovells LLP to represent it in the U.S.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @RosieGray: Venezuela has hired Hogan Lovells to rep it as Obama signs sanctions bill, opens relations w/ Cuba buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/vene…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @RosieGray: Venezuela Hires New Washington Lobbyists As Obama O.K.’s Sanctions buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/vene…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @RosieGray: Venezuela has hired Hogan Lovells to rep it as Obama signs sanctions bill, opens relations w/ Cuba buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/vene…

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Live Video: President Obama's News Conference On Cuba, North Korea Hack

buzzfeed.com — President Obama holds a year-end press conference in the White House, his first since announcing diplomatic normalization with Cuba and the FBI announcing North Korea was behind the Sony hacks.
Dec 19, 2014

Obama on whether Sony made the right decision pulling #TheInterview: "I think they made a mistake." buzzfeed.com/gavon/live-vid…

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Miami Venezuelans Try To Succeed Where Their Cuban Allies Failed

buzzfeed.com — MIAMI - Venezuelans in South Florida had a huge victory to celebrate, but they were careful not to look too happy. In the space of 24 hours, President Obama signed fresh sanctions into law against the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and normalized relations with Cuba.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @MiriamElder: Good-bye Cuban exile lobby. Hello Venezuelan exile lobby. buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/m… @drnoriega reports from Miami

Dec 19, 2014

Miami Venezuelans Try To Succeed Where Their Cuban Allies Failed buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/m… via @drnoriega @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

Good-bye Cuban exile lobby. Hello Venezuelan exile lobby. buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/m… @drnoriega reports from Miami

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This Former Anti-Castro Militant Is Ready To End The Embargo

buzzfeed.com — MIAMI - Three decades ago, Ramon Saul Sanchez was aligned with anti-Castro militants carrying out bombings and assassinations against Cuban regime figures. Now he's ready for the embargo to end. "I come from a tradition of armed struggle," Sanchez told BuzzFeed News. "I spent four and a half years in an American prison.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @dorseyshaw: This former anti-Castro militant believes ending the embargo will also bring down the Cuban regime. buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/t… via @drnoriega

Dec 19, 2014

RT @drnoriega: My second dispatch from Miami: A reformed anti-Castro militant is a lonely moderate voice in the opposition buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/t…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @drnoriega: My second dispatch from Miami: A reformed anti-Castro militant is a lonely moderate voice in the opposition buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/t…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @drnoriega: My second dispatch from Miami: A reformed anti-Castro militant is a lonely moderate voice in the opposition buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/t…

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Outrage After A Woman Gave A Radio DJ A Rim Job Live On The Air

buzzfeed.com — 5. But not before people started cracking jokes about it. "Dear listeners, Following an image that was published on social media, that shows one of our listeners taking a challenge to get tickets for a festival, we would like to communicate the following: - The "40 Principales" team apologizes to all the people that were offended for the image published.

Rand Paul And Marco Rubio Are Fighting About Cuba

buzzfeed.com — Republican Senator Rand Paul is going after fellow Republican Senator Marco Rubio over his views on U.S.-Cuba relations. In a Facebook post and series of tweets, the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator, who has been called an isolationist from the more hawkish wing of the Republican Party, lobbed the term at the Florida senator.

If Famous Writers Wrote For The Internet

Dec 19, 2014

RT @groveatlantic: If Gertrude Stein wrote for @TheToast, Hemingway for @voxdotcom, and other classic writer-website pairings bzfd.it/1wTV7Zt

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GOP Senator Wants To Host Re-Election Fundraiser At A Screening Of "The Interview"

buzzfeed.com — Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois said he's "pretty disappointed" in Sony Pictures' decision to pull The Interview from theaters, adding that he wants to have his first big re-election fundraiser at a screening of the film.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @SenatorKirk: With Sony's surrender to North Korea, I plan to host a movie screening of @theinterview. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SenatorKirk: With Sony's surrender to North Korea, I plan to host a movie screening of @theinterview. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SenatorKirk: With Sony's surrender to North Korea, I plan to host a movie screening of @theinterview. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SenatorKirk: With Sony's surrender to North Korea, I plan to host a movie screening of @theinterview. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @MarkKirk: With Sony's surrender to North Korea, I will be hosting a Kirk 4 Senate fundraiser movie screening of @TheInterview buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

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Supreme Court Allows Florida Same-Sex Marriages To Proceed In January

buzzfeed.com — WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday evening denied Florida's request to stop same-sex couples from marrying during the state's appeal of a federal case challenging the state's ban on such marriages. The decision means, absent some unexpected development, that same-sex couples will be able to marry beginning January 6.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedPol: Supreme Court Allows Florida Same-Sex Marriages To Proceed In January bzfd.it/1CaUA9Y

Dec 19, 2014

Supreme Court Allows Florida Same-Sex Marriages To Proceed In January bzfd.it/1HcnEfo via @chrisgeidner

Dec 19, 2014

Supreme Court Allows Florida Same-Sex Marriages To Proceed In January: buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/s… #SCOTUS

Obama: Sony Made "A Mistake"

buzzfeed.com — President Obama criticized Sony for pulling "The Interview" at his end-of-year news conference Friday. "I think they made a mistake," Obama said. "We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States," he added.

GOP Congressman: Dianne Feinstein "As Much A Traitor" To America As Edward Snowden

buzzfeed.com — Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan says that Dianne Feinstein is a traitor for releasing the report on the CIA's interrogation and detention techniques. "We are less safe than we ever have been with regard to our overseas personnel and our nation's military and their ability to do their job," South Carolina congressman said on WCRS radio Thursday.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: GOP Congressman: Dianne Feinstein “As Much A Traitor” To America As Edward Snowden buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk… via @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: GOP Congressman: Dianne Feinstein “As Much A Traitor” To America As Edward Snowden buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk… via @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

GOP Congressman: Dianne Feinstein “As Much A Traitor” To America As Edward Snowden buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk… via @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: "She’s as much a traitor to this country at this point as I thought about Edward Snowden," - congressman on Feinstein buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

Dec 19, 2014

"She’s as much a traitor to this country at this point as I thought about Edward Snowden," - congressman on Feinstein buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

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The 21 Most Important Updogs Of 2014

buzzfeed.com — 2014 was a banner year for Updog. Here are some of the best moments of Updog, which were good and everyone loved because Updog is great. Here's to a very Updog 2015!!!!!! Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

McDonald's Complaint Could Redefine The Meaning Of "Employee"

buzzfeed.com — They wear the company's logo on their shirt, but does a worker at a franchised McDonald's restaurant really work for the McDonald's corporation? It's a big, important legal question with huge ramifications for the company and its industry, and today rhe National Labor Relations Board dived further into thet debate, releasing a complaint against McDonald's that declared the company a "joint employer" of the workers in its franchises, and at least partially responsible for their treatment.
Dec 19, 2014

nobody wants responsibility for retaliating against McDonald's employees for trying to earn a living wage. weird. buzzfeed.com/mariahsummers/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedBiz: Trade group says govt move to hold McDonald's responsible for workers in franchises is "nightmare before Christmas" buzzfeed.com/mariahsummers/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @tomgara: Trade group says govt move to hold McDonald's responsible for workers in franchises is "nightmare before Christmas" buzzfeed.com/mariahsummers/…

Dec 19, 2014

Trade group says govt move to hold McDonald's responsible for workers in franchises is "nightmare before Christmas" buzzfeed.com/mariahsummers/…

Dec 19, 2014

McDonald’s Complaint Could Redefine The Meaning Of “Employee” buzzfeed.com/mariahsummers/…

Ugandans Won't Be Getting A New Anti-LGBT Law For Christmas

buzzfeed.com — Uganda's parliament adjourned on Friday without passing a new version of the anti-LGBT law that was struck down by the country's Constitutional Court in August, despite overwhelming support from lawmakers.
Dec 19, 2014

Ugandans Won’t Be Getting A New Anti-LGBT Law For Christmas buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/ug… via @jlfeder

Dec 19, 2014

Now I’m imagining Ugandan children at the mall asking santa for homophobic legislation and getting coal instead. buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/ug…

Dec 19, 2014

I can’t believe that this is what passes for a holiday story on my beat. buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/ug…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @_andrew_green: Ugandans won’t be getting anti-gay law for Christmas, after all: buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/ug… by @jlfeder (and me)

Dec 19, 2014

Ugandans won’t be getting anti-gay law for Christmas, after all: buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/ug… by @jlfeder (and me)

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