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Law Vs. Order: How An Albuquerque DA Took On Her Own Police Department And Lost Everything

As a child, Kari Brandenburg dreamed of becoming district attorney. Her father, James Brandenburg, worked as a prosecutor for eight years in the 1960s before becoming Bernalillo County district attorney in the 1970s, and her earliest memories were in the living room of their Albuquerque home in the evenings, her …

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The Most Dramatic Stories You Can’t Miss This Week

This week for BuzzFeed News, Albert Samaha details a web of police intimidation and retaliation. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web. How an Albuquerque DA Took on Her Own Police Department and Lost Everything — BuzzFeed News For 14 years, Kari Brandenburg was …

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How An 1891 Mass Lynching Tried To Make America Great Again

A light rain fell on New Orleans on October 15, 1890, as Police Chief David Hennessy left the central police station with his colleague and friend Capt. William O’Connor just after 11 p.m. The young chief turned toward Basin Street, heading for the home he shared with his widowed mother. …

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How Sulcata Tortoises Became America’s Most Adorable Mistake

Tank the tortoise was on a mission to destroy. Within minutes of meeting me, the beer keg–sized animal tried to tear down a banner for American Tortoise Rescue, the ranch in Malibu, California where he lives, and shoved a giant garbage can 6 feet across his pen. Then he headed …

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How An Albuquerque DA Took On Her Own Police Department And Lost Everything

As a child, Kari Brandenburg dreamed of becoming district attorney. Her father, James Brandenburg, worked as a prosecutor for eight years in the 1960s before becoming Bernalillo County district attorney in the 1970s, and her earliest memories were in the living room of their Albuquerque home in the evenings, her …

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The Biggest Stories You Can’t Miss This Week

This week for BuzzFeed News, Cat Ferguson tells a cautionary tale about tortoises. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web. The Trouble With Sulcata Tortoises, America's Ill-Advised Pet Fad — BuzzFeed News Over the last three decades, massive sulcata tortoises have become a popular …

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Where Did Drake’s “Jamaican” Accent Come From?

BuzzFeed News; Getty Images “Cock up yuh bumpa, siddung pon it!” I knew the words, but they were coming from an unfamiliar voice. Drake’s quick interpolation of Popcaan’s 2014 hit “Love Yuh Bad” on Views’ “Too Good” felt stilted, an awkward attempt to reconcile the fact that Poppy was missing …

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How Donald Trump Broke The Conservative Movement (And My Heart)

Outside the city limits of Phoenix, past an electric gate, up a bare hill, and inside a sandstone house of triangular rooms, Barry Goldwater announced he was running for president. He got destroyed. He won just six states in 1964, including his own. His campaign was a disaster. His candidacy …

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