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How Many Black People Can You Mourn In One Week?

Ben King/BuzzFeed News By now you have seen the videos. By now you have heard the piercing wails of the wife, the girlfriend, the mother, the sister, the husband, the brother, the son, the daughter, the neighbor, the loved one, the loved one, the loved one. The tears stream thick …

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Meet North Korea’s Number One Fan In The United States

LOS ANGELES — The heart of Koreatown was still hot as night fell in early June. Inside a ballroom on the second floor of a three-star hotel, a white banner with Korean words revealed the night’s theme: “Discussion between fellow countrymen in the U.S. on peace and unification.” Ken Roh, …

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Here’s Why Afghan Refugees Are Finding Europe So Unwelcoming

Women from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq are made to wait behind a fence during the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to Kara Tepe Camp in Lesvos, Greece, June 18, 2016. Jodi Hilton for BuzzFeed News LESBOS, Greece — Diba Ayoubi is tired of her war not counting enough. …

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How The World’s Greatest Gymnast Became Inevitable

At 9 a.m. on a Wednesday in January, 18-year-old Simone Biles was dancing in the middle of World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, but no music was playing. Clad in black spandex shorts and a hoodie — all Nike, her corporate sponsor — the three-time world gymnastics champion was going …

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Documents Raise Disturbing Questions About Detainee Abuse Under Obama

Two days after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama formally renounced waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” of the George W. Bush administration. But military documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show for the first time that at least one harsh interrogation tactic thrived on Obama’s watch. Officially called “separation,” …

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The Playlist Professionals At Apple, Spotify, And Google

When he’s choosing your music for you, Carl Chery, 37, is in Culver City, California, sitting at his desk in an office with no signage, trying to decide whether Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” (jumpman, jumpman, jumpman) has jumped the shark. Or sometimes he’s at home in his one-bedroom apartment on …

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The Worst Part Of Schizophrenia Isn’t What You Think It Is

Brandon Staglin on his family's property in Rutherford, California. Andrew Burton for Buzzfeed News Brandon Staglin lost touch with reality in the summer of 1990, after his freshman year of college. His first serious relationship had just broken down. Back home in Walnut Creek, California, he was struggling to find …

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This Is What It Was Like Inside CNN Turk The Night Of The Attempted Coup

Borzou Daraghani / BuzzFeed News ISTANBUL — First came the army helicopter, filled with soldiers who fanned out and tried to seize control of the television station. Next came police in bulletproof vests with assault rifles, who hurried into the offices of CNN Türk, seeking to arrest the soldiers. By …

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7 Things You Need To Know About “Ghostbusters”

From left: Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon. Hopper Stone / Columbia Pictures Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters has — until now — been everything but a movie. It's acted as a Rorschach test for pent-up feelings about the seemingly endless cycle of reboots, and about nostalgia. Would …

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Inside The Fraternity Of Haters And Losers Who Drove Donald Trump To The GOP Nomination

Donald Trump stood on a debate stage in downtown Detroit, surrounded by haters he was determined to dispatch: Liddle Marco to his right, Lyin’ Ted to his left, Megyn Kelly at the moderator’s table straight ahead, and — somewhere out there, in a darkened living room 1,500 miles away — …

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