Becky Hoffman

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‘Pure Intimidation’: U.S. Marshal Points Rifle for Several Minutes at Man Videotaping Nephew’s Arrest, Incident Goes Viral

A cellphone video of a U.S. marshal pointing a rifle for several minutes at an arrest witness has gone viral, resulting in threats against the marshal and calls for disciplinary action, WMAC-TV in Memphis reported.<p>Image source: Facebook<p>The original clip of Tuesday’s incident was posted to Facebook …

Driver of Hearse Carrying Flag-Draped Coffin Gets an Earful From Stunned Military Veteran: ‘This Is Absolutely Horrible’

When Tiffany Gallaway, a military veteran, spotted a flag-draped coffin inside an unattended hearse in a North Texas Walmart parking lot, she became livid. In fact, she was so angry that she just had to say something.<p>Image source: KTVT-TV<p>So Gallaway waited for the driver to return to the vehicle, …

Watch Closely to See What the Man With the Backpack Is About to Do to the Jewish Father Pushing a Baby Stroller

New shocking violence against Jewish worshippers was caught on video in Jerusalem, this time showing a Palestinian man kicking a religious Jew pushing a baby stroller.<p>The kick occurs in the first seconds of the video as the crowd shouts “Allahu akbar”:<p>Groups of Palestinians positioned in the Old …

Four Options for a Fiction Manuscript Evaluation

If you’re writing a novel, you may be looking ahead to getting feedback on your finished draft. We’ve written before about how to get feedback from …

Writing

Russia launches airstrikes in northern Syria, senior military official says

Russian warplanes began bombarding Syrian opposition targets in the war-torn nation's north Wednesday, following a terse meeting at which a Russian general asked Pentagon officials to clear out of Syrian air space and was rebuffed, Fox News has learned.<p>A U.S. official said Russian airstrikes …

Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop

After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.<p>The forces of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi had been firing high-explosive ordnance into the city of Misurata for weeks—they'd been shooting tank rounds and they'd been firing rockets. Barrage after …

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

And you thought you had just figured out millennials. It’s time to start wringing your hands about the new generation that’s about to enter the workforce. What do they even want?<p>Poor Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort are barely 18 and they’re already getting a bad rap. Media and …

How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II

The steadfast sovereign is the nation's longest-reigning monarch.<p>How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II<p>The steadfast sovereign is the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.<p>Published on September 8, 2015<p>Scholars say the first king of a united England was an Anglo-Saxon warrior named Athelstan, crowned …

The Lost, True Story Of The CIA’s Greatest Basketball Coach

How did a 1972 exhibition basketball game between Russia and Uganda become a crucible for Cold War tensions at the dawn of Idi Amin's brutal regime? Ask the former CIA agent who tried to hit the Soviets where it would hurt them the most: on the court.<p><b>From the stands,</b> Jay Mullen didn’t like what he …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

My Brother's Keeper

After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.<p><b>I’ve seen my younger</b> brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he …

How Edward Snowden Inadvertently Helped Vladimir Putin's Internet Crackdown

Edward Snowden's exposés of the National Security Agency's global surveillance sparked calls to roll them back around the world. But in Russia, where he claimed asylum, Vladimir Putin's censors seized on his revelations to justify unprecedented control over the internet — and expand the Kremlin's …

Chinese warships spotted off Alaska coast reportedly passed through US waters

Five Chinese warships that were operating off the Alaska coast earlier this week reportedly entered U.S. territorial waters and came within 12 nautical miles of the coast, Pentagon officials told the Wall Street Journal early Friday.<p>China’s Defense Ministry also confirmed to the paper that its …

Why College Isn't Worth The Money

I spent six figures on my college education, opting for a distinguished private school with a premium price tag instead of the cheaper state option. I cared about the prestige behind the name just as much as the quality of the education. And it wasn’t worth it. At all.<p>As a millennial, I belong to …

The Safest Place to Escape the New World Order

There are many of us who are all to well aware of the dangers that lie ahead for those people who speak out against the tyranny that is sweeping our …

A 15-feature “travel jacket” with eyemask and neck pillow is Kickstarter’s most-funded piece of clothing ever

Air travel is miserable. Aside from all the hassles of getting on the plane, once you’re in your cramped little seat it becomes difficult to do anything but sit upright, elbows tucked, and wait for the journey to be over.<p>In testament to what a nightmare it is, a Kickstarter campaign for a “travel …

Crowd Funding

Andrew Luck: The Natural

Early in the morning, in a little place called Joanie’s Cafe in Palo Alto, just outside the Stanford campus, Andrew Luck sits down for breakfast. …

How Social Media Is Ruining Politics

It is turning out to be more encompassing and controlling, more totalizing, than earlier media ever was.<p>Our political discourse is shrinking to fit our smartphone screens. The latest evidence came on Monday night, when Barack Obama turned himself into the country’s Instagrammer-in-Chief. While en …

ISIS tried to silence him, but pianist won't stay quiet

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Shut up or I will throw you on top and burn you along with it!" barks a jihadi in black.<p>Aeham Ahmed is scared but unyielding. "What is wrong with having a piano?" he said.<p>The two stand for a moment, their eyes locked. A musician and his instrument. An ISIS terrorist and his AK.<p>Then the …

Middle East

Netanyahu: Deal will leave Iran ‘less than a year’ from bomb

Iran would be less than a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon if its emerging deal with world powers is signed, Prime Minister Benjamin …

South Asia