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Uber Women To CEO Travis Kalanick: We Have A Systemic Problem

During an hour-long Thursday meeting with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, a group of more than 100 female engineers called on the company to address issues of sexism and sexual harassment.<p>Uber CEO Travis Kalanick joined a group of more than 100 female engineers on Thursday to discuss the explosive …

Uber

At Least 746 People Were Held After Trump’s Travel Ban Was Issued

The federal government held 746 people over the weekend after the president signed the travel ban. Donald Trump tweeted that only 109 people were detained.<p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration turned over information Thursday night suggesting that a far greater number of people had been held by …

Government

Immigration Court Backlog Could Pose Problems For Trump’s Enforcement Plans

Trump’s executive orders call for thousands more immigration enforcement officers and border patrol agents, but are largely silent on immigration courts, which face a backlog of more than a half-million cases. Judges, unable to keep up with the caseload, are scheduling hearings years out.<p>ARLINGTON, …

Immigration Law

Fans Are Freaking Out Over That “Nashville” Death

Spoiler alert, y’all.<p>After five seasons, Connie Britton has officially left <i>Nashville</i>.<p>The shocking turn of events kicked off at the tail end of the Feb. 16 episode when her country superstar character, Rayna Jaymes, was involved in a car accident. Tonight’s episode, titled “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” …

Entertainment

Lin-Manuel Miranda Was In Britney Spears’ 2008 Documentary “For The Record” And You May Have Totally Missed It

LIN!!!<p>If you’re any sort of Britney Spears fan or are really just a living, breathing, human being for that matter, then you DEFINITELY remember her eye-opening 2008 documentary, <i>For the Record</i>.<p>In case you missed it, Britney let us into her life and shed light on some ~not so fun~ stuff that …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Beyoncé Dropped Out Of Coachella, Because Duh

RIP Coachella 2017.<p>It has happened, friends: Beyoncé has officially canceled her performance at this year’s Coachella.<p>According to a statement to the Associated Press from Parkwood Entertainment, Beyoncé’s doctors advised her to “keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months.” And, you know, …

Beyoncé

Israel Apparently Doesn’t Think Human Rights Watch Is A Real Human Rights Group

Omar Shakir, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, was surprised to learn that his organization spreads “propaganda” in the eyes of the Israeli government.<p>NEW YORK — A researcher with Human Rights Watch was denied entry into Israel earlier this week with the country’s government calling the human …

Human Rights

Amazon Says Your Alexa Recordings Are Protected By The First Amendment

Amazon is refusing to give law enforcement Amazon Echo recordings and responses that may help police solve a murder case.<p>Amazon is turning to the First Amendment to support its refusal to give law enforcement recordings and responses captured by the Alexa voice assistant on an Amazon Echo speaker …

Amazon Echo

Trump’s Plans To Obliterate ISIS May Look A Lot Like Obama’s Strategy

President Donald Trump repeatedly slammed Obama for failing to defeat ISIS fast enough. His options for defeating the militants in Iraq and Syria may ramp up airstrikes but otherwise look pretty similar to what the US-led coalition is already doing.<p>WASHINGTON — For months on the campaign trail, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

19 Queer Black TV Characters Who’ve Made Our Entire Lives

Captain Holt forever and ever and ever.<p>In honor of Black History Month and also just life in general, we recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite black queer TV characters, and why they mattered to them. Here’s what they said.<p>1. Poussey Washington, <i>Orange Is the New Black</i><p>“She …

TV

Milo Ventimiglia Defended Rory Gilmore And Threw Shade At Dean And Logan

“Were those guys Team Rory?”<p>On Feb. 22, Milo Ventimiglia graced <i>The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon</i> with his presence. The actor showed up with his arm in a sling and talked about playing Jack Pearson on <i>This Is Us</i>.<p>Of course, Jess Mariano — Ventimiglia’s character on the iconic <i>Gilmore Girls</i> series — …

TV

White House Strongly Defends Move To Withdraw Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

“It’s a states’ rights issue,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. “The idea this was even contemplated is preposterous on its face,” he said of the 1972 law at issue.<p>WASHINGTON — The White House strongly defended the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw Obama-era guidance aimed at …

Equality

Trump Officials Got The Cold Shoulder In Mexico — But Tried To Say Things Are Just Fine

The US Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security tried to calm the waters in Mexico, disputing President Trump’s claims of a “military operation” against undocumented immigrants and staying mum on the border wall.<p>MEXICO CITY, Mexico — It was, at best, a tepid welcome for US President …

Mexico

Why So Many Refugees Are Risking Their Lives To Cross The Border Into Canada

It’s only partly because of Trump.<p>Hundreds of people have made dangerous journeys across the border into Canada to claim asylum in the last few months. The influx has led to an outpouring of support for refugees, as well as calls for the authorities to do more to curb the crossings. Here’s what you …

Refugees

Play The Tipsiest Game Of Awards Night Bingo With BuzzFeed This Sunday

Once you hit BINGO, you’ll probably be drunk.<p>Sunday night is the biggest night in Hollywood and BuzzFeed is celebrating by playing the ~Tipsiest Game of Bingo~ as part of our watch party, <i>Awards Show Live</i>!<p>You can play along with us on BuzzFeed News’ Facebook page and at home during your own watch …

Entertainment

21 Cookbooks That Are Actually Worth The Money

These cookbooks will give you a lot more than just pretty pictures.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their all-time favorite cookbooks: the ones they <i>actually</i> use on a regular basis and go back to time and time again. Here’s what they said:<p>1. For home cooks who want to get a little …

Cookbooks

Trump Clarifies To CEOs: He Is The Best Rich Golfer, Not The Richest Golfer

“I actually said I was the best golfer of all the rich people, to be exact.” The distinction is an important one.<p>Donald Trump isn’t the richest golfer in the world, he made clear to a group of business leaders at the White House Thursday. He’s the best rich golfer.<p>The president made the …

Golf

EU Leaders Can’t Figure Out If Trump’s America Is A Friend Or A Foe

“It’s hard to be allied with someone who wants to destroy you,” one diplomat in Brussels told BuzzFeed News.<p>BRUSSELS — European Union officials shocked by a week of mixed messages from the Trump administration on the future of European integration may decide to treat the United States — at least in …

Foreign Policy

14 Reasons People Who Fasten Their Bras In The Front Are Doing It Right

Total no-brainer.<p>People who fasten their (back-clasping) bras by reaching behind their backs seem to think they’re doing it “right,” the way nature/God/bras intended.<p>But just because the CLASPS are in the back, doesn’t mean you have to FASTEN it in the back.<p>Anyone who’s hacked the strapping in …

Hacking

This Somali Teen Could Be Blocked From Reuniting With His Family — For A Second Time

After years of waiting, Abass Noor’s last visa interview was canceled because of President Trump’s travel ban. He’s scheduled another one, but another executive order could come down before then.<p>MINNEAPOLIS — By Haji Noor’s estimation, Monday, Jan. 30, was supposed to be his 16-year-old brother’s …

Refugees

This Woman Compared French Election Candidates To Candy And It All Makes Sense Now

Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate, is black licorice: “Everyone pretends to hate it, but millions are sold each year.”<p>France goes to the polls this April for the first round of voting in its presidential election, and many are watching to see if the country will join a global …

France

“Get Out” Lets Black Men Be Scared Instead Of Scary

Get Out and the Purge franchise finally make black men the protagonists of horror films and center their real-life terror of living in suburban America.<p><b>In a pivotal</b> scene from Jordan Peele’s new horror film, <i>Get Out,</i> Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a docile photographer and the movie’s protagonist, comes to …

Horror Movies

Katy Perry Exposed A Superfan During A Very Awkward On-Air Lie Detector Test

Luckily for the fan, it was one big prank.<p>Katy Perry stopped by Capital FM to promote her new wig and give a ~lie detector test~ to a superfan:<p>Things were off to good start between Katy and the superfan…<p>…Until Katy asked if she liked her new hairstyle:<p>LIARRRR.<p>THEN, Katy asked if she didn’t like any …

Taylor Swift

Mariah Carey Sets The Record Straight On "I Don’t" And How She Almost Caught On Fire

Yes, on fire.<p>BuzzFeed sat down with Mariah Carey at her elusive Beverly Hills home to talk about her latest single “I Don’t,” nearly catching on fire while shooting the music video, and her upcoming tour with Lionel Richie.<p>Here are 10 things we learned:<p>1. Mariah’s latest single “I Don’t” is NOT …

Music

27 Times The “Riverdale” Cast Were Completely Adorable IRL

~Archie’s here. Betty’s here, Veronica too.~<p>1. When the squad took this adorable group photo.<p>2. And this one with some fruit.<p>3. When the core four glammed up together.<p>4. When KJ Apa (Archie) was the luckiest ~brunette~ in the world.<p>5. When he went on a roadtrip with Cole Sprouse (Jughead) and they …

Cute Animals

Voldemort Is Haunting Emma Watson In This "Beauty And The Beast" Trailer Mashup

Beauty and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.<p>The clever folks over at PistolShrimps have mashed up the <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> trailer with the world of Harry Potter and it’s seriously amazing.<p>The new version of the trailer tells the story of Belle, a witch, who stumbles upon a terrible beast…<p>…Lord friccin’ …

Harry Potter

This Couple Did A “La La Land” Engagement Shoot And It’s Pretty Cute

They stumbled on a view that’s tailor-made for two.<p>Ellen Wleklinski and Corey Collins are a Californian couple who recently celebrated their engagement with a <i>La La Land</i>-inspired photo shoot, and it’s pretty perfect.<p>Their photographer, Marlies Hartman, suggested the theme after falling in love with …

Hollywood

OMG, There’s A “Golden Girls” Café And It Looks Amazing

Yes, they serve cheesecake.<p>Hello, fellow <i>Golden Girls</i> fans. Did you know a café dedicated to our girls recently opened up in New York?<p>Well, if you didn’t, now you do. AND LOOK HOW PERFECT IT IS.<p>The wallpaper! The chairs!! The phone!!<p>Even the bathroom decor is on point!<p>It’s called the Rue la Rue, …

Restaurants

Can You Beat This Infuriating Pop Culture Quiz?

How up-to-date is your pop culture knowledge?<p>Are you as obsessed with pop culture as you think you are? It’s time to find out…

Pop Culture

16 Things You Should Know Before You Get An IUD

It’s the birth control that can outlast a presidency, but it might not be right for everyone.<p>With birth control coverage somewhat up in the air these days, an unlikely hero has emerged: the IUD.<p>The IUD, or intrauterine device, is a long-acting reversible contraceptive that has become more popular …

Birth Control