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The White House’s Warning To Syria Raised More Questions Than It Provided Answers

“The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children. The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical …

Syria

A Teacher Is Suing Breitbart And Project Veritas For Defamation

Steve Wentz, the president of a Kansas teacher’s union, filed a defamation lawsuit in Orlando, Florida last week against Breitbart News and Project Veritas, the self-described investigative video site run by conservative activist James O'Keefe.<p>The 66-page lawsuit concerns a video Project Veritas …

Breitbart News

9 Times China Saved Hollywood Movies From Box Office Failure

Chinese audiences really love American movies that have big car chases, adorable dogs, Vin Diesel – and, possibly, Ruby Rose.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 21:19 GMT<p>Lintao Zhang / Getty Images<p>When <i>Transformers: The Last Knight</i> debuted this week, the box office headlines were not kind. The fifth movie of …

Movies

This Website Stopped Labeling Some Nonprofits As Hate Groups After A Public Backlash

GuideStar.org labeled 46 nonprofits as hate groups. But after its employees were harassed online, the website got rid of the labels.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 20:16 GMT<p>After the nonprofit accountability website GuideStar flagged 46 different nonprofits earlier this year as hate groups, trolls started …

Censorship

Summertime: Expectation Vs Reality, As Told By "High School Musical"

What time is it? Summertime!<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 20:16 GMT<p>Summer flings.<p>Expectation:<p>Disney<p>This seems ~reasonable~.<p>Reality:<p>Disney Channel<p>"I gotta go my own waaaAAaay..." *everyone cries*.<p>Summer job.<p>Expectation:<p>Disney Channel<p>"Let's work it" *bangs pans*.<p>Reality:<p>Disney Channel<p>"THIS IS NOT WHAT I …

Walt Disney Company

Twitter Suspended The Fader And Other Music Site Accounts Over Copyright Violations

This morning Twitter suspended the accounts of a number of music publications. The accounts in question — The Fader, 2DopeBoyz, Pigeons and Planes, and Hip Hop N More — were suspended following a string of tweets which featured footage from both the BET Awards and the NBA Awards, which were on …

Social Media

Facebook Just Hit 2 Billion Users. Here's How Big That Number Is.

Another milestone for the social giant — in context.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 19:16 GMT<p>Facebook is now used by 2 billion people each month, the company announced today.<p>Facebook<p>A number so big it's hard to comprehend.<p>But here is some context.<p>If you add up the populations of China, the US, Mexico, and …

Facebook

Read An Excerpt From Zinzi Clemmons' Debut Novel

For Thandi, the protagonist in Clemmons' highly anticipated <i>What We Lose</i>, being a light-skinned black woman means feeling like an outsider everywhere she goes.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 18:57 GMT<p>Loveis Wise for BuzzFeed News<p><b>My mother cautioned</b> that I would never have true relationships with …

Books

It Turns Out Beyoncé Is Kinda The Reason Gal Gadot Landed The Role Of Wonder Woman

Who run the world?<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 18:02 GMT<p>This is perfect human Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman:<p>Warner Brothers<p>As batshit insane as this might sound, even a hero like Gal Gadot gets nervous sometimes. In a new interview with W Magazine, Gal revealed her jitters back from her audition days:<p>When …

Gal Gadot

Lena Waithe Is What The Future Of Hollywood Looks Like

The <i>Master of None</i> star has sold a drama to Showtime, will be acting in a Steven Spielberg movie, and cowrote one of the best episodes of television this season. And she's just getting started.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 18:00 GMT<p><b>Filing past the</b> red carpet press line can be an exhausting, repetitive …

TV

Mariah Carey Had The Most Legendary Response When She Was Asked About Her Ex

She's TOO iconic.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 17:50 GMT<p>So apparently, Mariah Carey's ex-fiancé James Packer is under investigation by Isreali police for his relationship with Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. And just like the rest of us, Mariah Carey had no fucking idea:<p>Anyway, since Mariah …

Mariah Carey

Kris Jenner Shuts Down "Offensive" Rumors About Kim's Sex Tape Once And For All

"One of the most horrific things that we, as a family, went through..."<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 16:02 GMT<p>In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kris Jenner got more real than reality television about everything from the O.J. Simpson trial to internet bullies.<p>Chris Delmas / AFP / Getty …

Kris Jenner

Chad Michael Murray Brought Back Austin Ames From "A Cinderella Story" And It's Cute As Hell

Still as beautiful as ever.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 15:31 GMT<p>It's been 13 years since Chad Michael Murray and Hilary Duff brought us <i>A Cinderella Story</i>, the iconic classic of the '00s that will forever live in our hearts...<p>Warner Bros. / looovedisney11.tumblr.com<p>...and 13 years since we first saw …

Warner Bros

Amy Poehler And Will Ferrell Couldn't Give Us A Serious Answer While We Interviewed Them With Puppies

"I can't concentrate! There's too many puppies here!"<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 15:01 GMT<p>Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images / Andrew Richard / BuzzFeed<p><i>From their respective seasons on</i> Saturday Night Live <i>to leading box office hits on the silver screen, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler have become Hollywood's</i> …

Comedy

Men: What's It Like Having An Eating Disorder?

Let's break the stereotype that only women deal with these problems.

Eating

After Denouncing Milo, Breitbart’s Editor Helped Him With New Venture

In late February, the conservative troll and anti-political correctness crusader Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as tech editor of Breitbart News following the emergence of a video in which he appeared to condone pedophilia.<p>The resignation came amid reports that “at least a half-dozen” Breitbart …

Donald Trump

Pro-Trump Group Crosses Mitch McConnell And Goes On Air Against Nevada Republican

A group aligned with President Donald Trump has ignored the protests of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and bought airtime for an ad targeting Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada.<p>Heller, perhaps the GOP’s most vulnerable senator up for re-election in 2018, has said he would vote against the current …

Dean Heller

Can You Score 14/16 On This First Edition Book Cover Quiz?

Please do judge these books by their covers.

Books

This Is Why You Should Always Wear Sunscreen When Running Outside

Warning: These blisters are pretty graphic, tbh.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 16:23 GMT<p>This is Julie Nisbet, an avid runner and mother of two who currently lives in Shildon, County Durham, England.<p>Julie Nisbet / Via Twitter: @julienisbet<p>Nisbet has been running for over nine years now, and has completed …

Skin Care

22 Awesome Behind-The-Scenes "Harry Potter" Photos You've Probably Never Seen Before

Aw, look at them having so much fun on set.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 16:16 GMT<p>1. Yes, that is Alfonso Cuarón ~directing~ Daniel Radcliffe during the Knight Bus scene in <i>Prisoner of Azkaban</i>.<p>Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection<p>Warner Bros.<p>2. And here's Radcliffe and Dudleykins, aka Harry Melling, …

Harry Potter

Companies In Europe Are Being Hit By A Massive Ransomware Attack

A screenshot posted by digital security firm Symantec showed a screen with red text reading, "If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible, because they have been encrypted," and demanding $300 worth of bitcoin in ransom.<p>A spokesperson for the security firm told BuzzFeed News the …

Cybersecurity

These Trendsetters Are Challenging The Stereotypes Of Black Masculinity

"Masculinity exists on a spectrum, and dandyism is only one of many forms of masculinity."<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 15:27 GMT<p>Omar Victor Diop<p>"Thierno", from the 2012 series <i>Le Studio des Vanités</i>.<p>Shantrelle Lewis is a Philadelphia-based curator whose work explores African diaspora and the …

Black History

Here's What We Wish We Could Say To Our Favourite Harry Potter Characters

"Loving your stories strengthened me when I needed you the most."<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 14:24 GMT<p>In celebration of the 20th anniversary of <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone</i>, we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to write letters to their favourite characters. Here …

Harry Potter

19 Books That Everyone With A Vagina Should Read

Because we all need more cliterature in our lives.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 14:18 GMT<p><i>We hope you love the books we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>1. <i>The V Book</i> – Dr. Elizabeth Stewart<p>2. <i>Animal</i> – Sara Pascoe<p>3. <i>Becoming Cliterate</i> – Dr …

Feminism

What Are Your Best Hacks For Eating Lower-Carb?

Because tbh, it's hard to do without becoming murderous.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 14:06 GMT<p>Carbohydrates are DELICIOUS.<p>FOX / Via reactiongifs.com<p>No doubt about that, obviously.<p>So trying to limit them can be really rough when you're first starting out.<p>That's why we want to know your tips and tricks …

Eating

Here's Who Could Potentially Be "A.D." On "Pretty Little Liars"

A.D. definitely stands for "Aria's Dad".<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 03:17 GMT<p>15. Caleb Rivers<p>Freeform<p><b>Jemima:</b> No! Not Caleb! He’s too pure and perfect. I refuse to believe it.<p><b>Tahlia:</b> Fuck, I’d love it. He has the tech knowledge. Plus that creepy “eat your pie, Mona” vibe he was giving off. That convo …

TV

18 Things We Learned About "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" From The Cast

As told by Alyson Hannigan and Tom Lenk!<p>Posted on June 26, 2017, 23:27 GMT<p>We spoke to <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> stars Alyson Hannigan and Tom Lenk ahead of their appearances at Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne from July 1-2.<p>Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images<p>Araya Diaz / Getty Images<p>The pair are in town to …

TV

A Comprehensive List Of All The Most Ridiculous "Pretty Little Liars" Storylines

Toby's du-rag, the Rosewood hoedown, the NYC flash mob, and more.<p>Posted on June 26, 2017, 23:02 GMT<p>Since <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> is coming to a close this week, we decided to compile a list of the most outrageous storylines we've seen play out in Rosewood. We also asked members of BuzzFeed Community to …

TV Series

Can You Order Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner Without Eating A Shit Ton Of Sugar?

If added sugar is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

Sugar

People Are Angry At This YouTuber's Recommendations For A Healthy Diet

The YouTuber appears to have been paid to talk about certain products.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 12:42 GMT<p>Sananas is a lifestyle YouTuber from France. She has 1.7 million followers on YouTube, and millions of followers on other platforms.<p>On Friday, she posted a video entitled "How my body changed? …

Social Media