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Inside Apple Music’s Second Act

A year into its battle for users — and the trust of record labels — the most talked-about company in music sheds a light on what’s working, what’s not, and its controversial plan to shape the industry’s future.<p>Music streaming is a buyer’s market, and over the course of its first 14 months, Apple …

Music Industry

Palantir Discriminated Against Asians, Labor Department Alleges

The odds of some hiring results occurring due to chance were approximately “one in a billion,” the department’s compliance office found.<p>The Department of Labor is suing Palantir, accusing the data analysis company of systematic discrimination against Asian job applicants.<p>The government agency said …

IT

RNC Chair: Trump Gennifer Flowers Tweets Shows He Can Play Games And Punch Back

“It showed people that look, you wanna play games, the other side can play games, too, and it’s not gonna be very funny.”<p>Republican National Committee Reince Priebus said Trump’s tweet saying he might sit a former model who had an extramarital affair with Bill Clinton in the 1980s in the front row …

Reince Priebus

There Is Now Francois Hollande/Rihanna Fanfic And The Internet Is Here For It

“Rihancois: Forbidden Love” tells the tale of love between a Barbadian superstar and a French president. Really.<p>Late last week, Rihanna called out French President François Hollande on Twitter asking if he got her letter about “Education Cannot Wait,” a UNICEF project aimed at helping children in …

France

Turkey Is Trying To Get Twitter To Block A Journalist For “Instigating Terrorism”

Mahir Zeynalov was already deported from Turkey in 2014 for reporting critically on the Turkish government.<p>Veteran reporter Mahir Zeynalov on Monday tweeted out that his account would soon be blocked for “instigating terrorism” at the request of the Turkish government.<p>Zeynalov, who is currently …

Turkey

Trump Adviser Who Said Clinton Should Be Shot For Treason: Secret Service Called Me

Al Baldasaro says he stands by the remark, but was misunderstood. “Naturally, you have to go in front of a court and be found guilty. If somebody didn’t understand that, then I’m sorry.”<p>Donald Trump adviser Al Baldasaro says he spoke to the Secret Service after he said that Hillary Clinton should …

Donald Trump

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” Trailer Is Here And Its Relevance Will Shatter You

The film makes the argument that slavery never ended.<p>In anticipation of its premiere at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 30, Netflix has released the trailer for Ava DuVernay’s documentary <i>13th</i>.<p>The documentary explores the impact of the exception of criminals in the 13th Amendment to abolish …

Slavery

DC Gears Up For Long Slog In Fight Against ISIS For Mosul

They also push back against the idea that the fight, which could be launched in coming weeks, was part of an October Surprise.<p>WASHINGTON — National security officials are preparing for a long fight to wrest the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS control, with one official warning the battle could echo …

Washington D.C.

People Accused Dunkin’ Donuts Of Racism For Calling A Brown Doughnut “Half Beauty”

The picture has since been deleted and Dunkin’ Donuts has apologised.<p>This picture, which was posted on the Egyptian Dunkin’ Donuts Instagram account, has caused a social media storm because it refers to the doughnut on the right as “half beauty”.<p>The picture says: “If darkness is half beauty, then …

Doughnuts

Why America Will Never Stop Trying To Solve JonBenét Ramsey’s Murder

Our continued fascination with the murder of the 6-year-old beauty queen reveals America’s relentless love for stories that encompass the lurid and the pure.<p><b>The photo that</b> accompanies <i>People</i> magazine’s recent cover story on JonBenét Ramsey shows a corona of soft blond curls, a row of glistening baby …

Can You Make It To The End Of This TV Screenshot Quiz?

Well, can you?<p>Answer a question correctly, and the next will appear. There’s 15 in total. Good luck!<p><i>Image Credits: 20th Television, AMC, BBC, Disney–ABC, FX, HBO, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Warner Bros.</i>

Quizzes

Milo Ventimiglia: “My Ass Should Have Its Own IMDB Page” Me: Yes, It Should

Ventimiglia’s Ass For President 2020.<p>If you tuned in to watch the premiere of <i>This Is Us</i> last Tuesday, then you already know it’s a very emotional show.<p>Tears. Lots of tears.<p>But perhaps the most surprising emotion came in the first moments when we meet Jack (played by Milo Ventimiglia)…<p>…And more …

NBC

The Cast Of “Will And Grace” Reunited And OMG, My Heart Can’t Take It

ALL FOUR OF THEM. TOGETHER.<p>Well, well, what do we have here? Oh nothing, just a photo of one of the most beloved sitcom casts in television history.<p>In case you need to EDUCATE YO’SELF this is Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes aka Grace Adler, Will Truman, Karen Walker, …

There May Be A Mini “Jurassic Park” Reunion In “Thor: Ragnarok”

Hollywood, uh, finds a way…<p>In an interview with <i>Shortlist</i>, Sam Neill discussed the fate of his <i>Jurassic Park</i> character, Dr. Alan Grant, as well as his more recent film <i>Hunt for the Wilderpeople</i>.<p>On the topic of <i>Wilderpeople</i>, Neill was asked about the director Taika Waititi’s more current project, <i>Thor:</i> …

Jurassic Park

Holy Crap It Looks Like The Cast Of “Will And Grace” Are Shooting Again

Honey, what’s this, what’s happening, what’s going on?<p>Celebrating 10 years since the iconic series <i>Will and Grace</i> ended, the cast got together for a little reunion and it was super sweet.<p>So cute. How nice.<p>Since the reunion, the gang have slowly started tweeting out teaser images of what looks like …

Hillary Clinton

24 “Friends” Moments That Make You Say “Oh, Joey”

You sweet, beautiful man-child, you.<p>1. When he admitted that, no, he doesn’t know all the answers:<p>2. When he described his favorite type of hors d’oeuvre:<p>3. When he tried to go unnoticed:<p>4. When he proved his resume is 100% accurate:<p>5. When he made basic human anatomy very personal:<p>6. When he …

Warner Bros

A Weekend Of Non-Stop Bombing Left Dozens Of Children Injured And Dead

Doctors in Aleppo are being forced to operate on children without anesthetics, one aid worker said.<p>Dozens of children in Aleppo were among those killed after the Syrian government launched a major offensive to retake the rebel-held parts of Aleppo over the weekend.<p>Save the Children, the British …

Aleppo

The First Presidential Debate, Explained For British People

Everything you need to know about the big Trump vs Clinton vs All Your Hopes And Dreams showdown!<p>People of Britain: Take a break from watching Labour eat itself, because Monday is a very special night.<p>Yes, it’s time for the first of three official TV debates between Possible Future Presidents …

Presidential Debate

The Myth Of “Trump-Whisperer” Kellyanne Conway

Trump’s high-profile campaign manager has been credited with “taming” the candidate. But some insiders tell BuzzFeed News she may not by pulling the strings.<p>No one has gotten more credit (or blame) for the recent turnaround at the Trump campaign than Kellyanne Conway, the always-on-TV Republican …

Donald Trump

Trump In 2014: “American Exceptionalism” Is “A Very Dangerous Term To Use”

“Well, I think it’s a very dangerous term in one way. Because I heard Putin saying, ‘Who do they think they are, saying they’re exceptional?’”<p>Donald Trump agrees with Russian President Vladimir Putin: No one should say that the United States is exceptional.<p>BuzzFeed News has previously reported that …

Donald Trump

17 Signs You’re Definitely A Ravenclaw-Slytherin Hybrid

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali<p>1. You’re kind of a skeptic, and won’t take anything at face value.<p>2. Because you’re constantly questioning everything you’re told.<p>3. Some people think you’re snobby, but you just value different character traits to most people.<p>…

Warner Bros

Women Are Being Handed Plastic Foetuses By Protestors Outside A Fertility Clinic

“Women should have the right to access health services without harassment, intimidation and this sort of outrageous behaviour.”<p>There has long been tension between the two opposing protestor camps - anti-abortion picketers and abortion rights campaigners - who gather every Thursday morning outside …

Women's News

Pharmacy Argues There’s A First Amendment Right To Secretly Sell Execution Drugs

Selling execution drugs “is an expression of political views, no different than signing a referendum petition or selling a t-shirt,” an anonymous pharmacy argues in a new court filing.<p>A pharmacy whose drugs have been used in 16 Missouri executions is arguing that its actions are political speech …

Constitutional Law

Lester Holt Is At The Center Of The Great Fact-Checking Debate Of 2016

Just how much fact-checking should a debate moderator do? The campaigns have put Holt, the NBC News anchor, under a lot of pressure before the debate.<p>When moderator Lester Holt steps onto the Hofstra University debate stage on Monday night, he’ll find himself between two campaigns with opposing …

Donald Trump

What’s Your Most Insane BDSM Experience?

Like when being in the heat of the moment starts a fire.<p>If you’re into BDSM, then you probably know that it can be a fun and loving way to be ~naughty~.<p>Consent, trust, and safety are words to live by when practicing BDSM, after all.<p>But sometimes, scenes don’t work out the way they should.<p>Whatever …

Universal Studios

18 Hilarious Tweets About “The Hunger Games”

May these tweets be ever in your favor.

The Hunger Games

Tens Of Thousands March To Undo Marriage Equality In Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto wants to legalize same-sex marriage across Mexico, prompting thousands to take to the streets in opposition on Saturday.<p>Tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico City on Saturday to protest President Enrique Peña Nieto’s proposed constitutional amendment to …

Mexico

Jailed When Her Boyfriend Killed Her Son, She Is At Last Free

Across the country, women are locked up for decades because their children were abused — not by the women themselves but by their boyfriends or husbands. A 2014 BuzzFeed News investigation has now helped one of those women win her freedom. This is her story.<p><b>The inmate in</b> cell #208 hugged her friend …

Prison

I Drank Butter Coffee For A Month And It Was More Magical Than I Expected

And also it wasn’t gross.<p>Hi, I’m Sally. For six weeks this summer I started my day with a frothy, oily mug of butter coffee.<p>Butter coffee is made by combining brewed coffee, butter, and coconut oil (or a derivative of coconut oil) and blending it in a blender.<p>Let me explain why I did this.<p>When you …

Food

What Do You Wish You Knew When You Were Applying To College?

Because hindsight is 20/20.<p>Choosing which colleges to apply to can be a daunting task.<p>There are plenty of obvious factors to consider like location, size, programs, and maybe even prestige. But it’s hard to know what will <i>really</i> count toward a positive experience until you’re actually there.<p>So we …

College & University