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Here Are 34 Ridiculously Challenging Problems Theresa May Will Have To Figure Out To Avoid A Brexit Disaster

When Theresa May formally invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday, it started the clock ticking: Unless all member states agree otherwise, Britain will leave the EU at the end of March 2019. The UK government has two years to disentangle the country from four decades of various laws, …

Brexit

Theresa May Has Invoked Article 50 And Brexit Is Actually Underway

A signed letter from the prime minister has been hand-delivered to Brussels and the UK has begun the process of leaving the European Union.<p>Posted on March 29, 2017, 11:28 GMT<p>Donald Tusk<p>Theresa May has triggered Article 50 with a letter that sets out her hope that Britain and the EU will continue to …

Brexit

Theresa May Will Trigger Brexit Today

In a speech to MPs, the prime minister will say the triggering of Article 50 is a moment for the country to come together.<p>Originally posted on March 29, 2017, 06:20 GMT<p>Updated on March 29, 2017, 07:52 GMT<p>Christopher Furlong / PA Wire/PA Images<p>Theresa May signs the Article 50 letter as she prepares …

Brexit

DREAMer Detained For The Past Six Weeks Granted Release On Bond

WASHINGTON — A DREAMer detained since early February was granted release on bond by an immigration judge on Tuesday, his lawyers announced Tuesday night.<p>Daniel Ramirez Medina, who has been in a detention center since he was picked up when US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents came to …

Immigration

Retake Quiz

<i>Happy Gilmore</i><p><i>Bulletproof</i><p><i>Billy Madison</i><p><i>The Waterboy</i><p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p><i>Billy Madison</i> was Sandler's first (and best) film. Duh!<p>Via Universal Pictures<p>Universal Pictures<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>Tap to play GIF Via Universal Pictures<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>Via Universal Pictures<p>Universal Pictures<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>Tap to play GIF Via …

Movies

This Is What It’s Actually Like To Live In A Surveillance State

Petra Epperlein had forgotten what she was doing on Oct. 7, 1989, but the photograph showed it plain as day. “I almost fainted,” she said, as she looked at the picture, watchful and taken from a distance, of herself in her twenties and her father among a crowd of observers looking at the protest …

Surveillance

50 "Lord Of The Rings" Memes Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

"I would not destroy the One Ring but Elijah Wood."<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 20:54 GMT<p>14.<p>17.<p>24.<p>28.<p>30.<p>45.<p>Want great book recommendations in your inbox every week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Books newsletter!<p>Great!<p>You'll get your first email soon.<p>View Facebook Comments

The Lord of the Rings

Congress Votes To Gut Internet Privacy Rules

The House voted Tuesday to repeal landmark internet privacy rules that required broadband companies to first get consent before sharing their customers' sensitive information, including browsing history and location data, with advertisers and other third party companies. The repeal was passed …

Net Neutrality

Big Companies Defy Trump On Climate Change

As President Trump rolls back Obama's environmental legacy, it isn't just green groups who say they'll resist America's reversal on clean electricity. Billion-dollar corporations told BuzzFeed News that because climate change is a significant concern for their business, they'll keep on battling …

Climate Change

This Hashtag Shows That Male Authors' Wives Are Unsung Heroes

Come on, fellas. Let's get it together.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 21:31 GMT<p>This is Bruce Holsinger. He's a novelist and an English professor at the University of Virginia.<p>Bruce Holsinger / Facebook / Via Facebook: bruceholsingerauthor<p>Holsinger and some colleagues were recently discussing how often …

Publishing

People Are Seeing More Movies In Theaters As The World Burns To The Ground

In the last two decades, there have never been this many people seeing this many hit movies this early in the year.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 21:24 GMT<p>Phillip Faraone / Getty Images<p>Moviegoers at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.<p>After years of reports about the slow, inevitable death of the moviegoing …

Movies

100 Harry Potter Memes That Will ~Always~ Make You Laugh

Presented without commentary.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 21:01 GMT<p>2.<p>3.<p>Warner Brothers / Via knowyourmeme.com<p>4.<p>Warner Brothers / Via reddit.com<p>5.<p>6.<p>7.<p>Warner Brothers / Via animal-jam-clans-1.wikia.com<p>8.<p>Warner Brothers / Via reddit.com<p>9.<p>Warner Brothers / Via Memebase.com<p>10.<p>Warner Brothers / Via …

Harry Potter

Two UN Workers' Bodies Were Found In A Shallow Grave After They Went Missing

Tributes poured in beneath the post from friends, colleagues, and Congolese sympathizers. The US State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from BuzzFeed News.<p>US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered her "prayers and heartfelt condolences" to Sharp and …

Africa

Two Poems About A Controversial Emmet Till Painting

In paint you’re still pulling him<p>out of the river. Still taking the skin<p>off (again) with a bullet brush. Here is the head<p>his mother stared at, staring back<p>at your broken colors. Bruise as palette, as figure.<p>See, the angle isn’t even dead. The day<p>before America elected 45 I walked through<p>a vast …

Poetry

Lara Croft Finally, FINALLY Gets To Wear Pants

*Etta James voice* At laaaast.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 18:48 GMT<p>All the way back in 2001, Angelina Jolie took on the iconic role of Lara Croft from the popular <i>Tomb Raider</i> video game and brought her to the big screen.<p>Warner Bros.<p>She starred in two <i>Tomb Raider</i> movies in 2001 and 2003, then hung up …

Movies

Pro-Trump Media Has A New Obsession: The White House Briefing Room

The White House briefing is the most popular show on daytime TV and the internet’s most effective Trump supporters want a starring role.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 18:40 GMT<p>Lee Stranahan / Via youtube.com<p>Following Trump administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer's pledge to establish a White House …

Here's How Your Favorite "Pretty Little Liars" Stars Looked In The First Season Vs. Now

Seven yeArs goes by too fast.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 18:14 GMT<p>As we get ready to embark on the ten final episodes of our beloved series <i>Pretty Little Liars</i>, lets take a trip back to Rosewood and see your favorite Liars then and now...<p>Lucy Hale (Aria) in 2010:<p>Freeform<p>Lucy Hale (Aria) in 2017:<p>Frazer …

TV

2 Great Things About "Bones," And 1 Of The Worst

"I never got a B, and I never will." —Brennan on <i>Bones</i> (2005–2017)<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 18:11 GMT<p>1. GREAT: Lead character Temperance "Bones" Brennan defied stereotypes about how women should act. In other words, she was rude as hell.<p>FOX<p>For 12 seasons, <i>Bones</i> — which has its series finale March 28 …

TV

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What "Game Of Thrones" Theory Blows Your Mind?

You know nothing. [SPOILERS AHEAD.]<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 14:49 GMT<p><i>Game Of Thrones</i> is an insanely shocking show, and the theories fans create are sometimes even more crazy.<p>HBO<p>Maybe you've heard that Jon Snow and Sansa Stark might marry to keep claim of Westeros — since they're cousins, y'know. …

Game of Thrones

This Picture Of David Beckham Will Make You Go "WHOA!"

Is...that...you?<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 14:51 GMT<p>David Beckham is one of the most recognisable men around. I mean, look at that face. You'd know him anywhere.<p>Burger King<p>Well he's, erm, had somewhat of a makeover and today he looks like this.<p>Let's just look at that again.<p>Ethan Miller / Getty Images<p>…

David Beckham

21 Times Aubrey Plaza Was Weird And Relatable AF

"Weirdos rule the world." – Aubrey Plaza<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 15:34 GMT<p>1. When she visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, if only to remind the rest of us that real witches don't need wands.<p>2. All the times her character on <i>Parks and Rec</i> was the most relatable character to ever exist.<p>3. …

Entertainment

Will Smith Reunites With The Cast Of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"

♬ In West Philadelphia born and raised... ♬<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 15:52 GMT<p>If you were alive in the '90s (or watch a lot of Nick at Nite reruns) you know the greatness that was <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel Air</i>.<p>Nbc / Getty Images<p>Well, guess what? The cast got together yesterday for a brief …

Entertainment

A Pharma Company Is Sponsoring An iPhone App To Fight The Opioid Crisis It Helped Start

Purdue Pharma’s blockbuster painkiller, OxyContin, is widely blamed for setting off the opioid epidemic. Now the company is starting an iPhone and Apple Watch study that aims to get patients off their medications.<p>Originally posted on March 28, 2017, 17:21 GMT<p>Updated on March 28, 2017, 19:48 …

Chronic Pain

Uber Is 64% Male, According To Its New Diversity Report

Bloomberg reported last week that Uber’s own recruiters were denied access to its diversity data, stymying their efforts to hire more women and people of color.<p>US leadership overall is 76.7% white, 20.2% Asian, 2.3% black, and 0.8% Hispanic. Uber said it has no black or Hispanic people in tech …

Uber

39 Real Things People Actually Call Their Boobs

“Thelma and Louise, cause they both bad bitches.”<p>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share names they actually call their boobs. Here’s the hilarious things they had to say:<p>1. <b>Baileys and Kahlúa</b><br>“Because I’m coffee-colored and they get me into trouble.”<br>—Carson Catherine Spence, Facebook<p>2.</b> …

Entertainment

Hey, Uh, Do You Rinse Your Lemons?

A very divisive issue.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 15:44 GMT<p>It has recently come to my attention that some people do a completely absurd thing: They <i>rinse lemons</i> before using them. Not just if they’re going to put a slice in a drink, but even if they’re just going to use little juice for, say, a salad …

Antibiotics

Retake Quiz

Pick a genre.<p>Who is your protagonist?<p>Choose some cover art.<p>Where does it take place?<p>How many pages is your book?<p>Who/what is the antagonist?<p>And finally, what would your author ~pose~ look like?

Publishing

How Has A Sexual Assault Impacted Your Sex Life?

We'd like to share your stories with others who may have experienced something similar.<p>Posted on March 28, 2017, 15:26 GMT<p>Each year, there are (on average) over 320,000 victims of rape and sexual assault in the US.<p>Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been the victim of rape or attempted rape, …

Violence Against Women

Supreme Court Rejects Texas' Standards For Deciding Intellectual Disability In Death Cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out Texas' standards for determining intellectual disability in death penalty cases, holding that the "medical community's current standards" limit how states can apply the court's ban on executing intellectually disabled people.<p>In the case of Bobby …

Law