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As Clinton Asks For Release Of Emails, An Undisclosed Number Remain Private

The former secretary of state said late Wednesday that she’s asked the State Department to release her emails. But questions remain about how those emails were selected to be sent to State — and what might have been left out.

The State Department asked, and Hillary Clinton’s reply was swift and …

State Department

Hillary Clinton Tells State Department To Release Her Personal Emails

“I want the public to see my email.”

Hillary Clinton broke her silence Wednesday night on the controversy surrounding her exclusive use of a personal email account to conduct official business during her four-year tenure as secretary of state.

When reached for comment by BuzzFeed News on Wednesday …

Hillary Clinton

Bernie’s Reasons Why Not

The progressive champion weighs running for president. “The situation is fairly dismal.”

WASHINGTON — If Bernie Sanders decides not to run for president, it will be for one of two reasons.

First, the dour Vermont socialist worried during an interview with BuzzFeed News Tuesday, he might wind up doing …

Bernie Sanders

Oklahoma’s Death Penalty Plan Would Be Too Cruel For Dogs

Animal welfare guidelines are clear: Suffocating dogs or cats with nitrogen is not an acceptable method for euthanasia. But Oklahoma may soon use it for executions.

Oklahoma is poised to allow a method of execution that has never been tried before: suffocation with nitrogen gas.

On Tuesday, the …

Death Penalty

9 Things We Learned From Etsy’s Handmade, Artisanal, Brooklyn IPO

It’s losing money, but more and more customers and buyers are part of the “Etsy Empowerment Loop.”

Add one more thing Etsy is offering alongside the upcycled bookshelves and hand-painted greeting cards: Stock in the company. The fast-growing online craft marketplace filed its plans for an IPO today, …


Can We Guess Your Age By How You Use The Internet?

Skype or Facetime?.

Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about the intersection of tech and web culture.


Who’s Going To Die In “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”?

NOT SAYING IT WILL HAPPEN, BUT IF IT DOES, WHO WILL IT BE? We’ve been arguing about this all day.

There’s a new Avengers trailer, which means it’s the perfect time to start speculating which character (if any) is going to die in Age of Ultron.

Obviously, there’s no way of knowing what will happen in …

The Avengers

Mandarin Oriental Hit With Credit Card Breach

The upscale hotel chain confirmed Wednesday it is conducting an investigation into a credit card breach at its U.S. properties.

The luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental Group is the most recent company to be hit by a credit card breach, according to a report by security writer Brian Krebs.

The hack …

Home Depot

Here’s A Great Way To Conquer Your Fear Of Your To-Do List

Do you have so much to do that you find yourself unable to do any of it? Start making headway with these five simple steps.

Have you ever had so much to do that you felt physically unable to do any of it?

This is known as task paralysis: being so overwhelmed by the magnitude of the things you have …


The Black “Les Misérables” Cast Of Our Dreams

Can we live? Can we dream a dream?

Les Misérables takes place in France in the 19th century, so historically accurate casting options are pretty limiting. But it’s 2015 and we have a much more diverse cast in the current Broadway revival. Let’s dream a little, shall we?

Jean Valjean: Don Cheadle


Don Cheadle

Read 1970s Mike Huckabee On Short Skirts, Drinking, Gays, “The Exorcist” And Beer T-Shirts

All aboard the “RAPture Express.”

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who is exploring a bid for the presidency in 2016, wrote a column called “RAPture Express” as a high school senior and college freshman for the Baptist Trumpet, the weekly newspaper of the Baptist Missionary Association of …

Mike Huckabee

Top Bush Email Critic: “Distinction” Between What Clinton And Bush White House Did

Former Rep. Henry Waxman, who railed against Karl Rove’s use of private email, says the office of the presidency is different than other government offices. Some Hill Democrats offer a cautious defense of Clinton.

WASHINGTON — The former top congressional investigator who looked into Karl Rove’s use …


How To Become A Young Billionaire: Be Mark Zuckerberg Or Be His Friend

Billions are even cooler when shared among buddies.

When Facebook went public in 2012, pricing its IPO at $38 per share, it minted several young billionaires. As the stock climbed following a lull, the increasingly-valuable currency let one youthful Midas cement oligarch status on another geek, Jan …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Chrome Extension Wants To Save Your Career

Never tweet. But if you must…

Tweeting is great and you should totally do it. Seriously, get on out there and share some links, you little scamp! Make some friends. Promote your hard work. But know this: It is a truth universally acknowledged that to tweet — specifically to tweet with regularity and …


Here’s Who Pays The Most (And Least) In Property Taxes

A new report out this week from RealtyTrac details the big differences in property tax across the U.S. Sorry, New Yorkers.

For America’s homeowners, it’s not just where you live that determines what your current property tax bill looks like relative to others.

While geography is the big factor in how …

Property Tax

How This Winter’s Blizzards Slowed Down New York And Boston

Using fitness apps to track a city.

Human is a fitness-tracking app that uses the increasingly sophisticated motion sensor in your smartphone to give you data about your physical activity. It runs in the background, and keeps track of whether you’re walking, running, cycling, or driving, then …


Is Lyft Luring New Drivers With A Bait-And-Switch Bonus Offer?

Lyft offered drivers a $1,000 bonus last week but is now telling drivers that if their background checks don’t process before March 5, they might not get the bonus.

In an email to drivers today, Lyft said it saw the “biggest wave” of driver applications in its history after it offered a $1,000 bonus …


Lawmakers To Obama Administration: Proposed Restrictions On AR-15 Ammo “Preposterous”

A new “framework” issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would effectively ban the sale and importation of so-called “green tip” AR-15 ammunition.

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 239 House members Tuesday raised “serious concerns” with a new Obama administration rule that would …


What’s Your Favorite Line From A Children’s Book?

“Today you are you, that is truer than true.”

For many of us, the books we grew up reading left a lasting impression on us.

Maybe the words of Dr. Seuss taught you that it was OK to be yourself.

Or Roald Dahl’s Matilda reminded you that beauty comes from within.

Perhaps Alice In Wonderland made you …


12 Energizing Yoga Poses To Start Your Day

Sun salutations are for everyone. Master them and start your day with energy and focus.

Sun salutations: Amazing first thing in the morning and when you need a mid-afternoon breather.

You can even use them to warm up for a workout or to move gently on a rest day.

To show you just how awesome sun …


9 Times The New “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Trailer Blew Our Minds

So! Much! New! Footage!

Marvel tasked fans with unlocking this brand new trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron on Wednesday and they did so in no time.

And thank goodness they did because it contains so much new footage!

Like Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) using her powers on Black Widow (Scarlett …

The Avengers

In Defence Of Prancing, Effeminate Men

As a camp gay man, I don’t blame Russell Tovey for his remarks about effeminate men, but the wider problem of gender conformity. Let all men be free to prance endlessly.

The skirt was mustard-yellow, shiny, with underlays of netting that puffed it up and, crucially, made it excellent for twirling. I …

Russell Tovey

Eric Holder: Justice Department’s Investigation Of Ferguson Police Department Is “Searing”

Federal officials found there was no evidence to counter the Ferguson police officer’s testimony that he feared for his life. But a separate civil rights investigation also found a pattern of racial bias among Ferguson police officers.

What We Know So Far

The Justice Department on Wednesday released …


This Twitter Account Brilliantly Captures The Ridiculousness Of Guys From Teen Fiction

“My family doesn’t love me, but I don’t want to talk about it.”

A Twitter account is totally nailing the silliness of the male romantic interests from young adult novels and movies, who tend to be, well, a little dramatic.

The account, @BroodingYAHero, brilliantly points out the absurdities of the …


How A Blue Elephant Named “Peanut” Sparked The Beanie Baby Craze

Meet the stuffed animal that started it all.

On June 3rd, 1995, Ty Inc. released a royal blue-colored Beanie Baby named Peanut the elephant.

The suburban Chicago small business had been selling the line of five dollar animals for the past year and a half. Sales had been so poor that stores told Ty …


15 Books By Transgender Women You Need To Read Immediately

From science-fiction novellas to cookbook memoirs, it’s never too late to discover a new favorite read!

Six Months, Three Days by Charlie Jane Anders

A man who can see the future meets a woman who can see many possible futures and the two fall in love, despite knowing exactly when their relationship …


Coming To A Mall Near You: A “More Friendly” Abercrombie

The teen retailer, in its first earnings call since the exit of modern-day founder and CEO Mike Jeffries, said it continues to change the things that made it so cool in the 90s.

The Abercrombie store of the 90s and early 2000s is emblazoned upon the memory of most American 20-somethings: dim …

Chief Financial Officers

Board Members Of Troubled Foster-Care Company Have Little To Say About Abuses

Companies can be faceless, so we reached out to individual board members for their reaction to the deaths, sex abuse, and serious lapses at National Mentor Holdings.

A recent BuzzFeed News investigation into the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company revealed deaths, sex abuse, and serious …


Supreme Court Justices Appear Reluctant To Send Obamacare On “Death Spiral”

The majority of the justices expressed great concern with the consequences of the argument that subsidies under Obamacare are not available under the federal exchange.

WASHINGTON — Although past arguments over Obamacare show nothing is final until a decision is rendered, a majority of the justices …


French People Are Debating If It’s Ok To Smack Your Kids

Quel Scandale!

French people are engaged in a national debate over whether or not parents should be able to smack their children, after the Council of Europe took France to task for its vague laws on the subject.

The decision, published Wednesday by the Council’s European Committee of Social Rights, …