The London office of Reed Business Information sold critical data that helped sanctioned banks funding chemical and nuclear weapons in Syria and Iran make complex international transactions. A BuzzFeed News Investigation unravels the web.
The “Yemen Cyber Army” seemed to appear out of thin air to carry out one of the most audacious attacks of the year. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel investigates who they are.
For decades the terrible crimes perpetrated against women under the Khmer Rouge were hidden from view. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore talked to the victims of the dictatorial regime who are now getting their day in court.
The Los Angeles school district's attempt to give all its students an iPad was a billion-dollar disaster. Baltimore County and its ambitious young superintendent hope to succeed where L.A. failed.
Students deemed too risky for campus are put on medical leave that can end up being permanent. How can schools balance students' rights with campus safety concerns?
This week for BuzzFeed News, John Lingan dives deep into the $360 billion bottled water industry. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
For 25 years, the self-proclaimed "Oscars of water" have been held in the tiny West Virginia town of Berkeley Springs. At a pivotal moment when the bottled water industry is booming but the national narrative is all about drought and environmental ruin, the stakes for perfecting the taste of nothingness have never been higher.
A 2-month-old infant girl died while in the care of America’s largest for-profit foster care company. Then, state officials tried to keep details of her death secret. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
An aide quickly dismissed the proposal, part of a larger debate reported on for the first time by BuzzFeed News. It would be another 11 years before Bill Clinton endorsed marriage equality.
In Touch comes from a long line of publications that split their time between titillating half-truths and rigorous investigative journalism. But is the magazine the last gasp of the American tabloid tradition — or its future?
On Thursday, the pope told his followers to accept the reality of global warming. But the papal encyclical won’t immediately change skeptics’ minds. Take it from me — I used to be one.
Jordan Clarke lived a working actor's dream, going from prime-time bit player to beloved, award-winning star of the longest-running drama in history during TV’s campiest golden age. But he’s happy grouting my tub.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Doree Shafrir meets social media sensation Brock O'Hurn, the man behind the man bun. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Student activists convinced the country to care about campus sexual assault. Can they do the same for domestic violence, which is just as common on college campuses?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anne Helen Petersen fixates on the ever-expanding world of "fashion tech" companies. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In 2008, a young operative took the campaign philosophy of "organizing" — and won Nevada for Hillary Clinton. Now, Robby Mook is her campaign manager, bringing his big-win, big-risk system and all it entails, including his band of loyal followers, to the biggest stage possible.
“Fashion tech” companies like Stitch Fix are using algorithms and personal stylists to sell women the priceless commodity of confidence — but who’s left out?
Paul Feig talks candidly with BuzzFeed News about the many times he considered walking away from his career as an actor, writer, and director for good, and what kept bringing him back.
Nearly 25 years after its unceremonious release, the stars and the creative minds behind the dark comedy talk to BuzzFeed News about hating the title, the stars who backed out (like Jennifer Love Hewitt), the franchise that almost was, and the loss of one of their own.
The controversial form of scheduling locks staff into shifts that can be canceled at the last minute, with no pay. But a lawsuit in California, and investigation in New York, could lead to big changes.
This week for BuzzFeed News, David Peisner finds out what happens to a revolutionary after the revolution is over. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In 2011, at age 23, Egypt's "singer for the revolution" was lionized for helping to overthrow a dictator. Four years later, a brutal military crackdown has all but destroyed the country's youthful protest movement while its hero bides his time in a faraway country, trying to keep the fight — and himself — alive.
Leah Palmer was a high-flying fashionista with a jet-setting lifestyle and a host of admirers on social media. But her entire existence was a fraud – a multiyear hoax that depended on stealing someone else's life. BuzzFeed News tells the extraordinary story.
My father was killed in the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi when I was only 5. It's getting harder to remember what he was like when he was alive.
Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife, Miriam.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Mac McClelland spends an uplifting afternoon with the women of New Orleans' transgender support group. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Though transgender people are still barred from openly serving in the military, a small but increasingly visible population of veterans are demanding health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs — and getting it.
The intent was to dodge sanctions and provide equipment to Vladimir Putin’s military and security services, a source says. Cisco strongly denies it violated sanctions or attempted to do so. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Amanda Shapiro spotlights social media phenomenon and plus-size model Tess Holliday. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Baltimore detective Joe Crystal watched a fellow officer beat up a handcuffed suspect. After he broke ranks and reported the assault, he was run out of town, his career ruined. During his former city's most chaotic week, he went back.
At size 22, Tess Holliday is the largest model ever signed by a major agency. Can she spin her social media stardom into a career in the high-stakes (and notoriously body-conscious) modeling world?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Joel Oliphint takes the rose-colored glasses off Mother's Day. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The woman who devoted herself to the creation of a national holiday to honor overworked, underappreciated mothers regretted the commercial juggernaut it became. Was Anna Jarvis stubborn and crazy, as many came to believe, or misunderstood?
The U.S. Women's National Team becomes the first squad to win three World Cup titles.
The two explosions took place inside a crowded mosque and a high-end Muslim restaurant in the country's central city of Jos.
Burt Shavitz, who co-founded the natural cosmetics company that used his iconic image, died Sunday at his home in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends.
A Minnesota volunteer firefighter was suspended Sunday, after flying a Confederate flag from the back of a department firetruck during a holiday parade on Friday.
A 22-year-old man, who had been celebrating the Fourth of July, died instantly after he placed a firework to the top of his head and lit the fuse.