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December 22, 2014

Uber Advises Drivers To Buy Insurance That Leaves Them Uncovered

At a presentation for would-be Uber drivers attended by BuzzFeed News, a company representative advised getting less-expensive "personal" insurance that can leave drivers uncovered and in some cases lead them to incorrectly register their cars in violation of the law.

23 Of Our Favorite Feature Stories We Published This Year

A housewife who became the first woman to fly around the world. The boxer who integrated Louisiana. A deep-dive into the 60-word basis for the war on terror and an exploration of whether elementary schoolers should be locked up for plotting to kill their classmates. A debauched week in the world's largest retirement community, a weekend at a clown convention, and 36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump. Here's a look back at some of the great feature stories BuzzFeed News published in 2014.

8 Memorable Investigations We Published This Year

A con man who snagged an Ebola cleanup contract and a pig farmer who turned to arms dealing. A warehouse empire and laws that imprison battered women. A recluse at the heart of a Hollywood scandal and a coal miner dead from black lung. The year in Buzzfeed News investigations.

Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70

The raspy-throated British singer, known for multiple hits, including his cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," died at his home in Colorado.

NYPD Increases Security At Brooklyn Precincts Amid Threats

A Baltimore gang threatened officers at the station houses, police said. On Tuesday evening, demonstrators marched through Manhattan, defying New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plea to suspend protests after the killing of two police officers.

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