Al-Shabaab, one of the most violent groups affiliated with al-Qaeda, is based in neighboring Somalia to the east. The militant group was also responsible for the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi. Read up on the Kenyan university attack in this BuzzFeed News report.
In May, the State Department applied sanctions against seven Venezuelan government officials accused of human-rights violations. On Wednesday, Cuba affirmed its support of Venezuela, criticizing Washington's Venezuela policy. Catch up on this development in this Reuters article.
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It's Phi Kappa Psi.
The fraternity members said that the article led them to be ostracized and caused their house to be vandalized. “This type of reporting serves as a sad example of a serious decline in journalistic standards,” the fraternity’s president Stephen Scipione said to the AP. You can keep track of this story on BuzzFeed News.
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It's 12 votes.
The jury must agree unanimously to impose the death penalty. Read up on the trial in this BuzzFeed News article.
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It's Jesús "Chuy" García
Garcia serves on the Cook County Board of Commissioners, and ran for mayor portraying himself as a progressive and a reformer. A major political narrative leading up to the runoff was whether Emanuel would be able to secure enough votes from the black community — something Garcia appeared more capable of doing, given that he was able to secure support from black community leaders. Check out BuzzFeed News' coverage of the election.
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It's South Carolina.
A report from the Post and Courier in September found that while North Charleston’s population is 45% black, black officers make up just 17% of the police force. This disproportionate makeup of police departments relative to their communities results in a system in which policing is largely informed by predominantly white American beliefs about “black criminality," as BuzzFeed News’ Adam Serwer wrote in December. You can keep track of the story in this BuzzFeed News post.
“A concept should not be rejected simply because it is novel or non-traditional,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper wrote in the ruling. “This is especially so where technology and the law intersect.” You can read up on the case in this BuzzFeed News post.
Paul has been a Kentucky senator since 2011. Before that, he was an eye doctor. Read up on the challenges he faces as a candidate in this piece by BuzzFeed News' McKay Coppins.
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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt dropped a great anecdote in a January blog post revealing how Jennifer Lopez — and a particularly memorable green dress she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards — played a role in the development of the popular feature. “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born,” Schmidt wrote. Check out the story at Quartz.