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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.

60 Words and a War Without End — Gregory D. Johnsen

Why Is the World's Gayest Sport Stuck in the Closet? — Blair Braverman

What Does Pussy Riot Mean Now? — Miriam Elder

36 Hours on the Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump — McKay Coppins

“I Killed A Man”: What Happens When A Homicide Confession Goes Viral — Joel Oliphint

Failure to Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying for Richard Branson’s Space Tourism Fantasy — Joshua Wheeler

Looking for Tom Lehrer, Comedy's Mysterious Genius — Ben Smith and Anita Badejo

How an Ohio Housewife Flew Around the World, Made History, and Was Then Forgotten — Amy Saunders

Why Would a Gay Teenager Commit Hate Crimes Against Herself? — Sandra Allen

How to Survive a Super Typhoon — Laurel Fantauzzo

The Controversial Answer to America’s Heroin Surge — John Knefel

Who Killed Lois Duncan’s Daughter? — Tim Stelloh

Should Two Children Be Imprisoned for Plotting to Kill Their Classmates? — Victoria Beale

How an Unknown Boxer Knocked Out Segregation in Louisiana — Steve Knopper

The Girl Who Survived the Brain-Eating Amoeba – Peter Andrey Smith

The Down and Dirty History of TMZ — Anne Helen Petersen

Don't Be Afraid of the Clowns — Leigh Cowart

Nothing Says “Sorry Our Drones Hit Your Wedding Party” Like $800,000 and Some Guns — Gregory D. Johnsen

What Hurt Feelings: The Untold Story of the 31-Year Battle Over “Flashdance” — Soraya Roberts

Club Meds: Seven Days and Seven Nights in the World's Largest Retirement Community — Alex French

Why Did Charity Johnson Pretend to Be a Teenager For Nearly 20 Years? — Katie J.M. Baker

The 19-Year Search for Bianca Lozano and the Nightmare of Child Abduction Cases — David Peisner

The Two Michael Sams — Joel Anderson

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