Morning Update: Grumpy Cat Is Dead. Long Live Grumpy Cat.
Congress won't fix health care anytime soon, Grumpy Cat has passed away, and your weekend longreads. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, May 17.
Grumpy Cat Is Dead. Long Live Grumpy Cat.
"Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere," her family wrote in an emotional statement posted on Twitter.
The Most Toxic Candidate In The World's Biggest Election Is A Holy Woman Who Wants To Start A Religious War With Muslims
Nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party, Thakur describes Gandhi’s assassin as a patriot and says she is fighting a holy war.
Four Teens Allegedly Killed Their Classmate Over $25 Worth Of Vape Juice
The high school students were charged with murder and aggravated robbery.
A Majority Of Republicans And Democrats Appear To Want The Same "Game Of Thrones" Character To Take The Iron Throne
Who should end up ruling Westeros? Who's more popular: Cersei or Daenerys?!
Therapy Dogs For The Parkland Shooting Survivors Got Their Own School Yearbook Page And It's Pretty Amazing
"Including them was a really good representation of what we have gone through," said one student. "These dogs are going to be there until the last of us are gone."
Jada Pinkett Smith Addressed Ayesha Curry’s Comments About "Male Attention" On “Red Table Talk”
“I talked to her...I said, ‘You know what, that truth was so real,’” Jada Pinkett Smith said.
These Photos Show How Divisive The Debate On Abortion Is In The US
As multiple states move to impose far-reaching restrictions on abortion, these pictures show how demonstrators on both sides have made their voices heard on the issue.
Genetic Genealogy Helped Finally Crack The 1996 Murder Of 18-Year-Old Angie Dodge
The arrest in a notorious cold case follows the imprisonment of another man for two decades, and a false DNA lead that briefly implicated a New Orleans filmmaker.
Johnny Galecki Said He's "Still Really Shocked" Over The Roseanne Barr Racist Tweet Scandal
"It’s a very strange sensation when you're pissed at the same person you’re concerned about," the actor said of his former Roseanne colleague on BuzzFeed News' Profile.
Forget Medicare For All: Even Basic Fixes To The Health Care System Can’t Pass Congress
Members of Congress in both parties believe the American health care system is badly broken and needs reforms, but it appears likely nothing will be done any time soon.
This NBA Star Has Dreamed Of Playing In The Finals. He Could Be Arrested For Going.
The 6-foot-11-inch NBA center has been a high-profile target of the Turkish government, which has accused the player of "terror" ties.
The College Board Will Give Students An "Adversity Score" To Contextualize SAT Numbers
The program aims to give college admissions officers more information about applicants' socioeconomic background (like family income and neighborhood crime and poverty rates) and more.
An Our Revolution Staffer Fired For “Anti-Immigrant” Remarks Is Suing The Pro-Bernie Group For Racial Discrimination
Tezlyn Figaro, who worked on black outreach for the Sanders group, was fired last spring after a public rift with Latinx colleagues over her comments about immigrants.
A Pregnant Woman In Chicago Was Killed Before Her Baby Was Cut Out Of Her Body
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was lured to a house to pick up free baby clothes and a stroller that had been offered in a pregnant mothers' Facebook group, police said.
Chelsea Manning Is Going Back To Jail, Saying She'd Rather "Starve To Death" Than Testify About WikiLeaks
Manning was released for a week after the grand jury she had been subpoenaed to testify before expired. A judge ordered her detained again on Thursday.
Forget The Trade War. TikTok Is China’s Most Important Export Right Now.
Silicon Valley may have begun the era of social media, but its future could be in China.
An Anti-Trump Republican Is Backing Out Of His Contract To Lobby Against New Sanctions On Russia After Scrutiny
“Now, I've got to get back to the barricades,” John Weaver tweeted Thursday. “Apologies for the momentary distraction.”
What Does An African "Game Of Thrones" Look Like?
Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard has influenced many contemporary fantasy writers, including Marlon James and Nnedi Okorafor.
Everybody’s Having A Great Time Hating De Blasio
Outside the mayor's Good Morning America appearance, where the protesters were out and ready.
There’s A Growing “Boycott Apple” Movement In China Because Of The US Trade War
There’s been a flurry of anti-Apple and anti-US messages posted on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, following new US–China tensions over Huawei.
This Democrat Is Running For President Behind A $9 Trillion Climate Change Plan
“When you have people seeking high grounds for a flood, you can’t think a middle-ground approach is adequate," Jay Inslee told BuzzFeed News.
Morning Update: Making Twitter The Good Place
The ACLU challenges Ohio's abortion law, Australia's upcoming election, Kylie Jenner backlash. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, May 16.
Italy’s Climate Change–Skeptic Government Wants To Host The UN’s Flagship Climate Change Conference
Italy’s candidacy is putting EU governments in a difficult position. The UK meanwhile is lobbying Italy to drop its bid.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Will Run For President And Try One More Time To Be A National Progressive Icon
Bill de Blasio is (depending on how you want to count) the 23rd person seriously trying to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
A 2-Year-Old Boy Detained At The Border Has Died After Weeks In The Hospital
“The children are the most vulnerable, and we have seen four back-to-back cases of children who have lost their lives this way."
An Anti-Trump Republican Strategist Is Now Lobbying Against Sanctions On Russia
John Weaver, who advises possible Trump primary challenger John Kasich, confirmed that he is working with a state-owned nuclear energy company.
The US Isn't Signing A Pledge To Fight Online Extremism After Christchurch
"We maintain that the best tool to defeat terrorist speech is productive speech," the White House said.
Alabama's Governor Has Signed The Nation's Strictest Abortion Law
The law criminalizes nearly all abortions, except for when the woman's life is at risk.
Cory Booker Vows To Make Roe V. Wade The Law Of The Land As President
The 2020 hopeful told BuzzFeed News that recent abortion restrictions are “a threat to women's freedoms and women's rights all over our country,” not just in the states that have passed them.
The State Department Is Denying Citizenship To Some Kids Born To Same-Sex Couples Overseas. Judges Aren't Happy.
A federal judge in DC denied the government's effort to get a lawsuit tossed out brought by a lesbian couple — one woman is a US citizen, one not — whose son born overseas was denied citizenship.
California's Largest Utility Caused The State's Deadliest And Most Destructive Wildfire, Officials Say
The wildfire killed 85 people in November, nearly leveling the town of Paradise in Northern California and leaving tens of thousands of people homeless.
These Conservatives Want To Stop Fighting LGBT People
They’re planning a compromise bill in Congress that would offer some LGBT rights and religious exemptions.
Gabrielle Union Defended Ayesha Curry After People Criticized Her For Her Comments About "Male Attention"
“She was honest and she told her truth, and no matter what your truth is, there are going to be people who do not like it,” Union told BuzzFeed News.
Opinion: It's The Housing, Stupid
If renters voted at the same rate that homeowners did in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have trounced Donald Trump. So why aren't Democrats all over the housing crisis?
There’s No One To Root For In The James Charles Beauty YouTuber Drama
Vlogger Tati Westbrook is reaping the rewards of canceling her former friend James Charles — and cynically invoking anti-gay stereotypes to make her case.
Immigrants Are Being Forced To Sleep Outside On The Ground At This Texas Facility: "Why Do They Treat Us Like This?"
“We were all piled on top of each other on the pavement. We hardly slept,” one 14-year-old immigrant told BuzzFeed News.
The Colorado STEM School Shooting Suspects Have Been Charged With Murder
Both suspects are facing dozens of charges.
How The NXIVM Whistleblower Uncovered The "Horrible Evil" Of The Alleged "Sex Slave" Cult
Mark Vicente was a loyal follower of Keith Raniere's for more than 10 years until he resigned from the organization and contacted the FBI.
The Political Fights Over Anti-Semitism And Rashida Tlaib Are Pushing Muslim And Jewish Voices Aside
The storm over Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s latest comments highlights how willing operators of American politics in 2019 are to leave out the actual perspectives of people involved.