This week for BuzzFeed News, Anne Helen Petersen discovers a new world order. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Posted on May 27, 2016, at 1:38 p.m. ET
For over a century, fraternal orders like the Elks served as the cornerstone of American social and civic engagement. Here's how one Seattle neighborhood has made the Elks, and the community it provides, cool again. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
Molly Hensley Clancy investigates a California university that faked students’ scores, skated by immigration authorities — and made a fortune in the process. "What emerged is a portrait of a university that epitomizes many of the key weaknesses in the American higher education and immigration systems." Read it at BuzzFeed News.
How did a kind, clever young man become one of the world’s most wanted terrorists? Jane Bradley talks exclusively to the mother of one of the four “Beatles” guards who beheaded 27 hostages about losing both her “perfect” sons to ISIS. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
Silicon Valley has sold us on a cashless, cardless, walletless, supposedly frictionless future — but, as Charlie Warzel learned living in it for a month, we’re not quite there yet. "I was here because I wanted to see the future of money. But really, I just wanted to pay for some shit with a microchip in my hand." Read it at BuzzFeed News.
Karla Zabludovsky visits Apatzingán, Mexico, where women who've lost their husbands and sons to the drug wars are pouring their labor and hopes into a ramshackle fruit factory. “We are women fighting for the future of our children.” Read it at BuzzFeed News.
A lost eye, a hole in the tongue, missing teeth, severe leg burns — all caused by exploding vapes. Joseph Bernstein asks: Will new regulations be enough to curtail the phenomenon? Read it at BuzzFeed News.
When Aleppo’s leading pediatrician was killed in an airstrike, his friends and colleagues were devastated. Borzou Daragahi details why it won’t stop them from going back to work on the frontline of the war. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
In a remote conference room in Tennessee, some of America’s most prominent white nationalists gathered last weekend for an annual meeting. But, as Rosie Gray learns, this year was different. “We’re on the winning side for the first time." Read it at BuzzFeed News.
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