78 Of BuzzFeed News' Biggest Stories Of 2018

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3. She Thought She Was In Bed With Her Boyfriend, Until She Saw His Face

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7. The Money Trail: A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting

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8. Does This Recording Say "Yanny" Or "Laurel"????

10. Alt-Right Troll To Father Killer: The Unraveling Of Lane Davis

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11. “I Killed Them All.” The Life Of One Of America’s Bloodiest Hitmen

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12. The 9 Minutes That Almost Changed America

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14. Secret NYPD Files: Officers Who Lie And Brutally Beat People Can Keep Their Jobs

Matt Chase for BuzzFeed News

15. How A Player In The Trump–Russia Scandal Led A Double Life As An American Spy

Melissa Lyttle for BuzzFeed News

16. Inside The North Carolina Republican Vote Machine: Cash, Pills — And Ballots

Logan Cyrus / AFP / Getty Images

20. Congratulations, Mr. President: Zuckerberg Secretly Called Trump After The Election

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22. The Disturbing Secret Behind An Iconic Cartoon: Underage Sexual Abuse

BuzzFeed News; Photos Courtesy Rice and Byrd

23. This Is What Will Happen To Your Body If You Eat A Tide Pod

Tripplaar Kristoffer / Sipa USA via AP

26. Inside The Country Where You Can Buy A Black Man For $400

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27. Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans

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28. Terry Crews Is Not Going Down Without A Fight

Ryan Melgar for BuzzFeed News

31. Meet The Women Who Are Building A Better Romance Industry

Melissa Bunni Elian for BuzzFeed News

34. The Real Story Behind The Anti-Immigrant Riots Rocking Germany

Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters

35. Is Your Home At Risk Of Flooding From Rising Seas By 2050? Check This Map.

Lo Bénichou/Mapbox and Peter Aldhous/BuzzFeed News / Via Climate Central/Zillow

37. Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data

Jonathan Brady / PA Wire/PA Images

38. “Girl, Wash Your Face” Is A Massive Best-Seller With A Dark Message

Rachel Hollis / YouTube / Via youtube.com

39. Will Time Ever Be Up For Abusive Men In Hip-Hop?

Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News; Getty Images

40. The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic

Emin Ozmen / Magnum Photos for BuzzFeed News

41. Inside The Trump Administration’s Secret War On Weed

Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images

42. Mexico's "King of Fake News" has a story that's beginning to sound familiar everywhere.

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43. Tiffany "New York" Pollard Is The Meme Queen, But There's So Much More To Her

Kate Bubacz / BuzzFeed News

44. When A Blogger Died From Silicone Genital Injections, His Fans Blamed His Partner

Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News; Getty Images, Arman Ellis

52. Why Did The Border Patrol Shoot Claudia Gómez?

John Garrison for BuzzFeed News; Getty Images

54. Why Paris Hilton Disappeared

Anjali Nayar / BuzzFeed News

56. An Alleged Tinder Rape Told On Instagram Stories And The Limits Of #MeToo

Katarzyna Bogdańska for BuzzFeed News

58. A Coach Admitted To A Sex Crime On Tape. But When The Victim Died, He Walked Free.

Courtesy of the Morris family

59. Think Elizabeth Warren And Bernie Sanders Are The Same? She Doesn’t.

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61. Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

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62. Suburban Women Are Fed Up With The Republican Party And Could Drive A Blue Wave

Ryan Collerd for Buzzfeed News

65. Transgender Teens Could Destroy The Bathroom Predator Myth Once And For All

John Anthony Rizzo via Freedom for All Massachusetts

66. How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village

Vahram Muradyan for BuzzFeed News

68. Inside Andrew Gillum's Big, Black, Progressive Campaign For Governor Of Florida

Joe Skipper / Getty Images

71. This Leaked Report Reveals The Stark Warnings From Judges About Defendants With No Lawyer

Niklas Halle'n / AFP / Getty Images

73. She Spent 14 Years In Prison After Her Unexpected Birth Was Ruled A Homicide

Tercero Díaz for BuzzFeed News México

74. Inside Amazon’s Fake Review Economy

Edmon de Haro for BuzzFeed News

77. Why I’ve Had Trouble Buying Hollywood’s Version Of Girl Power

Lixia Guo / BuzzFeed News; Jonathan Wenk / Focus Features; Monica Lek / Neon / Everett Collection; Barry Wetcher / Warner Bros / Everett Collection; Sandro Kopp / Amazon / Everett Collection; David Giesbrecht / Netflix / Everett Collection

78. The Parkland Playbook Doesn’t Work In Santa Fe

Daniel Kramer / AFP / Getty Images

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