78 Of BuzzFeed News' Biggest Stories Of 2018

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1. We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage

2. Trump Moscow: The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Russian Deal During The Campaign

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

4. An 18-Year-Old Said She Was Raped While In Police Custody. The Officers Say She Consented.

6. Nobody Believed Neil deGrasse Tyson's First Accuser. Now There Are Three More.

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

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

9. Beto O’Rourke Could Be The Democrat Texas Has Been Waiting For

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

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

12. The 9 Minutes That Almost Changed America

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

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

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

17. Doctors Respond To The NRA By Sharing Gruesome Photos Of Treating Shooting Victims

19. A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers To Kill Its Political Enemies. This Could Be The Future Of War.

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

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

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

24. Here’s How Cornell Scientist Brian Wansink Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies About How We Eat

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

27. Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans

28. Terry Crews Is Not Going Down Without A Fight

29. Hollywood Wanted An Edgy Child Actor. When He Spiraled, They Couldn't Help.

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

32. The Trump Administration Is Quietly Denying Federal Housing Loans To DACA Recipients

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

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

36. Republicans Say The Timing Of The Kavanaugh Letter Is "Disturbing." But Here's What Actually Happened.

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

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

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

40. The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic

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

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

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

45. Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme

46. They Played Dominoes Outside Their Apartment For Decades. Then The White People Moved In And Police Started Showing Up.

47. Guns, God, And Trump: How An Accused Russian Agent Wooed US Conservatives

49. White Nationalist Richard Spencer’s Wife Says In Divorce Filings That He Physically And Emotionally Abused Her

50. The Trump Administration Is Considering Making People Pay For The Right To Apply For Asylum

51. Pregnant Women Say They Miscarried In Immigration Detention And Didn't Get The Care They Needed

52. Why Did The Border Patrol Shoot Claudia Gómez?

53. He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

54. Why Paris Hilton Disappeared

55. “He’s A Predator”: Two More Women Speak Out About R. Kelly’s Alleged Sexual Abuse

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

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

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

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

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

63. Dennis Hof, A Pimp And Trump-Inspired Politician, Has Died. This Is How His Campaign Embodied Politics In 2018.

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

66. How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village

67. Landlords Are Offering Young Men Free Rooms In Return For Sex, And Facebook Is Letting It Happen

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

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

72. In A New Email, Elon Musk Accused A Cave Rescuer Of Being A “Child Rapist” And Said He “Hopes” There's A Lawsuit

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

74. Inside Amazon’s Fake Review Economy

75. Here's What It Was Like To Be An Orthodox Jew Cut Off From Electronics During The Pittsburgh Shooting

76. Australia's Child Refugees Are Suffering A Rare Psychological Illness Where They Withdraw From The World

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

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

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