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Past Scores Reveal Stark Split In Ice Dance Judging

The rivalry between Canada and France dominates the sport — both on the ice and in the judge’s box, where judges view their home-country skaters in widely divergent ways. As other judges choose sides, will that split determine who goes home with the gold?

Top-Level Figure Skating Judges Consistently Favor Skaters From Their Home Countries. Now Many Of Those Judges Are At The Olympics.

At the top levels of the sport, judges give higher marks to figure skaters from their own countries, a BuzzFeed News data analysis has shown — in some cases, affecting the final results. And 16 of the judges who most consistently gave a boost to their own country’s skaters will be in Pyeongchang this week, deciding the course of Olympic history.

Videos Show UHS Hospital Staff Assaulting Young Patients

It was supposed to be a refuge for troubled adolescents and foster kids who had run out of other options. But at Hill Crest Behavioral Health — part of UHS, America's largest psychiatric hospital chain — a culture of violence flourished. Internal videos show staff members beating and dragging their young patients. And many say the worst abuses happened beyond any camera’s view. A BuzzFeed News investigation.

Oklahoma Governor And Senator Want Troubled Youth Psych Facility Investigated

Governor Mary Fallin and Senator Jim Inhofe have called on authorities to get to the bottom of any problems at an Oklahoma psychiatric hospital investigated by BuzzFeed News. Based partly on internal surveillance video, that investigation found that Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health suffered frequent violence and understaffing. The facility is owned by America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain, UHS, many of whose hospitals are under federal investigation.