“It Sure Ain't No Shithole” 🌴

Joe Raedle / Getty Images The clock was ticking for the Republican-controlled Congress to stave off a government shutdown Thursday night — just over 24 hours to go — but Washington’s chaos seemed to be taking place on another planet for about 800 of President Donald Trump’s most die-hard supporters, who held a lavish celebration […]

“It Sounds Crazy, But You Think You Can Beat It”

They stood murmuring, cell phones out, standing in clusters along the dusty road and watching through the smoke-choked evening air as dark orange flames waved in the wind, the glow of fire surrounding them on either side. About 12 hours after officials said it was a “miracle” that the small, artsy, pastoral town of Ojai […]

“It Was A Disgusting Boys' Club”

Alisande Morales / YouTube / Via youtube.com Eddie Berganza More women have come forward to say that a onetime executive editor at DC Comics sexually harassed them, including two who say he inappropriately touched them even after several employees at the publishing giant had complained to company top brass about his behavior. The new accusations […]

“It Is Important For Him To Get Professional Help”

Hours after a report in Variety said that Harvey Weinstein would be suspended from the Weinstein Company, the company’s board has officially announced his leave on Friday. The move comes in the wake of the New York Times’ blockbuster story on Thursday alleging decades of sexual harassment on the film executive’s part. The board also […]

“It Looks Like A War Zone”

Amber Jamieson for BuzzFeed News Evacuees in Beaumont civic center evacuation shelter use torches after the electricity cut out Thursday afternoon. BEAUMONT, Texas — With no running water since Thursday morning, intermittent electricity, few medical facilities, little food, and rising floodwaters, the situation in Beaumont, Texas, became increasingly dire for its trapped residents, forcing the […]

“It Should Be A Wake-Up Call”

Bastiaan Slabbers / Getty Images More LGBT people have been killed in what advocacy groups categorize as hate-violence-related homicides so far in 2017 than in all of 2016, according to data from an LGBT rights organization. As of August 2017, there have been 33 hate-violence-related homicides of LGBT people, according to the National Coalition of […]

“It Was An Assault”

Taylor Swift’s legal team on Tuesday began walking jurors through a 2013 backstage photo shoot where the singer alleges a DJ reached under her skirt and grabbed her butt. “It was an assault and Ms. Swift reported it,” the singer’s attorney, Douglas Baldridge, said. “She has been in tens of thousands of meet-and-greets, including going […]

“It Could Bring Venezuela To Its Knees”

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The US government sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro just one day after the socialist leader held a controversial vote to rewrite the constitution, further isolating the politically embattled country. “Yesterday’s illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin […]