Made in…where, exactly?


August 23, 2016 

Donald Trump’s “Made in the USA” suits aren’t ~actually~ made in the US. Speedo and Ralph Lauren have ended their sponsorships of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte after he “over-exaggerated” a story about being robbed in Rio. And some stories to remember Gawker by as the site shuts down after nearly 14 years.



The Clinton Foundation plans to scale back operations and hand off nearly all its ongoing programs if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

The changes are the outcome of an intensive effort that began in February, led by Bill and Chelsea Clinton, to identify and address potential conflicts of interest. If Hillary Clinton wins the election, the foundation will work to find other like-minded charities and entities that can fully absorb the organization’s programs.

Newly released emails show that a Clinton Foundation official reached out to one of the Democratic presidential nominee’s closest aides to set up a meeting between her and a foundation donor while she was secretary of state.


Made where, exactly?

Amazon lists suits from Donald Trump’s clothing line as both “Imported” and “Made in the USA.” BuzzFeed News found out how the claims measure up. (Hint: They’re not made in the US.)

Trump has frequently gone abroad to get stuff made. BuzzFeed News visited a grim factory in Honduras where people made Trump shirts for a few dollars a day.

Made, where?


Stories to remember Gawker by as the site shuts down after almost 14 years.

Gawker always saw its mission as being not afraid to speak truth to the most powerful. These are the stories BuzzFeed won't forget, including Caity Weaver on TGI Friday’s, Adrian Chen on the most notorious Reddit troll, Kiese Laymon on racism in America, and more.

For those of us who came of age in the early to mid-2000s with vague aspirations to work in media, Gawker pulled the curtain back on a world that seemed at once alluring and opaque.

BuzzFeed News 



  • Bombing: This is the moment Iraqi police disarmed a child suicide bomber in Kirkuk, northern Iraq. The explosives were safely detonated away from the public.

  • US news: Former Milwaukee police officers are investigating the officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith, which sparked days of unrest. And investigators in Florida say an alligator that killed a 2-year-old at a Walt Disney World resort in June may have mistaken the toddler for typical small prey.

  • In Oz: Almost two-thirds of Australian federal police officers say they’ve been bullied in the last five years, and nearly half of all female members say they’ve been sexually harassed in the same period. And today marks 50 years since a landmark moment for Indigenous land rights.

  • Lochtegate: Four sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren, have ended their contracts with Ryan Lochte after the US swimmer “over-exaggerated” a story about being robbed in Rio. And people are writing “sorry about Ryan Lochte” notes on a wall at Rio’s main airport as they leave the city following the Olympic Games.

  • Transformation: Chances are you’ve seen Stranger Things by now. Here’s the moment Millie Bobby Brown transformed into Eleven. She didn’t always have a buzzcut.

"I was like, ‘Dude, it grows back. It’s fine.’"

Twitter: @milliebbrown


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