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As Flames Closed In On Their Home, This California Family Tried To Escape. It Was Too Late.

As Flames Closed In On Their Home, This California Family Tried To Escape. It Was Too Late.

SANTA ROSA, California — As a series wildfires broke out across Northern California this week, Sara Shepherd called her mother in the middle of the night to tell her the family was getting ready to flee their Redwood Valley home.Moments later, Sara and her husband, Jon, loaded up their two cars along with their daughter, son, and two dogs, and drove away.But as the family was attempting to leave, flames overwhelmed their rural hillside property, accessible only by a winding driveway. They abandoned their cars and made a run for it.Jon, badly burned, was found by firefighters near the bottom of the hill. Sara and 17-year-old Kressa, also suffering serious burns, were located up the hill hours later by a neighbor. When the neighbor went to get them water, he found the body of Kai,
Armistead Maupin: I've Stopped Speaking To Trump-Supporting Family Members

Armistead Maupin: I've Stopped Speaking To Trump-Supporting Family Members

“Burst down those closet doors once and for all,” said Harvey Milk, America’s first out gay politician, before he was assassinated in 1978. “And stand up and start to fight.”Since then, his friend the acclaimed author Armistead Maupin has been fighting and flinging open closet doors with every word he writes.“The only way we can liberate ourselves is to move into the open air and tell the world who we are,” Maupin tells BuzzFeed News as we sit in his living room in San Francisco. “If anyone is out there waiting for some glorious moment when your Baptist grandmother is going to approve of you, just stop it right now and claim your own life.”The 73-year-old has just finished doing exactly that. His first memoir, Logical Family, is the final layer in a 40-year process of
A Suspicious Death In Trump’s Orbit? “Total Bullshit,” Says Family.

A Suspicious Death In Trump’s Orbit? “Total Bullshit,” Says Family.

Over the weekend, a member of Ukraine’s parliament made an explosive claim on Facebook:His “partner, teacher, mentor and friend” — Alex Oronov, a 67-year-old Ukrainian-American related by marriage to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney — had died “at the hands of American journalists.” Because of Oronov’s role in a secret peace plan for Ukraine, the lawmaker said, they had subjected him to “thousands of calls, harassment on the streets, email queries, calls to friends, relatives and acquaintances.”“Beasts and scum beware!!!” he warned the tormentors. “I will fight!!!”Oronov’s funeral was Saturday in New York City.Word of his death sparked wild rumors on the internet that a “Trump-Russia conspirator,” as one put it, had died under suspicious circumstances. Observ
A Dog Who Was Left At A Shelter Later Saw Her Family Come For A New Dog

A Dog Who Was Left At A Shelter Later Saw Her Family Come For A New Dog

Desi told BuzzFeed News she has been volunteering at the shelter for about seven years. She wrote on Facebook that Zuzu’s former owners told her the dog had become depressed and was “crying” after her father passed away. Zuzu eventually jumped her fence into the neighbors’ yard, where the unhappy neighbors found her and called animal control. ID: 10074258 “She looked like the happiest dog. Yeah, she’s going home,” Desi wrote on Facebook. Another volunteer, Janay, told BuzzFeed News it was “obvious the dog knew them.” “They just started sticking their hands in the fence petting her and talking to her,” she said. ID: 10074388 “Their reason was because she was crying and