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The 5 longest-trending Buzzfeed News articles every month in 2021

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January 2021

#14 days

A Hospital Employee Was Arrested For Intentionally Spoiling More Than 500 Doses Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

#23.7 days

How One Company Made It Easier For An Autocrat To Crack Down, Then Lobbied Trump — And Won

#33.2 days

The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Has Been Slow And Chaotic. Here’s How That Could Change.

#43 days

The Face Of QAnon Isn’t Just White Dudes With Guns, It’s Instagram #BoyMoms

#53 days

There's Good News And Bad News About The Coronavirus Variants And Vaccines

February 2021

#17.9 days

Photographs That Look At The Black American Experience On The Road, Then And Now

#24.7 days

10 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

#34.4 days

Meet The Women Making Inclusive Creative Spaces For Black Joy: "If I Don't Do This Work, Who Will?"

#44.4 days

Taylor Swift Was Always Going To Begin Her Rerecording Journey With “Fearless.” Here’s Why.

#54.4 days

McConnell Said Trump Is Responsible For The Deadly Capitol Insurrection Minutes After Voting Not Guilty

March 2021

#15.9 days

Here Are The Victims Of The Spa Shootings Near Atlanta

#24.7 days

A Reporter Is Going On Trial Over Her Coverage Of Black Lives Matter Protests In A Widely Condemned Case

#34.5 days

There Have Been At Least 3,795 Hate Incidents Against Asian Americans During The Pandemic, A New Report Shows

#44.1 days

Minneapolis Will Pay George Floyd's Family $27 Million To Settle A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

#54 days

The Senate Passed Biden’s Massive COVID Aid Package, But Only After Watering Down Checks And Unemployment Benefits

April 2021

#14.8 days

Despite Admitting He Has No Evidence, Derek Chauvin’s Witness Blamed Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In George Floyd’s Death

#24.7 days

Daunte Wright Was A Beloved Son And Father Who Always Had A Smile On His Face, Loved Ones Said

#33.7 days

Video Shows 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had His Hands Up When A Police Officer Fatally Shot Him

#43.6 days

DMX Has Been Hospitalized And Is In Critical Condition, His Former Manager Says

#53.1 days

Will The Real Khloé Kardashian Please Stand Up...For Herself?

May 2021

#14.7 days

We Did It, Fam: Fully Vaccinated People Can Now Ditch Their Masks And Start Returning To Normal

#24.4 days

Gen Z Is Bringing Emo Back, But This Time It’s Not Just A Bunch Of White Dudes

#33.9 days

The White House Is Partnering With Dating Apps To Get Horny People Vaccinated

#43.9 days

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” Is The Perfect Pandemic Summer Song

#53.9 days

We Spoke With BTS About The Irresistibly Charming “Butter”

June 2021

#114.1 days

Pride Was A Riot — And LGBTQ Demonstrators Around The World Are Still Fighting For Equality

#25.5 days

Anthony Fauci’s Emails Reveal The Pressure That Fell On One Man

#35 days

Darnella Frazier, The Teen Who Filmed George Floyd's Murder, Was Awarded A Pulitzer Prize Special Citation

#44.5 days

"Stay The F*ck Away From Me": Not Everyone Is Excited About Hugs Making A Comeback

#54.5 days

A Former Treasury Official Was Sentenced To 6 Months In Prison For Giving Documents To BuzzFeed News

July 2021

#16.9 days

China Can Lock Up A Million Muslims In Xinjiang At Once

#26.1 days

Watching The Watchmen

#35.7 days

Track The Brutal 2021 Wildfire Season With These Updating Charts And Maps

#45 days

The Company Appointed To Co-Manage Britney Spears' Finances Is Resigning Because Of Her Explosive Court Testimony

#54.8 days

“Protected Again And Again”: How A Fencer Made It To The Tokyo Olympics Despite Sexual Assault Allegations

August 2021

#17.5 days

11 Moments From The Tokyo Olympics That Show What Good Sportsmanship Looks Like

#26.2 days

These Photos Show How Overwhelming Northern California's Dixie Fire Is

#35.3 days

Yes, Delta Is Scary, But Europe’s Recent COVID Surges Show That It Can Be Controlled

#45.1 days

The Co-Founder Of Snopes Wrote Dozens Of Plagiarized Articles For The Fact-Checking Site

#55.1 days

Vaccinated Americans Will Be Offered COVID-19 Booster Shots As Early As September

September 2021

#19.6 days

TikTokers Are Now Highlighting Missing People Of Color After The Gabby Petito Case

#27.9 days

The Minister Who Married R. Kelly And Aaliyah Described Their Secret Wedding For The First Time

#36.2 days

Beyond Britney: Abuse, Exploitation, And Death Inside America’s Guardianship Industry

#46.2 days

Most Of Texas's Congressional Republicans Are Silent On Their State's New Abortion Law

#56.2 days

Here's Everything You Need To Know If You're Totally Confused About COVID Booster Shots

October 2021

#16.9 days

The White Supremacists Behind The Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Going To Court. Here’s What You Need To Know.

#26.8 days

In Season 3 Of “You,” Joe Goldberg Is Totally Off His Game

#36.7 days

Gabby Petito Died By Strangulation, A Coroner Said

#46.6 days

Prosecutors Are Considering Charging Diplo With Sexual Misconduct

#56.2 days

Vaccinated Vulnerable People Are Still At Risk for COVID. Here Are Ways To Mitigate That Risk This Holiday Season

November 2021

#18.7 days

Kyle Rittenhouse Testified He "Didn't Do Anything Wrong" When He Fatally Shot Two People

#25.8 days

Taylor Swift Somehow Made “Red” Even Better

#35.6 days

A Judge Terminated Britney Spears’ Conservatorship, Giving The Pop Star Control Over Her Life

#45 days

Will Smith Opened Up About How He “Resorted” To Having “Rampant Sexual Intercourse” To Deal With Being Cheated On By His First Girlfriend Which Led To Him Developing A “Psychosomatic Reaction” To Having An Orgasm

#55 days

Cori Bush Said The Democrats’ “Old Ways Of Thinking” Are Holding Them Back

December 2021

#18.8 days

Secret CIA Files Say Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving Children

#28.7 days

If You Find The Omicron News Depressing, Here’s How Therapists Recommend You Cope

#38.2 days

Falling Through The Cracks of the Chinese American Dream

#47.9 days

This Is What You Should Know Before Taking A Rapid COVID Test

#57.8 days

Mississippi’s Abortion Ban Is Heading To The Supreme Court. The Case Could Overturn Roe V. Wade.

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