Apple CEO Tim Cook To Host Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

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Apple's chief executive Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with Hillary Clinton next month, as the Democratic nominee becomes the first woman in American history to lead a presidential ticket of a major party.

Cook, joined by Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, will help raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund, according to an invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News. The fund is a joint fundraising committee that contributes to the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 38 state parties. The fundraiser will take place on August 24, with an address to be provided to guests.

Cook is hosting the event as a private citizen, as Apple does not have its own political action committee and the company does not donate to either party's candidates. Last month, Cook hosted a fundraiser for one of the Republican party's star figures, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, a sign that Apple's chief wishes to build relationships with leaders of both parties.

The invitation for the Cook-Clinton fundraiser lists three different contribution levels: $50,000, $10,000, and $2,700.

Apple and the Clinton campaign declined comment.

Can You Pick The Most Expensive Shampoo?

Whhhhhat! That shampoo costs how much?!

Just Some Dapper AF Women You Should To Be Following On Instagram

Looking fresh from head to toe.

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The Atlanta-based wardrobe consultant is always on point. If you follow her, fingers crossed, the good vibes will rub off on you and your daily look.

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25 Tasty Buffets For When You Want A Little Bit Of Everything

For when you want a little bit of ~everything.~

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52 Awesome Clothing And Shoe Hacks To Save You So Much Money

Bookmark this immediately.

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Spray your sweaty clothes with lemon juice and water before you wash them to reduce potential sweat marks and discoloration.

Spray your sweaty clothes with lemon juice and water before you wash them to reduce potential sweat marks and discoloration.

Read more about it here.

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Get a stuck zipper unstuck by rubbing some crayon on both sides of the zipper.

Get a stuck zipper unstuck by rubbing some crayon on both sides of the zipper.

(It's best to match the crayon color to the zipper). Get the full instructions here.

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Kids Learned How To Stack Cups And Were Surprisingly Good At It

“I’ll be done in less than five seconds.”

Speed stacking, cup stacking, whatever you want to call it, is a talent in itself. So, we had a bunch of kids come in and learn the tricks on how to do it, and they killed it:

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Joshua, the professional cup stacker, blessed all of us with his style and grace.

Joshua, the professional cup stacker, blessed all of us with his style and grace.

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Like, this kid is only in sixth grade and has some serious skills.

Like, this kid is only in sixth grade and has some serious skills.

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Some of the kids didn't really know what they were getting themselves into.

Some of the kids didn't really know what they were getting themselves into.

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Here’s What Kitchen Products People Are Buying On Amazon Right Now

Movers and Shakers is a list of products on Amazon that are currently rising in the ranking. This week in kitchen products: rainbow knives, citrus peelers, and fruit fly traps!

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

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This set of fun, colorful, and deceivingly sharp knives.

This set of fun, colorful, and deceivingly sharp knives.

Promising review: "These are cute and very well made. I have to keep reminding myself that they are VERY sharp because the blades are so colorful, they don't look like they would be." —Amazon Customer

Price: $25

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Who Will Be The Next Guy You Bottom For?

So many tops, so little time.

Who’d you get? Tag ‘em to share the answer.

Who’d you get? Tag ‘em to share the answer.

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The Democratic National Convention, Explained For British People

A guide for anyone currently asking themselves, “I thought Hillary was already nominated, so why is it suddenly on the news again? I’m so unhappy.”

This week, the Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a very special task...

This week, the Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a very special task...

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President Obama asking Hillary Clinton to go to prom with him!

President Obama asking Hillary Clinton to go to prom with him!

Also officially nominating Clinton as the Democratic candidate for President.

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And she said yes!

And she said yes!

To the nomination, and also to prom, presumably. 'Cause, I mean, Obama.

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Which X-Woman Are You?

Why are they called the X-Men if all the best characters are women?

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10 Olympic Sports All Anxious People Would Medal In

Welcome to the Anxiety Olympics, where nobody really wins.

Google Self-Diagnosis

Google Self-Diagnosis

Be the fastest person to input your symptoms and arrive at a deadly diagnosis and that gold is yours.

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Politely Enraged Nodding

Politely Enraged Nodding

Only advanced competitors can pull off smiling through advice like, "Just meditate!" Or better yet, "Relax!"

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Endurance Overthinking

Endurance Overthinking

First one whose mind stops running in irrational circles over nothing LOSES.

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Avoidant Napping

Avoidant Napping

It may require some heavy lifting, but a true champion can sleep through pressing anxieties for hours at a time.

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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic party’s presidential nominee, Baltimore prosecutors dropped all charges against officers in the Freddie Gray case, and the ’90s are coming back to MTV. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories in new BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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Are Your Physical Traits More Dominant Or Recessive?

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Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $50

Carbonated clay masks, pixel art lights, and hair chalk: how far can *you* get without buying something?

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I am your host, Jeff. The game is simple. Try to make it through this entire post without buying something. The list may seem like it’s random, but it’s not.

Don’t plan to buy anything? That’s OK! Stay and enjoy my really awful, groan-worthy jokes!

Come up with a better pun? Post in the comments! I DO READ ALL THE COMMENTS! DANGER! PUNS AHEAD! GOOD LUCK, ALL! ūüėÄ

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What Evil Thing Did Your Cat Do While You Were Gone?

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NFL Denies Trump's Claim They Sent Him A Letter Complaining About Debate Schedule

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The National Football League is denying that they sent a letter to Donald Trump complaining about the presidential debate schedule, something Trump claimed in an interview with ABC News this weekend.

"While we would obviously wish the Debate Commission could find another night, we did not send a letter to Mr Trump," NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy told BuzzFeed News in a statement. CNN's Brian Stelter first reported that the NFL did not send a letter to Trump.

In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Trump complained that two of the debates are up against NFL games, and claimed that the organization sent him a letter calling the schedule "ridiculous."

"Well, I'll tell you what I don't like. It's against two NFL games," Trump said. "I got a letter from the NFL saying, 'This is ridiculous. Why are the debates against—' 'cause the NFL doesn't wanna go against the debates. 'Cause the debates are gonna be pretty massive, from what I understand, OK? And I don't think we should be against the NFL."

Trump initially raised issues with the debate schedule in a tweet on Friday, in which he accused Hillary Clinton and the Democrats of rigging the debate schedule.

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates determined the debate schedule in September 2015.

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18 Reasons We Should Just Ban Snapchat

Snapchat: Forged in the very depths of hell.

People on Snapchat don't even have any respect for baby Jesus!

People on Snapchat don't even have any respect for baby Jesus!

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They couldn't care less if their snaps give you a heart attack.

They couldn't care less if their snaps give you a heart attack.

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And they mix tenderness with horror in the most upsetting ways possible.

And they mix tenderness with horror in the most upsetting ways possible.

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Snapchat's not even a very good app. Look at this abomination!

Snapchat's not even a very good app. Look at this abomination!

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21 Things Only People From Northern Illinois Will Understand

Take me to the Museum of Science and Industry so I know it’s real.

First of all, you don't feel like a ~sterotytypical~ Midwesterner, because you're not surrounded by corn fields and tractors like everyone thinks.

First of all, you don't feel like a ~sterotytypical~ Midwesterner, because you're not surrounded by corn fields and tractors like everyone thinks.

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This Is The Hardest Olympic Mascot Quiz You'll Ever Take

Get at least 10 out of 12 to earn the gold medal in mascot identification. (It’s a new event.)

The Opening Ceremony begins Friday, August 5th, at 730/630C on NBC. Click here for more Olympics content!

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Can You Guess The Scary Movie From Just The House?

Don’t forget to lock the door behind you!

The DC Metro Has Been A Complete Shitshow This Summer

Like, it has approached dumpster fire level.

It's been a rough summer for DC Metro riders, and it only got worse Friday morning when a train derailed in northern Virginia.

It's been a rough summer for DC Metro riders, and it only got worse Friday morning when a train derailed in northern Virginia.

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The derailment injured one passenger and suspended WMATA service through Saturday.

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The same day, there were multiple reports of stations filled with smoke, including one where passengers were evacuated.

The same day, there were multiple reports of stations filled with smoke, including one where passengers were evacuated.

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Is The Five-Second Rule Legit Or Nah?

WAIT. Before you eat that chip off the ground, read this.

We all do it — don't even try to deny it.

We all do it — don't even try to deny it.

Drop a few French fries? A cookie? A freshly toasted bagel? As long as it's been on the ground for less than five seconds, then it's good — right?

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The rule assumes that if food only touches the ground for a few seconds, it hasn't even picked up enough germs to be inedible.

The rule assumes that if food only touches the ground for a few seconds, it hasn't even picked up enough germs to be inedible.

But...is that true? We reached out to germ expert, Dr. Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, to find out if there's really a time limit on eating food off the floor.

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Here's the thing: Food instantly picks up all the germs from the ground wherever it falls. So the rule is pretty much bogus.

Here's the thing: Food instantly picks up all the germs from the ground wherever it falls. So the rule is pretty much bogus.

Germs don't wait. The second a piece of food makes contact with the floor, any germs on that spot will transfer to the food. Bacteria and viruses can't jump or move around, so it's not like they're slowly crawling onto a piece of food from the floor and increasing with every second.

"Countless studies have shown that food has the same amount of germs from the ground whether it's been five seconds or ten minutes," says Gerba.

Basically, the rule is more psychological than scientific.

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Admit It, This Funny AF Twitter Account Is What We All Do To Dogs IRL

10/10 use of social media.

It's about time WeRateDogs gets the credit it deserves for its complete accuracy and human service to dog-rating. Aka something we all do out loud, or in our heads, whenever we encounter a dog in the wild.

It's about time WeRateDogs gets the credit it deserves for its complete accuracy and human service to dog-rating. Aka something we all do out loud, or in our heads, whenever we encounter a dog in the wild.

Here are just some of the best, and most precise, dog ratings:

Twitter: @dog_rates

Rubio. 11/10

Rubio. 11/10

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Charlie. 12/10

Charlie. 12/10

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Hank. 8/10 solid dog but up to no good

Hank. 8/10 solid dog but up to no good

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21 Reasons Why Dachshunds Are Gifts To The World

Tiny (but still somehow long) little wonders of the canine world.

Dachshunds/sausage dogs/weiner dogs/doxies are incredible.

Dachshunds/sausage dogs/weiner dogs/doxies are incredible.

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They're just AGGRESSIVELY cute.

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Just, obscenely cute.

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And very long.

And very long.

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Actually, HBO Won’t Confirm That “Game Of Thrones” Is Ending After Season 8

Is there hope for a Season 9?! MORE WINE!

Look, we've known this day was coming...for countless seasons we've known WINTER. IS. COMING.

Look, we've known this day was coming...for countless seasons we've known WINTER. IS. COMING.

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And many outlets are reporting that winter is here, because HBO's new programming president seemed to allude to Season 8 being the show's last.

And many outlets are reporting that winter is here, because HBO's new programming president seemed to allude to Season 8 being the show's last.

When Casey Bloys, HBO's new programming president, was asked if he intended to end the series after Season 8, as showrunners' David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ have wanted, he said, “Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do. Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more, I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show.” Bloys' comments came on Saturday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

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Which led a lot of people to report that Season 8 will be the last of the series.

Which led a lot of people to report that Season 8 will be the last of the series.

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But HBO told BuzzFeed, "Casey did confirm Season 8, but didn't really say for sure that's the end."

But HBO told BuzzFeed, "Casey did confirm Season 8, but didn't really say for sure that's the end."

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