‘In such numbers some are turned away': Long lines in Paris to donate blood [photos]

After terrorists killed at least 127 people and left hundreds more injured last night, people were encouraged to donate blood:

And people are answering the call:

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Besieged by #ZaynDefenseSquad, Daily Show walks back One Direction joke


As Twitchy reported, #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar was the No. 1 trend in the U.S. earlier today, with One Direction fans outraged over a joke that “a new terrorist group just formed, with one member each from ISIS, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction and the Zetas drug cartel.”

Today, the Daily Show issued a non-apology, claiming to know nothing about the British boy band.

Dear 1D fans: We didn't know the band members' names, religions, hobbies, etc. Just knew they were popular. But not THIS popular. #whoa

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 26, 2014

Will that be enough to assuage the anger of the #ZaynDefenseSquad? Zayn Malik is the one Muslim member of the band, leading many fans to think the “Daily Show” terrorist joke was targeted at him.

Um, she said "ONE MEMBER EACH' and then stated ONE DiRECTION. SO HOW WAS SHE NOT TALKING ABOUT ZAYN? #ZaynDefenseSquad #DailyShowGoneTooFar

— ayyy (@leodicaprihoess) September 26, 2014

Basically #ZaynDefenseSquad #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar pic.twitter.com/nK7vPK882w

— kat (@cityburnstyles) September 26, 2014

"it's just a joke" how would you like it if someone made fun of your religious beliefs on national television #ZaynDefenseSquad

— ally (@ayyoooally) September 26, 2014

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU THINK THE DAILY SHOW SHOULD BE CANCELLED #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar #ZaynDefenseSquad pic.twitter.com/u58eFBNbhT

— Zayn Defense Squad (@MyArmyOfStyles) September 26, 2014

I stand by Zayn 100% he's my idol #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar #ZaynDefenseSquad #ZaynIsAnAngel #ZaynSavesNotKills

— Say ✌️ (@thatonegirlsay) September 26, 2014


— Inactive bc school (@zigzagziall) September 26, 2014

Terrorist jokes about Zayn aren't funny,he's such an amazing person why do you even😒😒 #DailyShowGoneTooFar #ZaynDefenseSquad

— Varshni♡ (@VarshniJ) September 26, 2014

i get the daily show joke, but i'm still so tired of hearing 'zayn' and 'terrorist' in the same sentence. give it up #zayndefensesquad

— Meghan Mc (@yomeghan) September 26, 2014

#ZaynDefenseSquad #DailyShowGoneTooFar He hasn't done anything wrong to deserve this hatred.

— Zayn defense squad (@Lilaclxrry) September 26, 2014

@zaynmalik you are perfect in every way❤️❤️ #ZaynDefenseSquad #ZaynIsAnAngel

— i love harry. (@onlygoingoned) September 26, 2014

#ZaynDefenseSquad Love Zayn like how Zayn loves the world. My stomach honestly hurts thinking about how hurt he probably is now

— Zayn From My Dreams (@ghummybearchikk) September 26, 2014

Fuck the daily show! zayn is so sweet! Those fuckers messed with the wrong group #DailyShowGoneTooFar #ZaynDefenseSquad #ZaynIsAnAngel

— i love harry. (@onlygoingoned) September 26, 2014

its 2014 and almost 2015 and ppl still call zayn terrorist GROW THE FUCK UP #ZaynIsTheMostAmazingHumanBeing #ZaynDefenseSquad

— karya || zarry af (@iMalikRepublic) September 26, 2014


— **janet (@dookienouis) September 26, 2014


Basically, we've got your back @zaynmalik #ZaynDefenseSquad

— 1DAF (@tbh_harold) September 26, 2014



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/26/besieged-by-zayndefensesquad-daily-show-walks-back-one-direction-joke/

Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: Miracle Cures, The Ebola Epidemic, And Tales From The Garbageman

This week for BuzzFeed News, Keegan Hamilton introduces the researchers who are coming close to discovering a cure for cocaine addiction. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.

1. Meet The Scientists Who May Have Found The Cure For Drug Addiction — BuzzFeed News

Illustrations by Michael Wandelmaier for BuzzFeed

Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way? Read it at BuzzFeed News.

2. How Ebola Sped Out of ControlWashington Post

An excellent and comprehensive take on the ebola epidemic — and how the world’s health organizations failed to curb it. Read it at Washington Post.

3. The Brief Life And Baffling Death Of John Crawford III — BuzzFeed News

Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed

Mike Hayes and Alison Vingiano unpack the disturbing — and too familiar — story of a young black man who was fatally shot by police. “How does somebody go into a Walmart and not come out alive?” Read it at BuzzFeed News.

4. The Kitchen NetworkNew Yorker

Photograph by Annie Ling for the New Yorker

Lauren Hilgers profiles a 29-year-old Chinese man who, like so many others, toils in the back of American Chinese restaurants. “The restaurants, connected by Chinese-run bus companies to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, make up an underground network — supported by employment agencies, immigrant hostels, and expensive asylum lawyers — that reaches back to villages and cities in China, which are being abandoned for an ideal of American life that is not quite real.” Read it at the New Yorker.

5. Last Breath — BuzzFeed News

Courtesy of the Day Family, F. Brian Ferguson/Center for Public Integrity

When a coal miner’s lungs finally gave out, his autopsy proved a top doctor was wrong — giving hope to thousands of other miners. Chris Hamby tells the story of Steve Day and his final vindication. Read it at BuzzFeed News.

6. When the Snows FailNational Geographic

Photograph by Peter Essick for National Geographic

Michelle Nijhuis on California’s drought: “The story of water in the American West hasn’t changed: It’s still a tale of ambition and optimism, both in dangerous amounts. But the California drought, and the droughts to come, could force the start of a new chapter.” Read it at National Geographic.

7. Drones And Everything AfterNew York

Blue Crayon/Blue Crayon

It’s not just the military that uses drones these days. They’re in the hands of filmmakers and farmers and hobbyists. Could they one day be as ubiquitous as smartphones? Read it at New York.

8. Tales of the TrashNew Yorker

Photograph by Rena Effendi / Institute / Via newyorker.com

Peter Hessler brings contemporary Cairo to life through this fascinating look at the life of his garbageman: “Since we moved into the apartment, the country has cycled through three constitutions, three Presidents, four Prime Ministers, and more than seven hundred members of parliament. But there hasn’t been a single day when the trash wasn’t cleared outside my kitchen door.” Read it at the New Yorker.

9. On Deciding What CountsThe Toast

In the wake of two recent accusations of sexual misconduct by writers in the alt lit scene, a writer named Elizabeth Ellen wrote an “Open Letter to the Internet.” This is Mallory Ortberg’s pointed and extremely smart response to Ellen’s beliefs about active versus passive consent. Read it at The Toast.

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