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March 21, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
LINK: www.buzzfeed.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   March 21, 2012

Another day, another BuzzFeed vertical. Two, actually: a new sports site, originally named “Sports,” and a site for women called Shift.

They join the Ben Smith-powered politics vertical and a tech site at the social-oriented aggregator.

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These national journalists are building a local site to bring a different kind of news to East Texas
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