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Black Love Matters
 A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.

Dylann Roof Is Not a “Terrorist” - but Animal Rights Activists Who Free Minks From Slaughter Are

"Why Not Do the Right Thing?" Renewed Gun Control Push Targets Firearm Dealers
Thirteen Democrats sent letter imploring three major firearms dealers to refrain from selling guns without complete and thorough background checks of buyers

When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy
Once mired in controversy, John Lott has reemerged as the pro-gun movement's go-to wonk.

A Supreme Threat to US Democracy

Jamestown Excavation Unearths Four Bodies - And a Mystery in a Small Box

Convicted Spy Pollard to Be Paroled Nov. 21

Two-Thirds of US Voters Still Want to Fund Planned Parenthood After Sting Videos

Fetal Research Both Saves and Betters Lives

Does the Supreme Court Need a Code of Conduct?

Three in Five Americans Have Experienced Poverty-Level Incomes

Group Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Sees Scrutiny From California Attorney General

Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation

Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Gay Leaders

Cuomo Announces Plan to Tear Down, Rebuild 'Third-World' LaGuardia Airport, First New Hub Built After 9/11 Attacks

This Scientist Might End Animal Cruelty—Unless GMO Hardliners Stop Him

California fuel-cell car drivers say hydrogen fuel unavailable, stations don’t work

Alaska’s terrifying wildfire season and what it says about climate change

House GOP to Senate: We’re not taking up your highway bill

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

'Swiftboating' J Street to Smear Iran Deal as 'Anti-Israel'

Over a thousand Rio taxi drivers block main city route to protest Uber
Cabbies parked their yellow taxis in a chain stretching three miles along one of the city’s main thoroughfares to protest the mobile app ride service.

Colombia Unearths Landfill Looking for Scores of Disappeared

Confederate Deserters: The Rebels You Rarely Hear About

Dahr Jamail | Sounds of War: Navy Warplanes Producing Deadly Noise Around US Bases

Senate Fast-Tracks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S.

Is your food being grown with wastewater from the oil industry?

Turkey could 'tip Syria balance' as Kurdish villages shelled

Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? Troy Newman—and Other Rabid Anti-Choicers
The Center for Medical Progress is led not by well-meaning bioethics geeks but by some of the most virulent members of the anti-choice movement.

‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock
Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed.

Yemen truce stumbles, shelling reported in north and south

House Passes Bill that Would Ban GMO Labels

Immigration detention is inhumane. But for pregnant women, it's trauma
The uncertainty of whether and when they may be released – or if they will have a baby in detention – creates a stress on their minds and bodies.

Alaskan villages imperiled by global warming need resources to relocate
Climate change rendering coastlines uninhabitable is starkest in the Arctic, but places like New Jersey and California will soon be at risk too.

Great Barrier Reef: Authorities must check reef islands says World Wildlife Fund

Poison in the calabash

North Korea would find flexible nuclear negotiations partner in US, envoy says
US special envoy Sydney Seiler says Iran deal shows door is open to North Korea to negotiate when it decides it is willing to end diplomatic isolation.

Remarks by Senator Sanders at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

White officer pepper-sprays crowd at Black Lives Matter summit in Cleveland

Turkey Is Bombing Both Sides in the Same War

Only 100 Tigers Left in Bangladesh After Last Count Got It Wrong

Get Ready for Ugly as Markets Begin to Deal With Climate Crisis
-- Carl Pope of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Republican Congressman Files Motion to Remove John Boehner as House Speaker

Zimbabwe: Minnesota Man Being Sought for Lion Poaching

Vulture Hedge Funds Want Education Slashed in Puerto Rico as Condition of Predatory Debt Relief
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Watch What Happens When Regular People Try to Use Handguns in Self-Defense

House Republicans Ask One of the Architects of the Financial Crisis How to Kill Wall Street Reform

Twenty-Five Years After Exxon Valdez, Kayaks Charge Against Arctic Drilling and Climate Change

Huckabee Plays Holocaust Card in Describing Iranian Nuclear Deal
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Inside the Right-Wing Freak Show: What Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum Say When Only the Freakishly Faithful Are Listening
"For Moses. For God. For Jesus." Behind the scenes with the 2016 candidates as they court the wingnut GOP fringe

ALEC Confidential: Tales From the Supply-Side

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take a Position on the Keystone Pipeline

Congress Seeks to Lift Gun Ban at Military Outposts Despite Army's Concerns
Republican lawmakers cite fears of lone wolf attacks like the Chattanooga shooting even as military leaders warn against ‘over-arming ourselves’

Hundreds Attend Sandra Bland Funeral In Illinois

U.S. government falls behind its energy efficiency goals as it sets new ones

13 Top U.S. Companies Pledge $140 Billion to Slash Carbon Emissions

“Anonymous” Calls for “Day of Rage,” Demands Officer Who Pulled Over Sandra Bland be Arrested

Millennials: Living on the Edge of the Big City

Hedge funds bet on big profits from Puerto Rican debt crisis

Japan considers expanding military mandate; critics defend post-war tradition of pacifism

New York Fast-Food Workers to Get $15 Minimum Wage

Mexico missing students: Search uncovers 60 mass graves

Greece’s Syriza Makes Military Deal with Israel that Only US Has Made

Stop Securing the Border and Start Valuing Migrants' Lives

We Must End Monsanto's Colonization, It's Enslavement of Farmers
-- Dr. Vandana Shiva for BuzzFlash at Truthout

As Rent Skyrockets, More Cities Look to Cap It

James Hansen Spells Out Climate Danger Of The ‘Hyper-Anthropocene’ Age

Senate's ObamaCare repeal effort falls short

State Spent $2.4 Million Jailing Residents of Just One Austin Block

Hanoi suburbs without clean water for daily use

The television election

How Big Corporations Cheat Public Education
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Anti-Iran Deal Groups Better Funded Than Pro-Deal Groups By Nearly Five to One

Report: Police Department In Massachusetts Gave Higher Points To Candidates Who Pledged Not To Arrest Fellow Officers For DUI

China stock market hit by biggest one-day fall since 2007
Move to prop up index and halt sell-off stops abruptly, throwing doubt on Beijing’s plan to stave off deeper crash.

Clean Weed: Inside an ‘Organic’ Marijuana Farm

George W. Bush: “What difference does it make if the order is Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama/Clinton or it is Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama/Bush?”

Paul Krugman: The GOP has never “abandoned its dream” of destroying the social safety net
"It’s the very idea of the government providing a universal safety net that they hate," he argued.