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High school football reels from fourth player death in a month

Monsanto and Syngenta Tighten Stranglehold on Global Food Supply

Sovereign Citizens' Movement May Be Biggest Domestic Terrorist Threat
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham Opposed Aid for New Jersey After Hurricane Sandy but Wants Federal Aid in South Carolina, Because Of Course He Does

Senate Democrats Nearly Run Table in Recruitment

The TPP Announced Simply Fails to Represent Domestic US Manufacturing Interests

People die because of this man: The real reason we never get gun control, no matter how many people get gunned down
Wayne LaPierre is the NRA's hit man -- and his target is any sensible gun control, no matter the death toll

Edward Snowden's ready to go to prison, waiting on answer from U.S.

Rubio vs. Bush Is Going to Be Nasty, Brutish, and Long

If These Men Aren’t Guilty, Why Can’t They Go Free?
A major investigation says these four men convicted of murder are probably innocent. But prosecutors say that doesn’t matter — and the report should remain secret.

U.S. Steel Canada should stop paying retiree benefits: restructuring monitor

Australian Group Calls For Boycott Of US Until America Fixes Its Gun Laws

Majority of EU nations seek opt-out from growing GM crops

Bernie Sanders admits he initially mishandled Black Lives Matter: “I plead guilty — I should have been more sensitive”
And four more revelations from a new in-depth New Yorker profile on the surging Democratic presidential contender

G20 Energy Ministers Heart Renewables, Squash “Energy Poverty” Case For Fossil Fuels

Gov. Brown signs controversial end-of-life bill

Asian haze set to become worst on record

Boehner sets Oct. 29 floor speaker vote, delays other leadership elections

Can Cities Desegregate? Some Show How It’s Done

Respecting the Laws (of Nature)

GOP New Mexico Secretary Of State Now Faces 65 Corruption Charges

"Economic Migrants" Getting Bad Rap in Refugee Debate

Republican Student Loan Bill Is A Handout To The Loan Industry

Top US general: Afghan forces requested airstrike that hit hospital in Kunduz

SunEdison Announces Massive Layoffs

Tar Sands Mining Makes Leap from Canada to Utah

Iowa's new anti-bullying office raises questions

California shoots down drone bills

Lyme Disease Guidelines Panelists Engage in Coordinated Propaganda Campaign

Chaffetz won’t rule out future shutdowns

South Carolina Mom Shows Homophobic Sex Education Isn’t a Thing of the Past

This is the smart Bush?
Jeb Bush's statement on the Washington football team show his cloistered ignorance.

Inside the NRA's money: 10 things we know

Sweden’s liberal image is a mirage that hides a very ugly problem

Today's Poor Kids Are 'Alone And Unsupported'

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is running for the US Senate

Pope Francis Is Right, Climate Change Is a Moral Imperative
-- Robert Redford for BuzzFlash at Truthout

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

US Charges Top Former Venezuelan Officials With Drug Trafficking
Indictments unsealed without fanfare against two former high-ranking police figures.

Two Companies Get License to Legally Cultivate Marijuana in Uruguay

Three Strikes and You’re Out? The False Promise of Aerial Policing

The Many Ways Women Are Still Mistreated in a Patriarchal US Society
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Officials Reach Deal On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Exit Ahead – Shell at the end of the Oil Superhighway

Hillary Clinton unveils plan for tougher checks in bid to reduce gun violence
The Democratic presidential candidate says she would also roll back legal immunity for the gun industry as she attempts to seize the policy initiative.

Even in Government­-Run Prisons, the Profiteering off of Human Lives Is Staggering

The US is addicted to guns - which only give an illusion of strength and security

Doctors Without Borders closes Afghan hospital, says US may have committed war crime

UK: Human rights are no longer a 'top priority' for the government, says foreign office chief

The US Gun Business, by the Numbers

There Are Not Enough Jobs, and Austerity Is to Blame

Supreme Court Responds to Man on Death Row After Man Is Already Dead

Senate Looks Poised to Pass Major Overhaul of Chemical Safety Law

Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says

Why Black Lives Matter belongs on lesson plans
A move to make sure that education isn’t confined to the history books.

From Inside Rikers Island, a Harrowing Look at the Torture of Solitary Confinement

‘These Are the Crimes That Really Matter’

Ben Carson’s destructive lies: Four racist assumptions endorsed and magnified by Black conservatives

Bernie Sanders nets $26 million: a new kind of fundraising?
The Democratic presidential candidate announced Saturday that his $26 million reported this quarter came from 650,000 donors, each contributing about $30.

Despite soaring rates of addiction, heroin treatment centers are often prohibitively expensive, overcrowded, underfunded and subject to byzantine government rules.

The Dangerous Psychology of Factory Farming
A look at the mindset that enables farmers to raise and kill thousands of animals and still consider themselves happy.

The hidden costs of funding prisons instead of schools
As state incarceration rates continue to rise across the country, so are cuts in higher education funding.

Companies accused of causing migratory bird deaths may be harder to successfully prosecute after a federal appeals court recently ruled that a century-old wildlife protection law only applies if the killing is intentional.

David Swanson | Ruminations of an Afghan Girl Burning to Death in a Hospital Bed

University Research Controversy Exposes the Perils of Industry Influence

994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: This is what the US gun crisis looks like

Koch Brothers Backing Misleading Anti-Solar Campaign in Florida

Bankruptcy Lawyers Strip Cash From Coal Miners' Health Insurance

"Unspeakable": An MSF Nurse Recounts the Attack on MSF’s Kunduz Hospital

A Top Israeli Diplomat Publicly Admits What Netanyahu Won’t

Congress Lets Sun Set on Land and Water Conservation Fund

Police Respond To Reported Gunman At Philadelphia Community College

South Carolina flooding: 18 dams breached, more trouble ahead

The Conservative Evasion on Guns

Rupert Murdoch: Propaganda Recruit
Journalistic objectivity was never high on Rupert Murdoch’s ethics list, but “secret” records from the 1980s show how far the media magnate went to ingratiate himself with President Reagan by collaborating with U.S. propaganda operations

David Swanson | The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means

U.S. trade deficit widens as exports sag, imports from China surge

Top General In Afghanistan: Deadly Airstrike On Hospital Was Mistake

Pentagon Struggles to Explain Afghan Hospital Bombing
New details of the strike contradicted earlier statements from military officials about how a U.S. aircraft wound up attacking and killing 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kunduz.

Workers removing Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol

Ten questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Does this end NAFTA? Is it more important that CETA? What does it actually do? Now that the TPP is signed, here's what we know

Sanders Blasts The Trans-Pacific Partnership
A TPP agreement reached over the weekend draws a vow of action in the Senate from the populist presidential hopeful.

Video shows negligence by Indianapolis police as handcuffed teenager has a heart attack

Monthly drone report: Total drone strikes under Obama in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen now 491 after September attacks

The Rise of Buffy Studies
Scholarly interest in Joss Whedon’s cult classic points to the growing belief that TV shows deserve to be studied as literature.

That Stinky Cheese Is a Result of Evolutionary Overdrive

Fighting West Nile Virus Shouldn’t Mean Poisoning People

The Prominence and Plight Of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Girls, many of whom have suffered a range of trauma at home, make up a growing share of children arrested and detained across the country.

Is Social Justice Unionism Going to Save Public Education in Philadelphia?

Why The Alabama DMV Closures Struck Such A Nerve With Voting Rights Activists

Carson Has Been Promoting a Fraudulent Nutrition Company: WSJ Exposes Him

In Search of Our First Trillionaire
No 13-digit fortune has yet appeared on the horizon. But if we wait until we get close enough to see one, warns wealth analyst Bob Lord, we may find our plutocracy set eternally in concrete.

ETUC Opposes Austerity, But Divided On Tactics

14 Senators Push for Stronger Ethanol Mandate

Meet the drought-stricken communities of California’s San Joaquin Valley

Dean Baker | Donald Trump and the Federal Reserve Board

When Residents Clash with Homeowner Associations, Some States Step In

The Populist Prophet

The Institutionalization of Abortion Stigma: What Care at an Ambulatory Surgical Center Can Look Like

Police Commission must stop stonewalling activists

60 Minutes: Patrick Kennedy Breaks The Silence On Mental Health And Addiction

Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up

Somalia Ratifies Rights of Children Treaty, Leaving United States as only Holdout

How Many “Biblical” Floods Will It Take For the World to Address Climate Change?

US, Australia Agree on Complicated Compromise on Biologic Drugs

ISIS Destroys Another Ancient Landmark: 'We’re Going to Lose Palmyra,' Syrian Director Says

Why San Francisco's last gun store is shuttering for good
High Bridge Arms, the last gun shop in San Francisco, has thrown in the towel in the face of mounting restrictions imposed by local lawmakers and voters and organized campaigns calling for its closure.

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cuts her salary by 10% to aid economy
Rousseff also slashed eight ministries and reshuffled her cabinet on Friday, in an attempt to ward off an escalating political and economic crisis.

How Hydroelectric Power May Undermine Brazil's Pledge to Slash Greenhouse Gases

California woman suing city after video captures cop slugging her in face during arrest

“Mercedes, BMW and Peugeot models consume 50% more fuel than official results”

The Trans-Pacific Partnership charade: TPP isn’t about ‘free’ trade at all

Why Bernie and Hillary Must Address America’s Dying Nuke Reactors

William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu win Nobel prize in medicine
Campbell and Ōmura win for their work on a therapy against roundworm, sharing the prize with Tu for her work on a therapy against malaria

Baghdad's Green Zone open to public for first time in 12 years
Measure offers limited access to fortified area in Iraqi capital housing political institutions and embassies, with most streets still requiring special badge

Bernie Sanders Draws More Than 20,000 People At Boston Rally
The presidential contender is breaking Obama's records on the trail.

As Saudis Block a Human Rights Inquiry in Yemen, US Stays Quiet

Anti-immigrant activists more prone to terrorism than refugees

Godzilla Niño and the Blob: How Weather Cycles and Ocean Temperatures Mask Global Warming

Johns Hopkins terminates black lung program

How opponents of raising minimum wage pit workers against each other

Mexican firm still abets Israel’s crimes despite pulling out of West Bank quarry

Joe Biden's Shameful Role in Creating the US Prison Nightmare
Is he hoping voters will just forget the fact that he led the charge for more police and more prisons?

Fukushima police sends nuclear contamination case against TEPCO execs to prosecutors

In South Carolina, 'it's a historic flood,' emergency official says

Coke Spends Lavishly on Pediatricians and Dietitians

Here's Why "Arming the Opposition" Usually Doesn't Work

Exposure to toxic chemicals in food, water and air is linked to millions of deaths, and costs billions of dollars every year.

Between 'Schools and Smokestacks,' Detroit Rises Up for Climate Justice
Detroit March for Justice calls for action from state and federal environmental agencies.

How They Got Their Guns
Criminal histories and documented mental health problems did not prevent at least eight of the gunmen in 14 recent mass shootings from obtaining their weapons, after federal background checks led to approval of the purchases of the guns used.

The Hypocrisy of "Helping" the Poor

Hopes Fade as 350 Still Missing After Landslide
Rescue workers are continuing their search today for hundreds of people still missing after a massive landslide in Guatemala killed at least 73 people.

Sex ed to become mandatory in grades 7-12 in California

'We were paying to poison our kids': lead in Michigan city's water hits children

France's Government Aims to Give Itself - and the NSA - Carte Blanche to Spy on the World

Laura Flanders | More Leisure, Less Capitalism, Thanks to Tech

Guatemalan Activist Murdered After Court Suspends Palm Oil Company Operations

Brazil's Unending World Cup: Twenty-Two Communities Still Fighting for Home in Fortaleza

Billions From US Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces

There Are Not Enough Jobs, And Austerity Is To Blame