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American mass transit is dying
Three of the four largest systems in the country have been crippled this winter - and the worst is yet to come.

Iraqi army and militia begin assault on Isis strongholds north of Baghdad
Shia-backed military operation is biggest in Salahuddin since Sunni Islamist radicals seized swaths of northern Iraq last year.

Wrong-Way Obama?
He may be leading us toward economic catastrophe.

Four Reasons Young Americans Should Burn Their Student Loan​s​
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas to sue hospital she worked in
Nina Pham’s suit accuses the hospital’s parent company, Texas Health Resources, of failing to provide staff with adequate training - and violating her privacy

“New Torture Files”: Declassified Memos Detail Roles of Bush White House and DOJ Officials Who Conspired to Approve Torture

UN nuclear watchdog says pace of Iran's cooperation slow

Kerry and Lavrov hold 'frank discussions' over Ukraine ceasefire
US secretary of state expected to have used meeting in Geneva to warn Russian counterpart of further sanctions against Russia if ceasefire fails to hold.

Georgia’s only woman on death row set to die for husband’s murder despite religious conversion

Iraqi forces try to wrest Tikrit back from ISIS' firm grip

Justice Department to accuse Ferguson police department of making discriminatory stops of blacks

Study unearths impacts of our growing carbon emissions - and it's not pretty

FEMA: Evidence of fraud in Hurricane Sandy reports
FEMA official says he has seen evidence of fraud in engineering reports used to deny thousands of Hurricane Sandy claims.

Spy Agencies Are Snooping on Environmentalists Around the Globe

John Pilger: Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue

US Seeks to Deport Bosnians Over War Crimes

Oxfam: Gaza Rebuild Effort Could Take 100 Years

Our Election System’s Racial Bias Is Even Worse Than You Think

Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

Why FCC's New “Net Neutrality” Rules Are Likely to Survive Legal, Congressional Challenges

Attorney General Holder to Call for Lower Bar in Civil Rights Prosecutions

US-Cuba Officials: Diplomatic Ties Could Resume by Mid-April

Why More Black Parents Are Homeschooling Their Children

Meet the Southern Tycoons Helping Fund the Koch Brothers' Political War Chest

Why Is the US Still Spending Billions to Fund Mexico’s Corrupt Drug War?

David Suzuki: We Have to Stop Killing Our Oceans With Plastic

Boiling Point: Why Do We Let Big Oil Send Workers to Their Deaths?

NSA spying program renewed ahead of congressional showdown

Plague Outbreaks That Ravaged Europe Were Driven by Climate Changes in Asia

To Die in an Alabama Cell
In Alabama, several prisoner deaths resulting from apparent negligence by corrections staff illustrate a growing problem that can be fatal. While national conversations around racial injustice dominate our news cycles, it's crucial that the lives of those behind bars be taken into account.

Netanyahu to arrive in Washington to deliver controversial Congress speech

A Brutal Beating Wakes Attica’s Ghosts
A Prison, Infamous for Bloodshed, Faces a Reckoning as Guards Go on Trial

Life in Prison for Selling $20 of Weed
Homeless and hungry, Fate Vincent Winslow wanted something to eat, so he agreed to sell pot to a stranger—an undercover cop.

Missouri: Eight killed, including suspect, in apparent murder-suicide

Uninsured wing-nut, anti-Obamacare ex-sheriff raising money for medical bills

Food Waste Grows With the Middle Class

By the numbers: The growing oil train threat

Is Bolivia going to frack 'Mother Earth'?
First steps towards producing shale gas meet with increasing concern among Bolivian civil society.

At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

Economist Mark Blyth: Continued Austerity Will Be Catastrophic for Greece and Europe

Private Prison Companies Foresee Increased Profits as Ruling Limits Immigrant Detentions

Paul Beatty's bruising, satirical 'Sellout' is driven by black voices

Netanyahu’s Congress speech scuppers bipartisan unity on support for Israel

Polluting Politics: Koch Industries and Others Spend Millions to Gut Clean Water Act Protections

Did Steve Scalise Just Screw John Boehner On The DHS Vote?

Autopsy report: Denver girl shot by police had four gunshot wounds

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive

Police: Gunman Killed Seven and Then Himself at Multiple Crime Scenes in Rural Missouri

Virtual Charter School Network Making Profit at the Expense of California Schoolchildren, Study Finds

The Big Melt: Antarctica's Retreating Ice May Re-Shape Earth

Prison Reform, Proposition 47 and the California Shell Game

Senator Whitehouse Rips "The Senator With the Snowball"

CPAC 2015 Wants You to Know: You Are In Terrible Danger
From warmongers to conspiracy theorists, all of those present can agree that America needs to be afraid

The Killing of Osama bin Laden Did Not Stop the Use of Fear to Justify US Wars

The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill
When the government took her from her family, it outsourced her safety to a for-profit corporation. Nine months later she was dead.

The Siberian Crater Saga Is More Widespread - and Scarier - Than Anyone Thought

The Mystery of the Civil War’s Camp Casey
During the Civil War’s final years, a Union base in Northern Virginia trained hundreds of African-American soldiers to fight to end slavery, one of only a few such bases inside a Confederate state. But Camp Casey has nearly disappeared from history.

"The Interests of the Wealthy": How the Rich Control Politicians - Even More Than You Think
Esteemed political scientist Michael Jay Barber tells Salon why America is a democracy ... for fat-cat donors

Twelve Ways to Reverse Inequality and Close the “California Chasm”

CPAC’s "Ask a Speaker" Hashtag Campaign Backfires Before the Conference Even Begins

Obamacare Is Not Some Left-Wing, Socialist Plot; It Is a Republican Plot

Net Neutrality Is Back! But the Fight Isn't Over Yet

No, Obama Did Not Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline

With Disability Cuts Likely to Advance in Congress, Progressive Groups Rally to Block Them

Palast to Syriza: Don't Lie, It's Impossible to End Austerity Within the Eurozone

Washington, DC: Don’t Bogart That Legalization, My Friend

Bobby Jindal Goes "Macho": Less Talk More Killing

A Majority of Americans Favor a Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Peace Behind Barbed Wire: The Far Side of Fear
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Senator Elizabeth Warren | The Trans-Pacific Partnership Clause Everyone Should Oppose

Trayvon Martin's Mother Says His Killer, George Zimmerman, Got Away With Murder

D&D Stats of the 2016 GOP Contenders - Rick Perry

Waiting for the Next 9-11

The Right’s Fear of Education: What I Learned as a (Former) Conservative Military Man
Why are Republicans constantly bashing college these days? I was one of them -- and the answer may surprise you

Wisconsin Governor to Sign Right-to-Work Bill Amid Protests

"Gestapo" Tactics at US Police "Black Site" Ring Alarm From Chicago to Washington
Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine "outrageous" abuse

John Travolta, Joe Biden, and why men touch women's bodies without asking

This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game
Money is speech, dollars have more influence than people -- it's time to be honest about the plutocracy we live in

Fracking Brings Big Health Concerns for Workers
Research is making it clear just how hazardous fracking can be for industry workers. Silica and benzene exposure top the list of hazards.

WHIP LIST: Dems skipping Netanyahu speech

Dahr Jamail | The "Mega-Drought Future," Disappearance of Coral Reefs and Our Unwillingness to Listen

Jehovah's Witnesses silencing techniques: as terrifying as child abuse
Elders in my congregation knew that there was a predator in our midst. But they threatened to punish those who spoke out.

Fear Dominates Politics, Media and Human Existence in America - And It’s Getting Worse

New York City mayor marches in gay pre-St. Patrick's parade

LAPD cops fatally shoot unarmed homeless man in skid row altercation after he allegedly reached for cop's gun (Video)

Death on Sevenmile Road
The rush to militarize the US-Mexico border has tragic consequences in Texas.

Our Condolences: How the US Paid for Death and Damage in Afghanistan

You've Probably Never Heard of the United States' Worst Police Force
Puerto Rico's police department has a long record of shootings, corruption, and impunity. Is that about to change?

The city of Cleveland claims the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of a police officer and the "losses" suffered by his family were a result of the boy's and his family's own actions that day.

The Media Know That Spreading the Fear of Terrorism Sells

The College Student Who Plants to Change the World

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

Southern Company Caught Promoting Bad Climate Science Again

Scott Walker Wants Colleges to Stop Reporting Sexual Assaults

Jury Awards Guestworkers Over $14 Million in Landmark Human Trafficking, Forced Labor Case

The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from potential spills and mishandling of toxic substances.

The Real Social Security Crisis Is Income Inequality

Yes, O'Reilly's Fabrications Are Damaging Fox News

This SCOTUS Destroyed the US: How Citizens United Is Ruining More Than Our Elections

Big Soda’s New Campaign to Buy Silence and Inaction

It’s Worse Than Scott Walker and Ted Cruz: Secrets of Conservatives’ Decades-Long War on Truth

Israel’s Peace Now: Illegal Settlements Designed to Make Two-State Solution Impossible

Abolish the death penalty!: Here are eight good reasons why
In Texas--of course--a man faces execution for a crime he probably didn't commit. We can do better.

GOP Race Starts in Lavish Haunts of Rich Donors

President Obama threatened to veto a bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to weigh in on any nuclear deal the administration reached with Iran.

Walmart and eBay oppose shareholder resolutions to disclose gender pay gap

Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure in Some Drilling Hotspots

“I was in a black site”: Chicago’s policing nightmare - and assault on people of color
As Rahm Emanuel fights for his political life, let's talk about the detention and abuse of black people in Chicago.

Rape of Teens in Adult Prisons So Common, the State Made a Video on How to Avoid It

John Legend Speaks to the Crack in the System Caused by Mass Incarceration

Texas conservatives want to stop funding groups affiliated with a UN green initiative

Fossil fuel interests donated millions to Clinton charities. Is this a problem?
ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Saudi Arabia have all given to the family’s groups. What are environmental groups saying about this?

Seven things to know about uprising at Texas private prison for immigrants

No, Climate Change Is Not Experiencing a Hiatus

This Man Set Fire to a Houston Mosque. Islamic Leaders Forgave Him

O’Reilly says he saw conflicts firsthand. Is that true?

Wisconsin unions head to state capitol to protest 'right-to-work' law

What The FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling Means For You

The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill

Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed

US growth revised down to 2.2%

The 1 percent’s sickest scheme: Wall Street slicksters market themselves as cool — and the media lets them

#Gitmo2Chicago: protests target police 'black site'

House Passes One-Week Funding Extension for Homeland Security

Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown with one-week extension

Bill O'Reilly's LA Riots "Bombardment" Stories Disputed by Former Colleagues

Plastic Smog: Microplastics Invade Our Oceans
-- Marcus Erikson of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

An Angry White Man Kills Again

The United State's Terrorist Legacy of Lynching
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

In the War of GMO Labeling, Big Food Is Losing the Crucial PR Battle

How Google's Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win

At CPAC, Scott Walker Compares Wisconsin Protesters to ISIS

Dozens of Airline Food Workers Arrested in "Nickel a Ticket" Protest

UN Reveals "Credible and Reliable" Evidence of US Military Torture in Afghanistan

Hundreds of Illicit Oil Wastewater Pits Found in Kern County, California
Survey reveals more than 300 unlined oil wastewater pits operating in Kern County without permits

With Chicago Tired of “Mayor 1%,” Chuy García Could Actually Win His Runoff With Rahm Emanuel

Inclement Weather Postpones Execution in Georgia, as if It Were a Baseball Game
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill

"Transit Revolution": Will Los Angeles Become Gentrification Ground Zero?
The tension between improving Los Angeles' public transit infrastructure while not driving families out of their neighborhoods is ongoing.

Brazenly Deranged Right-Wing Christian Organization Nails Itself to Its Own Cross
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

We're Young, Passionate and Bent on Justice: Why #BlackLivesMatter Is Irresistible

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Bee Die-Off

The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet?

Crude Awakening: How the Keystone Veto Dashes Canada's "Superpower" Dreams

Goldman Employees Rake In $2 Billion From 2008 Options

Here is the New Homeland Security Report on "Sovereign Citizen Extremist" Violence

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

Fox News Can’t Remember Any Right-Wing Terror Attacks. We’re Here To Help

The Governor of Ohio Has a Gloriously Terrible Plan to Amend the Constitution

Schakowsky Statement on Why She Won’t Attend Bibi’s Speech

Hell on Earth: A Political Theory of Holy War

Truth and Reconciliation Is Coming to America From the Grassroots
The country’s bloody history of lynching, slavery and racism cannot be tackled from the top-down. Change has to be initiated organically - from the people

Net Neutrality: FCC Set to Vote on New Rules Governing Future of Broadband
Top US regulator likely to announce plan to exert greatest power over cable industry in victory for supporters of free and open internet