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Texas Cuts HIV Funding, Boosts Abstinence Spending – This Should Go Well

The Corrections: Jonathan Franzen’s Deeply Irresponsible Climate Change Article

IRS Chief to GOP: You Can't Abolish Us

Pentagon Personnel Now Talking on "NSA-Proof" Smartphones

US Climate Plan "Treats the Wound But Does Not Stop the Bleeding"
As the White House unveils blueprint for emission reductions ahead of UN climate talks, groups warn that unless US moves beyond fossil fuels it will not avert climate catastrophe

America’s Radical-Right Hate Groups: Numbers Down, Deadly Incidents Up
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Protesters Arrested for Charging Supreme Court With Permitting the Selling of Democracy
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Native American Genocide and the Teaching of US History

Student Debt Strikers Grow in Number and in Power

Black America's State of Surveillance

David Swanson | Television Commercial in California Asks Drone Pilots to Stop Killing

Blackwater: Still the Top Pentagon Contractor for Afghanistan Training

UConn Coaches Won't Travel to Indianapolis for Final 4 Due to Religious Freedom Bill

April Fool's Pranks Reveal the Unfunny Future of Consumerism

BOOM: Exploding Arab Arms Imports, US Dealers, Drive GOP War Hawks

Arkansas Legislature Copies Indiana, Passes Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

Africa’s Largest Lake Is So Polluted That Parts of It Can No Longer Support Life

New Canadian Counterterrorism Law Threatens Environmental Groups

Nobody, Especially the Government, Knows How Many Mass Graves Have Been Found in Mexico

Twisted Prison Guard Games: Allegations of gladiator matches in a San Francisco jail highlight a history of humiliating rituals.

Arkansas lawmakers set to vote on controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill

The whole world is breaking the law by ignoring climate change
That's the word from a group of respected lawyers who've just introduced what they're calling the Oslo Principles.

Indiana Woman Convicted of Fetal Homicide and Child Neglect, Which Makes No Sense

Facebook 'tracks all visitors, breaching EU law'
People without Facebook accounts, logged out users, and EU users who have explicitly opted out of tracking are all being tracked, report says.

Turns out the world’s first “clean coal” plant is a backdoor subsidy to oil producers

Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think
The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals and reality.

Nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran could go on past a midnight deadline, US officials say.

Prosecutors Scrutinize Minority Borrowers’ Auto Loans

Poll Finds Strong Majority of Americans Support an International Climate Agreement

A Man in California Wants to Kill My Son

Arizona Bill Would Fund Predictive Policing Technology

How Brain-Damaging Mercury Puts Arctic Kids at Risk

In Vietnam, Rampant Wildlife Smuggling Prompts Little Concern

Australia Accidentally Leaked the Personal Information of All the G20 Leaders

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence called for his Legislature to immediately pass clarification to the state's controversial religious freedom act.

Tortured for Being Gay in Indiana
When Dynasty Young reported relentless harassment and abuse to Indianapolis school officials, they didn’t punish the bullies - they expelled him.

Fatal Construction Accident Shows Higher Risks Faced by Latino Workers

Australian Government Knew of Abuse at Asylum Seeker Detention Center Months Before It Acted

Equality groups ready for counterattack against wave of anti-gay bills across US

Ring of Snitches: How Detroit Police Slapped False Murder Convictions on Young Black Men

The Fight Against High-Stakes Testing: A Civil Rights Movement

Cuba Eradicates Syphillis, HIV Transmission to Babies

Catch Me if You Can: Fake Cop Investigates VA Deaths

Senator Menendez Indicted for Corruption

Bernie Sanders: I Could Beat Hillary Clinton

The Field Guide to Virtual Warfare: Spot the Narc

Geopolitical Tremors: America, Nuclear Talks and the New Middle East

Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans Approved by Department of Interior
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Indiana: A Bigger Deal Than You Think

5 Truly Crazy Assertions in the Jamie Dimon Cover Story in Barron’s

Palestinians Formally Join International Criminal Court

Indiana Law Draws GOP Contenders Into Culture Wars
Most top Republican presidential contenders backed the bill, putting them out of step with a growing national consensus on gay rights.

Person Killed at NSA Identified as Transgender, Friend Says

The Right’s Made-Up God: How Bigots Invented a White Supremacist Jesus
As Indiana peddles its "religious freedom" garbage, it's time to call the religious right's trash what it really is

America Ranks in the Top 5 Globally - for Putting Its Citizens to Death

In the Belly of the War on Drugs Beast

Word on the Street: Obama Advisor David Axelrod Sued by Fellow Political Advisor Over Claim in Book

Is This ET? Mystery of Strange Radio Bursts From Space

Bottling water without scrutiny: Companies tapping springs and aquifers in California with little oversight

Big Oil Pressured Scientists Over Fracking Wastewater's Link to Quakes

When Is the Next Ice Age?

Two Years After Exxon's Mayflower Spill, Will Tougher Pipeline Rules Go Beyond Talk?

California Security Firms Stay in Business After Licenses Are Revoked

Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential polls, in the country's first election victory by the opposition.

US pledges emissions cuts of up to 28 percent ahead of global climate treaty

Barney Frank drops a bombshell: How a shocking anecdote explains the financial crisis

Honoring Cesar Chavez's Birthday by Supporting the Farm Workers for Whom He Gave His Life

Blackwater guards facing 30 years for 2007 Iraq shootings ask for leniency

Air Strike at Yemeni Refugee Camp Kills 45

Massive Glacier Melt and Fresh Water Are Pouring Into the Gulf of Alaska

Here Comes a New Wave of Billion-Dollar Hedge Funds

The president and CEO of The Associated Press called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.

The World's Worst Climate Villain Just Showed Us Exactly How to Stop Global Warming

For years, conditions inside the United States’ only federal supermax facility were largely a mystery. But a landmark lawsuit is finally revealing the harsh world within

AT&T’s Plan to Watch Your Web Browsing - and What You Can Do About It

Google's Campaign Against Antiwar and Alternative Media

There’s a Scientific Consensus on Climate Change?
Much of the public remains unaware of that basic fact, but researchers have found two ways to increase people's knowledge.

It's Time to Talk About the Next System
The Next System Project, which launches today, offers systemic solutions to the systemic climate, political, economic, social and cultural crises the United States is experiencing.

A Court Case So Secret, the US Government Says It Can't Go On

The Justice Department is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University for discrimination after the school fired a transgender professor in 2011.

Rounding Us Up, and Exposing Us All to Cancer
Cancer is only one of many health consequences of the growing scourge of herbicides, pesticides and GMOs.

Pharmacy Groups Balk at Supplying Lethal Injection Drugs

Keeping felons from earning a living doesn't make us safer, only poorer
70 million adults have arrest or conviction records in the United States - or about one in three adults. Restricting their employment is holding back our economy.

Washington Post: President Obama’s Pledge of “Unprecedented Openness” Violated by Closed, Secretive Administration

Netanyahu's US Popularity Has Declined Sharply: Poll

Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
Washiqur Rahman’s murder is latest attack on country’s independent writers following similar killing in February of American atheist blogger.