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White House confirms death of American jihadist fighting in Syria

Minnesota in-home health care workers say yes to unionizing; seek better wages, benefits

Anatomy of a Fox News Smear: Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge and the "Dumbest Person on the Internet"
How did Fox News run a totally bogus Ferguson story? Welcome to the truly slimy side of the right-wing hit machine

Obama Announces Measures to Benefit Veterans

The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights. Now Bill Gates is donating $1 million for universal background checks—and there’s more where that came from.

Five Things You Should Tell Conservatives About Obama and Jobs

Students Walk Out With Their Hands Up to Protest Michael Brown Shooting

Rebels Parade Captured Ukrainian Soldiers on Streets of Donetsk as Citizens Shout and Hurl Eggs

Net Neutrality Is "Marxist," According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address "Appearance of Corruption"

Why "Good Cops" Stay Silent: The Persecution of Officer Adam Basford

ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman

Thyroid Cancer in Young People Surges in Fukushima Since Nuclear Meltdown
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Atheists Get the Shaft in New York Town After Supreme Court Ruling

Europe Is Burning Our Forests for "Renewable" Energy. Wait, What?
The European Union decided that burning wood to generate electricity was good for the climate. WRONG.

LAPD Refusal to Release Information on In-Custody Deaths Feeds Community Mistrust

Ferguson's Kids Go Back to School
What happens to children in a city rocked by weeks of unrest?

The Gaza War Map

Bernie Sanders Gears Up for White House Bid

The Fall and Rise of Investigative Journalism: From Asia to Africa, Muckrakers Have Corrupt Officials and Cronies on the Run

GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Follies Continue

Massachusetts Governor, Attorney General Sued for Civil Rights Atrocities

Federal Judge Invalidates Kauai’s Anti-GMO Law

Obama, Iraq, and the Coming War-Powers Fight With Congress

Healing Hemp

Bombers Return to Baghdad; 212 Killed, 184 Wounded

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Shot

Texas Judge Warns Rick Perry Not to Threaten Grand Jury

Just Inhale? The Democrats Could Be Helped by the Legalization Movement but Remain Largely Silent

Arizona Girl Accidentally Shoots Her Shooting Instructor in the Head

'We're Like Animals To Them': An American City's Daily Racism

New Audio Recording From Ferguson May Capture Michael Brown Shooting

White Paranoia Over Ferguson Raises Big Bucks, With Some Help From Fox News
White defenders of officer Darren Wilson are raising money by slandering Mike Brown.

McDonald’s Can’t Hide Behind Franchise System

David Swanson | Losing Losers and the Pentagon That Hires Them

Is This Ebola's Tipping Point?
With the DR-Congo now Ebola-stricken, fears of an Armageddon are rising. Until these nations can provide basic health care, the fear is warranted.

Experimental US Hypersonic Weapon Destroyed Seconds After Launch

ICREACH the Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google
The NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies.

Some Numbers for the "Entitlement" Bashers
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Is medical marijuana the answer to America’s prescription painkiller epidemic?

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

Ferguson’s booming white grievance industry: Fox News, Darren Wilson and friends
White defenders of officer Darren Wilson are raising money by slandering Mike Brown, with some help from Fox News.

Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue

Paul Krugman | Wrong Way Nation

New Law Requires Civilian Review of California Military Sexual Assault Cases

Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From
It's a relatively new invention - is it time to shave another day off?

David Sirota | Gov. Christie Shifted Pension Cash to Wall Street, Costing New Jersey Taxpayers $3.8 Billion

You Thought the Mortgage Crisis Was Over? It's About to Flare Up Again

Inequality and the USA: A Nation in Denial?
America’s top central bankers didn’t make time for inequality at their annual hobnob last week. Over in Germany, the world’s Nobel Prize winners in economics did. But few Americans noticed.

Liberian Doctor Dies Despite Experimental Ebola Drug Treatment

The Hedge Fund and the Despot

Senior nuclear expert urges regulators to shut down California's last plant
In confidential report, lead inspector said NRC must determine whether Diablo Canyon’s twin reactors are ‘seismically safe’.

Police Officer Caught on Tape Boasting of Racism Is Relieved of Active Duty in St. Louis County
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Detroit Resumes Water Shut Offs

The climate movement is way too focused on market-based solutions

Friends of Israel: The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence?

Everyone’s talking about the Ferguson looters. Let’s shame the polluters, too.
After the tear gas clears, residents will be left with the air pollution that’s been clouding the St. Louis metro region for decades.

Michael Brown's funeral: ‘It’s time to deal with policing,” Al Sharpton says – live updates

Memo to Fed: Interest Rates Are a Sideshow; the Problem is Income Inequality

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

A Ferguson police officer who helped detain a journalist in a McDonald's earlier this month is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit because he allegedly hog-tied a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mail at the end of his driveway.

A local public defender on the deeply dysfunctional Ferguson court system

India’s ‘Untouchables’ Are Still Being Forced to Collect Human Waste by Hand
They face violence, eviction and withheld wages if they do not take on the hazardous job of emptying private and public latrines.

More than 720 whales have been harpooned in Norway in the most deadly hunting season since the government began defying an international ban in 1993.

The United States' Continuing Border Crisis: The Real Story Behind the "Invasion" of the Children

Darren Wilson Was Low-Profile Officer With Unsettled Early Days

In 'Long, Slow, Agonizing Process,' a Former Texas Operative Leaves the Religious Right

Ten Facts About FATCA, America's Manifest Destiny Law Changing Banking Worldwide

“You Can Talk, So You Can Breathe”: LAPD Under Fire Over Death of Prisoner After Asthma Attack

Fort Lee shooting: Female soldier with gun 'turns weapon on herself' at army base in Virginia

St. Louis Family Shows That Mistrust of Cops Spans Generations

Netanyahu tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists
But the comparisons between Hamas and Islamic State are being met with reservations by Israel's allies and enemies alike.

In Defiant Action, Enbridge Pipeline Protesters Lock Themselves to Trucks

Walking While Black: Beverly Hills PD Arrests Innocent Black Man

Michael Brown's Funeral Unites Family, Activists, Mourners

WTF: Georgia Restores Gun Rights to Ex-Cop Who Tried to Sexually Assault a Woman With His Gun

Active shooter reported at Fort Lee near Richmond, Va.

Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses ‘Operation Protective Edge’

Making Viruses in the Lab Deadlier and More Able to Spread: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Egyptian mediators have proposed a new ceasefire in Gaza that would open the blockaded enclave's crossings and allow in aid and reconstruction materials, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday.

Federal appeals court to hear Kansas, Arizona voting rights case

Homeowner help? Not from the states
New York is getting a portion of this week’s $17bn Bank of America fine, but it’s most likely to go to balancing the budget.

I$I$: Europe Funding The Islamic State Through Ransoms That Have Already Reaped Millions for the Terrorist Organization

Looking back at Labor Day's turbulent origins

Islamic extremists seize base, behead soldiers

Hack attack! Anonymous strikes at Israeli government over Gaza

More Audio Surfaces From Dan Page, the St. Louis County Police Officer Suspended After Racist Remarks
Page says Ferguson, the border crisis, and other events are part of a far-reaching conspiracy.

"I’m From Ferguson and I’m Tired and Fed-Up"

Midwestern Wheat Left Rotting as Oil Trains Roll By
Oil boom in North Dakota is delaying massive grain shipments, farmers say

A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential

Boehner Reportedly Profited From a Corporate Inversion Deal

Glenn Greenwald | The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

There Are No Angels — What The New York Times Won’t Tell You

Six Numbers That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Busted Priorities in the US

McDonnell Living With Priest Who Pleaded Guilty to Sex Crime

Charles P. Pierce | This One May Be Worse Than Ferguson

Women’s Rights and Climate Change: What’s the Connection?

French Government Dissolved Amid Internal Feud

Crowdfunding to Help French Daily Newspaper Turns Into a Co-Operative

Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

Burger King's Big Whopper: It Will Incorporate in Canada to Evade US Taxes
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Banality of Police Militarization: How Champaign-Urbana Acquired Its MRAP

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

Eugene Robinson | For Black Youth in America, No "Mistakes" Allowed
-- Eugene Robinson on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Scott Brown Flips on Climate Change: "No," It's Not Scientifically Proven

Paul Krugman | Bad Decisions Yield Grim Results in Europe

A Hardy Welcome: Wyoming's US Senate Challenger Rages Against the Money Machine

US Court Overturns Law Limiting GMO Crops on Hawaiian island

New York Times Says Michael Brown Was "No Angel." Twitter: No One Is.

Industry Lobby Tries to Block Bill That Would Protect US Waters From Plastic Microbeads

Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans

A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild

A Lopsided War of Attrition: Fighting in Gaza Hits Day 50
Without a truce, the war could drag on for weeks.

About 620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs

When Journalists Go Missing
James Foley’s execution by ISIS prompts the question of whether there is any good way to respond to ransom demands.

This Is How Police Treated Residents of the Apartment Complex Where Michael Brown Was Killed

Russia Admits Its Soldiers Have Been Caught in Ukraine

Here's the Latest Right-Wing IRS Fantasy

Obama Allows Surveillance Flights of ISIS Over Syria
The flights authorized by President Obama would be a precursor to broader airstrikes against Sunni militants, which are already taking place in Iraq.

In Defiant Action, Pipeline Protesters Lock Themselves to Trucks

America’s Continuing Border Crisis
There is so much more to the story than what we read in the news.

Grain Piles Up Waiting for a Ride, As Trains Move North Dakota Oil

Suspect Identified in James Foley Beheading Is Failed British Rapper

Kansas Police Shot Unarmed Suicidal Teen 16 Times as Family Says They Begged Them Not To

The US Incarceration System Ruins the Lives of the Poor and Favors the Wealthy
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

2013 Dallas Police Rule Change Gives Officers 72 Hours to Get Their Stories Straight After Shooting Citizens

WHO: The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history will take $430 million to contain

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of US position in Gaza is stunning
I think it's safe to say that if US neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn't take it.

Colorado judge will not strike down ‘self-incriminating’ marijuana taxes
The judge ruled that pot consumers and sellers must continue to pay taxes, even if it puts them at risk of federal prosecution.

Is the Napa Quake a Precursor to the ‘Big One?’
Seismologists say there's no need to be too concerned in northern CA, but fracking activities may raise the threat of more seismic activity to the south.

Dallas deputy chief: The militarization of the police isn't the problem, it's the color scheme

The state of America’s widening wealth gap

The Rev. Madison Shockley | Ferguson’s Next Rally: Justice for Michael Brown

‘Moral Mondays’ Movement Expands to 12 States for ‘Moral Week of Action’

Big Oil vs. Small Towns: New York Fractivists Take a Stand
Goldman Environmental Prize winner Helen Slottje is a former corporate lawyer who is shutting down fracking in the state of New York.

State Officials: Insurers in California Cannot Limit Abortion Coverage

ACLU challenges Oklahoma over first amendment violation in execution

Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment
The nation’s health law opens the door for transgender people to gain coverage for gender reassignment surgeries they previously could not afford.

Podcast: Why Settlements Don’t Fix Wrongful Convictions

Climate change’s deadly new threat
Scientists say harmful algal blooms like the ones currently affecting Lake Erie could be a sign of things to come.

Beyond Ferguson: Five glaring signs that we’re not living in a post-racial society
Privileged pundits love to insist that race is no longer a factor in American life. The numbers say they're wrong.

The Obama Administration Should Stop Bending to the Religious Right’s Will

Gazans in the United States Suffer the Horrors of War From Abroad

89 Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign

White privilege: When 7 white teenagers enter a black persons home and are not arrested, because police said there wasn't any intent to commit a crime.

Ferguson’s Municipal Court System Makes Millions Off Targeting Black and Poor People

Earthquake, Drought and Wildfires Ravage California

More than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants have condemned what they described as Israel’s 'genocide of Palestinian people' in an ad in The New York Times.

This Is How Mourners Entered Michael Brown’s Funeral Services (PHOTO)

Mayor of London says Britons visiting Iraq or Syria should be presumed terrorists

Burying Our Babies: Letter From Los Angeles to Ferguson

These Israeli and Palestinian Kids Would Rather Sing Than Fight

Israel Leveling Gaza Apartment Blocks, Other Large Buildings. Four Major Buildings Leveled in 24 Hours.

The World Watches Ferguson, but Racial Discrimination Is Also a Health Issue Across the US

Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?

Retired Cop Ray Lewis Blames Corporate America for the Situation in Ferguson

At Mike Brown’s impoverished school, killing brings ‘stress on top of stress’

I’m Homeschooling My Son Because My House Is the Only Place Where He’s Not Seen as Dangerous

Dean Baker | Truth Has No Place in the Attack of Inflation Hawks

National Lawyers Guild, Other Legal Organizations Urge International Criminal Court to Investigate War Crimes by Israeli, US Leaders in Gaza

Leading investment bank UBS: Time to join the solar, EV, storage revolution

We Won't Go Back: March on Staten Island for Eric Garner

Ferguson Police Coordinated Racist Darren Wilson Online Fundraiser

How to End the Criminalization of US Mothers

Vandana Shiva | GMOs, Monsanto and the Galileo Syndrome

Violence grows against homeless, sparking push for hate crime status
Seven states already attach stiffer punishments, as ‘steady stream of attacks’ targets vulnerable US population.

Koch-Tied Roots of Senator Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Environmental Attack Report

Ballots vs. Bullets: Ferguson's Broken System
The crowds gathered in Ferguson’s streets see little of themselves in their city’s political system.

Fresh crisis in France as Hollande orders cabinet shake-up

Japan Offers Experimental Ebola Drug
Epidemic spreads to Congo, UK as death toll hits 1,427.

Middle class is excluded from America's economic 'recovery'

Sanctions and the US Dollar: A Fall From Grace?
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Burger King may buy Canada’s Tim Hortons to cut its taxes
Deal would be structured as a so-called ‘tax inversion’ and move Burger King’s tax base to Canada.

Fox News’ latest phony obsession: Ferguson, gun control and Second Amendment hypocrisy
Fox News & NRA glorify the "open carry" movement. They're less excited when African-Americans exercise those rights.

Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any Power Plants