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FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance
Agency requests rule change but civil liberties groups say ‘extremely invasive’ technique amounts to unconstitutional power grab.

Developing Countries Invest in Renewables at Twice the Pace of Industrialized Nations
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Maya Schenwar | Mandatory Rehab Is Just the Newest Front in the War on Drugs

This is what it’s like to try to get a voter ID when you’re disabled, poor or don’t drive

PG&E May Have Secretly and Illegally Altered Earthquake Standards for California's Last Nuclear Power Plant
The aging plant is located on an intricate network of earthquake fault lines.

Guam: A high concentration of veterans, rock-bottom VA funding

A majority of Canadians view environmental protection as being more important than energy prices and expect businesses to carry the burden of a carbon tax, according to a recent poll.

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

British intelligence services can access raw material collected in bulk by the NSA and other foreign spy agencies without a warrant, the government has confirmed for the first time.

A National Disgrace: Number of Homeless Students Reaches Record Levels
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Federal tech contracts awarded to job brokers with labor violations

An estimated 5.9 million voting-age Americans won’t be able to vote next Tuesday

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Offer Edward Snowden Clemency

DHS heightens security at federal buildings nationwide

Irregularities, Misinformation Present in Tennessee Early Voting

Insurance companies start writing ‘Ebola exclusions’ into policies

Japan's timid coverage of Fukushima led this news anchor to revolt - and he's not alone

The FBI in 2007 tricked a school-bombing suspect into revealing his whereabouts by getting him to click on a link to a fake Associated Press article infected with tracking software.

Mark Leibovich | The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections

Doctors Mystified by Paralysis in Dozens of Children
More than 50 children in 23 states have had mysterious episodes of paralysis to their arms or legs, according to the CDC.

Georgia governor’s corruption shocker: Right-winger’s shady get-rich scheme could be wildest GOP scandal

After Horror, Change? Taking Stock of Conditions in Bangladesh's Garment Factories

Court Refuses to Intervene in Case of 40,000 Missing Voters in Georgia

The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself?

It's 2014. Why Do We Still Need Laws Banning Coerced Sterilization?

Who's Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State?
Obama's small war means big profits - and little oversight - for defense contractors and hired guns.

Dear White People (and Black and Brown People, Too), Please Go See This Film

We Demand Radical Bail Reform!
The presumption of innocence should be respected for all citizens, not just the rich. Setting bail out of the financial reach of ordinary citizens assures that jails are full of people not convicted of any crime.

Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General

"Citizenfour" Directly Confronts the Intelligence Apparatus' Subversion of Democracy

The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence?
Under present economic and government policy, more and more people will fall deeper into debt and extreme poverty.

“Science, not politics”: Elizabeth Warren blasts Chris Christie on Ebola

The problem with free-market-based disaster relief

Could Bhopal happen here?
Thirty years after the world’s most dangerous chemical plant disaster, we’re not much safer.

As Taiwan Considers Marriage Equality, Tens of Thousands Attend Pride Parade

For the 23rd time, UN nations urge end to US embargo on Cuba

Almost Everything You've Bought Recently Came to You Via This Dirty Industry

Ferguson police brace for new protests by spending thousands on riot gear
St Louis County police has spent $172,669 since August on teargas, grenades, pepper balls and other civil disobedience equipment.

Mystery Man Buys Kentucky for the GOP
With the help of secret donors and a sketchy ‘social-welfare’ nonprofit, Karl Rove’s old crony has purchased 12,000 ads to save Mitch McConnell. Will it work?

Meet the Hedge Fund Wiz Kid Who’s Shrinking America’s Pensions

The Surveillance Security State Is a Cancer Spreading Through the Body of the United States
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Hackers breach some White House computers

The Fight for Voting Rights and Abortion Access in Texas

Concerned About ISIS, but Also About Endless War? Back Limits on the Use of Force

What Do Private Prisons Have to Do With the Upcoming Election?
As Election Day draws near, what are some of the ways that private prison corporations support their candidates? What do they receive in return?

Two Shot Outside North Carolina Courthouse, Gunman on the Loose

CNN Calls Out Speaker Boehner for Lying

PA OKs Measure Allowing NRA to Sue Towns Over Gun Laws
Pennsylvania legislators have passed a bill backed by the National Rifle Association that will make it easier for gun rights organizations to overturn local gun control ordinances.

Renewables Beat Coal, Oil and Nukes by 35 Times in New Energy Capacity
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Let’s Start Talking About a Radically Different Future of News

GOP Senate Candidate Runs Television Advertisement Defending Racial Slur

Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

John Tory Ends Rob Ford's Reign Over Toronto

NYPD Harassment Stories: Living in a State of Fear

Pentagon Revises Upward the Daily Cost of Bombing Islamic State Targets

Why the Financial and Political System Failed and Stability Matters

In Legalization Battles, Alcohol Defines the Politics of Marijuana
-- David Sirota on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Report Reveals Wider Government Tracking of Mail in US

If the GOP Takes the Senate, Climate-Change Deniers Will Control Key Committees

How the GOP Abandoned Obamacare Repeal and Got Away With It

CDC: No Quarantine for Returning Medics

Tea Party’s "Intensified War": Why the GOP’s Happy Time Is About to End
Celebrated Harvard professor says that even if they win the Senate, GOP leadership has a problem on the horizon

Pope Francis: Evolution Is Consistent With Being Catholic

Child Poverty Up in More Than Half of Developed World Since 2008
Unicef report finds number of children entering poverty during global recession is 2.6 million greater than number lifted out of it

Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin

The Undocumented Immigrants Who Rebuilt New York After Sandy
As Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters receded from the New York metropolitan area, much of the hardest, dirtiest, and most dangerous work fell to immigrant day laborers. Their stories, in their own words.

Five Things That Are Still Broken Two Years After Superstorm Sandy

Child poverty in the US is among the worst in the developed world

Dark Money in Coal Country

Two Years Later, No Charges After Police Kill Homeless Man in Barrage of 46 Shots

Rush Limbaugh’s gross closing argument: How the GOP still relies on race-baiting

Fifty-one countries have signed an agreement to share financial data and boost efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

Cops do 20,000 no-knock raids a year. Civilians often pay the price when they go wrong.

Inside the lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you've never heard of

Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis

Charles Barkley and the Plague of 'Unintelligent' Blacks

A Dozen Wisconsin Communities Challenge Corporate Personhood With Vote to Overturn Citizens United

The Ghosts of Gaza: Israel’s Soldier Suicides

Child poverty up in more than half of developed world since 2008

What you need to know about the next big climate report

How Will a Small Town in Arizona Manage an ICE Facility in Texas?

Another $20 million down the drain in Kabul? Nothing to see here.

Will Mike Brown's Killer Avoid Charges in Ferguson? Cops Stockpile Riot Gear Amid "Troubling" Leaks (VIDEO)

Racial Resentment Drives Tea Party Membership
New research finds a strong link between tea party membership and anti-black feelings.

Enough! Mexico Is Ready to Explode
Mexico has been profoundly shaken by atrocities and high-level corruption in Guerrero.

Hagel orders quarantine for all troops in Ebola response
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered all US troops returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa to undergo a 21-day "controlled monitoring regimen."

Why Does New York City Have 33 Times More Homeless People Than Tokyo, the World’s Most Populated City?

Ten Arrested as Human Blockade Continues Protesting Methane Gas Storage Facility

Entirely Coincidentally, NSA Signals Intelligence Director Moved to New Position After Conflicts of Interest Were Exposed by Buzzfeed

Edward Snowden Taught Me to Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger; Now I Teach You

How Israel Is Turning Gaza Into a Super-Max Prison

Money Koch Brothers Stole From Tribes Could Swing Mid-Term Elections

Is That a Lobbyist Knocking on Your Door?

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

Report: 90 percent of journalists' murderers across the world get away with it
Governments failing to break cycle of impunity as 370 journalists murdered in past 10 years.

Can Chevron Buy Richmond?

Australia's environment minister, Greg Hunt, has waived the need for a full environmental impact study into the dumping of dredging spoil in Great Barrier Reef waters.

Unbelievable GOP Statements on Voter Suppression

Jim Crow Georgia: Is This Really Where Businesses Want to Base Their Headquarters?

Tasmania’s anti-protest law slammed by former supreme court justice
Legislative council is told that protection from protesters bill is ‘one of the worst-drafted pieces of legislation I’ve seen.’

Are the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center Trying to Pressure Prosecutors to Charge the Second Intercept Source?

Chicago Police union files injunction to halt Sun-Times, Tribune FOIA requests detailing police misconduct

Fed Investigator Busted for Prostitution
While investigating prostitution scandal.

Shell Wants Five More Years to Carry Out Arctic Plunder
Oil giant asked Interior Department 'to skirt rules,' get more time after it spent fruitless $6 billion.

How the Washington Press Turned Bad

Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities and Pose as Repairmen to Search a Home?

Charles P. Pierce | American Exceptionalism

Even the Pope Isn't a Hard-core Creationist
Francis believes evolution and the Big Bang are compatible with religion, saying God doesn't have a "magic wand."

On Israel, Palestine and Unacceptable Dimensions of the Status Quo

Keystone Foes Energized as Tumbling Crude Prices Squeeze Oil Sands

Less than 1% of Patriot Act’s “Sneak and Peek” Delayed Notice Warrants are Used Against Terrorism

Climate Depression Is for Real. Just Ask a Scientist.
Climate change takes its toll on the scientists who study it. But maybe those on the front lines can eventually help the rest of us cope.

Wall Street Journal: Wealth Inequality Is Your Own Dumb Fault

30 of the Most Violent Exhortations from the Bible, Torah and Quran

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

Peru Families Receive "Dirty War" Bodies

William Rivers Pitt | This Nation of Cowards

The Economic Occupation of the West Bank

Senate "Roadmap" to Keep Afghan Billions Flowing

90% of Journalists’ Murderers Across the World Get Away With It – Report

A Catastrophe of Disenfranchisement
The new voter-identification law is a depressing spectacle, but not a hopeless one.

BP Gulf Oil Spill Left Rhode Island-Sized Oily "Bathtub Ring" on Seafloor, Study Finds

Texas Election Judge Forced to Bar 93-Year Old Veteran From Voting

Fellow Nobel Peace Laureates to Obama: Stain of US Torture Your Job to Repair

The Blundering Rise and Epic Fall of the Christie-Cuomo Ebola Quarantine

US Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East

Bankers and Brokers Have Bought Themselves a US Senate

Saudi Arabia Jails Lawyers for Criticizing Court System on Twitter

How Dark Money Is Taking Over Judicial Elections
Secretive partisan judges are spending millions to elect their favorite judges.