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Darren Wilson Wasn't the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook

The Palestinian who won't give up on the power of nonviolence

Los Angeles Neighborhood of Highland Park Hosts Vigil For Those Who Lost Affordable Housing To Gentrification

“All our homes are mourning”: The aftermath of the Peshawar tragedy

Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back

Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generation’s Harry Belafonte

US Supreme Court denies stay; same-sex marriage in Florida begins Jan. 6

Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

US sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

Wrongfully convicted inmates fight for compensation

The Right-Wing Billionaire Who Bowed to North Korea Over "The Interview"

What "The Colbert Report" Taught Us About the Psychology of Conservatives

If Torture Was Categorically Wrong When Hitler Did It, Then Why Is the CIA Excused When They Do It?
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans "Indefinitely"

"The Last Nail in His Coffin": How America Deluded Itself About Cuba for 50 Years

Paul Krugman | Putin’s Bubble Bursts

Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

The Perils of Criminal Justice "Reform" and the Promise of Abolition

Stephen Colbert Retiring His "Report" and the Host He Played

Sony Hack a "Serious National Security Matter": White House

Bill O'Reilly: Black People Should Wear "Don't Get Pregnant at 14" T-Shirts

Street People: Do You Just "Walk On By"?
Is there a helpful way to respond when you encounter one of the approximately 578,424 people who were homeless on any given night in the United States today?

All Executions Are "Botched" Because Capital Punishment is Inhumane
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Barack Obama’s Cuba Surprise
Secret diplomacy, prisoner trades, a plea from the Pope, and a breakthrough.

Federal Court Stands Up for Gun Rights for People Who Have Been "Committed to a Mental Institution"

Meet the Men and Women on the Hill Who Told Citigroup to Go to Hell

Judge Won't Release Former Alabama Governor Siegelman on Appeal Bond

The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings
Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

Paul Krugman | Good Economic News in the US Should Not Lead to Complacency
The US had a good employment report earlier this month, but good news can turn into bad news if it encourages complacency.

Quiet Distress Among the (Ex) Rich

Republicans Rustlin' Up Some Cash With Dick Cheney

US Allies Increasingly Absent From Syria Strikes

Mom's Exposure to Air Pollution in Pregnancy Doubles Child's Risk of Autism, Study Says

To Fight Ebola, Cuba Is Sending Its Biggest Export - Doctors

America’s Wealth Gap Between Middle-Income and Upper-Income Families Is Widest on Record

Keystone XL Pipeline: TransCanada Sends Final Offers to 100-Plus Nebraska Landowners

How Torture Puts Americans at Risk
Polls show that most Americans – and an overwhelming majority of “conservatives” – view post-9/11 torture as justified, presumably because it made them feel safer. But torture may actually have made them less safe.

Arctic Still Heating Up Twice as Fast as Rest of Planet

My Week in the Right-Wing Lie Machine: When Fox News, Twitchy and Montel Williams Declared War on Me
When I wrote the troops don't protect my freedoms, the response was ugly, vitriolic and confirmed everything I said

How Bad Can Marco Rubio and Congress Muck Up the Cuba Shift?

Sony’s Theater of the Absurd: How “The Interview” Became the Most Insane Cultural-Political Spectacle in Recent History
A major Hollywood movie is dead because of North Korean cyberattacks, and the whole thing is too bizarre to believe

The Pakistanis Choosing Light Over Darkness After the Horrific Peshawar School Attack

Aboriginal Knowledge Could Unlock Climate Solutions

Sony Pictures cancels Christmas Day release of 'The Interview'

Things Could Get Much Worse For Russia

Your Holiday Guide to Avoiding Slave Labor

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

The Beginning of the End of the Cold War

Texas Payday Lenders and Prosecutors Team Up to Criminally Pursue Borrowers

Columbia Sustainability Alum Transforms Vacant Lots Into Urban Gardens

Former Federal Prosecutor: McCulloch Violated Rules Of Professional Conduct In Brown Case

Witnesses Lied Under Oath In Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

North Korea, Angrily Denying Sony Attack, Proposes Joint Investigation With US

Obama Just Made History by Ignoring Men for an Entire Press Conference

US Delays Release Of Study on 1953 Iran Coup

Inside Obama's Family Deportation Mill
Immigration officials are opening new lockups for moms and kids seeking refuge from violent homelands. So much for compassion.

Obama Praises LeBron James for Wearing "I Can't Breathe" Protest Shirt

Indiana Church That Fired Gay Employee to Close After Falling Attendance
First United Methodist Church is shutting down following the forced resignation of its gay choir director.

Why Police Unions Are Lashing Out Against Cop Critics Like Never Before

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

EPA Expected to Issue New Regulations for the Disposal of Coal Ash
Friday’s announcement will provide the first controls for the handling and storage of the toxic waste left behind at coal-burning power plants

Fracking Ban in New York Paves the Way for Other States
-- Wenonah Hauter of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

How Fox News Ran With Bogus Testimony Given to the Ferguson Grand Jury
Witness 40's story has unraveled. Sean Hannity used it at least 21 times to defend Darren Wilson.

Huge US Child Health Study Canceled After $1.3 Billion

Drone Strikes Counterproductive, Says Secret CIA Report

Red Love: Toward Racial, Economic and Social Justice

The Crazy US "Group Think" on Russia

Mark Morford | Miracle Pill! Eat Anything, Burn Fat, Die Miserable

Washington Governor Proposes Big, Bold Climate Plan

The People Have Spoken: This Is the Most Brazen Lie of 2014

How Smart NYS Fracktivists Beat Cuomo and Won the Fracking War

Fixing the Crowded Earth

Maya Schenwar | Declaring War on Heroin

Senator Warren Voices Concern About TPP Trade Pact With Asia

Freedom Industries Owners Indicted, Charged in West Virginia Chemical Leak

The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline

These Ubiquitous Chemicals May Be Making Us Stupid

June Storms Put Nebraska on a National List of Remarkable Weather

Jim Hightower | Thinking of Amazon Workers This Holiday Season
-- Jim Hightower on BuzzFlash at Truthout

US Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions

Here’s All the Plastic in the Ocean, Measured in Whales

Hollywood Surrenders to North Korea
After the five major theater chains pulled Kim Jong-Un assassination comedy The Interview, Sony killed its own movie.

Journey to US-Cuba Reconciliation Included Presidents, Popes and Spies
The negotiations to reopen US ties with Cuba took a year and a half, in nine meetings held in Canada and the Vatican.

The War on Reproductive Rights Will Get a Lot Uglier Next Year
Mandatory adoption seminars, discredited science about fetal pain, and many more highlights of anti-abortion bills coming to a statehouse near you.

This GOP Lawmaker Wants a Woman to Get Permission From the Father Before Having an Abortion
Unless it was "legitimate rape."

US Executes Fewer Prisoners, but Deaths Are More Brutal
An increase in botched executions highlight a year that had a sharp drop of state-sanctioned deaths

"Nuclear Option" Helps Obama Reshape The Courts for a Generation