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Report Shows How Fracking Industry’s Failure to Follow Regulations Impacts Human Health

Wyoming Is the Latest State to Consider Bringing Back Firing Squads

A Staggeringly Lopsided Economic Recovery

We Can Solve Climate Change, but it Won’t Be Cheap or Easy

Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force

New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Appoints Radical Economist to New Government
The post of economics minister – chief negotiator with the country’s international creditors – is going to an economist who has described austerity programs as “fiscal waterboarding”.

KFC’s Hot Dog in a Fried Chicken Bun Is Here to Kill You Swiftly

BPA Exposure Linked to Changes in Stem Cells, Lower Sperm Production

Netanyahu to American Jews: Get Lost
By accepting Speaker Boehner's invitation to address Congress, the Israeli leader has chosen to side with political forces opposed by many US Jews.

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

Gay Legislator Threatens to Spill the Dirt on "Family Values" Colleagues
Alabama's only openly gay legislator is putting her anti-gay colleagues on notice: If they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a reason to oppose marriage equality, she'll start making their marital infidelities public.

Obama Challenges India on Women's Rights and Religious Tolerance

Arizona Court Vacates Monica Jones' Prostitution Conviction

The Grand Strategy to Cast Off the Corporate State

Robert Reich | The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling convicted of nine counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and other related charges in leak case

China’s Louisiana Purchase: Who’s building a methanol plant on the bayou?
Al Jazeera investigates ties between Louisiana and the Chinese government in a proposed $1.85 billion methanol plant.

New Film on Jordan Davis Captures Family's Struggle to Convict White Vigilante (VIDEO)

New York City's Low-Income Renters Are Freezing
The city’s crooked landlords frequently leave tenants without heat, often causing illness and unplanned bills.

Republicans Remove 'Civil, Human Rights' From Name of US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

House cancels votes as blizzard bears down on the Northeast

Washington farmworkers sickened by new pesticides

Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint
Charles Blow: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son

"I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure."

Gitmo Commander Sacked After Dead Body Found
The officer running the American naval base in Cuba is gone. And US officials are telling the Associated Press that he’s under investigation in connection with another sailor’s death.

Report: Solar Added 50 Percent More US Jobs than Oil and Gas Drilling and Pipeline Construction in 2014

Four reasons so many Republicans are running in 2016

Too Often, Military Sexual Assault Survivors Must Fight for Disability Benefits

Saudi Dictator's Death Shows New York Times as Pawn of Power
Abdullah, tyrant who beheaded 'sorcerers,' was 'force of moderation'.

The Supreme Court Allowed a Man to Be Executed, Then They Took His Case

Dean Baker | Why Rand Paul Is Wrong About Social Security Disability

How the CIA made Google
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war and Skynet.

Gulf War illness: A government-issued pill intended to protect troops from nerve agents may have made some troops more vulnerable to a chronic condition marked by headaches, cognitive problems, pain and fatigue, researchers say.

Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist

Forced Disappearances Are Humanitarian Crisis in Mexico

Arctic ice cap slides into the ocean

Divesting ​the United States​ of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Is USAID Helping Haiti to Recover, or US Contractors to Make Millions?

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

Border Bill Brings More Headaches for Embattled GOP

Rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid in 42 American cities
Escalating utility rates lose out to solar’s fixed price.

Sheriffs Want Popular Police-Tracking App Disabled

Report: Half of Federal Arrests Are on Immigration Charges

ECB: The Ultimate Enforcer of the European Neoliberal Project?

This Week, US Will Send 1,000 More Ground Troops to Iraq

Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the US-Mexican Border

As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes
Hedge fund managers are preparing getaways by buying airstrips and farms in remote areas, former hedge fund partner tells Davos during session on inequality.

“We’re Going to Be Watching”: New York Police Arrest Man Over Allegedly Threatening Statements and Images Posted on Facebook

Fracking Boom Expands Near Chaco Canyon, Threatens Navajo Ancestral Lands and People

Using pro-forced birther “logic,” we’re all corpses

Egypt Marks Anniversary of 2011 Uprising With Deadly Clashes Between Protesters and Police

Net Neutrality: US Internet Still Threatened by Greed

Conservatives at Iowa Freedom Summit Would Rather Not Talk About Gay Marriage

The Hidden Threat to Free Speech in the State of the Union Address

Greece Rejects Austerity With Election of Leftist Government: Syzira

Guns in schools: Gun control debate, stalled in DC, picks up in the states

Dahr Jamail | Mourning Our Planet: Climate Scientists Share Their Grieving Process

'A Form of Permanent Wage Theft': When the Soaring Price of College Isn’t Worth It

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Rupert Murdoch and the police treat journalists like terrorists

Even plutocrats can see profound inequality isn’t in their interests
As the smartest of the super-rich now understand, income inequality must be addressed before it tears societies apart.

‘Hottest Year’ Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off the Charts

Where's the Empathy?

A user's guide to President Obama's new economic promises

Labor union membership falls in US in 2014

The Ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo: France Under the Influence

Obama, Modi Move Closer With Nuclear Liability Breakthrough

Serious Ethical Questions Arising From Journalist’s Participation in Koch Event

Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win

Cop beat man with flashlight and lied on reports, feds say: Police officer Domenico Lillo was charged with the deprivation of civil rights under color of law and falsification of records

With Syriza, the Greek People Can Revive Hope in Europe

15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto’s Roundup

The Kochs Call in Their Chips

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

Offshore Wind Beats Drilling for Jobs and Energy in the Southeast

NRC: We're Keeping Fukushima-Style Nuclear Reactors Going

To Make Up for His Massive Tax Cuts, Kansas Governor Proposes Cutting Schools

Less Money, More Problems: Tax Codes Handcuff States Facing Budget Crises

Why Campaign Finance Reform Is the First Issue That We Must Address

Eighty People Control Half of the World's Wealth and All of the Elected Officials

Let’s not morph Obama into Elizabeth Warren quite yet
Populist State of the Union with a fiery tone has liberals excited. They'd be wise to remember Obama's true nature.

Who Can Control NSA Surveillance?
The government has made some moves toward transparency, but it has enacted few substantial reforms.

David Swanson | Distrust but Verify
What the US government does openly is many times worse than anything it can be doing secretly, and yet the secrets fascinate us.

European Commission's Clever Ruse To Introduce Corporate Sovereignty Regardless Of Ratification Votes In EU

UN slams Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes
Israel displaced 77 Palestinians - mostly children - this week, raising ire from the United Nations.

Syriza and the Greek Elections: The Tough Questions That Must Be Asked

Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors?

Students who survived Mexico’s night of bloody horror accuse army and police

US censors make 2,500 cuts to first-ever published diary by Guantanamo detainee

American Sniper: anti-Muslim threats skyrocket in wake of film's release

Yemen crisis disrupts U.S. counterterrorism operations, officials say

California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination

If Montana’s Second Devastating Oil Spill Isn’t a Warning to Keystone XL Pipeline Republicans, What Is?
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Greece’s Warning to the Rest of Europe
A left-wing party has taken control of Greece’s parliament. What happens if the debtors revolt?

Black NYPD Officers Experience Racial Profiling When Off-Duty
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Selma Is a Brilliant, Riveting Film, but Racism Is Still a Powerful Force in the US
-- Steven Jonas for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Domestic Workers in Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union

Saudi Dictator's Death Shows NYT as Pawn of Power

Louie Gohmert: God Will Punish America for Obama's Tense Relationship With Netanyahu

Cuban Migration Surges on Fear of Policy Change

Natural-Gas Line Explodes in West Virginia

US Spies on Millions of Cars

White House Backs Plan to Allow Atlantic Oil Drilling

CIA Officer Is Found Guilty in Leak Tied to Times Reporter

French Version of "The Daily Show" Forces Fox Into a Triple Apology
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections

The Obama administration wants to dramatically change how doctors are paid

Government Employee Flies Small Drone Over White House Fence

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Sink the Middle Class

After Syriza's victory: An analysis of the 2015 Greek elections

State of emergency declared in New York and New Jersey as blizzard approaches - live updates

Arab Group Calls on Eastwood, Cooper to Denounce Islamophobic Threats

Supreme Court rules for employer in retiree benefits fight

17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead by Three Cops at Texas Police Station

Your Son Is Deceased
Albuquerque has one of the highest rates of fatal shootings by cops, but no officer has been indicted.

The Triumph of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex
To understand perverse military decision-making, follow the money.

Bangladesh aims to be world’s 'first solar nation'

To Avenge Mr. Merlin, CIA Exposed Mrs. Merlin

Scott Walker's Freudian Slip

Let's See Who Can Justify This Police Behavior

Still No Solution to Storage of High-Level Radioactive Nuclear Waste

In Case You Missed It: Three States Have Proposed 20-Week Abortion Bans in First Weeks of 2015

El Salvador: Pardon Granted for One of 17 Women Jailed for Miscarriage, Accused of Homicide

Commodity boom extracting increasingly heavy toll on Amazon forests
Falling prices and rising debt are driving some Latin American leaders to relax legislation aimed at protecting the environment.

The Ghastly, Remotely Piloted, Robotic Reaper Drone

Seven States That Are Next in Line to Legalize Marijuana

After Spending More Than Half His Life Behind Bars, Innocent North Carolina Man Now Free

Africa's quiet solar revolution
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa - and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.

Know What's Killing More People in Nigeria Than Boko Haram? Lack of Drinking Water

The war on leaks has gone way too far when journalists' emails are under surveillance

Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report

People can be induced to remember crimes they never committed
Implanting a false memory of committing a crime is easier than you think.

Verizon’s Mobile ‘Supercookies’ Seen as Threat to Privacy

Chemical Industry and Republican Lawmakers Succeed in Stalling EPA Chemical Regulation Process

'It was cold, very cold': migrant children endure border patrol 'ice boxes'

Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners to Amateurs'
Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA.

Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

“American Sniper’s” biggest lie: Clint Eastwood has a delusional Fox News problem
The insanities and fantasies at the heart of "American Sniper" explain everything about the state of the 2015 GOP.

Solitary Not Yet Over at Rikers, but Advocates Keep Fighting

Counter-terrorism is supposed to let us live without fear; Instead, it's creating more of it
How many ‘terrorism plots’ initiated by FBI informants will the agency interrupt before Congress finally performs some oversight?

Syriza forms government with right-wing Independent Greeks party

Search Warrants Against WikiLeaks Staff: Justice Department, Google and US Media Silence Threaten Press Freedom

Henry A. Giroux | Death-Dealing Politics in the Age of Extreme Violence

Chris Christie Launches PAC for 2016 Run

The Sheriff Who Sold Amnesty
Jimmy Metts, the longest-serving sheriff in South Carolina, exploited the contradictions between anti-immigrant sentiment and the need for cheap, undocumented labor.

GOP's New Social Security Playbook: Pit the Disabled Against Retirees

Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

WikiLeaks ‘astonished and disturbed’: Google gave its major staff data to US government

Texas Used Junk Science to Restrict Abortion

Secrets of modern mercenaries: Inside the rise of private armies

A Detainee's Diary
Even with the redactions, 'Guantánamo Diary' is an extraordinary document - 'A vision of hell, beyond Orwell, beyond Kafka,' as John le Carré aptly describes it in a back cover blurb - that every American should read."

Northeast Braces for Massive Snowstorm

US Won’t Admit to Killing a Single Civilian in the ISIS War

Erica Garner-Snipes: ‘I believe in justice. It will take a long time but it’s gonna come’
Eric Garner’s daughter talks of the day her father died, her role in the civil rights movement and how the loss has affected Eric’s granddaughter.

Fiat-Chrysler boss wants wages tied to profits in new auto contract

NSA reform remains cybersecurity legislation's biggest hurdle
By June 1, Congress must reauthorize the sections of the Patriot Act that are the basis for the NSA's most controversial surveillance programs.

Georgia sheriff's department eager to use drones

Deaths Mar Egypt Uprising Commemorations as Toll Exceeds 18

CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

Will Senator Burr's Attempt to Bury CIA Torture Report Actually Make It More Likely the Report Leaks?

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western US Is 'Unprecedented'
Deaths come as scientists see mass-mortality events in the marine world, from sea urchins to fish and birds. Warmer waters suspected.

Obama Administration to Propose New Wilderness Protections in Arctic Refuge - Alaska Republicans Declare War

New Documents Show FBI Targeted NATO Protesters

Effort to Make the "Right to Vote" a True Constitutional Right

And the Lifetime Award for Shameful Corporate Behavior Goes to... Chevron

The Devastating Impact of Vaccine Deniers, in One Measles Chart

Are Tiny Homes Part of the Solution to Homelessness?

Murder Conviction Reversed After Prosecutor Shows Jury 100 Prejudicial Power Point Slides During Closing Arguments

Border Patrol Agents Shoot and Kill Man Who Drove Through Checkpoint

The Surprising Cost of Growing Up Poor in the Shadow of Wealth

Charles Koch calls on fellow conservative donors to expand their commitment

The Next Big Progressive Battle: A Living Wage

ALEC Forces the Question: Will Labor Really Go Local?

Peter McLaren: Putting Radical Life in Schools

Pentagon dispatches first batch of US forces to train Syrian rebels

iPhone has secret software that can be remotely activated to spy on people, says Snowden

Boko Haram attack key Nigerian city hours ahead of John Kerry arrival

France Sees As Many Anti-Muslim Acts In January As All Of 2014

In Ferguson

The true cost of Citizens United: The Roberts Court’s darkest hour revisited

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Bid to raise fuselage begins

Japan investigating reports of hostage killed by ISIL

Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

War Is Exploding Anew in Ukraine; Rebels Vow More