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Scott Walker is Drowning Students in Debt

Ruling Against "Three Strikes" Sentencing Law Opens Door to Reform

Revenge Killing
Race and the death penalty in a Louisiana parish.

Charles P. Pierce | Why the Green Party's Jill Stein Makes More Sense Than Republicans

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California's New Vaccine Bill

US and Brazil Commit to Climate, Renewable Energy Goals

Charleston Massacre Forces White Nationalists Out of the Shadows

Farm Waste and Animal Fats Will Help Power a United Jet

US Police Killed More People in Three Months Than Egyptian Police Killed in the Past Year

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case That Will Likely Wipe Out Public-Sector Unions

Bree Newsome Brings Wings of Justice to South Carolina by Taking Down Confederate Flag
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Colorado Supreme Court Strikes Down School Voucher Program

Supreme Court Tosses EPA Rules That Would Prevent Thousands of Asthma Cases
EPA rules limiting toxic air pollution emissions would have prevented thousands of cases of asthma, birth defects and other health problems.

Christian Right Apoplectic Over Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The World's Richest People Lost $70 Billion Yesterday

Building a Movement Together: Worker Centers and Labor Union Affiliations

Chris Christie Launches Presidential Campaign

California Oil Train Risks Worse in Minority Areas: Report

If Execution by Torture Isn't "Cruel and Unusual" Punishment, What Is?
The US supreme court has ruled that even the least morally defensible executions are allowable. But there’s some hope in the court’s dissents

Obama Makes More Americans Eligible for Overtime
The move by the White House restores the overtime threshold to about where it was in 1975 in terms of purchasing power.

NSA Wiretapped Two French Finance Ministers: Wikileaks

Dahr Jamail | Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins; 2015 on Pace to Become Hottest Year on Record

NBC to Donald Trump: You're Fired

US supreme court refuses to let Texas close 10 abortion clinics
Justices rule 5-4 to grant emergency appeal from clinics that will now prevent state from enforcing restrictions that would have caused clinics to close

America’s Got War

Dean Baker | Federal Reserve Board, Jobs and the Rewriting of Economic History

10 Coastal Destinations Most at Risk From Sea Level Rise

The Road to Majority Conference, and New York’s ‘Enough Is Enough’ Bill

Cruz Says McConnell Misled on Funding Incumbents

Frog die-off in Lake Titicaca puts spotlight on unchecked pollution that threatens livelihoods

Confronting Southern ‘Victimhood’

NBC cuts ties with Trump

The Stunning, Scorching Accusation in Justice Sotomayor’s Death Penalty Dissent

Two Uber Executives Arrested in France

New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill

Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

World Environment Day – With Liberty, Justice and Sovereignty for All

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Gives Corporations Special Legal Rights
-- David Sirota for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Justice Delivered: A Week That Changed a Nation

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission

Texas AG: Clerks Can Refuse To Give Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

The Birds of British Petroleum
Five years after the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the author of The Tarball Chronicles grabs his binoculars and returns to the scene of the slime.

China's Great Wall 'is disappearing'

String of Nighttime Fires Hit Predominately Black Churches in Four Southern States

Politics shift on ObamaCare

Pope's activism sets stage for awkward visit to Capitol Hill

Republican Religious Fanatics Pose a Much Bigger Threat to Our Country Than ISIS

California oil spill cleanup continues as state may allow expanded production
A month after state’s worst oil leak in decades, the investigation into what went wrong is ongoing. In the meantime, officials are considering a bid to triple output.

Medical marijuana arrives next week in Minnesota – but smoking it is banned

Greek parliament gives green light to Tspiras' bailout referendum
Parliament early Sunday approved prime minister's request for a public referendum on Greece’s debt negotiations.

Peru's Tia Maria Mining Conflict: Another Mega Imposition

Why the Saudis Are Going Solar
The fate of one of the biggest fossil-fuel producers may now depend on its investment in renewable energy.

300+ Wildfires Rage in Alaska

Charleston exposes ugliest truth of our time: Our society places little value on black life

College Is Wildly Exploitative: Why Aren't Students Raising Hell?

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote

Lawmakers Are Using Trade Rules to Blacklist Critics of Israel

Voting Laws Roundup 2015
As the early stages of the 2016 presidential race begin, state legislatures are already considering hundreds of laws that could determine voters' access to the ballot.

No sanctuary from deportation as migrants stay trapped in a legal limbo

Bernie Sanders’s Early Online Haul: $8.3 Million
The enthusiastic crowds that have been greeting Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail have been matched by online donor excitement.

Leave No One Behind: Gay Marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges and the March Forward

Tunisians rally in Sousse to condemn attack on tourists
Country’s main political groups, including the Islamist Ennahda party, attend official city center march as crowds also gather at scene of massacre.

Thousands march in Honduras to demand resignation of president

Justice Department Report Says Police Exacerbated Violence In Ferguson

Reprieve in Texas, but Assault on Reproductive Rights Continues Nationwide

Why the Christian Right Is Going to War (With Itself)

461 People Shot Dead by Police This Year

National Rifle Association's Televised News Show Canceled

There’s Finally Momentum Behind Paid Sick Leave

Cuba First to ​Eliminate Mother-to-Baby HIV Transmission
World Health Organisation hails ‘one of the greatest public health achievements possible’, five years into regional initiative

Crushing Conservatism

America’s Zero Emissions Imperative
-- Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. and Tom Weis of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout.

The Rise of Violent Right-Wing Extremism, Explained

Majority of South Carolina House, Senate Support Taking Down Confederate Flag

Justice Department Report Says Police Exacerbated Violence In Ferguson

Orwell, Huxley and the Scourge of the Surveillance State

Every Single Second the US Spends $103 Fighting ISIS

Goldman Sachs Doesn’t Have Clean Hands in Greece Crisis

FBI Investigating String of Fires at Southern Black Churches After Charleston Shooting

GOP Declares War on the Supreme Court

Californians Struggle for "Normal Life," Without Water

University of Phoenix Sidesteps Obama Order on Recruiting Veterans

US Chamber of Commerce Is Working in Support of Global Tobacco
The US Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds.

Funds for Veterans’ Day Care Dry Up

Chicago Teachers Union Insulted By Punitive Threats As Labor Talks Stall

Interrupting Pride for Black Lives

Kalief Browder’s Life and Death Galvanize Action to End Solitary Confinement

Now We Build A Fair Trade Movement

Stress on water resources threatens lives and livelihoods

Israel seizes Gaza-bound boat in “act of piracy”

Draining of Folsom Lake forces evacuation of Nimbus and American River Hatcheries

Americans Are on the Move — Again

Sensors in wearables will help runners find less polluted routes, US start-up claims

Confederate Flag Parade goes hysterically wrong.

Dalai Lama Endorses Pope Francis's Encyclical on Climate Change
-- Cole Mellino for BuzzFlash at Truthout

In a Brave, Powerful Dissent, Justice Breyer Calls for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Innocent man who spent 30 years on death row died hours before Supreme Court justices cited him

Dylann Roof, 4chan, and the New Online Racism
4chan’s trolling culture didn’t just birth Guy Fawkes hacktivism—it also inspired the racist and neo-fascist sites where the Charleston terrorist lurked.

Both sides of the Pacific- Via Campesina members oppose TPP

States Seeking Voter Citizenship Proof Denied by U.S. Supreme Court

Joseph Stiglitz to Greece’s Creditors: Abandon Austerity Or Face Global Fallout

Supreme Court Rejects Obama's Drive To Cut Power Plant Emissions

Supreme Court OKs Midazolam Use, Death Penalty Drug
Supreme Court upholds use of controversial sedative implicated in botched executions.

With Summer Sun Come Signs of Danger

Charleston exposes ugliest truth of our time: Our society places little value on black life
Let's harness the sadness, outrage and feelings of unity, and use that energy to force more than symbolic action.

Puerto Rico in crisis: weighed down by $73bn debt as unemployment hits 14%
Violent crime is surging, schools are closing and physicians are leaving in droves – but on the mainland, there is little awareness of the island’s struggles

New York prison escapee David Sweat shot and in custody after long manhunt
Fugitive in critical condition after being shot twice in woodlands in upstate New York, close to where other escapee Richard Matt was shot dead.

Greece debt crisis: vote yes to stay in the euro, says Juncker - live updates

Native Children Are Facing a 'National Emergency.' Now Congress Is Pushing to Address It.

Women's Prisons as Sites of Resistance: An Interview With Victoria Law

String of Nighttime Fires Hit Predominately Black Churches in Four Southern States

The Sixth Mass Extinction: We Aren’t The Dinosaurs, We’re The Asteroid

Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

Another Industry-Backed Effort to Delay Crucial Safeguards and Undermine the Regulatory Process

Walton family spends big to make US education more like Walmart

Samar Yazbek: ‘Syria has been hung, drawn and quartered’
From exile in Paris, Samar Yazbek has written a powerful and moving account of her devastated homeland. Here, she tells how she risked her life to cross illegally back into Syria.

“No Boots on the Ground” and Other Fairy Tales

Congressional Letter Puts Spotlight on Abuse of Palestinian Children

GOP battles to defund work of Obama labor board

CIA photos of ‘black sites’ could complicate Guantanamo trials

Julian Assange: US a surveillance superpower spying on foes and allies alike

For Families of People Living With Mental Illness, Police "Support" Is Not the Solution

White supremacist calls Charleston 'a preview of coming attractions'

Spy Agency's Secret Plans to Foster Online "Conformity" and "Obedience" Exposed

IMF and Germany Are Hell-Bent on Finishing Off Even a Moderate Left in Greece