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Seven things the middle class can't afford anymore

Jim Crow persists: How Ferguson case leaks revive a shameful tradition

School worker tried to stop Washington shooting

Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets

Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist

There's an Island Made of Toxic Trash Rising Out of the Sea in the Maldives

A 'Worthless and Whiny' Attack on a Genuine Journalistic Hero

New Ebola Quarantine Protocol Seen as Barrier to Volunteers

Ebola Arrives in New York; Cable News Clears the Decks for Rolling Coverage

Few People Killed in US Drone Strikes Identified as Terrorists
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Can a "Homeless Bill of Rights" End the Criminalization of LA’s Most Vulnerable Residents?

How Native Americans Could Save the Democrats' Senate Majority

David Swanson | War Culture

50 Ways to Describe the Repulsiveness of Pat Robertson

It’s 2014. Why Do We Still Need Laws Banning Coerced Sterilization?
California has banned sterilization as a form of birth control in state women's prisons, only after a long hard fight by people inside and out.

"God Never Sends You More Than You Can Handle," By a Drone Operator

Charles P. Pierce | Nice While It Lasted

Teenagers Take Climate Change Lawsuit to the Supreme Court

Big Insurance Won’t Prep or Pay for Climate Change, Fails to See Irony
You'd think insurance firms have a strong financial incentive to get ahead of climate change-induced trouble. Think again, says a new report.

Don't Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes

Transgender Federal Worker Wins Historic Discrimination Case

Expert: My Michael Brown Autopsy Analysis Was Taken "Out of Context"

Farce of US Multibillion Dollar War on Opium in Afghanistan Exposed by Record Crop
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

New Koch Super PAC gives GOP last-minute boost

Boko Haram raids Madagali, kidnaps 45 girls

Austin Police Officer Shot ‘Point Blank’ Into Car Of Women Fleeing Attackers

Fracking Companies Use Loophole to Avoid Permits for Dangerous Chemicals, Report Says

Election to Cost Nearly $4 Billion, CRP Projects, Topping Previous Midterms

Confused NYPD Officer Kicks Fellow Cop in Head Thinking He's a Suspect

For the Bottom 90% of Americans, Financial Security is Slipping Away

Did Elizabeth Warren Just Change Her Tune on Running for President?

Hong Kong Protesters March After Leader Says Democracy Gives Poor Too Much Power

Meet the Lord High Badass of Canada
The NRA's nonsense notwithstanding, every so often the "Good guy with a gun" scenario actually plays out. This was one such time.

Why Republicans Think a Lot of You Shouldn’t Vote

Woman May Be Kicked Out of Her Home Over $95 Overdue Tax Bill She Never Received

GOP’s Maniacal New Vote Scheme: What Wingnuts Are Hatching to Keep the "Riff-Raff" Away
Paranoia reaches a fever pitch in Arizona, where the right has violent nightmares -- and an absurd response in mind

Cheap Solar Power Just Became an Employee Benefit for More Than 100,000 People

Man Apprehended After Jumping White House Fence in Latest Security Breach

Ebola Outbreak Threatens Food Crisis in West Africa

Mexican drug cartels are worse than ISIL

California Marine is first service member to die in Iraq on mission against Islamic State

In Brazilian city, homeless face ‘extermination’

Outrage Continues at Susan G. Komen’s ‘Frack for the Cure’ Pinkwashing Campaign

First-Year Teacher Intervened With Marysville Shooter, Saved Lives

As Optimism Grows, Possible Iran Deal Gains Key Endorsement

LAPD officer accused of beating, kicking restrained suspect in the head

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Notes on a Wretched Election Season
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Marching Nationwide, Activists Demand Full Data on Americans Killed by Police

Startups and the Fight Over San Francisco’s Public Spaces
The city’s tech culture has thrived by monetizing commodities that were once free. It’s no wonder that the Parks Department wants in on the action.

Ferguson Protests: Amnesty Report Criticises Police Excesses
Rights group raises concerns about heavy-duty equipment, ammunition, curfew and children affected by teargas

The Spectacular Implosion of GOP’s Senate Hopes in Oregon

Portland Infant Formula Has Pesticide-Resistant GMOs

Doctor at New York Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola Virus
Preliminary test confirms virus in Craig Spencer, a physician with Doctors Without Borders who had been working in west Africa

Physician Suspected to Have Ebola in New York City
A physician is currently being treated at Bellevue Hospital in New York City for Ebola-like symptoms after returning from a recent trip treating patients of the outbreak in West Africa.

That Time the Reagan White House Press Briefing Erupted With Laughter Over AIDS 13 Times

Burns' Series "The Roosevelts" Gives PBS a Ratings Milestone

Fracking Threatens Millions of Californians
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

William Rivers Pitt | The True History of Blowback in One Sentence

Goldman Makes It Official That the Stock Market Is Manipulated, Buybacks Drive Valuations

Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges

The Republican Who Sacrificed Over 22,000 American Lives to Win an Election

The mayor of South Miami is fed up with Florida's refusal to address sea-level rise, which threatens to wipe out the southern end of the state.

Social Security benefits will increase by 1.7% in 2015

Police Officer Jailed For Forcing Sex On Inmates

Mexican Radio Journalist Atilano Román Tirado Shot Dead Live on Air

Solar Homeowners Battle Their Electric Companies

Canadian Police Say Ottawa Attack Was by Lone Gunman
A day after police said there may have been two other assailants during an attack in which a gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier, the authorities said they were satisfied there was only one attacker.

Pentagon Admits ISIS Nabs US Weapons

The Cornerstone of War Is Dehumanization: One My Lai a Month
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Making of the Warrior Cop
Drones, sniper rifles, armored vehicles, and a billion-dollar credit line. 72 hours with the nation's top SWAT teams.

Gohmert: Gay Massage Will Make Our Soldiers Vulnerable to Terrorism

Reagan Aide Wants the South to Secede and Form Anti-Gay "Reagan" Nation

Mexican Government -- Tell Us the Truth -- Where are the Ayotzinapa 43?

Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women

Senator Ron Wyden Blasts CIA for Censoring Torture Report
"The intelligence leadership doing everything they can to bury the facts," said Wyden, D-Ore., a Senate Intelligence Committee member.

Venezuela: Twitter Users Detained After Socialist Party Deputy Is Slain
Robert Serra's assassination shook the country's increasingly embattled political leadership and further stoked the already-high tensions between authorities and opposition party members.

BP Flak: We Didn't Ruin Gulf, Louisiana Caused Oyster Losses

Chevron Greases Local Election With Gusher of Cash
The corporate giant is pouring money into a city council race in Richmond, California, site of one of the state's two largest oil refineries – both owned by Chevron.