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Topaz, the Largest Solar Plant in the World, Is Now Fully Operational
The 550-megawatt project is on-line and sending power to the California grid.

New bill would allow the VA to recommend medical marijuana for patients

Rep. Hank Johnson: Why does Ferguson still look like Iraq? Congress can stop the military police

Dozens arrested, traffic blocked in 170 cities on Day 2 of Ferguson protests

The right’s vile Ferguson ploy: Why they really want to focus on “riots”
Supporters of Darren Wilson and apologists for Ferguson officials are desperate to change the subject. Here's why.

Study: Over 1.2 million veterans lack health insurance
Study says vets earned too much for VA benefits; many live in states refusing ACA funding to expand Medicaid.

Groups Sue US Government to Stop Coal Industry's Pillage of Public Lands

Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Is Just the Latest to Go Unprosecuted for a Fatal Shooting
Since 2004, St. Louis County police officers have killed people in at least 14 cases. Few faced grand juries, and none was charged.

Six Revelations from the Michael Brown Grand Jury Documents

KKK Leader Meets With Anonymous After Group Hijacks Twitter Account

Mexican President Burned in Effigy as Tens of Thousands Mark Day of Protest

Darren Wilson Prosecutor Was Biased From the Get-Go in the Middle of a Racist Cauldron
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Officer Darren Wilson's Story Is Unbelievable. Literally.

With Impunity and Justice For Cops

How Oil Ate the Heart of North Dakota

Obama's Feet to the Fire? Not Likely. Not Ever

Thousands Protest Peacfully Around The Nation Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision, More Protests Planned

Paul Krugman | Still Waiting for the Collapse

Ferguson Protests to #FergusonNext: 5 Paths to Progress After Non-Indictment
A grand jury has confirmed America’s addiction to violence and racism. It’s time to go beyond one officer and one place. Here is how the healing might begin

Tamir Rice, Boy Shot Dead By Cleveland Police, Did Not Point Replica Gun at Officer

The Police Have Choices. Why Do They So Often Choose So Poorly?
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

If You're a Rotten Employer, the Internet Will Find You
It's the only weapon we have left, but it's a damned good one.

La Via Campesina: Day of Action Against Violence Towards Women

No Justice in America: Why Promises of Change Were Too Slow for Mike Brown
Like so many others before them, Mike Brown's family was denied not just justice -- but fairness

Protests Flare After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
The town is reeling from a chaotic night of demonstrations after it was announced that a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager would not be charged.

Ferguson Prosecutor Robert McCulloch Gives Bizarre Press Conference

The Democratic Party Must Find Its Core Values in Order to Become Relevant Again

Sleep Is the Enemy of Capital

Killer of Michael Brown Not Indicted: Prosecutor Disparages Those Who Demand Justice

Seven Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ferguson’s dire new chapter: What happens next - and why it matters

Are Killers Still in Charge of Our Health Care?
Even with Obamacare, US for-profit health insurance companies are still incentivized by their for-profit status to put profits ahead of people's lives.

Longest-Serving US Prisoner in Solitary Ordered Free Again, but State Obstruction Bars His Release (VIDEO)

Ferguson grand jury reaches decision

Uncle Sam Needs Some Better Nephews
The kingpins of Congress have spent years carving tax loopholes that help America’s CEOs fleece the federal treasury. Now these kingpins are pushing a corporate tax ‘reform’ that ignores the loopholes.

'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'
When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go.

Mexico Moves Detained Protesters to Maximum Security Prisons

Tallying Up Returns on Corporations' Political Investments

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

Five candidates to replace Hagel
While Obama has several possible candidates, the choice is complicated by the fact that he will have to get his nominee past a Republican-controlled Senate next year.

Here Are All 43 of the Cases of Sexual Harassment Thrown Out Because of One Supreme Court Decision

US companies supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats
Surveillance gear generally falls outside US export controls.

Sandra Steingraber | Why I Am in Jail

A New Canal Through Central America Could Have Devastating Consequences
The ramificiations of the proposed route have environmentalists worried, and for good reason.

Man Allegedly Tortured by UK and US for Nearly a Decade Wins Right to Sue Britain

After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal

New high school course: ‘How to deal with cops’

Texas oil company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater into Gulf

Dispatch From Syria: US Bombing Campaign Driving Wave of ISIS Support

Family, Lawmakers Meeting With Prosecutors After Police Shooting Death of Unarmed Brooklyn Man Ruled Homicide

Louisiana village issues ban on pit bulls and rottweilers, expects to collect them for "disposal" by December 1

Can Green Bonds Bankroll a Clean Energy Revolution?

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

Australians target eco-unfriendly banks
'Ethical' banking surges after big banks lent out $16 billion for coal, oil and gas projects in Australia since 2008.

Where Oil and Politics Mix
After an unusual land deal, a giant spill and a tanker-train explosion, anxiety began to ripple across the North Dakota prairie.

Israeli officer charged in shooting death of Palestinian teen

They Believe in Teachers and in Education for All: Why Finland's Kids Often Top League Tables

Click Here to See If You’re Under Surveillance

Henry Giroux: Marginalized Youth Must Challenge the System That Oppresses Them

Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

DHS Set to Destroy Governmentwide Network Surveillance Records

Who will stop Walmart from 'wreaking havoc' on the American Dream?

Extreme Weather Will Be ‘New Climate Normal’ Without Immediate Action, Warns World Bank

Left Out of Obama’s New Plan: The Immigrants Excluded

CIA's Torturous Maneuvers on Torture
The CIA is fighting congressional demands to release a report on its covert program for torturing “war on terror” suspects, even as the spy agency contemplates a reorganization that could give the covert-action side more ways to bend the truth.

What’s a CEO Really Worth? Too Many Companies Simply Don’t Know

Bigger Health Care Providers Mean Bigger Profits, but Not Always Better Care
Hospitals are buying private physician practices left and right, and state attorneys general should consider whether such mega-providers violate anti-trust laws.

Police: Woman Saying She's 'Ready for Ferguson' Shoots, Kills Self by Accident

Dean Baker | Seven Years After: Why This Recovery Is Still a Turkey

Senegal Arrests Five Women Under the Country’s Draconian Anti-Homosexual Law

The Craving for Democracy
Many people are unwilling to participate in an electoral game that does not provide any form of genuine popular control over decisions that affect people's well-being and freedom.

Deforestation, "Development" Connected to Spread of Ebola in West Africa

Faith in the age of mass incarceration: Healing Communities training in Northern Illinois

Wall Street’s taxpayer scam: How local governments get fleeced - and so do you

Meet the Taliban's psychiatrist

Judge overturns Mississippi same-sex marriage ban

UK Journalists Are Suing the Police for Spying on Them

'Recount' Ahead for Oregon's GMO Ballot Measure
Hand-count of paper ballots likely after computer tallies report margin of fewer than 900 votes out of over 1.5 million cast.

Federal, civil avenues remain for pursuing action against Darren Wilson

Nation’s Largest Food Bank Reduces Portions, Turns Away Needy After Massive Food Stamp Cuts

Glenn Greenwald | The US/UK Campaign to Demonize Social Media Companies as Terrorist Allies

Congress Poised to Eliminate Key Tax Breaks for Middle Class, Provide Permanent Tax Breaks for Corporations

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

Charles P. Pierce | The Day After In Ferguson: There Is Always a Reason

Four Reasons Keystone Really Matters
Pipeline apologists tell us the president’s decision isn’t that important for the climate—the dirty oil will flow anyway. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Most White People in America Are Completely Oblivious
Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don't get that.

The National Bar Association Takes Public Issue With Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
"The National Bar Association is questioning how Darren Wilson, a Police Officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was not indicted and tried for the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown."

"Monster" Fracking Wells Guzzle Water in Drought-Stricken Regions

Ferguson Public Library Sees "Staggering" Spike in Donations After Grand Jury Decision

Senate Report: Scale of Wall Street Holdings Are “Unprecedented in US History”

Darren Wilson Wasn’t Indicted - the System Was
The St. Louis County prosecutor seemed to blame society more than the cop who shot Michael Brown, but he didn’t address the race and class issues that set the tone of life in Ferguson.

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Follow the Oiltanking Trail

New York Fed, Goldman in Criminal Investigation for Sharing Confidential Information

Warning to Ferguson Police: Protesters Win Millions for Police Misconduct
-- Bill Quigley for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Monsanto Pays $2.4 Million Fine for Wrecking Pacific NW Wheat

Ferguson: Police Mole Helping Anonymous Identify KKK Link With Darren Wilson
A mole within the St Louis County Police Department is feeding information to Anonymous hacktivists trying to prove a link between Darren Wilson and the Ku Klux Klan.

How to Talk About Climate Change on Thanksgiving

Senate Torture Investigation Fails to Interview Key Torture Victims

Obama's New Leader at the Pentagon Will Mean More War – not Less

Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

VA Ousts Hospital Chief in Phoenix Scandal

I Went to UVA and I Hope They Sue the Everloving Crap Out of It

The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

Grand Jury Led by Pro-Police Prosecutor Decides Cops Have License to Kill

Live Stream: Ferguson grand jury decision

How Grassroots Efforts Against Fracking Are Succeeding
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Network Anchors Have Met With Michael Brown Shooter Darren Wilson

New Counter-Terrorism Bill Will Prohibit 'Extremist' Speakers from British Universities

Without Systemic Change, This Single College-Educated Mother Can't Find a Living-Wage Job
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Police arrest a freelance journalist at a Ferguson protest. The arrest violates a court order against the police department, according to the ACLU.

Racial gap in US arrest rates: Staggering disparity

Can We Ever Recover From the Murder of John F. Kennedy?

Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Marissa Alexander agreed Monday to a plea deal that effectively ends the four-year old criminal case against her.

The Democratic Party Must Find Its Core Values in Order to Become Relevant Again

Tough Lessons for Rahm
The number of black educators in Chicago's public schools dropped precipitously. With actions that disproportionately affected black teachers, that pattern continued under Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Here's Why Hawaii's Anti-GMO Laws Matter

South Pacific islands prepare to sue French government for $1 billion over nuclear tests

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes - the facts on the ground

Postal Workers Push Back Against Privatization and Post Office Closures

US-Supplied Weapons Are Already Ending Up in ISIS Hands

The New Microsavings: Community-Driven Lending
While microfinancial institutions in developing countries tend to fail without outside volunteers, microsavings groups owned and organized by the communities that use them are on the rise.

Oklahoma Ignores Link Between Record Number of Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Disposal Wells

Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in AT&T, Comcast and Verizon

Now e-cigarettes can give you malware
Better for your lungs, worse for your hard drives, e-cigarettes can potentially infect a computer if plugged in to charge.

Killings by Utah police outpacing gang, drug, child-abuse homicides
Over a five-year period, data show that fatal shootings by police officers in Utah ranked second only to homicides of intimate partners.

The 'big dogs' will sue over net neutrality regardless, says FCC head
The chair of the federal communications commission, Tom Wheeler, is preparing for a battle over net neutrality.

Sanders Joins Warren in Opposing Obama's Wall Street Nominee for Treasury

Anonymous Targets Cleveland Police After 12-Year-Old’s Death

Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing but Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

China Shale Boom Fizzles as Clean Energy, Imports Take Lead

Countries Without Militaries
More than 20 nations lack standing armies - and it's not always about pacifism.

Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

Vietnam, Agent Orange and GMOs
An Agent Orange maker is being welcomed back to Vietnam to grow genetically modified organisms.

US policies in Mexico have made bad situation worse
Missing Mexican students are collateral damage of drug-war capitalism.

The Longest Wrongful Imprisonment in US History Is Over

Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor

What "Free Trade" Has Done to Central America
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

Blockadia on Trial: What the Jury Did Not Hear

US, Canada and Ukraine vote against Russia’s anti-Nazism resolution at UN

Greenpeace Activist Injured in Confrontation With Spanish Navy

The Antitax Push Has Done Harm to State and Local Government

The Fight for $15.37 an Hour: How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers' Minimum Wage

Malarkey on the Potomac: Five Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air
People in Washington don't have time for reality. They're lost in a world of their own.

Highest-value terror detainees excluded from Senate investigation of CIA torture

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

Iran nuclear talks extended to 2015

Trade Agreement With Iceland Might Allow Japan to Bypass Effect of Whaling Sanctions

As climate changes, park loses glaciers for which it is named

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of the US