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How the United States Economically and Politically Strangled Puerto Rico

Qatar’s World Cup Will Cost 62 Dead Workers Per Game

Appeal to Reason
How a prominent death penalty lawyer was wronged - and how the Supreme Court can make things right.

“Prison guards can never be weak”: the hidden PTSD crisis in US jails

After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

Mississippi jails in “crisis,” new federal report concludes

Assad regime accused of 35 chlorine attacks since mid-March

One Killed, Homes Underwater as Flooding Wreaks Havoc in Texas, Oklahoma

Families Describe Fleeing War-Torn Ukraine for Russian Camps

Feeling Trapped in a Dead-End System? Cartoonist's Affirmations Encourage Resistance

Body Cameras Are Not Pointed at the Police; They're Pointed at You

Many finance workers still don’t think they can report wrongdoing

WATCH: Virginia Cop Uses Pepper-Spray, Taser on Unresisting Black Man Having Stroke

Stupid Pentagon Budget Tricks

Heatwave sweeps across India, 335 people dead

Six Months Later, Pentagon Admits (Maybe) We Killed Some Kids in Syria

Nepal earthquake: People flee as landslide blocks river

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson to face graft accusations in court

California oil spill five times worse than predicted

ISIS and the New ‘Army of Conquest’ in Syria Are Headed for a Showdown

Coal Conspiracy: Stoking Climate Disaster at the BLM

Josh Duggar and the sexual abuse allegations rocking 19 Kids and Counting

Cleveland Officer Acquitted of Manslaughter in 2012 Deaths

Apple and Google Just Attended a Confidential Spy Summit in a Remote English Mansion

Report Shows Massive Lack Of Medical Treatment For Illinois Prisoners

Pressure mounts to shut down immigrant family detention centers

Nonprofit grocery store set to open in Dorchester
Daily Table, from Trader Joe’s ex-president, aims to serve up affordable, healthy foods.

Marijuana incorporated: cannabis eases into a billion-dollar business high
Legalisation has created a ‘green rush’ as companies find success in edibles, a growing consumer base and a three-day expo at the Hilton.

California accepts historic offer by farmers to cut water usage by 25%
In a twist not even imagined in the film Chinatown, the drought-stricken state accepts a voluntary offer from farmers who hope to stave off mandatory cuts.

Elizabeth Warren is winning: How the progressive icon is remaking politics — without running for president
Take a look at how the liberal superstar is changing the debate on trade if you want to see the party's future.

Department of Justice Again Allows Megabanks to Continue Business as Usual
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Nine Times Josh Duggar Lectured People on Family Values Before He Admitted He Was a Child Molester

California Crews Struggle to Contain Nine-Mile Oil Spill With Booms
18 vessels deployed after 105,000 gallons leak into ocean from burst pipeline

Record Dolphin Die-Off Linked to Gulf Oil Spill
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Kentucky Organizer: Ending White Supremacy Is in Everyone's Interest

"Boys Are Curious": Meet The Duggar Defenders Using Religion to Excuse Fondling Your Sleeping Sister

The Left Matters - Now, More Than Ever
Some leading Democrats seem to have a love-hate relationship with the left. Clearly, the left matters. Why, then, is it so difficult for progressives to get a seat at the table?

Jade Helm 15 Is Not a Federal Takeover: It's Domestic Military Expansion

Gawker Publishes Docs It Says Back Up Explosive Bill O'Reilly Assault Allegations

California Oil Spill Five Times Worse Than Estimated

US to Deliver 2,000 Anti-Tank Weapons to Iraq, Pentagon Says

Duggar Family Spawn/Family Research Council Top Lobbyist Resigns over Molestation Charges

Vermont House Votes to Remove Philosophical Vaccine Exemption

Thousands of Teachers Strike Across Washington State

Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation

Louisiana: Angola prisoners claim in lawsuit they don't get sufficient medical care

Judge Won't Give Public Access to Senate Report on CIA Torture

World stands up against Monsanto: More than 400 cities protest GMOs

Gentrifiers and Prison Profiteers Are “Re-Engineering” the NYPD

3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam

Killing Season for Environmentalists: Death Threats Still Coming to Goldman Prize Winner

Cleveland calm despite rising anger but Tamir Rice case could be new flashpoint

Shot and Gassed: Thousands of Protected Birds Killed Annually

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off
The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

Tony Judt: The Best Man Among Us

France is making it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food

On #WacoThugs, Biker Gangs, and White-on-White Crime

The Government Won’t Let Me Watch Them Kill Bison, So I’m Suing

Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Qatar refuses to let Nepalese workers return to attend funerals after quake

Multiple arrests in Cleveland after officer in case of 137 police shots is acquitted

BP Sued by Mexican Fishing Businesses for Deepwater Horizon Spill

Documents Detail US Complicity in Operation Condor Terror Campaign

Why We Fall For Fake Science

Administration moves to end bulk data collection

Oil Kills Everything It Covers: The Santa Barbara Spill and Continued Destructive Drilling
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Edward Snowden: NSA reform in the US is only the beginning

Texas 'open-carry' gun bill passes just days after deadly Waco shootout
Backers say law would not have made difference with ‘that lawless bunch of people’ as separate bill to legalize carrying on college campuses nears passage.

Senate rejects currency measure

Texas company behind California oil spill a repeat offender

MayDay! MayDay! The Rapture is Just Around The Corner, Warns Billy Graham’s Daughter

Senate adjourns with no clear path forward on Patriot Act

Scientists destroy another climate denier myth: Rising CO2 levels aren’t good for plants
In a 40-year study, the benefits of increased CO2 couldn't make up for the harmful impacts of a changed climate.

Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

Missouri Fines Aetna for Not Charging Women Enough for Abortions

Cops Shoot Unarmed Men for Stealing Beer

Saudi Oil Minister: "Fossil Fuels Doomed, We're Switching to Solar"

Boondoggle HQ: The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed

Biker Gangs, Tamir Rice, and the Rise of White Fragility

Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders

Matt Taibbi: World's Largest Banks Admit to Massive Global Financial Crimes, but Escape Jail (Again)

Obama's New Personal Twitter Account Meets Wave of Racist Tweets

Workers Deliver 1.4 Million Petition Signatures for $15 and a Union to McDonald’s Shareholders

California Oil Spill: Biologists Eyeing Extent of Damage to Waters, Wildlife

Israel's New Deputy Foreign Minister: "This Land Is Ours. All of It Is Ours"

The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program
Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end.

NH Senate Votes to End Medicaid Expansion and Leave 40,000 Stranded Without Insurance

Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray's Death