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Hedge Fund Avoided $6 Billion in Taxes in Bogus Scheme With Banks

Car Loans Could Be the Next Subprime Crisis.

Court Strikes Down Some Federal Obamacare Subsidies

Powering Villages With Solar Instead of Dirty Fossil Fuels

FAA bans U.S.-Israel flights, citing rocket attack

Is Netenyahu's State of Siege and Collective Punishment of Gaza Reinforcing Support for Hamas? Looks That Way.

Jon Stewart Takes on His Right to Criticize Some Israeli Policies

Twenty Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

Existing home sales hit fastest pace since Oct.

Appalling US Domestic Gun Devastation: This Is the Toll Chicago’s Gun Violence Has Taken on the City’s Kids

Thousands of Palestinian Businesses on West Bank and in Israel Strike Against Killings in Gaza

Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

Emails Reveal Feds and Rail Companies Pressured States to Keep Oil-by-Rail Information Secret

Why more companies want pensions off their books

NYPD Unreformed
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has done little to make good on campaign promises to reform a police department that had come to be seen by many as running off the rails.

Editorial Position of the New York Times: Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

Pretending It’s Not Rape: The Politics of a Violation and a Community That Covered It Up
Ariel Zepeda for BuzzFlash at Truthout, With an Introduction by Rebecca Solnit

Johns Hopkins agrees to $190 million settlement over patients being secretly videotaped

China shuts meat factory supplying expired meat to McDonald's, KFC

Wind Turbine Manufacturer Hiring 800 People in Colorado as Orders Pile Up

Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

UN: Palestinian children tortured, used as human shields by Israel

US court says warrant for access to all content of email account is justified

HUMOR: Bible Stories for Newly Formed and Young Corporations

Chilling Map Shows Boston With a 7.5-Foot Coastal Flood

'Silence Is Consent': Thousands Worldwide March for Gaza

Senate Bill Would Hold Corporate Executives Criminally Accountable for Not Disclosing Lethal Product Defects
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Bad Boss Tax
Workers at Target, Walmart and McDonald’s need food stamps to survive. Should the companies be taxed accordingly?

The Limits of the Law in Insider Trading

Four years have passed since Congress passed a reform law aimed at limiting the fallout of another Wall Street collapse. Only half of the intended rules are in place.

Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to Block

California Couple Tries to Conserve Water, Ends Up Facing $500 Fine for Brown Lawn

Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Israel’s Gaza Massacres: F-16 Kills 24 Relatives After 72 Die in Shejaiya

Direct Action to Survive in Detroit

Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot and Killed by Sniper

Hoax alert: Video showing “Hamas using children as human shields” is from Syria

Four emergency workers on 'modified duty' over NYPD chokehold death

The five biggest threats to human existence
We have a duty to prevent existential threats from becoming reality. Here are some of the greatest facing humanity.

Fracking fight headed for the ballot in Colorado

How a Sudden Flood of Oil Money Has Transformed North Dakota
The clout and swagger of the oil companies in politics has unsettled this traditionally amicable and moderate state of just 725,000 people.

Report: Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Netherlands opens war crimes investigation into airliner downing

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Children With Seizures

When the Boss Says, 'Don't Tell Your Coworkers How Much You Get Paid'
"Whether I was working as a barista or a paralegal, the story was the same: My employers wanted me to keep my mouth shut about money."

Detroit suspending water shut-offs for 15 days

Do Not GM My Food!

EPA blocks huge Alaska mine project with environmental restrictions

Extremism across Europe is interconnected

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

US Doubles Down on Foreign Military Sales

Requiem for the American Century - Turning 70, Paragraph by Paragraph

Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel

Republicans Freak Out at Learning Reagan Decree Protects Lois Lerner

World Health Organization calls for decriminalization

Water Rights March in Detroit
On Friday, July 18, thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit to call attention to a major public health crisis as the city shuts off the water for residents who are behind on their bills.

Nuke Dump Operator Received $1.9 Million Bonus After Fire

The great American oyster collapse
Acidification of the world's oceans is believed to be behind plummet in oyster population in the Pacific Northwest.

Glenn Greenwald: Netanyahu’s “telegenically dead” comment is grotesque but not original

In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago

How industrial disasters discriminate
The socioeconomic dimensions of chemical explosions

Transgender Activists Speak Out Against Campaign to End Trans Military Ban

The pro-tax evasion, pro-deficits party strikes again

Obama to Report Widening of Initiative for Black and Latino Boys
My Brother’s Keeper Program Grows to Include More Impoverished Minorities

Iron Dome: the public relations weapon

Israel in Gaza: Investigating the Ethics of a War of Choice

The Last Hope for Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance May Have Just Gone Poof

An 11-Year-Old Girl Is the Latest Victim of Chicago’s Gun Violence Epidemic

Why No Vetoed Resolutions on Civilian Killings in Gaza?

Comcast has spent nearly $2,000,000 influencing politics in the first half of 2014

Private Prison CEO Will Host Florida Governor at $10,000-a-Plate Fundraiser

GOP’s highway robbery: How self-styled patriots choke future growth, ensure American decline

MH17 victims put on refrigerated train bound for unknown destination

‘Drug resistant’ bacteria found in British river

Gaza: this shameful injustice will only end if the cost of it rises
The idea that Israel is defending itself from unprovoked attacks is absurd. Occupied people have the right to resist.

Two drilling companies sue Ohio city over ban on oil and gas wells
Broadview Heights residents take steps to enforce their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking as energy corporations sue, claiming a corporate right to frack.

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza
Palestinian human rights group accuses Israel military of using shells that spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal darts.

Further Military Assistance to Israel May Be Illegal Under US Law

Outside groups pumped $2.6 million into North Carolina's primaries

Thousands flee Gaza neighborhoods as Israel escalates bombardment
A 2-hour truce collapses and bodies line the streets, with 425 Palestinians dead; Kerry defends Israel's actions.

The Oil Industry Hits an Unexpected Roadblock
A small city in Maine strikes a blow against Canadian tar sands extraction.

The NYPD Has a Long History of Killing Unarmed Black Men

Berlin wants to prosecute US handlers of German spies

The rise of data and the death of politics
Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But if technology provides the answers to society's problems, what happens to governments?

What Corporate Media and Corporate Latino Politicians Won't Tell You About Central American Child Refugees

As war returns to Gaza, it is the children who are frozen in fear

Why Isn’t Israel Ever Asked to Recognize Palestine’s “Right to Exist”?

Airline Horror Spurs New Rush to Judgment
President Obama and the State Department's "anti-diplomats" are fanning flames of anger against Russia after the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. But some US intelligence analysts doubt the popular blame-the-Russians" scenario.

Israel's Groundhog Day: Reverse Snowballs and the Horror of Lawn-Mowing

Activists Organize 'Standing Our Ground Week' Ahead of High-Stakes Marissa Alexander Hearing
Why are Stand Your Ground laws applied to paranoid, gun-wielding men but not women fighting off domestic abusers?

Largest US Sentence Reduction in History Approved for Drug Offenders
Decision by US Sentencing Commission to reduce 46,000 drug sentences comes amid a sea change in criminal justice reform.

Child Migrants Are Refugees the US Helped Create

Human Catastrophe at Gaza's Hospitals

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning It May Be Contaminating Aquifers

In Remote Corners of India, Immunity for Soldiers Who Kill and Rape Civilians

Conflicting Federal Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Funding in Uncertainty Until Appeals Are Decided

Obama Administration Flooded with 26,000 Comments Opposing Proposal to Disguise Offshoring of U.S. Manufacturing by Rebranding Firms that Relocate Production as ‘Factoryless Goods’ Manufacturers

World breaks temperature record for June after hottest May

Members Of Congress Take ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, Said Gandhi, and Israel Is Losing Its Sight in Gaza
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Palestinian Journalist Believes MSNBC Has Canceled Her Appearances Because She Accused Network of Israeli Bias

Reuters: "Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado."

Evangelical Group Aims to Convert Children as Young as Five at Portland Parks and Pools

True Blood's Ted Cruz Fundraiser At Bush Library Driving Wingnuts Crazy

Eight key questions for whether Republicans take back the Senate

The U.N. Security Council Calls for an Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza: More Than 500 Palestinians Dead; 20 Israelis

Detroit Stops Water Shutoffs -- Temporarily: But This Is a PR Stunt. The Citizen Shutoffs Will Be Back, No Doubt About It, Alas.

California Voters Afforded Opportunity This November to Weigh-in on 'Corporate Personhood'

Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after spill from a drilling site into a tributary of the Ohio River

US Secretary of State John Kerry reached new heights of hypocrisy
Kerry Castigates Putin for Using US Strategy of Training, Arming Rebels.

Study: More Than Half of the People Executed in the United States Have a Severe Mental Illness

Renewables Account for More Than Half of 2014's New US Energy Capacity
Brandon Baker of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Subscribers to new Verizon rewards program must agree to tracking: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device

MSNBC Contributor Slams Network for Pro-Israel Coverage: 'We Are Ridiculous!'

Wisconsin prison guards accused of abusing dozens of prisoners
Volume, severity of complaints prompt calls for investigation.

Fighting in Gaza Bad for Mankind, Great for Right-Wing Website

This Chinese company can 3D print 10 houses in a day

The Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0: It’s Not About the Stupid Science-Deniers
Eighty-nine years after a Dayton jury found John Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, the people of this town are still acting out the creationist debate, all in order to put on a show.

Tow Truck Owner Uses Viral Challenge to Help a Homeless Family

Blockade at First Tar Sands Site in US Challenges 'Brazen Disregard for Climate Crisis'
Happening now: Activists target construction at PR Spring tar sands site in Utah.

Airlines, Travel Sites Hand Over Your Full Booking Credit Card, IP Info to Feds, Who Keep It Stored With No Encryption

Rep. Keith Ellison Wants to Make Union Organizing a Civil Right

The FCC Wants to Let Cities Build Their Own Broadband. House Republicans Disagree.

Error: You Have No Payments From Pharma
Doctors checking a soon-to-be-unveiled federal website that will publicly list drug company payments are encountering error messages if they have not accepted industry money.

Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries

Proposed Republican Bill Would Treat Contraception Like a Luxury Good

Distorted Reality in Detroit
The right-wing forces in our country have long been thinking about how bankruptcy can be used to attack pensions, privatize services, and destroy the political power of cities.

Paul Krugman | The Fiscal Fizzle: An Imaginary Budget and Debt Crisis

Israeli Peace Demo Violently Disrupted, Dozens Injured as Counter-Protesters Yell "Death to Arabs"

With 92% of Coal Ash Still Coating North Carolina River Bed, Duke Energy Declares Cleanup Complete

"Blood on American Hands": Richard Falk on Palestine

Obama Signs Executive Order on LGBT Job Discrimination

Iraq whitewash? Swathes of UK public inquiry findings suppressed

"Indiscriminate" Bombing in Gaza Pushes Death Toll Beyond 500

Dahr Jamail | The Brink of Mass Extinction

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry to Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen to Border

Rise of the Christian left: Why the religious right’s moment may be ending

Inside the AIDS Conference Reeling From Losses Aboard MH17
"It just seems unfair, but it's a community that's used to dealing with things that are unfair."

Black Southern Voters Poised to Play a Historic Role

2020 war room: Inside the secret plan to beat GOP gerrymandering

Have Some Fish With Your Plastic
If you eat fish then you are eating plastic. That's what an eminent international team of scientists concluded earlier this month.

US Empire Reaches Breaking Point - Time to End It

Idaho Nurse’s Lawsuit Against Bulk Collection of Phone Records Gains Supporters

MH17: Dutch experts arrive at crash scene as heavy fighting breaks out
Investigators say train being loaded with bodies will soon be moved as Ukraine launches offensive near Donetsk station.

Is a Meth House Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon?
How public attitudes, big pharma and medical insurers contribute to the continuing rise of meth labs.

Five Innocuous Activities That Can Get You Put in the Government's Anti-Terrorism Database

Marissa Alexander denied Stand Your Ground hearing

Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door for Poor Residents

Dean Baker | Cheap Talk at the Fed

Looting and tear gas in Paris as protestors riot over Israeli offensive in Gaza

Three teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

Somerset, Kentucky becomes first city in the US to offer its residents a municipal gas station

Iran completes process of eliminating enriched uranium

Blowback on the Border: America's Child Refugee Crisis
Decades of short-sighted, inhumane US policies have brought a child refugee crisis to America's door.

The Central American refugees are 21st century descendants of imperialism

Who the FBI recruits to spy on US Muslims
Inside the shadowy world of FBI informants

Six Dead in Two Arizona Plane Crashes

Reaping what we have sown in Gaza
Those who turned Gaza into an internment camp for 1.8 million people should not be surprised when they tunnel underneath the earth.

The Big Sort: How Chicago's school choice system is tracking kids into separate high schools based on achievement

“Thank you for visiting me”
Child immigrants are fleeing the most dangerous places on earth

Gaza crisis: Barack Obama and UN call for immediate ceasefire

Fukushima's Children Are Dying

FBI warns of scams targeting families of migrant children
Scammers claim to be reuniting US-based family members with migrant children; 90,000 youth will enter the US this year.

The New Face of Hunger
Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We sent three photographers to explore hunger in three very different parts of the United States, each giving different faces to the same statistic: One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat.

America’s shameful ebola ignorance: The troubling truth about our attitude toward the virus
The worst-ever outbreak of the virus has western Africa in its grips - but Americans are looking the other way.

What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?
The US media’s Ukraine bias has been obvious, siding with the Kiev regime and bashing ethnic Russian rebels and Russia’s President Putin. But now - with the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down - the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous.

Photos: Central American migrants on the Train of Death, searching for a new life

Why Grocery Store Workers Are Making Less While Big Chains Clean Up

A View From the Border: Signs From a Surprising Rally in Texas

Sonic cannons for East Coast: Obama approves oil exploration despite ‘threat to sea life’

Texas Prison Roof Collapses; 19 Prisoners Injured

Stop calling soldiers “heroes”: It stops us from seeing them as human - and dismisses their experience
"Hero" sounds like praise, but it's not: It glosses over the human cost of war, and keeps us from helping our vets.

64 public figures, 7 Nobel laureates, call for arms embargo on Israel
Tutu, Chomsky, Waters, Pappe, others accuse country of 'war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.'

North Carolina public gets a chance to weigh in on proposed fracking rules

Political Bias and Adjudication Disparities Among Mexican Asylum Seekers

Meet Executive Order 12333: The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on Americans

Israeli Army Is Requiring Journalists to Sign Waiver in Case of Injury or Death

In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates

Shouldn't the People Who Build Cities Be Able to Live in Them?

Lawsuit Filed to Force NYPD to Respect Citizens' First Amendment Right to Record Police Officers

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Attorney Once Tried to Turn Him in to the FBI

El Salvador Launches Public Education Campaign to Curtail Emigration of Children

Plastic 'Trash Islands' Forming In Ocean Garbage Patch

Federal Court: No Execution Unless Arizona Reveals Drug Source

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Rally Across France, Defying Ban on Demonstrations

15,000 turn out for pro-Gaza rally in London (PHOTOS)

A View From Gaza: "Where Should We Go?"

Edward Snowden Calls on Hackers to Help Whistleblowers Leak More Secrets

Costa Concordia oil spill 'nothing to worry about'
Italian government plays down environmental threat as operation begins to remove stricken cruise ship from island of Giglio.

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