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Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder

The Feds have launched a policing bias study, Holder says

Climate Change: The Next Generation
Kelsey Juliana, an 18-year-old activist, is fighting climate change in the courts and walking across the country to spread the word on global warming.

UN Sees Need for $1 Billion to Fight Ebola

The Real Carbon "Monster" Revealed

Nearly Half of Americans in Major Cities Are in State of Financial Insecurity

Black, White, Asian, Hispanic: The Disparities in Household Income
America's racial divides are also economic ones.

A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick
By charging higher prices for generic drugs that treat certain illness, health insurers may be violating the spirit of the Affordable Care Act, which bans discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions.

The Middle Class and Working Poor’s Lifelong Losing Game, in 10 Slides

FBI Rolls Out Biometric Database on Schedule, Accompanying Privacy Impact Assessment Still Nowhere to Be Found

Egypt Begins Surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Skype on Unprecedented Scale

Here's What Happened When 13 States Raised the Minimum Wage (Hint: Job Growth Didn't Implode)

How Denial Caused One Major Health Catastrophe, and How It May Trigger More Crises

Protesters Beware: Don’t Get Stung By Stingrays
This technology could greatly affect the privacy of your cell phone and general protest communications.

Study: Liberals and conservatives sniff out like-minded mates by body odor

Fifth Graders Teach Oakland School District to Buy Local Food
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Beatdown by Baltimore cop results in suspension, $5 million suit
Video shows officer Vincent E. Cosom throwing haymakers in a brutal attack on a Baltimore street, contradicting the self defense argument he made in his June arrest report.

Mine spill devastates Mexican farmers
Farmers worry about their future as buyers shun local produce and rivers show an elevated presence of heavy metals.

How Africans Could Determine the Fate of Scottish Independence

On Post-White House Circuit, Talk Isn't Cheap

The Federal Budget Deficit Has Disappeared. Really.

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join Union

My Year in the NRA
I grew up and raised my family in Newtown, Connecticut — and own guns. After 26 of my neighbors were massacred, I signed up to see how the organization that controls our gun debates works.

Anonymous Border Patrol Agents Keep Killing People

Why Liberians Thought Ebola Was a Government Scam to Attract Western Aid
Decades of corruption have left Liberians suspicious of their government.

The Last Thing Missouri Needs Is More Guns, but That's Exactly What It's Getting

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan
A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants.

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation
By making it easier to walk, cycle or take the bus, the world cut pollution by 40 percent.

In Georgia, a growing number of violent offenders have received pardons that restore gun rights. Last year 31 percent of gun-rights pardons went to violent felony offenders.

Health Care Is Still for the Rich or Lucky

At least 117 colleges have acquired equipment from the Department of Defense including grenade launchers, M-16 assault rifles and armored vehicles.

Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Risks in Region With Highest Concentration of Wind Farms in Latin America

Hunger easing globally but 1 in 9 people undernourished - report

The Climate Crisis Is a Water Crisis

The Vaguely Written Rule That’s Letting Corporations Get Away With Staying Very White and Male

Fighting Inequality in the New Gilded Age
Restoring genuine democracy in the face of deep-seated disparities must go beyond campaign finance.

Josh Fox: It’s Easy to Switch to Renewable Energy

Chelsea Manning | How to make ISIS fall on its own sword

Chamber of Commerce Should Apologize for Attack on Wife of Walker Prosecutor

Report: Forced labor rife in Malaysian electronics factories
Nearly one-third of employees servicing Western corporations were said to working as modern-day slaves.

Need a fracking supporter? Hire a homeless person.
The North Carolina Energy Coalition seems to have brought in some homeless men to stand in as fracking supporters at a state hearing on developing fracking operations in the state.

Fund Cancer Research to Keep Breakthroughs Coming

Darrien Hunt: new surveillance footage may shed light on police shooting
Video from Utah bank could answer question of whether Hunt was shot from behind while running away from officers.

The United States Has the Largest Prison Population in the World - and It’s Growing

Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

Of Jenga Towers and Environmental Offsets

Retired IRS Agent Pushes New York to Audit Tax Cheats

Cities Find New Ways to Go After Gun Violence
Widespread and comprehensive gun control legislation has failed at the federal and state levels. While cities don’t have the authority to ban guns, they’ve gotten creative trying to control them.

Parents of Aurora theater shooting victim file suit against ammo suppliers

The billionaire, the NSA and the no-fly list: America's 'state secret' obsession has gone too far
When lawsuits start hunting for the truth, the Obama administration shuts them down with one overreaching power and three words: just trust us.

Naomi Klein on climate failure: “It’s not that we’ve done nothing. We’ve done the wrong things.”

Garcia’s Party Line Opposition to the ACA Leaves Unanswered Questions About Her Health Insurance

This Legendary Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change
We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Scientists Find "Direct Link" Between Earthquakes and Fracking

The Mysterious Case of the Obama Administration Claiming State-Secrets Privilege in a Private Defamation Lawsuit

Another Drone Protester Found Not Guilty

Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a Christie Scandal?

US Joint Chiefs Chairman: If Campaign Fails, Ground Troops Possible

How the Defense Industry Bankrolls Pro-War Pundits

Today's Stock Market: Shades of the Company Town

Preventing Climate Change and Adapting to It are Not Morally Equivalent
Climate change mitigation and adaptation are often discussed as though they are interchangeable. They are not.

Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home

Senate Republicans Block Pay Equity Bill

Texas Proposes Rewriting School Text Books to Deny Man-Made Climate Change

The Trials of Stem Cell Therapy: Stem Cells: Plenty of Hope, but Halting Progress

Charles P. Pierce | This Is How Gilded Ages Work

I Was Beaten By Chicago's Dirtiest Cop, Lawsuit Contends
Commander Glenn Evans is said to have infamously shoved his pistol in a suspect’s mouth, but Rita King’s story is far more terrifying. Evans has already cost the city $250,000 and hasn’t been fired—he’s been promoted.

The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

Baltimore Man Sues Police After Videotape Shows an Unprovoked Attack by Officer

Franchise Owners Flock to DC in Defense of McDonald’s

US to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama is expanding military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Three Dead in Corpus Christi Trailer Park Shooting

Climate Change Report: Prevent Damage by Overhauling Global Economy
Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model

In Swing to Left, Swedes "Turn Their Backs" on Austerity

David Swanson | Laughing Our Way to Destruction

Rare Children’s Respiratory Virus Spreads to 10 States

Utah Authorities Alter Account of Shooting by Police
Family lawyer says bullets came from behind and criticises ‘almost incomprehensible’ delay in questioning officers involved

Amid skepticism, House approves Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy

Rare respiratory illness has spread to a dozen states

Reported US-Syrian Accord on Air Strikes
A problem with President Obama’s plan to expand the war against ISIS into Syria was always the risk that Syrian air defenses might fire on US warplanes, but now a source says Syria’s President Assad has quietly agreed to permit strikes in some parts of Syria.

The Income Chart That Explains American Politics

Lawmaker: US Congress could link inversion plan, tax breaks

Only Four States Will See Cuts to Food Stamps

How One Twitter User Tracked Down Philadelphia Hate Crime Suspects All Through Social Media

Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit

Another Out Of Control Cop Story, But This Cop May Have Messed With The Wrong Kid

Everything We Think We Know About Mass Shooters Is Wrong

Richard D. Wolff | Socialism and Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises

Detroit Leaves Water on in Abandoned Homes, Cuts It Off for Families With Children

Study: Online gun sales open market to buyers who would fail a background check

Ellen Brown | A Public Bank Option for Scotland

Islamic State video threatens to kill US troops sent to fight

US Government Has Retaliated Against 1,400 Whistleblowers in the Last Year

Tom Hayden : From Vietnam to Iraq, lessons never learned

Deadly Form of Black Lung Rises to 40-Year High

Hurricanes, quakes, tornadoes displace 22 million people in 2013, 3 times more than wars

Believe It or Not, 2014’s Political Ads Have Been More Negative Than Ever

Obama Stands Firm: US Will Not Fight Another Ground War in Iraq

Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a "Weapon of Mass Destruction"

Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying

Israel’s NSA Scandal

Where Are the White Feminists? MIA on Racist Misogynist Police Violence

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person a Week

'We Are Laying Down Like Dogs': The Long Wait for Ebola Treatment in Liberia

Why Americans are flocking to their sinking shores even as the risks mount

Poll: Americans among most skeptical about global trade

Treasury Department Ignores Fraud Charges and Awards Comerica Bank Five more Years of Providing Benefit Cards to Elderly and Disabled

House Could Vote on $500 Million to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels

US poverty declines in 2013, median income stagnant, Census Bureau finds

2014 World Population Interactive Map

Do State Retirement Pensions Belong with Wall Street Hedge Funds?

The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Indigenous Communities in Panama

Jim Hightower | US Populist Movement Is on the Rise
-- Jim Hightower on Buzzflash at Truthout

Kingdom of Slaves
In the smallest Gulf kingdoms, upwards of 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

Demonizing the Minimum Wage
Opponents of higher pay make hair-curling predictions that have a dismal record of accuracy.

Laura Poitras to premiere Edward Snowden film Citizenfour in October

New Sparks Fly Between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee

Mom Suffers Brain Injury, Forgets Tax Bill, So County Is Selling Her Home and Keeping the Profit

Three State Measures That Could End Legal Abortion
Ballot initiatives in Colorado, North Dakota, and Tennessee could deal a major blow to abortion rights in those states.

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won - for Now

Criticizing the Government Could Get You Arrested in Malaysia. Is it Time to Repeal the Sedition Act?

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

Ebola: US Sends Troops, Cuba Sends Doctors

Old Debts, Fresh Pain: Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection
Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors’ wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.

New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2015

How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women

Illinois Poll Shows Strong Support for Higher Minimum Wage and Tax on Millionaires
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Why the Economy Doesn’t Work for the 99%: Massive Payouts to Corporate Stockholders

Fox Host Finds a Way to Link Benghazi to NFL Domestic Violence Debate
It was only a matter of time...

Neoliberalism at 30,000 Feet

Koch Foundation Proposal to College: Teach Our Curriculum, Get Millions

"Wretched, Disgusting Commie Leftists": My Nightmare Fighting Gun Nuts in a Red State
Want to understand why it's so hard to win the most basic gun safety reform? Here's how the debate so often goes

UN Says $1 Billion Is Needed to Prevent Ebola "Catastrophe"

CodePink Isn't Having Obama's New War Against ISIS

Obama Withdraws Nomination of Top DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer

Fast Food Franchise Owners Ask Congress for Help to Stop Worker Campaign for Wages, Union

US Spies Have Two Bases in New Zealand: Snowden

Gov. Brownback’s Kansas Latest Example of GOP Economics Fail

Experts Call on Obama to Ban Fracking in Lead Up to People’s Climate March

The Weekly Standard Distorts Elizabeth Warren’s Comment on Israel

Fracking Wells Tainting Drinking Water in Texas and Pennsylvania, Study Finds

Forecasts Show Sharp Contraction in Palestinian Economy

Michigan Mother’s Home Being Foreclosed Upon After Just One Missed Property Tax Payment

"Socially Responsible" Capitalism Still Feeds the Disease

US Airstrike Near Baghdad Marks First of Expanded Iraq Offensive

No Thanks From an Ungrateful Nation: The Surge of Female Vets Living on the Streets

The Demise of a US Group Backing Moderate Syrian Rebels Is a Bad Sign for Obama's Anti-ISIS Campaign
The Syrian Support Group disbanded partly because of poor funding and conflict between the opposition militias fighting the Assad regime.

ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution in Schools

SATIRE: GOP's Message to America - Don't Vote, Stay Home and Stuff Your Face

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Released on Bail
In late August, Alaa had begun a hunger strike, days before the death of his father, a prominent human rights lawyer. Egyptian netizens rejoiced, but say the road to justice is a long and bumpy one.

An Epidemic of Wage Theft Is Costing Workers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year
The researchers estimated that the average loss per worker over the course of a year was $2,634, out of total earnings of $17,616. The total annual wage theft from front-line workers in low-wage industries in the three cities approached $3 billion.

Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports but So Little About World Affairs

Can Bill Maher Really Knock Off This Republican Congressman?
Is liberal comedian Bill Maher dreaming or can he really knock off a six-term Republican congressman in the midterm elections?