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Ebola Outbreak Threatens Food Crisis in West Africa

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.

Mary Poppins, Elizabeth Warren and the US Banking System
-- Jane Stillwater for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Predatory Lenders Overcome the Military to Roll Back Restrictions

The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed

Arrested for Singing? This Is What NYPD Officers Are Doing With Their Time
Recent videos illustrate what happens when "broken windows" policing is the law of the land.

Environmental groups say EPA underestimates methane leaks from fracking

Big Oil Spending Millions to Kill Local Anti-Fracking Measure
Santa Barbara County the site of another David vs. Goliath fight in local initiatives

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Acknowledges Rise in Income Inequality
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Jury Convicts Blackwater Guards in 2007 Iraq Deaths

Why Are We So Bad at Talking About Homelessness?
We have to realize that most of us are not that far from bankruptcy or foreclosure. Any of us could be laid off. And then what - where would we be?

Ottawa on lockdown after three shooting incidents, including Canadian parliament, manhunt unfolds

Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off With Temp Workers Who Have No Rights

CDC to monitor West African travelers for 21 days

Mitch McConnell Offers All-Expenses-Paid-Trips to Volunteers for Filling Out His Bus Tour

The problem with the United States' abandoned mines

Wealth of Congress Jumps $150 Million

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

Middle-class people in the USA have a median of $20,000 saved for retirement, far short of the $250,000 they think they'll need during that time of their lives, a new survey shows.

Top Corporate Lobbyists in 2014

Cuban medics arrive in Liberia to fight Ebola
More than 50 doctors land in Monrovia as WHO officials say they hope to develop serum from recovered patients' blood.

The Money Midterms: A Scandal in Slow Motion
The elections on November 4th are on pace to be the most expensive midterms in history.

A former Kentucky correctional officer who admitted to sexually assaulting prisoners where he worked will not be going to prison.

War on marijuana unconstitutional, doctors testify in federal court

The truth about torture is Obama never wants you to find it
If the US is so opposed to Bush-era atrocities, why does it keep covering up the evidence to protect the CIA?

The United States' Most Important (and Wackiest) Referendums This November

Hong Kong Students March on Chief Executive's Residence

Dark Money and Our Looming Oligarchy
Hundreds of millions of untraceable donations are flowing to candidates, and at some point soon untraceable ‘dark money’ will likely overtake the system.

American Right-Wing Fans the Flames of Ebola Hysteria

Dark Money Spending in Key Senate Races 'Shattering' Records: Report

The Mouse That Roared: Stand With the Marshall Islands

Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

Obama administration withholding 2,100 US military torture photos

Indiana Sex Slayings Highlight Society’s “Throwaway Women”

Governor Brownback Outsourced Child Support Services to Donor
Kids receiving child support payments from absent parents would be among Brownback's first crash test dummies.

NC Campaign Flier Has Background Lynching Photo

Fighting the Last War: Will the War on Terror Be the Template for the Ebola Crisis?

How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism
The NSA whistle-blower’s insistence on encryption made it possible for his story to be told.

Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, "The Simpsons Movie" Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel
The comedy legend discusses This Is Spinal Tap’s Stonehenge visit, his plethora of Simpsons characters, and portraying President Richard Nixon in Nixon’s the One.

We Want Them Alive: The Search for Mexico's 43 Missing Students
The last time the group of missing students were seen was in the custody of Mexican municipal police forces, who detained them after opening fire on their caravan.

The Torture Secrets Are Coming

ISIS: We Have Our Hands On Weapons, Ammo Air-Dropped by US

Global Trade Pacts Now Limit US Consumer Food Information
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

California's Top-Two Primary Eliminates Third-Party Rivals

5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is a Really Big Continent

Yes, Mass Shootings Are Occurring More Often
New research from Harvard shows a chilling rise in public mass shootings—and debunks a popular claim that they haven't increased.

Meet the Iraq War Truthers: Why They’re Convinced Bush Was Right on WMD
Mark Levin and Sarah Palin sniff out the conspiracy to deny Bush vindication for Iraq. It leads all the way to Bush

Russia Won’t Accept Terms to End Sanctions Over Ukraine

Same-Sex Marriage Showdown: Idaho Ministers Told to Perform Same-Sex Marriages or Face Fines

Close the Overseas Torture Loophole
President Obama and the Convention Against Torture

Immigration Reform, Activism, and Moral Certainty

How a SWAT Team Killed an Innocent Man Outside His Childhood Home
A SWAT team mistook Sam Mullane for two suspects and shot him in the driveway.

Total Oil CEO Christophe de Margerie Killed in Moscow Plane Crash
Head of oil giant and three crew died when private jet hit snowplough during takeoff, say Russian sources

Mexicans Demand President Peña Nieto Resign With Trending Twitter Hashtag
A spate of state violence, including the case of the missing Ayotzinapa students, has prompted Mexicans to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter.

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.

When Black Athletes Stood With Muhammad Ali
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

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

State Behind the Murders of Students from Mexican Teacher College

Time to Rethink the War on Terror

White House: US officials in ‘close touch’ with Canadian counterparts after shooting

Robert Reich | Getting a Grip on Ebola
The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that’s being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians posturing for the midterm elections.

State tax incentives for Kentucky Ark Encounter in limbo following hiring dispute

Amid Shootings, Chicago Police Department Upholds Culture of Impunity

These teens are taking their climate lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court

Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct

The Big Bank Backlash Begins
Former regulators hired to represent the nation's leading banks assert the government is being way too tough on their clients.

The Seeds of a New Labor Movement
SEIU’s David Rolf—virtuoso organizer and mastermind of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage campaign—says labor needs radically new ways to champion worker interests.

Shots fired inside Canada parliament
Several shots have been fired inside and outside the nation's parliament in Ottawa, leaving one soldier wounded.

Interior Dept. Inspector General Closed 457 Investigations Last Year, but Released Only Three to the Public

A Koch-Backed Group Just Spent $6.5 Million on Senate Ads. Here's What They Look Like.

Complete Failure: Chicago's Speed Camera Traps Fail to Bring in the Revenue Mayor Emanuel Counted Upon

Highway guardrail maker defrauded US government of $175 million, jury finds

States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers
The overhaul of the state lending laws comes after a lobbying push by the consumer loan industry and a wave of campaign donations to state lawmakers.

Why Oregon Is About to Be the Poster Child for How to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana
25 percent of tax revenues will go to mental health and substance abuse agencies.

Ukrainian military accused of repeatedly using cluster bomb rockets against separatists

Victims of Domestic Violence Getting Longer Prison Sentences Than Their Childs' Abuser?
How 'failure to protect' laws are locking up mothers whose partners commit child abuse.

Big Coal Tries to Control Global Energy Debate

Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.

Top 10 Greenest Countries in the World

The dangerous “partisan” myth: Here’s what (and who) is really dividing us

UN: A child dies violently every 5 minutes; Central America hard-hit

Chevron Greases Local Election With Gusher of Cash

Three Youth, Three Destinies: Which One for Gaza?

The Latin American Disappeared and Repeating History in Mexico

A new mission for Amnesty International: Bringing human rights home

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: I Don’t Know What the Minimum Wage Should Be Because ‘the Private Sector Decides Wages’

Top Five Good News Solar Energy Stories Today

Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai to Obama: Stop Arming the World

George W. Bush's Revenge: A Federal Appeals Court Goes on the Rampage
A court dominated by Bush appointees issues extreme opinions on abortion, voter ID, and the death penalty.

Who Are These People? Help Crowdsource the Palin Clan Brawl Crime Scene Photos

Michigan Governor to Sign Bill to Ban Tesla Direct Sales

Man Who Believes God Speaks to Us Through "Duck Dynasty" Is About to Be Texas' Second-in-Command
Meet Dan Patrick, the next lieutenant governor of Texas.

The Irony of Scott Brown: How His Campaign Proves GOP Is No National Party
By using xenophobia to motivate supporters before November, GOP is acting like a faction -- not a national party

Charles P. Pierce | This...Is CNN

How a US and International Atomic Energy Agency Deception Haunts the Nuclear Talks

Eastern Cherokee Band Forbids Fracking on Its Sovereign Lands

In Ferguson, the Grand Jury Is Out and the Fix Is In
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

You Know It’s Good When Your Biggest Transportation Problem Is Too Many Cyclists

SATIRE: McDonalds Reveals New "McGulp of Air"

Mitch McConnell Will Say Anything for a Ham

Ridiculous Pastor John Hagee: Ebola is God’s Judgment on America for Trying to "Divide Jerusalem"
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Only 12 Percent of Drone Attack Victims in Pakistan Identified as Militants: Report

Exxon: Destroying Planet Necessary to Relieve Global Poverty

David Swanson | On Killing Trayvons

Doctors Without Borders Hits Ebola Breaking Point
Contact tracing—tracking down an Ebola patient’s immediate circle—is doable in the West. But in West Africa, with limited transportation, fuel, and health workers, it’s daunting.

Protesters Disrupt "The Death of Klinghoffer" Opera at New York’s Lincoln Center
Audience members interrupt performers with cries of ‘shame’, as protesters earlier called for Metropolitan Opera to cancel performance of work they claim is antisemitic

America’s Ugly Economic Truth: Why Austerity Is Generating Another Slowdown
The global economy is ailing, and the damage done by fiscal policy is going to come crashing. Here's our sad fate