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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

Pennsylvania Senate Stands Up to the NRA
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Can a Collapse of Global Civilization Be Avoided?

America’s oil boom is visible from space... (IMAGE)

Obama Could Reaffirm a Bush-Era Reading of a Treaty, Which Would Allow Torture Overseas

Global Health Groups Call for 'Common Mission' to Fight Ebola

Department of Energy contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of nuclear-waste whistleblower

Ruth Bader Ginsburg destroys GOP’s lie: Why voter ID is the right’s new poll tax
Justice's devastating critique of Texas voter ID laws shows what they’re really intended to do.

The Post-Michael Brown Agenda Provides Goals for the Movement to End Racist, Militarized Policing

Reality of National Security State Trumps 'Delusions' of US Democracy

Four Pieces of Good News About Ebola That Have Gotten Lost in the Hysteria

State and local politics shape American life in profound and invisible ways.
On education, abortion, criminal law and housing, national office matters less.

Leftovers On The Menu, The World's Most Sustainable Restaurant
Using donated same-day bread and soon-to-expire food from supermarkets, this volunteer-run Copenhagen restaurant then turns proceeds over to needy African students.

With Voter ID on Hold, Here’s What Wisconsin Republicans Have Planned for Election Day

Matt Taibbi | The US Justice Divide: Why Crime and Punishment in Wall Street and Ferguson Are So Different

Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals
An unprecendented investigation of National Science Foundation grants is targeting climate science.

Supreme Court’s civil rights backlash: How a new case could set us back decades
A new challenge to anti-discrimination tools looks likely to prevail. Here's what the practical effects will be.

Documents Show US Siding With Israel in Death of Its Own Citizen

Threat of Ebola Highlights Problems in the US Public Health System

Gas Pipeline Expansion Should Alarm Homeowners
The Mid-Atlantic region is facing an expansion of natural gas transport infrastructure that threatens communities’ health, safety and homes.

Glimpses of extinction: The pictures that capture the stories

Dahr Jamail | As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated"

Code Black Alert: Slave Patrols Alive and Well Across America, Part 1 - Killing Vonderrit Myers

Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions

Untrained, Ill-Equipped US Troops Off to Fight Ebola
Pentagon: Troops Won't Get Protective Suits

In US, Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics

World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular US Country-of-Origin Meat Labels on Which Consumers Rely

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, US Companies

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

North Dakota well leaking oil, water and gas out of control since last Thursday

Bombs Fall in Syria as Weapons-Makers Profits Soar in the West
There is only one consistent winner across a war zone that now spreads across Iraq and Syria.

Energy East Pipeline: TransCanada’s Keystone XL on Steroids

SWAT team’s brutal murder: How they killed an innocent man on his childhood driveway
Sam Mullane had done nothing wrong. But a SWAT team mistook him for two suspects - and the rest will sicken you.

White House begins talks with Congress on new Ebola funding

Global Subversion Begets a Question for Edward Snowden

São Paulo, Brazil, Is Running Out of Water, but Authorities Say There's No Need for Rationing

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying: An Interview With Laura Poitras

Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution

Where the Tea Party Rules
Lima, Ohio, has been struggling for decades – and the GOP’s radical policies are making it even worse.

Dean Baker | Ebola Hysteria Fever: A Real Epidemic

Kashmir Witnesses ‘Worst Violence in a Decade’ Between India and Pakistan

Say It Isn’t So! The Baiji River Dolphin Has Gone Extinct

Report: Mississippi Incarcerates More People Per Capita Than Russia and China ... Combined

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.

In Texas, It's Easier to Buy an Assault Weapon Than to Vote
-- Will Durst Satire for BuzzFlash at Truthout

An organ shortage kills 30 Americans every day

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened for Boston Bombing Trial

The Beijing-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said Monday evening that allowing his successors to be chosen in open elections based on who won the greatest number of votes was unacceptable in part because it risked giving poorer residents a dominant voice in politics.

The real 47 percent: GOP candidate with a Ferrari pays no federal income taxes for third year

Man Confesses to Killing 7 Women in Indiana, Cops Say

Lawsuits: Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily Treatable Illnesses to Save Money

How Wells Fargo Fraudulently Foreclosed on This Florida Homeowner

On a Top-Heavy Planet, a Bit of a Nordic Puzzler
Income gaps and wealth concentration go hand in hand, new global stats make clear. With one exception.

Paul Krugman | Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not OK

GOP Attorney General Says It Is ‘Unethical’ to Keep Fighting Marriage Equality in Court

Suspected Nazi war criminals receive US social security benefits
Dozens have collected payments as part of a deal to strip them of citizenship and make them leave the country voluntarily.

Obama's Drone Strike Threat to Jonas Brothers Remains Despicable After Four Years
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty
Relieving poverty is the single most important step we could take toward reducing hunger -- and way more effective than boosting crop yields.

Domestic Terrorism Allegations Appear to Be Used as War Propaganda

How a coal miner's autopsy proved a top doctor wrong
When a coal miner’s lungs finally gave out, his autopsy proved a top doctor was wrong — giving hope to thousands of other miners. The story of Steve Day and his final vindication.

American meat’s disgusting secret: Why factory farms are even worse than you thought

Indiana Plans to Cut Thousands Off Food Stamps by Reinstating Work Requirements

Waging War Against Global Food Waste

Who’s Missing from the Midterms?
Why our government doesn’t look like the people it’s supposed to represent.

Human rights organization Amnesty International has reported war crimes by both Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists during the conflict in Ukraine. Both sides are being urged to investigate.

The Chinese people care more about the environment than Americans do

Only 4 percent of drone victims in Pakistan named as al Qaeda members

Obama’s Ebola czar is a government insider with no medical background

Did Louisiana Attorney General Caldwell Miss the CDC Memo That Incineration Kills Ebola?

LA County to collect more personal data without public notice

Nearly a third of female prisoners in the world are locked up in US prisons

This Political Ad Was Paid for by ... Oh, Never Mind
David and Charles Koch have made just one publicly disclosed contribution apiece to their network: $2 million from each brother to Freedom Partners Action Fund.

The Cost of Campaigns
The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Today, some say the scandal isn’t what is illegal - it’s what is legal.

For battered NFL wives, a message from the cops and the league: Keep quiet
Two women narrate their ordeals. “You will hear of a wife murdered before you hear another one come forward.”

The Political Economy of Ebola
Ebola is a problem that will not be solved, because it isn’t profitable to do so.

Mountaintop Removal Linked to Cancer

A Tiny Alaskan Island Halfway to Russia Could Decide Control of the Senate

Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared free of virus

When Solartopia Transcends King CONG
A green-powered future is our only hope. A planet run by King CONG - Coal, Oil, Nukes and Gas - cannot be sustained.

This Bizarre Abortion Fight Has Progressives 'Extremely Concerned'

Dark Day for Democracy: SCOTUS Allows Racially-Motivated Disenfranchisement of Texas Voters

The human cost of Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid
Rejecting 'Obamacare' has cost Texas over $8 billion and, advocates say, put poor people's health at risk.

Do Democrats want to fix inequality? Or just complain about it?

The Evaporation of Democracy
Democracy is evaporating. In our globalized world, new forms of colonization are emerging, and popular control over decisions that affect people's freedom and well-being is becoming increasingly weaker. This can and must be stopped.

Why this Iranian-born writer fears for America’s soul
The author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" believes that the US is abandoning its art and literature at its peril.

The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting
Voters in fifteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

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