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An Essential Element of Emergency Preparedness: Modernizing Our Voter Registration System

US has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa

Libertarian VP Candidate Admits Defeat, Tells Voters To Pick Clinton Over Trump

The Pentagon's "Terminator Conundrum": Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

Deepwater Horizon Continues to Impact Public Health

An obscure government agency has a plan to put Wall Street CEOs in prison

Native Circle at Valley State Prison Send Support For Standing Rock Warriors With Free Posters
The Native Circle at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla send their thoughts and prayers to all those protecting water in North Dakota, Standing Rock from the Dakota access oil pipeline.

Charles P. Pierce: Meanwhile, in the Real World, Climate Change Is Creating Vast Deserts

SEIU Caucuses Say “No Cops in Our Unions!”
The African American caucus and the Latino caucus of SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles voted to support the UAW 2865 Resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to disaffiliate from the international police unions.

Pentagon ordered to stop seeking repayments of enlistment bonuses

Feds Concerned About Risk of Violence as Election Day Nears

A Billionaire's Fantasy Island on the Hudson: Private Glitter, Public Land

As Aging Population Increases, Elders and Allies Fight for Social Supports

The Pentagon is demanding soldiers return reenlistment bonuses

Does the First Amendment End at the Prison Gate?

Clarence Thomas’s Twenty-Five Years Without Footprints

It’s Paul Ryan Versus Bernie Sanders, and Sanders Is Winning

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is collapsing in the polls

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt

Donald Trump Allies Focus Anger on Another Target: GOP Leaders

Is the International Criminal Court Reinforcing Racist Stereotypes?
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Petulance Isn’t Presidential

As Rural America Ages, Volunteers Give a Hand

We Don't Know Much About Clinton's Proposed "Intelligence Surge," and That's a Problem

EPA executes search warrants related to Dicamba

Calais refugee camp to be dismantled
Migrants and refugees are being shipped to 450 different centers in France.

Israel Cracks Down on Palestinians for Facebook Posts

Justice Department replaces New York team investigating Eric Garner’s death

In Peru, this young activist is sparking a movement for climate justice

Opposition leaders murdered in Honduras while US supports government

How the Trump Campaign Exposed The US's Sleeping Authoritarianism

Vatican to Act as Mediator Between Venezuela’s Dueling Sides

Get It Right – Portraying Abortion Providers on TV

Republican Aaron Schock fined for excessively soliciting super PAC funds

Sometimes You Need to Dig a Little to Unearth the Point of an NYT Story

People Vs Big Oil, Part I: Washington Victory Over Shell Oil Trains Signals A Turning Tide

Central American migrants showing record levels of mental health problems
Nine out of 10 migrants seen by psychologists showed anxiety or depression symptoms caused by rape, assault or kidnapping, MSF survey finds

650,000 American Children Attend School Within 1 Mile of a Fracking Site

In Pennsylvania, One Senate Seat With Big Climate Implications

What Does Voter Suppression Look Like? Here Are 6 Examples

EPA releases new oil and gas pollution guidelines

Famine fears rise after hurricane wrecks Haiti's bread-basket

French Nuit Debout Movement Creates New Paradigm For Horizontal Democracy

CA boasted of tighter pesticide rules. But Dow got what it wanted

The Census Wants to Add a Middle Eastern Category, Making Some Uneasy

Why Overturning Citizens United Isn’t Enough

Fact-checking Clinton and Trump is not enough

Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement in NJ Correctional Facilities

In Alabama, Local Bureaucrats Decide Which Formerly Incarcerated People Get to Vote Based on “Moral Turpitude”

Harvard and Dining Workers Reach 'Tentative Agreement'

CalaisResearch: 40 companies profiting from the eviction and border violence

Students, Solidarity and Sweatshops

Donald Trump Wants to Set Immigration Policy Back 90 years

Think U.S. agriculture will end world hunger? Think again.

Quetta attack: Pakistan reels as more than 50 die in assault on police academy
Terrorists explode suicide vests after storming into Balochistan police college firing machine guns and throwing hand grenades, say cadets and authorities

Norway Has 68 Wolves Left—and It Wants to Kill 47 of Them

Hawaii’s Mauna Kea protectors remain steadfast in opposition to giant telescope

We Are Ignoring the Worst Dangers of Trumpism at Our Own Peril

The People Versus Arctic Oil: The Case That Could Stop Arctic Drilling

What’s happening with all the global trade deals?

US politics The history of 'rigged' US elections: from Bush v Gore to Trump v Clinton
The battle over Florida ripped a veil off a dysfunctional system and offered an opportunity for meaningful electoral reform and new forms of political warfare

Drifting to Donald

Paul Krugman: It’s Trump’s Party

Donald Trump faces foreign donor fundraising scandal

Donald Trump’s chances of winning are approaching zero

Reid: 'I have set the Senate' for nuclear option regarding Supreme Court filibusters

Police Arrest 120+ Water Protectors as Dakota Access Speeds Up Pipeline Construction

SATIRE: FEC Extends Election By 7 Months To Give Nation Chance To Better Get To Know Candidates
... just "The Onion," folks. Breathe easy.

Election May Be a Turning Point for Legal Marijuana
Opinion polls point to the possibility that voters in California and four other states will legalize marijuana in what some call a vast experiment in public health.

Bernie Sanders Says WikiLeaks Would Find ‘Less Than Flattering’ Things About Clinton In His Emails

Push to delay speaker election puts Ryan in political jam

Three Massive Mergers -- Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water and Climate

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Could Be the East Coast's Dakota Access Pipeline

Why US Cut Poll Observers, Despite Fear of Intimidation
A decision to send observers to only four states worries civil rights advocates, but officials say their hands are tied by a Supreme Court ruling.

Venezuelan Congress Declares That Maduro Has Staged a Coup

The Stories Behind America’s Transgender Progress In The Law

A Potential Disaster for Republicans

Luntz: Some Trump Voters Won't Vote Republican Down Ballot To Send Message To Establishment

Secret requests to conduct electronic surveillance surges in federal courts
But only one in a thousand of applications from law enforcement ever becomes public

After Prison, the Exonerated Face a Different Kind of Hell
"We open the door and let them out and mostly turn our backs on them."

Section of damaged pipeline removed after 55,000 gallons of gasoline spill into Susquehanna

Hundreds in Los Angeles protest climate change, North Dakota pipeline

How Tom Hayden led to Bernie Sanders

White Militia Case Jolts a Migrant Haven in Kansas
Many Garden City residents have welcomed and embraced the area’s growing diversity, but white members of a militia are accused of plotting to attack newcomers.

House Republicans are already preparing for ‘years’ of investigations of Clinton

Charles P. Pierce: Electing Judges Continues to Be a Terrible Idea
And it's only gotten worse in the age of Citizens United.

At Trump hotel opening, cable news channels refuse to be "played" again

Ax-Wielding Vandal Defaces Trump's Walk of Fame Star

#NoDAPL: "Today Is The Day They're Going to Try and Remove Everybody"

Defense rests in Bridgegate as prosecutors question Kelly's version of events

Fracking Linked to Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Yale Study Finds
-- Lorraine Chow of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Trump: Obama should be investigated over Clinton email server

Donald Trump has close financial ties to Dakota Access pipeline company

We Don't Know Much About Clinton's Proposed "Intelligence Surge," and That's a Problem

Ten Immigrant Workers' Rights Protesters Arrested After Shutting Down George Washington Bridge's Upper Level

Zero Tolerance For Domestic Violence Will Only Make It Worse

Documents show AT&T secretly sells customer data to law enforcement
According to company documents revealed by the Daily Beast, data from Hemisphere program is sold to police departments for $100,000 to $1m a year

Roger Stone Group Planned To Send Out Poll Watchers With Fake Credentials

Chief Justice Roberts "Had It In for the Voting Rights Act"
Now the lower courts are pushing back.

US judge approves $14.7 billion deal in VW diesel scandal

Argentina's "dirty war" archives to be opened

Matt Taibbi: Free Speech Might Be Another Victim of This Election

Trump halts big-money fundraising, cutting off cash to the party

Comb Ridge parcel sold to highest bidder

First-Time Voters
Twenty Americans describe why they are voting in a Presidential election for the first time and which candidate they will choose.

Religious day cares get freedom from oversight, with tragic results

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal

Electoral College Follies: How Tim Kaine or Mike Pence Could Become Our Next President

As Diesel Spill Spreads, So Do Fears About Canada's Slow Response

Mexico Does US Dirty Work Detaining Central American Children

After Bernie: Will "Our Revolution" Deliver on Its Promise of "Political Revolution"?

Turkey: 107 Journalists in Prison, 2,500 Others Left Unemployed Due To Closures

Virginia Board of Health Votes to Remove Abortion Clinic Restrictions

Triple homicide shocks Argentina reeling from women's killings

Despite crackdown, BDS makes gains in France

Judge approves Volkswagen's $15-billion emissions settlement

Blue cities in red states, Republicans, Obama, and the minimum wage

The Two-Tier Provision in the Chicago Teachers Union’s Tentative Agreement, Explained

Chart: Presidential Candidates' Tax Returns

After Nearly a Decade, School Investments Still Way Down in Some States

Insurers give big to races determining their regulators

At long last, The US's racist, tough-on-crime prosecutors are losing elections

Korean Workers Launch Major Wave of Strikes, Winning International Support

Jim Hightower: A Tale of Two Pipes
-- Jim Hightower for BuzzFlash at Truthout

October 2016: The Month Political Journalism Died

Why This ‘Latina Contra Trump’ Shirt Makes a Big Statement About Trump and Millennial Latinas

New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Forgive Dead Students’ Loans

SNAP Spending Continued to Fall in 2016

Health professionals to be exempted from Border Force Act

Will Central Asia fight over water?

Protests Escalate as Flooding at Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project Imminent
-- Stefanie Spear for BuzzFlash at Truthout

One Year and 97,100 Metric Tons of Methane Later: The Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Why Trump's Racism and Misogyny Represent the Global 1%

All Tricks, No Treat in Peeps Candy Strike

Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution

Voices from Solitary: Sad Flutes

The revolution in Rojava: an eyewitness account
An interview with the three authors of a new book — “Revolution in Rojava” — about their experiences and observations witnessing the birth of a new society.

Drones in Rwanda: Might There Be a Hidden Agenda?

Climate Emergency: Global Insurgency

Public food forests build community, improve food security, and increase access to healthy foods.

Peru’s Unhappy History with Surveillance, and How To Fix It

Make Room for Youth at the Table
Young folks are thinking outside the box and building a broader, diverse, and thriving environmental movement

How media outlets from around the world are reacting to the presidential campaign

Jack Chick is dead

Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton’s side
Hillary Clinton’s onetime primary rival wants to work with her if she is elected, but he will oppose appointments and legislation that don’t pass muster with the left wing of her party.

Campaigns Use "Push Polls" to Manipulate Voters, Extract Payments
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Struggling to Serve at the Nation’s Richest University
We Harvard dining hall workers are on strike because we can’t afford to pay more for health care.

Quetta Police Training Centre under attack

The Youthful Carnage of US Gun Culture

Two men were convicted of raping their daughters. One got a 60-day sentence. The other is to serve 1,503 years.

I Went to a Trump Rally Expecting Violence, What I Found Was Quiet Desperation
Reality is setting in.

New Layers of Dirt on Charter Schools
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The TPP and Free Trade: Time to Retake the English Language
Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership do more to impede free trade than the modest reductions in tariffs do to promote free trade.

William Rivers Pitt | Stop the Bombing, Stop the Wars

"We've Never Seen the Government Stand Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry": Tim DeChristopher on Our Climate Future

Tom Hayden, 1960s radical who became champion of liberal causes, dies at 76

Cops Fatally Shoot Pregnant Native American Woman On Tribal Land

Police Murders of Native Americans Are Grossly Underreported

Fives of People Show Up For Curt Schilling’s Sad Donald Trump Rally

Obama turns his wrath on GOP Senate hopefuls

How I Found Heaven in a Public Hospital
Britain’s National Health Service is a cosmopolitan, welfare-state utopia—one that conservatives everywhere want to abolish.

Murder of Brazil official marks new low in war on Amazon environmentalists
Luiz Alberto Araújo, a local government official in Pará state, was gunned down in front of his family: ‘It sends a message that no one is untouchable’

Gordon Hamilton, Climate Scientist, Dies in Accident in Antarctica