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North Carolina Prison Imposes 9-Month Lockdown on 600 Inmates

Florida Shooting: Man Kills Six Grandchildren and Daughter in Murder-Suicide

Federal Judge Rules Mormon Cult Can Use Hobby Lobby Ruling to Hide Child Labor

Poll: 64 Percent of Americans Cannot Identify All Three Branches of Government

Senate Republican Leaders Introduce Bill That Would Permanently Hobble Federal Labor Law

Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking Boom

Pat Robertson Loses It After Air Force Nixes "God" Oath for Atheists: "How Can They Fly?"

A Pep Rally for the Planet
Tens of thousands are expected to march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday to ask world leaders to act on climate change. They will almost certainly be disappointed.

Kansas Court Rules With Democrat, Shaking Up Race for Control of US Senate

Hummus Over Humidors: Farmers Reportedly Turning to Chickpeas Over Tobacco

Heartache for those dreaming of Scottish independence

Scotland votes 'no' to independence in historic referendum: 55% to 45%

How a Little Hospitality Has Helped Grow the Movement for Migrant Rights

Scotland’s Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites

Coach Tied to Beating of Gay Couple Leaves Job

Scotland’s Other Big Vote Allows Women in the Cradle of Golf
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club overwhelmingly voted to open its membership beyond the current 2,500 men and to admit women for the first time.

Anti-Coal Campaigners Continue to Win in the Northwest

Clapper Changes His Story on False Statements to Congress on Bulk NSA Data Collection

Pat Robertson: "One Little Jewish Radical" has "Terrorized" Our Cowardly Military

How Gender Mattered in the Rise and Fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The New Way Insurers Are Shifting Costs to the Sick
Health policy experts say insurers may be forcing people with a variety of illnesses — including Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and epilepsy — to pay more for their drugs.

Tsarnaev Defense Requests Trial Delay, Change of Venue Hearing
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Thursday to hold a hearing on a venue change and for more time to prepare for trial.

Obama Peddles New Iraq War to a Nation With a Dead Imagination
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The 2014 NFL: Where Racketeers Condemn Child Abusers

At Elite Media, "Scientific" Racists Fit In Fine

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Aggressive Cancer

Senate GOP Blocks Fair Pay, Continues War on Women

Sea Change: The Ecological Disaster That Nobody Sees
As public attention focuses on climate change, pollution, acidification and overfishing push many ocean species to the edge of collapse. A Global Ocean Commission report says that we must act now to save the earth's wildest and most productive ecosystem.

Harvey Wasserman | Corporate Personhood Is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos

Salmon Return to Washington’s Elwha River for the First Time in 102 Years

Israeli Archaeologist Discovers Huge Monument Older Than the Pyramids

The Salaita Case and the Big Money Takeover of State Universities

How Conservative Christians Are Trying Their Damnedest to Make America's Kids Wildly Ignorant
You wouldn't believe what they're trying to stick in school kids' curriculum.

Scots Turn Out for Historic Vote on Future of UK
With polls showing a tight contest, the pro-breakaway nationalists and the status quo unionists made frenzied appeals.

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, What to Do When You're Running Out of Time

Demonizing the Minimum Wage

The Occupy Movement Takes On Student Debt

Advocate for Domestic Workers’ Rights Wins MacArthur "Genius" Award

The Bad News Is This "Recovery" Is Still Invisible for Ordinary People

Police Brutality – Because By Seeing It We Might Be Able to Stop It

Darren Wilson, Ferguson Officer Who Shot Michael Brown, Appears Before Grand Jury

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.

Today's Stock Market: Shades of the Company Town

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.

Paul Krugman | Errors and Emissions

Islamic State: "US Failure to Look Into Saudi Role in 9/11 Has Helped ISIS"

WATCH LIVESTREAM: NYC Climate Convergence: The Warm Up to People’s Climate March

Eight Dead in Attack on Ebola Team in Guinea: "Killed in Cold Blood"

While We March for the Climate, Governments Meet With Polluters

Tony Perkins: US Constitution Doesn't Protect Muslims

Are We at War?
The President called the fight against ISIS a “counterterrorism campaign.” What’s in a name?

Survivalist Killer on the Run Brings Life in the Poconos to a Standstill
Winding roads of this Pennsylvania tourist idyll hold fear around each corner after Eric Frein killed a police officer and vanished

Long-Buried Nazi Death Chambers Unearthed

The Guardian Coverage of the Defeat of the Scottish Independence Referendum

Vote Breakdown on Scottish Independence Referendum

Saudi Clerics Declare ISIS Terrorism a "Heinous Crime" Under Sharia Law

Massachusetts District Attorney Makes History: Recognizes Necessity of Defending Climate

Write-In Candidate for US Senate Unveils "With Jews We Lose" Signs

NJ Senator Cory Booker Aims to Strip Pro Sports Leagues of Tax-Exempt Status

Charles P. Pierce | George Will, Hacko di Tutti Hacki

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar

Janet Yellen Should Stop Telling the Economically Exploited to Save Money They Don't Have
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Grand Prairie Homecoming Queen Shares Her Crown With Bullied Classmate

Sean Hannity Worries the Adrian Peterson Case Will Prevent Parents From Teaching Kids That "Being Gay Is Not Normal"
The Fox News host made the leap from implicating Peterson in child abuse to a liberal attack on conservative morals

Al Gore Is Still Trying to Save Us, One Graph at a Time
Watching the former veep host the 24 Hours of Reality event this week was like stepping into a time machine.

The Fake Abortion Clinics Of America

GOP Congressman: Don’t Trust Climate Scientists, They’re In It for the Money

The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons

Senate Control May Not Be Decided on Election Day

The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change

Children's Rights Groups Urge Defense Program to Stop Giving School Cops Military Hardware

US Prisoner Population on the Rise Again After 3-Year Decline

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

VA Official Acknowledges Link Between Delays and Patient Deaths

Coalition Calls for Complete Ban on Fracking

Did Senator Orrin Hatch Just Censor Testimony on the Retirement Crisis?

Five Signs the Dark-Money Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Climate Change Is Real. Want to Live? It's Up to People Like You
Politicians don’t understand. They just smile and hold the hand of big business. And so we march. Because destroying the Earth is not a good idea. It really isn’t

Seventeen Year Old Missouri Teen in Coma After Being Tasered by Police

The US Government Never Understood Afghanistan and Still Doesn't

Rapture-Related Christian Movies Are More Popular Than Ever. Will The Trend Last?
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads for Police, Even With Search Warrants

Fiji's Pacific Climate Warriors Are Ready to Stand Up for Climate Change Action

Obama Insists US Will Not Get Drawn Into Ground War in Iraq

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

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

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