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US Weighs Giving Refugee Status to Youths in Honduras

Lest we forget: US shot down a civilian airliner, killing 290 people; then lied about it (and never apologized).

California highway patrolman pummels 51-year-old grandmother for no reason

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza

Palestinians in Gaza Denounce Israel for Saying It Warns Civilians Before Strikes

This Christian Right-Winger Wants to End the US Space Program Because the Aliens Are All Going to Hell Anyway
According to Ken Ham, spending money on finding extraterrestrial life is a deliberate rebuke of God.

Are Patient Privacy Laws Being Misused to Protect Medical Centers?
A 1996 law known as HIPAA has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital, to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home, and to threaten VA whistleblowers.

Jeremy Scahill on US Media Coverage of Israel-Gaza Conflict: "We've Hit All-Time Lows" (VIDEO)

The Scientific Case for Decriminalizing Sex Work

The Most Harrowing, Heart-Breaking Dispatches from Palestinians in Gaza

Journalists and Anti-Vax Campaigners Could Be Considered Terrorists Under UK Law

Minuteman co-founder announces grand vision for new border patrols in 2015
Jim Gilchrist hopes to capitalize on the mounting right-wing outrage over Central American refugee children.

Fear-mongering and the real Middle East scandal
A new counterterrorism report warns of all kinds of global doom. But there's something particularly odd about that.

The Stories of Women, Children Stopped by US-Trained Honduran Military While Fleeing Violence

Is There Any Scientific Study – Not Sponsored By Industry – That Asserts Fracking Is Safe?

Anti-Choice Protests Target New Orleans Clinics, Homes, Churches

How to Put Food on the Table for 10 Billion People on a Warming Planet

Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

Foreign Correspondents in Israel Complain of Intimidation

Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared, Says State Audit

EPA Denies Texas’ Emergency Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide on 3 Million Cotton Field Acres

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

'New Gold Rush' for Riches Takes Aim at Deep Ocean
Intergovernmental body gives OK to seven new exploratory permits to hunt for deep sea minerals.

Minnesota man guns down teen girl after she asks him to stop riding lawnmower in her yard

The Inspiring Work Being Done to Show What Jesus Would Do at the Border

NYPD cops use illegal chokehold on suspected subway farebeater (VIDEO)

Jim Hightower: Can a $7 Billion Penalty Be a Good Deal?
Jim Hightower on BuzzFlash at Truthout

India’s Uranium Boss Says Deformed Children May Be 'Imported'

Detroit Water Shut-Offs Are on Hold, but for How Long?

When Extremism Goes Mainstream
Just how far out is the Republican fringe?

Senator Manchin: What My Daughter Did Should Be Illegal
West Virginia senator vows to support legislation that would stop CEOs like his daughter from renouncing firms' US citizenship.

Paul Krugman | Were Homes Really Built Better in the Past?

Ukraine Coalition Government Collapses as 2 Parties Quit

Iran Nuclear Threat: Fact or Fiction?

Study: Military a refuge for those exposed to childhood abuse

From burning at the stake to lethal injection, how America keeps reinventing capital punishment

European court says CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest

Military Commissions: Deferring the Inevitable at Guantanamo

GM issues another recall, 60th so far this year
Latest recall covers more than 717,000 vehicles, bringing total number of affected vehicles to 29.7 million.

States That Slashed Their Prison Populations Have Seen Disproportionate Drops in Crime, Too

Morocco: Crossroads in the Conflict Between Future Paths

This Town Is Using the Ocean to Provide Heat to Low-Income Residents

Prof. William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism Is in the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis

The Child Migrant Surge Is Slowing Down, but Probably Not for the Reason You Would Think...

Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

Historic Win in Maine's Battle Over Tar Sands
Nicole D'Alessandro From EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

GOP’s George Costanza moment: The “Moops” doctrine and the war on Obamacare

The Rise of the Bankster Landlord

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not 'in Great Distress'

Right-Wing Defender of Israel's Gaza Attack Makes Same Argument as Osama bin Laden
New WSJ piece argues that dying Gazans are not truly innocent civilians. Its argument will sound eerily familiar.

Not The Onion: Israeli Ambassador to US Says IDF "Should Be Given a Nobel Peace Prize"

The GOP's real shame on the border: ignoring an industry that makes billions off immigrants to give to politicians

How Anonymous Cops Online Are Reacting to the Death of Eric Garner

Israel may have committed war crimes during Gaza offensive, UN says

Making Sense of Gaza: An Interview With Ilan Pappé

Oil and gas drilling damaged PA water supplies over 200 times in the past 6 years

Can Private 'Corporate Courts' Override Our Laws?
Scholars Speak Out Against Troubling 'Corporate Courts' (ISDS) in TTIP

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “I don’t know what kind of democracy that is, if you’re gonna cherry-pick … science because it conflicts with your philosophy”
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on climate deniers, challenges scientists to speak up before it's too late.

They Came To America For Freedom And Opportunity, But Ended Up Trapped In Their Own Home

Japan's secrecy law seen as draconian
Critics claim a vaguely worded secrecy law gives the Japanese government sweeping powers.

The Line Between FBI Stings and Entrapment Has Not Blurred; It's Gone

Oil Spill in Amazon Sickens Villagers, Kills Fish
A recent rupture of Peru’s 39-year-old northern crude oil pipeline has terrified Kukama villagers along the Marañón River.

Bernie Sanders | The Cost of War

US poll finds 60 percent of Americans back carbon tax - if used for renewables

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Why Anti-Obamacare Ads Actually Increased Obamacare Enrollment

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Global Search for Cheap Labor
Chinese shoe factory in Ethiopia pays about $40 a month - one tenth of level in China

Air Force launching satellites to spy on other satellites

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried to Lift the Veil

California and Texas, Pioneers in the Mainstreaming of Renewable Energy

Refugees Living a Nightmare in Northern Pakistan

Koch Political Universe Vaster Than Previously Known

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight.

An American Horror Story
The details of one of the more gruesome recent everyday mass gun murders invite us to consider gun control and gun possession from a new perspective. Would our society be better off without guns?

Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them

Thirsting for Democracy in Detroit: Activists Resist Water Service Shutoffs, Wall Street and Privatization

There's a Man in Missouri Serving Life Without Parole for 7 Pounds of Marijuana. He's Been in Prison 21 Years. Now, People Are Trying to Start an Ad Campaign to Get Him Out.

US Provides Israel the Weapons Used on Gaza

Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP

Silicon Valley's gig economy is not the future of work - it's driving down wages

George Will's Column About the Supreme Court's Decision on Union Fees Misleads Readers

Why a Jury’s Historic $3 Million Award to a Family Sickened by Fracking May Never Be Paid

Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Mystery Deepens: Cops Don't Know Who Did It

Minutemen militia plans ‘Operation Normandy’ with 3,500 volunteers on the border next year

The chilling reason our government wants to erase this man from history
Why a government program called the "Communications Management Unit" is far more unsettling than its name suggests.

Hedge Fund Avoided $6 Billion in Taxes in Bogus Scheme With Banks

Car Loans Could Be the Next Subprime Crisis.

Members Of Congress Take ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week

Palestinian Journalist Believes MSNBC Has Canceled Her Appearances Because She Accused Network of Israeli Bias

Reuters: "Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado."

Evangelical Group Aims to Convert Children as Young as Five at Portland Parks and Pools

Armed robbery in Gaza - Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine's stolen gas

US Only Country to Vote No on UN Resolution Against Killing Civilians in Gaza

The Rise of the American Taliban

Five immigration issues Central American leaders will raise with Obama

Why Are Native American Children Being Torn Away From Their Homes?

More Than 1,000 New York City Residents Claim to be Victims of Banned NYPD Chokeholds
The NYPD's use of chokeholds, like the one that recently killed Eric Garner, is increasing.

The Pay-for-Performance Myth
The relationship between company performance and CEO pay shows no correlation between the two.

Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution
Frustration and inaction color efforts to enforce the Clean Water Act.

At least 32 governors have weighed in on the border crisis. Here’s what each has said.

Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

Rich Urban Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail
In America, addiction is judged through the lens of class.

US officials believe attack against Malaysian plane was mistake

“I was illegally terminated”: A working mom’s Walmart nightmare

Eleven Ways the 'Schedules that Work' Act Would Make the Lives of Working Families Better

“When does your decency kick in?” Police overreach and the Eric Garner difference
Another funeral for another unarmed black man taken down by NYPD. But here's how videotape may set this case apart.

Five Things That Have Changed Since the Federal Minimum Wage Was Last Increased

Anti-Choice Groups Seek to Stack State Courts

Panel approves Boehner lawsuit

Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger stores

Lawsuit Stunner: Half of Futures Trades in Chicago Are Illegal Wash Trades

States Against EPA Rule on Carbon Pollution Would Gain, Study Finds
The irony is that some of the states that have been the loudest in opposing E.P.A. climate regulations have the most to gain in terms of actual economic interest.

Criminalization of homosexual behavior in Pacific countries undermining HIV efforts

Price-gouging businesses cry ‘socialism’ after Kentucky drivers flock to city-run gas station

Central America's biggest nickel mine reopens amid violent clashes

Israel Swears in New President Amid Gaza War

Air Algerie says missing plane apparently crashed in Mali

Survey Shows Americans Lead the World in Climate Denial
Brandon Baker of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

US troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits, report finds

Hi-Tech Communication Brings Us the World Instantaneously, but It Hasn't Stopped War and Killing
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Is This US Coal Giant Funding Violent Union Intimidation in Colombia?

Senator’s Thesis Turns Out to Be Remix of Others’ Works, Uncited

G.M. Expects to Pay More Than $400 Million to Victims of Faulty Ignition Switch

White House OKs Underwater Torture Chamber

Migrant workers forced to remain in Israeli fields as rockets fall

Halliburton Fracking Spill Mystery: What Chemicals Polluted an Ohio Waterway?
A recent accident highlights how state fracking laws protect corporate trade secrets over public safety.

A Letter From Doctor Mads Gilbert in Gaza

Texas gun nuts’ scary ritual: How hatred of a president turned profane
The "open carry" crew is now spouting right-wing conspiracy theories and waving guns in the worst place imaginable.

Georgia Pastor Turned Congressional Candidate Rises With America’s Militant Right
Jody Hice, a controversial pastor who just secured the GOP nomination for the 10th congressional district of Georgia, calls America's record on abortion "much worse than Hitler's six million Jews," among other gems.

In Gaza-Israel Coverage, New York Times Purveys Pro-War Propaganda, on Page One

The White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years.

Gaza crisis: Israeli strike on compound housing UN school kills at least 15

Henry A. Giroux | Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist

Jobless Claims in US Unexpectedly Drop to Eight-Year Low

US judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

The End Game of Shutting Off Residential Water in Detroit Is a Likely Privatization Attempt
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ukraine Under Siege by the Religious Right
Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online

The many stubborn kinds of inequality that children face growing up in the US

The Strange Relationship Between Global Warming Denial and…Speaking English
Climate denial isn't a worldwide delusion. It's a distinctly Anglophone one.

Hamas Offers Reasonable Truce, Greeted by Deafening Silence

United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful

The US Has More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners

Great Barrier Reef in Worst State Ever Since Records Were Kept

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th!

D.C. scraps climate art installation, says it sends the wrong message

Study: Nearly Half of Texas’ Legal Abortion Providers Have Closed Post-HB 2

A Debate on Gaza: Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada vs. J.J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward (VIDEO)

Even rural America can have good public transportation

Michele Bachmann, please proceed

Paul Krugman | The Specter of Iraq

How an activist journalist’s commitment to a poor Chicago community led to a big FOIA win
After a years-long fight, city agrees that records of police misconduct complaints will be public.

Obama administration to unveil stricter rules for carrying crude by rail

Taiwan: more than 40 feared dead in TransAsia Airways plane crash

Stigmatized workers quitting Tepco in droves
Stigma, pay cuts and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left Tepco, the utility at the center of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel-good solar energy industry.

A Letter From Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Want to alleviate poverty? Give cash directly to the poor.
Ending poverty requires figuring out what the poor really need - and letting them make that decision.

US citizens in Yemen accuse American embassy of confiscating passports

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

iPhone 'backdoors' can be used for surveillance, warns researcher

David Sirota | Detroit, Other Cash-Strapped US Cities, States Slashing Pension Benefits While Subsidizing Professional Sports Stadiums

Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Prisoners to Lawyers

700 Syrians killed in two days of conflict

For civilians fleeing in Gaza, escape options are few
"Gaza is unique in the annals of modern warfare in being a conflict zone with a fence around it, so civilians have no place to flee."

''Freedom From Other People's Definitions'': An Interview With Janet Mock

DOJ: Newark Cops Have Pattern of ‘Unconstitutional Policing’
Violations range from stop-and-frisk to use of excessive force.

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

Oregon to vote on pot legalization in November

California Voters Afforded Opportunity This November to Weigh-In on "Corporate Personhood"

Elizabeth Warren to help propose Senate bill to tackle part-time schedules

We’re Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures
Bryce Covert points to the policy failures of welfare reform, which requires parents to work or look for work to receive benefits but hasn't provided for child care, leading to recent high-profile arrests.

How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza - and the Humanitarian Response
The US-subsidized Israeli military wreaks devastation, and a US-funded UN agency deals with the aftermath.

Anti-abortion group harasses Unitarian church during moment of silence for dead member

A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.

Two Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held area

A call for harmony in riot-hit ‘Little Jerusalem’ Paris suburb

Will Comcast Rule Us All?

Obama Administration Flooded with 26,000 Comments Opposing Proposal to Disguise Offshoring of U.S. Manufacturing by Rebranding Firms that Relocate Production as ‘Factoryless Goods’ Manufacturers

Court Strikes Down Some Federal Obamacare Subsidies

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, Said Gandhi, and Israel Is Losing Its Sight in Gaza
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Is Netenyahu's State of Siege and Collective Punishment of Gaza Reinforcing Support for Hamas? Looks That Way.

Jon Stewart Takes on His Right to Criticize Some Israeli Policies

Twenty Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

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