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Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cuts her salary by 10% to aid economy
Rousseff also slashed eight ministries and reshuffled her cabinet on Friday, in an attempt to ward off an escalating political and economic crisis.

How Hydroelectric Power May Undermine Brazil's Pledge to Slash Greenhouse Gases

California woman suing city after video captures cop slugging her in face during arrest

“Mercedes, BMW and Peugeot models consume 50% more fuel than official results”

The Trans-Pacific Partnership charade: TPP isn’t about ‘free’ trade at all

Why Bernie and Hillary Must Address America’s Dying Nuke Reactors

William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu win Nobel prize in medicine
Campbell and Ōmura win for their work on a therapy against roundworm, sharing the prize with Tu for her work on a therapy against malaria

Baghdad's Green Zone open to public for first time in 12 years
Measure offers limited access to fortified area in Iraqi capital housing political institutions and embassies, with most streets still requiring special badge

Bernie Sanders Draws More Than 20,000 People At Boston Rally
The presidential contender is breaking Obama's records on the trail.

As Saudis Block a Human Rights Inquiry in Yemen, US Stays Quiet

Anti-immigrant activists more prone to terrorism than refugees

Godzilla Niño and the Blob: How Weather Cycles and Ocean Temperatures Mask Global Warming

Johns Hopkins terminates black lung program

How opponents of raising minimum wage pit workers against each other

Mexican firm still abets Israel’s crimes despite pulling out of West Bank quarry

Joe Biden's Shameful Role in Creating the US Prison Nightmare
Is he hoping voters will just forget the fact that he led the charge for more police and more prisons?

Fukushima police sends nuclear contamination case against TEPCO execs to prosecutors

In South Carolina, 'it's a historic flood,' emergency official says

Coke Spends Lavishly on Pediatricians and Dietitians

Here's Why "Arming the Opposition" Usually Doesn't Work

Exposure to toxic chemicals in food, water and air is linked to millions of deaths, and costs billions of dollars every year.

Between 'Schools and Smokestacks,' Detroit Rises Up for Climate Justice
Detroit March for Justice calls for action from state and federal environmental agencies.

How They Got Their Guns
Criminal histories and documented mental health problems did not prevent at least eight of the gunmen in 14 recent mass shootings from obtaining their weapons, after federal background checks led to approval of the purchases of the guns used.

The Hypocrisy of "Helping" the Poor

Hopes Fade as 350 Still Missing After Landslide
Rescue workers are continuing their search today for hundreds of people still missing after a massive landslide in Guatemala killed at least 73 people.

Sex ed to become mandatory in grades 7-12 in California

'We were paying to poison our kids': lead in Michigan city's water hits children

France's Government Aims to Give Itself - and the NSA - Carte Blanche to Spy on the World

Laura Flanders | More Leisure, Less Capitalism, Thanks to Tech

Guatemalan Activist Murdered After Court Suspends Palm Oil Company Operations

Brazil's Unending World Cup: Twenty-Two Communities Still Fighting for Home in Fortaleza

Billions From US Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces

What Hillary Clinton wants you to forget: Her disastrous record as a war hawk
Clinton gave her support to the Iran deal yesterday, but she also talked like someone ready to start dropping bombs.

Bernie Sanders Should Follow FDR's Lead and Create a Brain Trust Now

There Are Not Enough Jobs, And Austerity Is To Blame

Senior Vatican Priest Fired After Revealing He Is Gay

Russia Allegedly Supplying Weaponry To Iraqi Kurds Fighting ISIS–Through Bagdad

Meet Some Of The LGBT Homeless Youth The Pope Didn't Visit
A staggering 40% of America's homeless youth are LGBT.

Autoworkers reject Chrysler contract, saying they want a bigger piece of the industry’s recovery

Jeb Bush criticized for saying ‘stuff happens’ while discussing school shootings

Clinton, Dems slam Alabama decision to close driver's license offices

From #YoSoy132 to Ayotzinapa: The Criminalization of Youth Under Enrique Peña Nieto

Media Coverage Is ‘a Sort of Advertisement to Mass Murder’

US Charges Top Former Venezuelan Officials With Drug Trafficking
Indictments unsealed without fanfare against two former high-ranking police figures.

Two Companies Get License to Legally Cultivate Marijuana in Uruguay

Three Strikes and You’re Out? The False Promise of Aerial Policing

The Many Ways Women Are Still Mistreated in a Patriarchal US Society
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Officials Reach Deal On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Exit Ahead – Shell at the end of the Oil Superhighway

Hillary Clinton unveils plan for tougher checks in bid to reduce gun violence
The Democratic presidential candidate says she would also roll back legal immunity for the gun industry as she attempts to seize the policy initiative.

Even in Government­-Run Prisons, the Profiteering off of Human Lives Is Staggering

The US is addicted to guns - which only give an illusion of strength and security

Doctors Without Borders closes Afghan hospital, says US may have committed war crime

UK: Human rights are no longer a 'top priority' for the government, says foreign office chief

The US Gun Business, by the Numbers

There Are Not Enough Jobs, and Austerity Is to Blame

Supreme Court Responds to Man on Death Row After Man Is Already Dead

Senate Looks Poised to Pass Major Overhaul of Chemical Safety Law

Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says

Why Black Lives Matter belongs on lesson plans
A move to make sure that education isn’t confined to the history books.

From Inside Rikers Island, a Harrowing Look at the Torture of Solitary Confinement

‘These Are the Crimes That Really Matter’

Ben Carson’s destructive lies: Four racist assumptions endorsed and magnified by Black conservatives

Bernie Sanders nets $26 million: a new kind of fundraising?
The Democratic presidential candidate announced Saturday that his $26 million reported this quarter came from 650,000 donors, each contributing about $30.

Despite soaring rates of addiction, heroin treatment centers are often prohibitively expensive, overcrowded, underfunded and subject to byzantine government rules.

The Dangerous Psychology of Factory Farming
A look at the mindset that enables farmers to raise and kill thousands of animals and still consider themselves happy.

The hidden costs of funding prisons instead of schools
As state incarceration rates continue to rise across the country, so are cuts in higher education funding.

Companies accused of causing migratory bird deaths may be harder to successfully prosecute after a federal appeals court recently ruled that a century-old wildlife protection law only applies if the killing is intentional.

David Swanson | Ruminations of an Afghan Girl Burning to Death in a Hospital Bed

University Research Controversy Exposes the Perils of Industry Influence

994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: This is what the US gun crisis looks like

Koch Brothers Backing Misleading Anti-Solar Campaign in Florida

Bankruptcy Lawyers Strip Cash From Coal Miners' Health Insurance

"Unspeakable": An MSF Nurse Recounts the Attack on MSF’s Kunduz Hospital

A Top Israeli Diplomat Publicly Admits What Netanyahu Won’t

Richard D. Wolff | Why Debates Over the Fed's Interest Rate Miss the Point

Biden entry would boost Bernie Sanders, say Dems

Chicago police and prosecutors caught lying as they cover up their murder of Darius Pinex

Raw Vegan Powerhouses: Spotlight on Venus & Serena Williams

MSF hospital: US condemned over 'horrific bombing' in Afghanistan
Médecins Sans Frontières says up to 20 staff killed in airstrikes that allegedly continued after alarm was raised with US.

Shooting up America: Guns are a national disgrace

Outside of Oregon, a Sadly Typical Day for U.S. Gun Violence

Firefighters’ Union Backs Away From Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Mexico’s Missing Forty-Three: One Year, Many Lies, and a Theory That Might Make Sense

Details Emerge About Oregon Killer: Conservative Who Loved Guns and Conspiracy Theories
Growing online evidence about the mindset of the shooter, Chris Mercer.

Vatican says private 'audience' in D.C. was with gay ex-student, not Kim Davis