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Report: School Districts Are Receiving Free Military Gear From the Pentagon

Those Detroit water shutoffs? Blame ‘em on botched bookkeeping.

How the Defense Industry Bankrolls Pro-War Pundits

India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects
Indian court trying to unravel mystery of sick and disabled children, miscarriages and fatal cancers around the country's first uranium mine.

Ferguson’s massive cover-up: How police departments are protecting Michael Brown’s killer

434 Percent Voter Turnout in Arizona Precinct

House Republicans expect to unveil legislation Monday evening that would give President Obama the authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, but with some limits on that authority.

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

Outside Groups, Dark Money Organizations Fuel 2014 Midterms

‘War on Women’ Motivates Voters for Midterm Election, Poll Finds

Despite Obama’s Pledge to Curb It, NSA Mass Surveillance Wins Rubber Stamp
Mass surveillance just earned another 90-day blank check, nine months after President Obama promised to rein in the NSA’s spying powers.

Five Things We Can Do to Reduce Domestic Violence
A national conversation has started. Here's how it should end.

Twenty Years Later, Parts of Major Crime Bill Viewed as Terrible Mistake

Urban Outfitters Decides Not to Sell Blood-spattered "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" After All
Someone at Urban Outfitters was smart enough to pull it down over the weekend. Quite possibly the smartest person who works there.

Exxon Riles US, EU by Using Sanctions Loophole

Unseen Toll: Wages of Millions Seized to Pay Past Debts
A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans.

People With Mental Health Emergencies Deserve So Much More Than What Our Health Care System Has to Offer

White House steps up pressure on Congress to arm Syria rebels

Ohio’s Conflicting Statutes Create Obstacles for Some Abuse Survivors

Drinking Water Contaminated by Fracking Boom in Texas and Pennslyvania, Says New Study

App-etite for Transparency
New phone apps uncover the companies behind the food we're buying.

The Aftermath of ‘Hobby Lobby’: Multiple Attacks on Contraception Access

How the Tea Party Is Causing Big Business to Back Democrats

WikiLeaks: Police in New South Wales, Australia, use hacking software to spy on computers and smartphones

Since 2004, Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers have killed at least 46 people, including at least 15 Americans, while on duty. None have been charged or disciplined.

Six Florida prison officers jailed and fired for setting up inmate beating, lying about it

The Economist Has a Slavery Problem
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Rich neocon’s twisted scheme: Meet the private equity hawk cheering for Ukraine
How a super-wealthy friend of Ted Cruz acts as a window to the State Department's morbid cheerleading in Ukraine.

The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds

Illegal land clearing for commercial agriculture responsible for half of tropical deforestation

The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise
Douglas Tompkins - the founder of Esprit and The North Face - is using his fortune to build massive national parks in Chile and Argentina. But what he sees as philanthropy, local ranchers see as meddling.

US and Nato troops begin Ukraine military exercise

Greening Our Desires
Faced with a ruined earth, how can we think of utopia? If we are told the future is one of scarcity, how do we create abundance?

Are you really middle class? (INTERACTIVE)

Grenade launchers, armored vehicle part of Los Angeles Unified School District's armory

Regulator Slow to Respond to Deadly Vehicle Defects

Feds to Boost Efforts to Prevent Americans Joining ISIS

Why We March: Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril

The Rich Are Eating Richer, the Poor Are Eating Poorer

Rep. Steve King’s Plan to Defeat ISIS: Spy on Muslim Americans in Mosques

Employers Steal Three Times More From Workers Than All Robberies Combined

Marjorie Cohn | Obama Declares Perpetual War

Israel routinely blackmails gay Palestinian to make them informants

Workers Go on Strike at Hammond Automotive Seats Plant

Give the Homeless Homes
Utah embraced a strategy called Housing First - it started by just giving the homeless homes.

There's a Place in the World That Is Fighting Poverty With Solar Power
Solar power is taking off in villages where connecting to the grid is seen as a bad joke.

Dean Baker | Obamacare and Family Values: Parents Get to Stay Home With Children

Views from Alongside a Border: Heart-Brimming-Over-Brokenness

72 Percent of Americans Disapprove of Republicans in Congress

California Wildfires Cause 1,000 to Flee

New Zealand Launched Mass Surveillance Project While Publicly Denying It

Sweden Shifts to Left in Parliamentary Election

Bernie Sanders May Seek the Presidency in 2016, Testing the Waters in Iowa

Despite multiple malpractice payouts, doctors often keep practicing

US Court Sets Precedent by Ruling Guatemalan Domestic Violence Victim Can Seek Asylum

Robert Reich | Harvard Business School's Role in Widening Inequality

The Horrifying Toxic Chemical Footprints of Everyday Items

Study: High Cost of Housing Forcing Elderly Americans to Cut Back on Food and Healthcare

"Treasure Map": The NSA's Plan to Map the Entire Internet

Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a Christie Scandal?

Charles Pierce | Today in Responsible Gun Ownership

NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

Family: Laredo police fired 80 shots at man armed with pellet gun

Adrian Peterson’s Child Abuse Allegations Reopen Debate Over Corporal Punishment

Egypt hunger strikes gain momentum
A nationwide hunger strike is gaining support in Egypt against the country's controversial protest law.

Scott Walker's Snow Job
The governor’s race in Wisconsin between the Republican incumbent, Scott Walker, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, is coming down to one issue: jobs, jobs, jobs.

A Wild That Leaves Us Speechless
As the Wilderness Act turns 50, those of us continuing to advocate for more designations find ourselves in a tough spot.

On Patriotism and Constitutional Amendment: An Interview With Film Director Miyazaki Hayao

US government 'threatened' families of beheaded reporters

Cleveland Becomes Cleantech Leader, but Ohio Backtracks on Renewable Energy

Behind Yahoo's Surveillance Battle With the Government

9/11 and the Saudis and State Secrecy

“We can’t strain the entire ocean”: The horrifying truth about where our plastic ends up

The Islamic State threat is overstated
As the United States prepares to escalate military action against the Islamic State, misinterpretation is leading to another tragic foreign policy mistake.

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of British aid worker

At Least Some Unions Step Up for Big Climate March!

North Korea sentences American Matthew Miller to 6 years of hard labor

Bratton-style policing means more fines and arrests for black residents of Detroit

Time Is Running Out for Activists to Halt Fracked Gas Pipeline Into New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Paul Krugman | "You Call Yourself an Economist?"

‘It’s set up just like the FBI’: The NFL employs an elaborate security network that is supposed to protect the league’s reputation by staying in front of its problems.

‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

Does slut-shaming start with school dress codes?

‘Why Didn't You Just Leave?’
Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It’s Never That Simple

A Progressive Estate Tax

Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz's Rape Survivor Project

Bryan Fischer Calls For Atheists To Be Banned From Serving In The Armed Forces

Stephen Colbert: U.S. Needs New National Bird in Face of Climate Change

We Need to Stop Blaming People Who Experience Mental Health Challenges
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Republican Senior Federal Judge, Domestic Abuse Experts Call for Accountability for Wife-Beating US District Court Judge Mark Fuller

Nearly half of US adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes

Lawyer and Two Teachers - All Black - Say Staff at Exclusive NYC Hotel Accused Them of Being Hookers
Seems like being a professional black woman in public equals solicitation.

After Saying Women on Medicaid Should Be Sterilized, Russell Pearce Resigns From Arizona GOP

Stray Bullet Kills Philadelphia Mom, Newborn

In mining country, "war on coal" hard to see

States Suing to Stop CO2 Cuts Prep for Them Anyway

The Veterans No One Talks About
Tens of thousands of soldiers who are discharged from the military each year are locked out of VA services.

ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State: What's in a Name?

Was Ferguson the beginning of a new civil rights era?

Philadelphia Is Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

Paul Krugman | How to Get It Wrong

Largest City in Vermont Now Gets All Its Power From Renewables

These states cut their incarceration rates - and still had a decline in crime

Ohio’s anti-choice nightmare: How a purple state is pioneering how to shutter clinics

Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after settlement

Deaths From GM Ignition Switch Defect Exceed Initial Estimate

John Twelve Hawks: “New surveillance states have placed us in an invisible prison”
Is it possible to go untracked in this new digital dystopia? It's gotten harder - but here's how I've done it.

Eddie Conway: "The State Targeted the Panthers Because We Were Socialists, Not Because We Were Armed" (Video)

Blinding them with science: Is development of a banned laser weapon continuing?

Clinton Foundation will honor Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Man shot from behind by police, family says; prosecutors: he lunged with sword

Dallas Cop Watched as Woman’s Kids Taken at Gunpoint, Ignored Her Cries for Help, Drove Off

Push to Impose Extra Fees on Solar Customers Draws Outrage in Wisconsin

Report: ''Critical Action'' Needed to Fight Enormous Energy Waste at Data Centers

Quadruple Homicide in Peruvian Amazon Puts Criminal Logging in Spotlight

Ocean Algae Can Evolve Fast to Tackle Climate Change

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules
Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information.

“Dude, you get to blow up stuff”: The moral awakening of a Navy man
We had become so desensitized to death we laughed at violent YouTube videos. I wanted more than blind patriotism.

Parking Meters in Pasadena Will Collect Donations for the Homeless

Conservative Experiment Faces Revolt in Reliably Red Kansas

WTF: Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Bill Allowing Executions by Firing Squad

Say "No" to War and Media Propaganda

Most Americans Are Single, and They're Changing the Economy

In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Have Their Cars Searched by Cops

Ex-CIA director predicts 5,000 US personnel on ground to fight ISIS by December

Why Arizona Will Likely Be the Next State With a Marriage Equality Ruling

It's Time to Restore the Dignity of the Formerly Incarcerated
Anyone with a conviction history faces a constant barrier to being an involved, productive member of our society.

William Rivers Pitt | The Pleasant Fiction of "No Boots on the Ground"

California Just Banned Free Plastic Bags. Hold the Rejoicing.
For a paper bag to be better, you have to use it four times.

Report: Income inequality means lower state tax revenues
Standard & Poor's finds that as most people face stagnant incomes, states scramble to find new income streams.

The American "Deportation Mill"
Under US and international law, refugees are supposed to have a chance to present their cases. This has not been happening.

David Sirota | Shareholders Say, ‘Show Me the Money’
A new rule could require companies to disclose information long requested by their shareholders.

"Zombie" Homes Haunt Florida Neighborhoods

How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars

Ray Rice set to appeal against his indefinite suspension from the NFL

Dahr Jamail | Senior Employees "Screwed" by BP

500 feared dead in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

Israeli military to discipline intel veterans over public refusal to spy on Palestinians

US, Ukraine or Middle East? Ferguson Images Made It Hard to Tell

Former Bush Lawyer John Farren Sentenced in Attempted Murder of His Wife

Why Do Democrats Keep Trying to Ban Guns That Look Scary, Not the Guns That Kill the Most People?

Chicago priest 'receives death threats' after gun control rally outside store
Illinois affiliate of NRA brands Catholic clergyman an ISIS-style ‘terrorist’ following protest calling for tighter gun restrictions.

Cuba's Ebola Team: The Largest Sent From Any Single Country

Facts vs. the GOP: Why America is living through a new era of segregation
Republicans like to blame poverty on the breakdown of the "traditional" family. The numbers tell a different story.

Parents, Students Beware: The 10 Ways Many Colleges Will Scam You
A list of some of the underhanded methods used by some schools when it comes to student admissions and financial aid.

Six Californias Initiative Tossed Off 2016 Ballot

Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

Football, violence and America’s cultural divide

Contractors Ready to Cash in on ISIS War

Colorado foster care youth less likely to graduate than homeless kids

"Django Unchained" Actress Accosted by LAPD After Kissing White Husband

Where Slaughtered Dolphins Go to Be Sold
Activists say demand by water parks and aquariums for dolphins is driving the slaughter now under way in Taiji, Japan.

Every President in the Last Quarter-Century Has Announced the Bombing of Iraq on Live TV

Can Corporations Go to Hell? An Existential Quandary for the Supreme Court

World Bank Pays $500 Million to Ukraine Central Bank Despite Warnings of World Bank Board and IMF Staff

Sun and Wind Alter German Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

America’s Distinctly Unequal Playing Fields
Teenagers are learning lessons — about inequality — on America’s high school gridirons. When are their elders going to catch on?

Heartless Oral Surgeon Lays Off Employee for Cancer Diagnosis, Can't Understand Backlash

Anger rises in India’s Kashmir Valley as people remain trapped a week after floods

World's Last Remaining Forest Wilderness at Risk

Shut California’s Fukushima: Diablo Must Go
The catastrophe at Fukushima was not an accident. It’s unfolding again in California.

How the West Created the Islamic State
Since 2003, Anglo-American power has secretly and openly coordinated direct and indirect support for Islamist terrorist groups linked to al Qaeda across the Middle East and North Africa.

As Ebola explodes, Liberia’s sick must fend for themselves

Clock Ticking for Texas Families to Take Legal Action on Fracking Pollution
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations, which means people have just two years from the time they notice a problem until they file a lawsuit.

Four Ways Industrial Ag Is Destroying the Soil - and Your Health

New Sanctions Against Russia Could Deal Big Blow to ExxonMobil

Canadian Mining Company Threatens El Salvador's Sovereignty
Why do companies have the right to sue countries over environmental protection measures?

Naomi Klein | Climate Crimes and the Greenwashing of Big Business

Report: NSA, GCHQ have secret access to German telecom networks

How Many Ways Can the City of Ferguson Slap You With Court Fees? We Counted

Israeli intelligence reservists decry treatment of Palestinians

Public School Police Receive Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

White House makes it official: US "at war" with IS

Arizona GOP Vice-Chair: Sterilize Poor Women

Ontario Gets 35% of Energy From Renewables As Coal Plants Shut Down

Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees