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Trump's popularity inexplicable and Brexit spells disaster, says Stephen Hawking
Scientist repeats backing for remain in EU campaign and says US presidential candidate is ‘demagogue who appeals to lowest common denominator’

Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece: IOM Report

Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

‘He Brutalized For You’
How Joseph McCarthy henchman Roy Cohn became Donald Trump’s mentor.

Danger Below? New Properties Hide Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

Problem Solved? Australia Succeeds In Stripping All References To The Great Barrier Reef From Climate Change Report

Family of driver killed in US strike on Taliban leader file criminal case
Relatives of Mohammad Azam, killed while driving Mullah Mansoor across Pakistan, lodge a first investigation report for murder

Healing From War: Thanking a Veteran for Her Service Is Not Enough

Peru Declares State of Emergency as Mercury Contamination From Illegal Gold Mining Poisons People and Planet

The long con of military decline: How the right uses the armed forces to lie about the US

How Dateline NBC Lies About Drones

538 Sacrifices Integrity to Go After Sanders on Independents

A New Memorial Day Tradition -- Burning the Confederate Flag

Our Memorial Day collision course with fascism: Donald Trump and the new American militarism

Thousands of Military Members Denied Crucial Veteran's Benefits for Reporting Sexual Assault

Why It's Nearly Impossible for Prisoners to Sue Prisons

Panama Papers May Inspire More Big Leaks, if Not Reform

The Untold Story of Memorial Day: Former Slaves Honoring and Mourning the Dead

Tomorrow, Trump will give more details about his donations to vets. Here’s what we still don’t know.

Even After Minimum-Wage Hikes, Workers Could Still Be Getting Robbed

Why turnout matters, even in true-blue districts: Large margins of victory make politicians more responsive to progressive goals

Verizon, Unions Reach Agreement on Contract Ending Strike

'Europe, This is Unbearable': Deadly Crossings Drive Migrant Fatalities to New Heights

In Oil-Soaked Niger Delta, 'Avengers' Bombing Pipelines in Struggle for Compensation

Veterans Groups Oppose Manchin Amendment Giving For-Profit Colleges Unfettered Access to Military Bases

Hissène Habré, ‘Africa's Pinochet’, found guilty of crimes against humanity

Poll: Voters Feel Disconnected, Helpless in 2016

Former CIA Director: Trump Is Helping ISIS

Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a ''public service''
But said NSA leaker should still face trial for "illegal" actions.

New Mexico sues EPA and others over Gold King disaster
The suit is the first blow in what is likely to be a long legal fracas.

Brazil: Rules Protecting Amazon Under Threat in New Political Fight

Dems blast ‘disgraceful’ GOP-led anti-abortion panel for naming doctor in ‘reckless’ press release

Air strikes on Isis in Iraq and Syria are reducing their cities to ruins

The police killed my brother. No one went to jail. This is how I’ve found justice.

The Federal Reserve's $4.3 trillion ticking time bomb
The crisis comes when Congress realizes the Fed is paying the government nothing (or next to nothing) while shelling out billions to the banks.

Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself and Handle Its Own Waste

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday called on Bernie Sanders to consider suspending his campaign in an attempt to unify the party around front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Shell Spills Again: Pipeline Leaks 20,000 Gallons of Oil in Northern California

A Dubious Benefit: Big Employers Steer Workers to Troubled For-Profit Colleges

Tropical Depression Bonnie Heads Towards Carolinas as Deadly Flooding Overwhelms Texas

Extremist group in Texas trains to shoot Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood

Detroit police acted like 'dog death squad,' lawsuit says

Portland Students Will Drink Bottled Water for the Rest of the School Year to Avoid Lead

What Happens to These Hundreds of Thousands of People That Are Being Deported?

Tragic Valor of Marines at Con Thien
Memorial Day is exploited by politicians glorifying war and armed services recruiting new soldiers, but it should be a time to reflect on the ugly reality of warfare and the tragic valor of the combatants.

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said in an interview aired Sunday that he would not accept help from super-PACs if he were to face presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in November.

Clean Energy to Take Bigger Share of Electricity Market by 2030

The Brazilian Coup and Washington's "Rollback" in Latin America

More than 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks, UN says

Mold-Infested Prisons Sicken Guards and Prisoners

Mexican Military Runs Up Body Count in Drug War

South Asian migrants say they were put in 'body bags' for deportation from US

The Hidden Horrors in Poultry Plants

Seven deadly poisons – and a law that won't protect you fast enough
Reform to toxic chemical regulation is the first for 40 years. Unfortunately, it won’t do enough to eliminate harmful substances from our lives.

A Bernie Win in California Could Crush Clinton’s Presidential Chances

New York Democrat: Trump should return money to 9/11 recovery fund

Confronting the Resource Curse and Civil War in the Congo

The costly truth of emergency spending in Iraq and Afghanistan
Despite troop reductions, the Pentagon's war budget is increasing.

Malawi's Drought Leaves Millions High and Dry

Cops will always protect cops: This is why prosecutors and grand juries let the police off easy

Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Nomination for President

Crops are becoming toxic to withstand extreme weather conditions

Gaza refugee finally freed from Arizona immigration jail

Nearly 400 House bills stuck in Senate limbo

Thousands Call on DNC to Oust 'Corporatist Tool' Wasserman Schultz

The cost of replacing water lines in Flint, Michigan, has nearly doubled amid a health crisis from high lead levels in drinking water

The United States' most hated man endorses its most hated presidential candidate

The Flint of California
A report from Matheny Tract, an arsenic-poisoned community that’s about to become the test case for a new legal idea: the ‘human right to water.’

Hillary Clinton Won’t Say How Much Goldman Sachs CEO Invested With Her Son-in-Law

Judge Orders Release of Documents in Trump University Suit

Is this the world’s most radical mayor?
When Ada Colau was elected mayor of Barcelona, she became a figurehead of the new leftwing politics sweeping Spain. The question she now faces is a vital one for the left across Europe - can she really put her ideas into practice?

The Historical Roots of Contemporary Violence Against Pregnant Black Women

California Back in Big Oil's Crosshairs as Feds Quietly OK Offshore Fracking

Refugee deaths intensify call for safe EU passages

America’s atomic vets: ‘We were used as guinea pigs – every one of us’

Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement

Inequality and the Cash Register
Flacks for grand fortune would like us to believe the rich are performing a public service every time they go shopping. Our wallets tell a different story.

Libertarians name former Republican governor as presidential pick

Obama Administration Approves Resumption of Offshore Fracking in California

Obama Continues to Ignore Pleas to Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Dean Baker | The Elites and the Rise of Donald Trump

Transgender Man Assaulted in Vermont Homeless Shelter Dies of Injuries, Police Say

Vermont Right-Wingers Threaten Bernie Sanders With 'The Legal Letterhead'

Congress Bows to the Chemical Lobby on Toxics Regulation

In Honduras, USAID Was in Bed With Berta Cáceres’ Accused Killers

A Pay-to-Play Pick for the Democratic Party Platform Committee

US atomic veterans: "We were used as guinea pigs -- every one of us"

A fight is brewing in the Senate over special immigration visas for Afghans who assisted US troops and diplomats during the Afghanistan War.

Discriminatory Bathroom Law Also Worsens Economic Inequality

'Huge wake up call': Third of central, northern Great Barrier Reef corals dead

‘Parental negligence’: Thousands sign petitions condemning killing of Cincinnati Zoo gorilla

GOP’s poverty proposal: What to expect in the first of Paul Ryan’s big policy initiatives

Refugees to Help Europe Prosecute War Crimes

Fossil fuel darling Ted Cruz demands the feds stop investigating Exxon

The Bernie Congress: meet the insurgents trying to recreate Sanders' movement down ballot

Did we blame the wrong villain for the 2008 financial crisis? Perhaps the real culprit is capitalism itself

Endangered tigers under threat in Indian forest that inspired ‘The Jungle Book’

Refugee runners: Olympics' first team without a country

Green Party's Jill Stein on the Feminist Case Against Hillary Clinton

Used and Betrayed: 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats (VIDEO)

Obama Promised Open Government, but Hasn't Delivered Yet

Two Men, Two Legs and Too Much Suffering: The Forgotten Vietnamese Victims

Even the IMF - the IMF! - Turns on Neoliberalism
New paper by three IMF economists finds that policies of capital account liberalization and austerity fuel inequality, which in turn hurts growth - "the very thing that the neoliberal agenda is intent on boosting."

Fighting for California Workers, Sanders Slams The New York Times for Ignoring "Real Issues"

William Rivers Pitt | Once Upon a Time, My Father Was a Soldier

Hillary Clinton’s big donor problem isn’t going away: Her history of taking Wall Street cash exemplifies all that’s wrong in US politics

Family of driver killed in US strike on Taliban leader file criminal case

Los Angeles will convert motel units to 500 apartments for homeless vets

Women Around the World Are Leading the Fight Against Corporate Agriculture

Business of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

Shaun King: Hillary Clinton should quit presidential race as email scandal engulfs her campaign

Heads Up Internet: Time to Kill Another Dangerous CFAA Bill

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks to Spread His Political Wealth

The Obama Administration Is Using Racist Court Rulings to Deny Citizenship to 55,000 People

Revealed: cancer scientists' pensions invested in tobacco

40 people shot so far over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago

Either one will lead to war: Hawkish Hillary and reckless Trump could both lead to prolonged new wars

Mossack Fonseca's US operations cut back after Nevada penalty
Panama law firm's US arm resigns from Nevada companies and loses its partner in Wyoming amid continued global scrutiny.

Japanese American internment survivor hears troubling echoes in Trump rhetoric

Duke Energy Flexes Political Muscle on Fracked Gas, Coal Ash

A former senior US general again calls for abolishing the nuclear forces he once commanded

Hillary’s on the wrong side of history again: Noam Chomsky, Palestinian freedom, and a policy stuck in the past

Bianca Jagger: The EU Referendum Will Determine the UK's Future

Trump on Immigrants and Health Care Costs: Just Plain Wrong

Environmentalists, First Nations Vow Summer of Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

Burn Pits: US Government Ignores 60,000 Suffering US War Vets

No wonder Trump is afraid -- a debate with Bernie Sanders would show who’s really on the side of working people.

The Clintons’ most recent financial-disclosure forms show that he earned nearly $2.7 million in fees for speaking to audiences that included financial-industry firms, after she announced her candidacy.

After Six-Week Strike, Verizon Workers Claim Major Victory as Deal Reached

The Fight for Public Control of Land in the Bronx
Residents’ last-ditch attempt to keep out a polluting trucking hub.

The Biblical Laws Bleeding Your Schools
Fanatical does not even begin to describe the zeal with which the Fraternal Order of Eagles puts Ten Commandment monuments on public property -- and taxpayers are on the hook.

How Hillary Clinton's Response to the Honduras Coup Brought Relations With Latin America to a New Low

Expecting Sanders Supporters to "Close Ranks?"
Think again. Here's why many won't.

China’s mining industry damages 'wildlife paradise'
How coal mining destroyed precious habitats in western China where many animal species have disappeared.

Maine: Man removed from kidney donation list for lack of health insurance

In Meme-Moriam
This weekend, the US will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil’s First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice. Or at least that’s the way a lot of Congressional leaders and climate deniers are playing it.

Chicago to Release 100 Recordings from Cases of Cop Shootings

Sanders says campaign isn't over if he doesn't win California

Donald Trump exposes the GOP’s dirty secret: They build everything by nurturing white rage

I’m a black man. Here’s what happened when I booked an Airbnb.

Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child who slipped into enclosure

The continued nontherapeutic use of antibiotics by animal agriculture threatens the very existence of society.

Bernie Sanders is ignoring Hillary Clinton. It might be the nicest thing he can do for her.

Donald Trump’s airline went from opulence in the air to crash landing

Clinton campaign faces a deficit of a vital commodity: enthusiasm

Bernie Sanders’ demand that a pair of prominent Democrats be removed from two key convention committees presents a test for party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.