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Why abundant coal may have ‘cursed’ the Appalachian economy
Is coal country suffering from what economists call the 'resource curse'?

US to Resume Nuclear Permits, Relicensing on Waste Rule

How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops

A new report released by Greenpeace reveals high toxin levels in tea from China and India.

Honor James Foley, Executed by ISIS, by Building Peace​
-- Jonathan Franklin for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Washington Post wants to fix the climate debate - by featuring even more deniers
The Posts' bold new editorial stance is confusingly hypocritical.

Gaza Residents Share Allegations of Abuse, Claim Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields

Ten Frightening Promises by GOP Senate Candidates Secretly Taped at Koch Brothers Summit

A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate

Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown's Death
Prohibiting students from talking about events in Ferguson offers them exactly the opposite of what they need.

Not Even Toxic Waste Stops Gentrification: 3 New York Superfund Sites in Developing Neighborhoods

America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality

The 4 dumbest campaign ads of 2014: Karl Rove’s cynicism, Ebola panic, and firing guns at TVs!

Police Officers Respond to a Report of an Armed Man Disturbing the Peace and Fire Nine Rounds Killing an Innocent Woman ... The Suspect Is Then Charged With Murder

Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East

Choking the Oceans With Plastic
Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters worldwide.

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

For gunshot survivors, the cost is much more than a single bullet
Almost 1,300 Chicagoans have been shot this year, but what happens to the vast majority who survive?

Chicago Cop Kills Teen, Sparking Protests
Law enforcement maintains that 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh had a gun and aimed it at the officer who ultimately killed him, but protesters do not believe the report and insist that McIntosh was unarmed and already surrendering.

California Senate bans warrantless drone surveillance

Secret audio nails Mitch! Endangered McConnell busted humiliating himself on tape

Full extent of global coal 'binge' is hidden, say researchers

How Australia Perfected Solar Power and Then Went Back to Coal

Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’
Military sources say Pentagon’s assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry.

White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration

Mount Polley: A Wake-Up Call to the Realities of Tailings Ponds

Scott Brown no longer accepts climate science

Death by Law Enforcement: What the data tells us – and what it doesn't

Syria and ISIS committing war crimes, says UN

Mark Morford | Burning Man Never Disappoints

American killed fighting for ISIS, White House confirms

Man Leaves Car to Fatally Shoot Panhandler in Wheelchair

'Gathering storm': The Philly riots of '64

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

In Landmark Decision, TEPCO to Pay Victim's Family in Fukushima Suicide Case

The Cost of Raising a Child to 18 Soars to More Than $245,000

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network for Their Rise

Court: Cops can’t claim immunity after SWAT team fatally shot man while looking for cocaine

FBI Witness Tampering Alleged in Oklahoma City Bombing Video Trial

Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage Is Conscious, Justified and Long Overdue

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

Documents: Tacoma, Washington police using surveillance device to sweep up cellphone data

Summer of Market Basket
What does the contrast between mainstream media coverage and outpouring of sympathy for Market Basket workers versus relative silence on the plight of fast food workers across the nation and their efforts to organize tell us about labor organizing and media attention?

Elite Attackers of Public Schools Don't Admit the Impact of Economic Inequality, Racism on Education

Dozens of police departments suspended for losing US military-grade weaponry

Greek Crisis and the Dark Clouds Over the American Economy: An Interview With Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Video shows police shot Ohio man ‘on sight’ as he leaned on toy gun in Walmart, attorney says

GOP Senate Campaign Defends Using Image of James Foley's Execution in Ad

GM ignition-switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths

Cheney’s Legacy: Honesty Still in Short Supply

40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty

White House confirms death of American jihadist fighting in Syria

Minnesota in-home health care workers say yes to unionizing; seek better wages, benefits

Anatomy of a Fox News Smear: Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge and the "Dumbest Person on the Internet"
How did Fox News run a totally bogus Ferguson story? Welcome to the truly slimy side of the right-wing hit machine

Obama Announces Measures to Benefit Veterans

The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights. Now Bill Gates is donating $1 million for universal background checks—and there’s more where that came from.

Five Things You Should Tell Conservatives About Obama and Jobs

Students Walk Out With Their Hands Up to Protest Michael Brown Shooting

Rebels Parade Captured Ukrainian Soldiers on Streets of Donetsk as Citizens Shout and Hurl Eggs

Net Neutrality Is "Marxist," According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address "Appearance of Corruption"

Why "Good Cops" Stay Silent: The Persecution of Officer Adam Basford

ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman

Thyroid Cancer in Young People Surges in Fukushima Since Nuclear Meltdown
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Atheists Get the Shaft in New York Town After Supreme Court Ruling

The Banality of Police Militarization: How Champaign-Urbana Acquired Its MRAP

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

Eugene Robinson | For Black Youth in America, No "Mistakes" Allowed
-- Eugene Robinson on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Scott Brown Flips on Climate Change: "No," It's Not Scientifically Proven

Paul Krugman | Bad Decisions Yield Grim Results in Europe

A Hardy Welcome: Wyoming's US Senate Challenger Rages Against the Money Machine

US Court Overturns Law Limiting GMO Crops on Hawaiian island

New York Times Says Michael Brown Was "No Angel." Twitter: No One Is.

Industry Lobby Tries to Block Bill That Would Protect US Waters From Plastic Microbeads

Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans

A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild

A Lopsided War of Attrition: Fighting in Gaza Hits Day 50
Without a truce, the war could drag on for weeks.

About 620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs

When Journalists Go Missing
James Foley’s execution by ISIS prompts the question of whether there is any good way to respond to ransom demands.

This Is How Police Treated Residents of the Apartment Complex Where Michael Brown Was Killed

Russia Admits Its Soldiers Have Been Caught in Ukraine

Here's the Latest Right-Wing IRS Fantasy

Obama Allows Surveillance Flights of ISIS Over Syria
The flights authorized by President Obama would be a precursor to broader airstrikes against Sunni militants, which are already taking place in Iraq.

In Defiant Action, Pipeline Protesters Lock Themselves to Trucks

America’s Continuing Border Crisis
There is so much more to the story than what we read in the news.

Grain Piles Up Waiting for a Ride, As Trains Move North Dakota Oil

Suspect Identified in James Foley Beheading Is Failed British Rapper

Kansas Police Shot Unarmed Suicidal Teen 16 Times as Family Says They Begged Them Not To

The US Incarceration System Ruins the Lives of the Poor and Favors the Wealthy
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

2013 Dallas Police Rule Change Gives Officers 72 Hours to Get Their Stories Straight After Shooting Citizens

WHO: The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history will take $430 million to contain

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of US position in Gaza is stunning
I think it's safe to say that if US neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn't take it.

Colorado judge will not strike down ‘self-incriminating’ marijuana taxes
The judge ruled that pot consumers and sellers must continue to pay taxes, even if it puts them at risk of federal prosecution.

Is the Napa Quake a Precursor to the ‘Big One?’
Seismologists say there's no need to be too concerned in northern CA, but fracking activities may raise the threat of more seismic activity to the south.

WTF: In 30 states, a child can still legally own a rifle or shotgun

VA touts progress on suicides; data tell another story

VA watchdog confirms patients died after receiving poor care, not delayed care.

David Sirota | Journalists on the Government's Blacklist
-- David Sirota on BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

Robert Reich | Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

SEIU Wins Election to Represent Minnesota Home Care Workers

Companies Say ‘No Way’ to ‘Say on Pay’
Examining the companies that have repeatedly failed Say-on-Pay shareholder votes on their executives' pay packages, and what they have in common.

Rastafarian Teenager Suspended from Louisiana School Indefinitely for Having Dreadlocks
Now the ACLU is defending the student's religious right to his hairstyle.

Even Victims in the Dark About Parole Board's Gun-Rights Process

The Sorry State of Bank Apologies
Securing admissions of wrongdoing is a step in the right direction, but there's much work to be done to hold giant corporations accountable for their misdeeds.

California's 1-Percenters Are Flush With Water as the Rest of the State Remains Parched

21 Reasons Why White People Should Care About What Happens in Ferguson

Executive Excess 2014: The Obamacare Prescription for Bloated CEO Pay
This 21st annual report reveals hefty taxpayer savings from a little-known Affordable Care Act executive compensation reform.

Bill O'Reilly Uses His 'Asian Privilege' Argument as an Excuse to Attack African American Leadership

It’s not just the South and Fox News: Liberals have a white privilege problem too

Reflecting on Ferguson: When the Cops' Safety Is "Number One"

How cops get away with it: Why the government can read your emails, but not count shooting deaths

Shaking Down the Elderly for Student Debt Should Not Be Allowed
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered submachine gun.

Georgia: East Point Police Fired Taser at Handcuffed Man 13 Times Before Death

Scientists Go Beyond Science to Explain Their Climate Terror

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East

Energy companies in Texas are setting money on fire
How can natural gas be a "bridge fuel" if its low price means drillers would rather burn it than sell it? Here's an illustrative case.

How Did Racist Right-Wing Fantasy Presented as Truth Come to Top the New York Times Bestseller List?

North Dakota Universities Crumble as Oil Cash Pours In

The Unprecedented Failure to Regulate Citigroup Continues

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law

Research: Marching in Sync May Increase Aggression

Kauai’s on-again, off-again GMO regulations are off again

With This Decade's Climate Policy, Expect More Warming Than if Nothing Was Done at All

Crist, Scott coast to primary wins in Sunshine State

A Jim Crow Inheritance
The sight of Michael Brown’s body, sprawled on the street for hours, recalls the memory of America’s history of lynchings.

The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed

The False Narrative of Calm in Ferguson

L.A.'s Minimum Wage to Increase to $13.25 an Hour Under Mayor Garcetti's Plan

"I Question America" - Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer's Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

Auto Mileage Reports Should Reflect Reality

Landmark US court rulings see animal legally considered victims of crime

Knoxville, Tenn., cop fired immediately after photos show brutal choking of student

Employers' Opposition to Birth Control Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

A 22-year-old Australian Aboriginal woman who died in jail after twice seeking medical attention from authorities who deemed her healthy, was imprisoned over unpaid fines totalling just $1000.

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria closes all schools until October

Horrible: Michael Brown's Mom Laid Flowers Where He Was Shot - and Police Crushed Them
New details emerge about callous tactics that fueled anger in Ferguson.

On California coast, biotoxins cause deadly sea lion seizures, seafood scare
An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins that attack animals' brains also poses a grave risk to humans.

Former CEO Calls Executive Pay ‘Extreme,’ Says Own Pay Was ‘Ludicrous’

Off-duty Texas cop cleared in fatal shooting of teen he suspected of drug use

Obama pressed to expand deportation program for millions

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Burger King's Big Whopper: It Will Incorporate in Canada to Evade US Taxes
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Fukushima disaster bill more than $105 billion, double earlier estimate - study

"I’m From Ferguson and I’m Tired and Fed-Up"

Midwestern Wheat Left Rotting as Oil Trains Roll By
Oil boom in North Dakota is delaying massive grain shipments, farmers say

A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential

Boehner Reportedly Profited From a Corporate Inversion Deal

Glenn Greenwald | The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

There Are No Angels — What The New York Times Won’t Tell You

Six Numbers That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Busted Priorities in the US

McDonnell Living With Priest Who Pleaded Guilty to Sex Crime

Charles P. Pierce | This One May Be Worse Than Ferguson

Women’s Rights and Climate Change: What’s the Connection?

French Government Dissolved Amid Internal Feud

Crowdfunding to Help French Daily Newspaper Turns Into a Co-Operative

Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

Europe Is Burning Our Forests for "Renewable" Energy. Wait, What?
The European Union decided that burning wood to generate electricity was good for the climate. WRONG.

LAPD Refusal to Release Information on In-Custody Deaths Feeds Community Mistrust

Ferguson's Kids Go Back to School
What happens to children in a city rocked by weeks of unrest?

The Gaza War Map

Bernie Sanders Gears Up for White House Bid

The Fall and Rise of Investigative Journalism: From Asia to Africa, Muckrakers Have Corrupt Officials and Cronies on the Run

GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Follies Continue

Massachusetts Governor, Attorney General Sued for Civil Rights Atrocities

Federal Judge Invalidates Kauai’s Anti-GMO Law

Obama, Iraq, and the Coming War-Powers Fight With Congress

Healing Hemp

Bombers Return to Baghdad; 212 Killed, 184 Wounded

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Shot

Texas Judge Warns Rick Perry Not to Threaten Grand Jury

Just Inhale? The Democrats Could Be Helped by the Legalization Movement but Remain Largely Silent

Arizona Girl Accidentally Shoots Her Shooting Instructor in the Head

'We're Like Animals To Them': An American City's Daily Racism

New Audio Recording From Ferguson May Capture Michael Brown Shooting

White Paranoia Over Ferguson Raises Big Bucks, With Some Help From Fox News
White defenders of officer Darren Wilson are raising money by slandering Mike Brown.

McDonald’s Can’t Hide Behind Franchise System

David Swanson | Losing Losers and the Pentagon That Hires Them

Is This Ebola's Tipping Point?
With the DR-Congo now Ebola-stricken, fears of an Armageddon are rising. Until these nations can provide basic health care, the fear is warranted.

Experimental US Hypersonic Weapon Destroyed Seconds After Launch

ICREACH the Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google
The NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies.

Some Numbers for the "Entitlement" Bashers
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Is medical marijuana the answer to America’s prescription painkiller epidemic?

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

Ferguson’s booming white grievance industry: Fox News, Darren Wilson and friends
White defenders of officer Darren Wilson are raising money by slandering Mike Brown, with some help from Fox News.

Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue

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