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Pennsylvania Senate Stands Up to the NRA
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

In Texas, It's Easier to Buy an Assault Weapon Than Vote
-- Will Durst Satire for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Can a Collapse of Global Civilization be Avoided?

An organ shortage kills 30 Americans every day

America’s oil boom is visible from space

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened For Boston Bombing Trial

Obama Could Reaffirm a Bush-Era Reading of a Treaty on Torture

The Beijing-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said Monday evening that allowing his successors to be chosen in open elections based on who won the greatest number of votes was unacceptable in part because it risked giving poorer residents a

Global Health Groups Call for 'Common Mission' to Fight Ebola

The real 47 percent: GOP candidate with a Ferrari pays no federal income taxes for third year

Department of Energy contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of nuclear-waste whistleblower

Man Confesses to Killing 7 Women in Indiana, Cops Say

Ruth Bader Ginsburg destroys GOP’s lie: Why voter ID is the right’s new poll tax
Justice's devastating critique of Texas voter ID laws shows what they\u2019re really intended to do.

Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily Treatable Illnesses to Save Money

The Post-Michael Brown Agenda Provides Goals For The Movement To End Racist, Militarized Policing

How Wells Fargo Fraudulently Foreclosed on This Florida Homeowner

Reality of National Security State Trumps 'Delusions' of U.S. Democracy

On a Top-Heavy Planet, a Bit of a Nordic Puzzler
Income gaps and wealth concentration go hand in hand, new global stats make clear. With one exception.

Four Pieces of Good News About Ebola That Have Gotten Lost in the Hysteria

Paul Krugman | Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not OK

State and local politics shape American life in profound and invisible ways.
On education, abortion, criminal law and housing, national office matters less.

GOP Attorney General Says It Is ‘Unethical’ To Keep Fighting Marriage Equality In Court

Leftovers On The Menu, The World's Most Sustainable Restaurant
Using donated same-day bread and soon-to-expire food from supermarkets, this volunteer-run Copenhagen restaurant then turns proceeds over to needy African students.

Suspected Nazi war criminals receive US social security benefits
Dozens have collected payments as part of a deal to strip them of citizenship and make them leave the country voluntarily.

With Voter ID On Hold, Here’s What Wisconsin Republicans Have Planned For Election Day

Obama's Drone Strike Threat to Jonas Brothers Remains Despicable After Four Years
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Matt Taibbi | The US Justice Divide: Why Crime and Punishment in Wall Street and Ferguson Are So Different

Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty
Relieving poverty is the single most important step we could take toward reducing hunger -- and way more effective than boosting crop yields.

Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals
An unprecendented investigation of National Science Foundation grants is targeting climate science.

Domestic Terrorism Allegations Appear to Be Used as War Propaganda

Supreme Court’s civil rights backlash: How a new case could set us back decades
A new challenge to anti-discrimination tools looks likely to prevail. Here's what the practical effects will be.

How a coal miner's autopsy proved a top doctor wrong
When a coal miner\u2019s lungs finally gave out, his autopsy proved a top doctor was wrong \u2014 giving hope to thousands of other miners. The story of Steve Day and his final vindication.

Documents Show US Siding With Israel in Death of Its Own Citizen

American meat’s disgusting secret: Why factory farms are even worse than you thought

Threat of Ebola Highlights Problems in the US Public Health System

Indiana Plans To Cut Thousands Off Food Stamps By Reinstating Work Requirements

Gas Pipeline Expansion Should Alarm Homeowners
The Mid-Atlantic region is facing an expansion of natural gas transport infrastructure that threatens communities\u2019 health, safety and homes.

Waging War Against Global Food Waste

Glimpses of extinction: the pictures that capture the stories

Who’s Missing from the Midterms?
Why our government doesn\u2019t look like the people it\u2019s supposed to represent.

Dahr Jamail | As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated"

Human rights organization Amnesty International has reported war crimes by both Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists during the conflict in Ukraine. Both sides are being urged to investigate.

Code Black Alert: Slave Patrols Alive and Well Across America, Part 1 - Killing Vonderrit Myers

The Chinese people care more about the environment than Americans do

Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions

Only 4% of drone victims in Pakistan named as al Qaeda members

Untrained, Ill-Equipped US Troops Off to Fight Ebola
Pentagon: Troops Won't Get Protective Suits

Obama’s Ebola czar is a government insider with no medical background

In U.S., Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics

Did Louisiana Attorney General Caldwell Miss the CDC Memo That Incineration Kills Ebola?

World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labels on Which Consumers Rely

LA County to collect more personal data without public notice

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, US Companies

Nearly a third of female prisoners in the world are locked up in US prisons

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind
David and Charles Koch have made just one publicly disclosed contribution apiece to their network: $2 million from each brother to Freedom Partners Action Fund.

North Dakota well leaking oil, water and gas out of control since last Thursday

The Cost of Campaigns
The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Today, some say the scandal isn\u2019t what is illegal - it\u2019s what is legal.

Bombs Fall in Syria as Weapons-Makers Profits Soar in the West
There is only one consistent winner across a war zone that now spreads across Iraq and Syria.

For battered NFL wives, a message from the cops and the league: Keep quiet
Two women narrate their ordeals. \u201cYou will hear of a wife murdered before you hear another one come forward.\u201d

Energy East Pipeline: TransCanada’s Keystone XL on Steroids

The Political Economy of Ebola
Ebola is a problem that will not be solved, because it isn\u2019t profitable to do so.

SWAT team’s brutal murder: How they killed an innocent man on his childhood driveway
Sam Mullane had done nothing wrong. But a SWAT team mistook him for two suspects - and the rest will sicken you.

Mountaintop Removal Linked to Cancer

White House begins talks with Congress on new Ebola funding

A Tiny Alaskan Island Halfway To Russia Could Decide Control Of The Senate

Global Subversion Begets a Question for Ed Snowden

Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared free of virus

São Paulo Is Running Out of Water, But Authorities Say There's No Need for Rationing

When Solartopia Transcends King CONG
A green-powered future is our only hope. A planet run by King CONG - Coal, Oil, Nukes and Gas - cannot be sustained.

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying: An Interview With Laura Poitras

This Bizarre Abortion Fight Has Progressives 'Extremely Concerned'

Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution

Dark Day for Democracy: SCOTUS Allows Racially-Motivated Disenfranchisement of Texas Voters

Where the Tea Party Rules
Lima, Ohio, has been struggling for decades \u2013 and the GOP\u2019s radical policies are making it even worse.

The human cost of Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid
Rejecting 'Obamacare' has cost Texas over $8 billion and, advocates say, put poor people's health at risk.

Dean Baker | Ebola Hysteria Fever: A Real Epidemic

Do Democrats want to fix inequality? Or just complain about it?

Kashmir Witnesses ‘Worst Violence in a Decade’ Between India and Pakistan

The Evaporation of Democracy
Democracy is evaporating. In our globalized world, new forms of colonization are emerging, and popular control over decisions that affect people's freedom and well-being is becoming increasingly weaker. This can and must be stopped.

Say It Isn’t So! The Baiji River Dolphin Has Gone Extinct

Why this Iranian-born writer fears for America’s soul
The author of \"Reading Lolita in Tehran\" believes that the US is abandoning its art and literature at its peril.

Military preps team for Ebola response in US

Report: Mississippi Incarcerates More People Per Capita Than Russia and China . . . Combined

The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting
Voters in fifteen states\u2014many with tight races\u2014will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.
The people we elect aren\u2019t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University\u2019s Michael Glennon.