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Neil deGrasse Tyson: “I don’t know what kind of democracy that is, if you’re gonna cherry-pick … science because it conflicts with your philosophy”
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on climate deniers, challenges scientists to speak up before it's too late.

Even rural America can have good public transportation

They Came To America For Freedom And Opportunity, But Ended Up Trapped In Their Own Home

Michele Bachmann, please proceed

Japan's secrecy law seen as draconian
Critics claim a vaguely worded secrecy law gives the Japanese government sweeping powers.

Paul Krugman | The Specter of Iraq

The End Game of Shutting Off Residential Water in Detroit Is a Likely Privatization Attempt
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Line Between FBI Stings and Entrapment Has Not Blurred; It's Gone

How an activist journalist’s commitment to a poor Chicago community led to a big FOIA win
After a years-long fight, city agrees that records of police misconduct complaints will be public.

Oil Spill in Amazon Sickens Villagers, Kills Fish
A recent rupture of Peru\u2019s 39-year-old northern crude oil pipeline has terrified Kukama villagers along the Mara\u00f1\u00f3n River.

Administration to unveil stricter rules for carrying crude by rail

Bernie Sanders | The Cost of War

Taiwan: more than 40 feared dead in TransAsia Airways plane crash

US poll finds 60% back carbon tax - if used for renewables

Stigmatized workers quitting Tepco in droves
Stigma, pay cuts and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left Tepco, the utility at the center of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now there\u2019s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel-good solar energy industry.

Historic Win in Maine's Battle Over Tar Sands
Nicole D'Alessandro From EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ukraine Under Siege by the Religious Right
Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Not The Onion: Israeli Ambassador to US Says IDF "Should Be Given a Nobel Peace Prize"

A Letter From Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Why Anti-Obamacare Ads Actually Increased Obamacare Enrollment

Want to alleviate poverty? Give cash directly to the poor.
Ending poverty requires figuring out what the poor really need - and letting them make that decision.

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Global Search for Cheap Labor
Chinese shoe factory in Ethiopia pays about $40 a month - one tenth of level in China

US citizens in Yemen accuse American embassy of confiscating passports

Air Force launching satellites to spy on other satellites

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

iPhone 'backdoors' can be used for surveillance, warns researcher

California And Texas, Pioneers In The Mainstreaming of Renewable Energy

Detroit, Other Cash-Strapped US Cities, States Slashing Pension Benefits While Subsidizing Professional Sports Stadiums

Refugees Living a Nightmare in Northern Pakistan

Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Koch Political Universe Vaster Than Previously Known

Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

700 Syrians killed in two days of conflict

Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests

For civilians fleeing in Gaza, escape options are few
\"Gaza is unique in the annals of modern warfare in being a conflict zone with a fence around it, so civilians have no place to flee.\"

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight.

''Freedom From Other People's Definitions'': An Interview With Janet Mock

An American Horror Story
The details of one of the more gruesome recent everyday mass gun murders invite us to consider gun control and gun possession from a new perspective. Would our society be better off without guns?

DOJ: Newark Cops Have Pattern of ‘Unconstitutional Policing’
Violations range from stop-and-frisk to use of excessive force.

Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

Thirsting for Democracy in Detroit: Activists Resist Water Service Shutoffs, Wall Street and Privatization

Oregon to vote on pot legalization in November

There's a Man in Missouri Serving Life Without Parole for 7 Pounds of Marijuana. He's Been in Prison 21 Years. Now, People Are Trying to Start an Ad Campaign to Get Him Out.

California Voters Afforded Opportunity This November to Weigh-In on "Corporate Personhood"

US Provides Israel the Weapons Used on Gaza

Elizabeth Warren to help propose Senate bill to tackle part-time schedules

Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP

We’re Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures
Bryce Covert points to the policy failures of welfare reform, which requires parents to work or look for work to receive benefits but hasn't provided for child care, leading to recent high-profile arrests.

Silicon Valley's gig economy is not the future of work – it's driving down wages

How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza—and the Humanitarian Response
The US-subsidized Israeli military wreaks devastation, and a US-funded UN agency deals with the aftermath.

George Will's Column About the Supreme Court's Decision on Union Fees Misleads Readers

Anti-abortion group harasses Unitarian church during moment of silence for dead member

Why A Jury’s Historic $3M Award To A Family Sickened By Fracking May Never Be Paid

A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.

Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Mystery Deepens: Cops Don't Know Who Did It

Two Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held area

Minutemen militia plans ‘Operation Normandy’ with 3,500 volunteers on the border next year

A call for harmony in riot-hit ‘Little Jerusalem’ Paris suburb

Distorted Reality in Detroit
The right-wing forces in our country have long been thinking about how bankruptcy can be used to attack pensions, privatize services, and destroy the political power of cities.

The chilling reason our government wants to erase this man from history
Why a government program called the \"Communications Management Unit\" is far more unsettling than its name suggests.

Comcast profit boosted by internet subscriber growth, NBC

Conflicting Federal Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Funding in Uncertainty Until Appeals Are Decided

Hedge Fund Avoided $6 Billion in Taxes in Bogus Scheme With Banks

Obama Administration Flooded with 26,000 Comments Opposing Proposal to Disguise Offshoring of U.S. Manufacturing by Rebranding Firms that Relocate Production as ‘Factoryless Goods’ Manufacturers

Car Loans Could Be the Next Subprime Crisis.

World breaks temperature record for June after hottest May

Court Strikes Down Federal Obamacare Subsidies

Members Of Congress Take ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week

Powering Villages With Solar Instead of Dirty Fossil Fuels

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, Said Gandhi, and Israel Is Losing Its Sight in Gaza
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

FAA bans U.S.-Israel flights, citing rocket attack

Palestinian Journalist Believes MSNBC Has Canceled Her Appearances Because She Accused Network of Israeli Bias

Is Netenyahu's State of Siege and Collective Punishment of Gaza Reinforcing Support for Hamas? Looks That Way.

Reuters: "Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado."

Jon Stewart Takes on His Right to Criticize Some Israeli Policies

Evangelical Group Aims to Convert Children as Young as Five at Portland Parks and Pools

Twenty Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

True Blood's Ted Cruz Fundraiser At Bush Library Driving Wingnuts Crazy

Existing home sales hit fastest pace since Oct.

Eight key questions for whether Republicans take back the Senate