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Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count
A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward... Read more...
Refugees Sew Mouths Shut In Protest At European Border Crossing
A group of refugees stuck at the border between Greece and Macedonia for the past four days have sewn their mouths shut in protest.  At least six... Read more...
Israeli spy Pollard released from US prison
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, having served a 30-year jail sentence in the United States, was released from a North Carolina prison on Friday. ... Read more...
Glenn Greenwald: It's 'Irrational' To Blame Paris Terrorism On Snowden
Glenn Greenwald called claims that Edward Snowden was to blame for last week's attacks in Paris "unbelievably irrational" in a conversation with... Read more...
Hacker group Anonymous declares war on Islamic State
The hacker organization Anonymous on Monday declared itself at war with the Islamic State over attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people.In an... Read more...
Doctors Without Borders: Hospital barrel bombed in Syria, 7 dead
A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders was barrel bombed in Syria, causing seven deaths and the partial destruction of the building, the... Read more...
Bombed MSF Kunduz hospital was on US no-strike list before attack
The crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month provided its operational headquarters with... Read more...
The US just destroyed 280 ISIS oil trucks
The US-led military coalition against ISIS has been rapidly increasing its pace of operations against militant targets in both Syria and Iraq.On... Read more...
Judge denies new trial bid for ex-US guards in Iraq shooting
A federal judge won't give a new trial to four former security contractors convicted in a mass shooting of Iraqi civilians in 2007.U.S. District... Read more...
US troops didn't have eyes on Afghan hospital before attack
Immediately after the U.S. killed at least 30 people in a devastating airstrike on a charity hospital, Afghanistan's national security adviser told a... Read more...
Federal Reserve ends 'too big to fail' lending policy
The Federal Reserve Board approved a rule Monday prohibiting the government from extending emergency loans to "too big to fail" companies.The... Read more...
Another big corporation is flagrantly dodging tax. This must be outlawed
No invention of modern capitalism so enrages the public as does the tax haven. When giant corporations and very rich people choose not to pay their... Read more...
Inside the Money Laundering Scheme That Citi Overlooked for Years
When Antonio Peña Arguelles opened an account in 2005 at Citigroup’s Banamex USA, the know-your-customer documents said he had a small business... Read more...
NY's Gov. Andrew Cuomo raising minimum wage for state employees
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced plans to give all state workers a minimum wage of $15 an hour, making New York the first state in... Read more...
Top 100 US CEOs sitting on retirement nest egg of nearly $5bn
Forget retirement worries: once a fat cat, always a fat cat. The top 100 chief executive are sitting on pension pots worth $4.9bn (£3.2bn) –... Read more...
How the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11
Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been... Read more...
US judge dismisses September 11 victims' case against Saudi Arabia
A US judge on Tuesday dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, who accused the country of... Read more...
You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because You Don't Know the Official 9/11 Story
I don't believe the official story of 9/11 because I know the official story of 9/11!During the past 10 years I have not met a single individual who,... Read more...
Karzai: Al Qaeda never operated in Afghanistan
Al Qaeda has never operated in Afghanistan, the country's former President Hamid Karzai said in a recent interview, dismissing the notion that the... Read more...
Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs
Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next... Read more...
How the Extreme Christian Right Incited the Assault on the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado
After months of verbal assault against Planned Parenthood and against women more broadly, Republican Christianists have gotten what they were asking... Read more...
Black pastors demand apology from Donald Trump
Instead of endorsements, many black pastors issued Donald Trump demands for an apology for his treatment of racial minorities at a closed-door... Read more...
Trump campaign cancels event to showcase endorsements from blacks pastors
Donald Trump on Sunday abruptly scrapped a news conference designed to showcase his support from black religious leaders, as African-American pastors... Read more...
GOP Playbook on Women Gets Even Scarier
Last week, Ted Cruz promoted the endorsement of Troy Newman, an anti-choice leader who has gone so far as to say that a perfectly biblical society... Read more...
Black Pastors To Trump: Our Meeting Is Not An Endorsement
Several members of a group of prominent African American ministers scheduled to meet with Donald Trump Monday are making clear that they have made no... Read more...
Obama signs defense bill despite Guantanamo provisions
President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill, despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban... Read more...
Ex-staffer sues Gowdy and Benghazi panel
The ex-GOP House Benghazi investigator who accused the panel of conducting a partisan witch-hunt against Hillary Clinton filed suit Monday against... Read more...
Congress Shorted 9/11 Responders By $12 Billion
When Congress rushed to finish a 9/11 health and compensation bill in 2010, just before Christmas, supporters of the legislation were forced to scale... Read more...
Senate passes legislation barring transfer of Guantánamo prisoners to US
Barack Obama’s efforts to fulfil his promise of closing the Guantánamo Bay detention centre before he leaves office were dealt a significant blow... Read more...
Senate legislation would block EPA clean water rules
The White House is threatening to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from... Read more...
Chicago police head fired after officer charged with murder
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired his police superintendent on Tuesday after it took 13 months to charge a white police officer with the shooting... Read more...
Kern County, CA: the story of America's deadliest police
Seventy-five years after Kern County’s leaders banned The Grapes of Wrath from their schools and libraries, complaining that John Steinbeck’s new... Read more...
Texas Seeks to Ban Refugee Aid Groups From Using Pro-Refugee Speech
Texas has a message for refugee aid organizations: Stop providing aid or we’ll sue.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in November that he would not... Read more...
Former NYS Assemblyman Sheldon Silver found guilty on all counts in corruption case
Sheldon Silver has gone from one of Albany’s famed “three men in a room” to one of 198,000 people in federal lockup.A jury found the... Read more...
Trials of officers in Freddie Gray case begin amid skepticism over process
Harold Perry, a blind 72-year-old-man, still can’t shake what he heard through his window on the morning of 12 April.“I still hear the young man... Read more...
Human Rights Watch to Obama: Prosecute Bush officials for torture
Human Rights Watch, in a new report out Tuesday, urged President Barack Obama to prosecute top officials from George W. Bush’s administration as... Read more...
Migrant crisis: Turkey rounds up hundreds 'bound for Greece'
Turkish authorities have rounded up some 1,300 migrants allegedly bound for Greece, Turkish state media report. Police detained hundreds of migrants... Read more...
Texas groups concerned refugee suspension violates religious freedom
Another religious freedom battle is brewing in Texas. But this time, Syrian refugees — not same-sex couples or women seeking birth control coverage... Read more...
US activists to launch Guantánamo protest along camp's perimeter
Fourteen peace activists from across the United States will begin a protest vigil and fast along the perimeter fence of the US military detention... Read more...
ACLU Sues Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Over Syrian Refugee Ban
- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), challenging his efforts to block Syrian refugees from... Read more...
The Road To The Paris Attacks Runs Through The Iraq War
One Middle East catastrophe apparently wasn't enough for some supporters of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. So they've continued to try to shape... Read more...
Paris attacks: The West’s fatal misunderstanding of Islamic State
The horrendous attacks on Paris have an eerie resemblance to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in that they seem to have caught everyone off guard.Until... Read more...
Frank Bruni: The Catholic Church’s Sins Are Ours
It’s fashionable among some conservatives to rail that there’s insufficient respect for religion in America and that religious people are ... Read more...
Bob Alexander : Nightmare Alley
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to... Read more...
Alex Baer: Ides and Go Seek
'Tis the time of the wild-eyed Bewilderbeast which is nearly upon us, boys and girls -- thick as broomstick'd witches on candy bags, heavy as... Read more...
Report: Hepatitis C drug maker was focused on profits, not patients
A bipartisan investigation by U.S. senators finds that the makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C infection put profits before patients in... Read more...
Despite promise, Turing pharmaceuticals opts to keep list price of Daraprim high
- Despite a promise from its chief executive two months ago, Turing Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it has decided to keep the price of an... Read more...
Frank Gifford suffered from brain disease CTE, family says
Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, who died this past summer of natural causes, suffered from the concussion-related brain disease chronic... Read more...
Federal Court: Restrictive WI Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional, Endangers Women's Health
A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel... Read more...
CDC says E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants now involves six states
An outbreak of E. coli that was first reported in the Pacific Northwest and linked to Chipotle Mexican restaurants expanded to cover four additional... Read more...
Unearthing America's Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers
The American public has turned away from outright denial of climate change. Sixty-three percent of adults describe the problem as "serious" in the... Read more...
Splits over climate responsibility in spotlight at crucial Paris talks
President Obama, the leaders of China and Russia and around 150 other states are in Paris Monday for talks aimed at forging an international... Read more...
Paris protesters clash with police ahead of UN climate talks
About 100 people have been detained in Paris after a protest in advance of U.N. climate talks turned violent, the Paris police chief said.Protesters... Read more...
For their second act, Keystone killers tackle Exxon
The same rowdy band of green activists who toppled the Keystone XL pipeline are aiming their sights at ExxonMobil.Environmental groups are waging an... Read more...
Paris climate activists plan human chain on global day of action
Activists plan to join arms and form a "human chain" in Paris on Sunday to urge action on global warming, in a muted rally after attacks on the city... Read more...
Scotland hosting new type of offshore wind program
The Scottish government said it granted a license to the operators of what Edinburgh said may be the world's largest offshore floating wind energy... Read more...
Oil Services Co.,Baker Huhes, lays off 10,500
"Extreme market forces" are in play in the global energy sector, oil services company Baker Hughes said Tuesday in announcing widespread layoffs.The... Read more...
Japan now has more car charging points than gas stations
Nissan Motor Co. has reported that Japan now has more places to charge electric vehicles than gas stations. The country has roughly 34,000 gas... Read more...
Researchers turn solar energy into liquid fuel
A small number of vehicles on U.S. roads are already indirectly powered by the sun. Ostensibly, some of America's electric cars use power derived... Read more...
PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Are Energy Hogs
For all their graphical improvements and multimedia functionality, there's one place where Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are sorely... Read more...
US activist heading home after serving Peru terror sentence
American activist Lori Berenson is finally heading home to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru.The... Read more...
Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen
A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying played into a chain of... Read more...
Israel To Coordinate With Google, YouTube, To Censor Palestinian Videos Of Conflict
Israeli daily Maariv said Hotovely will be working with Google and YouTube officials in a joint mechanism that will be in charge of “monitoring and... Read more...
Deadly 'Russian airstrike' hits crowded market in Syria
At least 44 people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday in a suspected Russian air strike on a crowded marketplace in Idlib province, activists... Read more...
Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts
Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal... Read more...
NYT and WP Journalists Failed to Disclose Sources’ Funding From Monsanto
Following a Columbia Journalism Review article on whether science journalists should accept money from corporate interests, and whether there is... Read more...
Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and... Read more...
Reporter: Trump camp requiring bathroom escorts for press
Donald Trump’s campaign is requiring journalists at rallies to have bathroom escorts, according to an NBC News reporter.“Trump campaign now... Read more...
Greenwald Goes After CNN's Coverage Of Paris Attacks While On CNN
How did CNN not see this interview going south?When CNN's "Reliable Sources" asked Glenn Greenwald, a co-founding editor of The Intercept, on Sunday... Read more...
Three former Vatican officials and two journalists to face trial over Vatileaks
The Vatican has formally charged five people in connection with leaking and sharing documents concerning the Holy See’s finances. Three former... Read more...
Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is expanding the U.S. special operations force in Iraq to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight Islamic... Read more...
US Marine guilty of killing transgender Filipina
A U.S. Marine has been found guilty of killing a transgender Filipina after discovering her gender in a hotel in the Philippines last year.Lance Cpl.... Read more...
Former Military Chief: Iraq War Was A 'Failure' That Helped Create ISIS
Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, former U.S. special forces commander in Iraq and Afghanistan who was the country's highest ranking military... Read more...
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash kills 4 in Fort Hood, Texas
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, similar to the ones pictured, crashed during a routine training mission in Fort Hood, Texas, killing all four crew... Read more...
Raytheon moves forward with Multi-Object Kill Vehicle program
Raytheon completed the first Program Planning Review with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for its Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept, advancing the... Read more...
America’s Scientists To House Science Committee: Go Away
Seven major American scientific societies sent a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) on Tuesday, rebuking the congressman and defending a paper... Read more...
Dem accuses GOP chairman of ‘witch hunt’ in climate probe
The top Democrat on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee is fighting back against what she calls a “witch hunt” and... Read more...
Earth-like world could be 'most important planet found outside solar system'
A rocky Earth-sized planet that circles a small, nearby star could be the most important world ever found beyond the solar system, astronomers... Read more...
Study may have found evidence of alternate, parallel universes
An astrophysicist says he may have found evidence of alternate or parallel universes by looking back in time to just after the Big Bang more than 13... Read more...
Astronomers spot closest, most massive double star i
Astronomers have spotted an extreme binary star system. It's closer, hotter and more massive than any double star ever observed.The research team... Read more...
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61 Most charges dismissed against ex-Blackwater execs Reggie
62 The lonely soldier and the moral scars of war Reggie
63 John Brennan and the truth about drones Reggie
64 Afghan Children Deaths: Hundreds Killed By U.S. In Last Five Years, UN 'Alarmed' By Civilian Casualties Reggie
65 Support grows for U.S. "drone court" to review lethal strikes Reggie
66 Afghan corruption, opium, and the strange case of Kam Air Reggie
67 Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans Reggie
68 The Fake Catch-22 of Drone-War Apologists Reggie
69 US Ramps Up Pakistan Drone Strikes Reggie
70 When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it Reggie
71 Afghanistan Teenagers Detained By U.S. Military Reggie
72 U.S. reducing plans for large civilian force in post-2014 Afghanistan Reggie
73 Taliban fighters, suicide bombers attack U.S.-Afghan base Reggie
74 U.S. Election Speeded Move to Codify Policy on Drones Reggie
75 Dronestagram – the website exposing the US's secret drone war Reggie
76 Soldiers win $85m compensation from Iraq war contractor Reggie
77 Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists Reggie
78 As War Nears An End, Our Afghan Translators Are Being Left Behind Reggie
79 WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says Reggie
80 Iraq records huge rise in birth defects linked to US invasion Reggie

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