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Dear Chelsea Manning: birthday messages from Edward Snowden, Terry Gilliam and more
On Wednesday, Chelsea Manning – heroine, whistleblower and inmate – turns 27. She has been behind bars for four years and eight months, ever... Read more...
TIME Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters
For decades, Ebola haunted rural African villages like some mythic monster that every few years rose to demand a human sacrifice and then returned to... Read more...
6,000 tons of polluted soil dug up after southern Israel oil spill
Following a major oil spill caused by a leak in the Trans-Israel pipeline Thursday night, the Environmental Protection Ministry said Saturday that it... Read more...
How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide
For the NSA, the task was easy. The agency had already obtained technical information about the cellphone carriers’ internal systems by spying on... Read more...
FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack
The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the... Read more...
Firms plead guilty to overbilling for food, water for troops in Afghanistan
Two foreign companies have pleaded guilty in court to defrauding the U.S. government by overcharging for food and water for U.S. troops in... Read more...
Taliban attack kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
The Afghan Taliban killed a Supreme Court official, a dozen mine clearers and several national and foreign soldiers but also suffered heavy losses... Read more...
The Appallingly High Number of Unidentified People Killed in America's Drone War
In September 2009, a Pakistan daily newspaper reported that the commander of an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group had been killed in a U.S. drone... Read more...
A Year After Congressional Testimony, Drone Strike Victims Still Searching for Justice
Drone strikes launched on October 11 of this year in Pakistan's Tirah Valley in the Khyber region and in Shawal in the North Waziristan region... Read more...
Report: U.S. drone strikes kill 28 for every intended target
U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed 28 people for every intended target, a British human rights advocacy group said Tuesday.A report... Read more...
More Sears and Kmart closings than first announced
Sears Holdings, the parent company to Sears and Kmart, announced it will close another 235 stores nationwide after another quarterly loss.Sears... Read more...
US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years
U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is... Read more...
How Executive Ended Up With $196 Million in an IRA
Corporate and private-equity executives can accumulate millions of dollars in tax-favored retirement accounts, taking advantage of gaps in the law... Read more...
Seven big US corps pay CEOs more than they hand Uncle Sam in taxes
Seven of the 30 largest American corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in U.S. federal income... Read more...
JPMorgan Settles Claims It Cheated Shale-Rights Owners
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) settled a lawsuit by mineral-rights owners who accused the bank of cheating them out of $681 million in compensation... Read more...
9/11 victims: Saudi Arabia’s backing of al-Qaida made attacks possible
As defense attorneys tried again last week to get Saudi Arabia dropped from a massive federal lawsuit accusing it of complicity in the 9/11 attacks,... Read more...
New Yorker Magazine Exposes 9/11 Truth: The Twenty-Eight Pages
On the bottom floor of the United States Capitol’s new underground visitors’ center, there is a secure room where the House Intelligence... Read more...
Three New York firefighters die of 9/11-related illnesses, FDNY says
Three retired New York firefighters who worked at Ground Zero in the days after the World Trade Center attack died on the same day this week of... Read more...
9/11 Myth Huggers: 13 Years of Ignoring the Evidence
The establishment media hold up an apple for your inspection, and they tell you it is an orange. If I try to show you that you are looking at an... Read more...
C-SPAN Interviews Determined AE911Truth Founder, Richard Gage
It's the kind of rare opportunity that members of the 9/11 Truth Movement wish would come more often.Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth... Read more...
US co-opted Cuba's hip-hop scene to spark change
For more than two years, a U.S. agency secretly infiltrated Cuba's underground hip-hop movement, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth... Read more...
The Koch brothers eclipse the RNC
The Koch brothers and their allies are pumping tens of millions of dollars into a data company that’s developing detailed, state-of-the-art... Read more...
Potential Indictments in George Washington Bridge Probe May Be Handed Down in January: Sources
Multiple sources familiar with the investigation into last year's traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge tell NBC 4 New York at least half a... Read more...
Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense
Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department Friday,... Read more...
Dark money in US courtrooms
Outside groups helped make the 2014 elections the most expensive midterm campaigns in U.S. history. But it wasn't just aspiring governors and... Read more...
Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy As Surgeon General Over NRA Opposition
In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon general of the... Read more...
Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package Saturday night on a 56-40 bipartisan vote, after overruling an objection from Sen. Ted Cruz of... Read more...
House votes to avoid govt shutdown, passes $1 trillion spending bill
The House of Representatives voted to pass a massive spending bill that will keep the government running into next year, narrowly avoiding a shutdown... Read more...
Congressional staffers walk out over Brown, Garner decisions
Congressional staff members staged a walkout Thursday in protest of the recent killings of black men by police officers, both of which did not result... Read more...
Not just torture: Senator says CIA stalling over bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war
CIA Director John Brennan, under fire over the Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture, is facing new heat over his role in what a senior... Read more...
"Witness 40": Exposing A Fraud In Ferguson
The grand jury witness who testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel a cop before charging at him “like a football player, head down,” is a... Read more...
Supreme Court: Traffic stop and search acceptable despite police misunderstanding the law
The ruling was 8-1, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor as the only one opposed.The case concerns Nicholas Heien, who was driving in North Carolina and was... Read more...
Texas police officer uses stun gun on 76-year-old during routine traffic stop
In dashboard-cam footage uploaded by local newspaper the Victoria Advocate, officer Nathaniel Robinson, who is 23, can be seen slamming Pete Vasquez... Read more...
5+ Die in Pennsylvania Spree Killing
The suspected gunman remains on the loose after a killing spree in Montgomery County that left five people dead at three locations.A woman was found... Read more...
Pennsylvania county poised to make all public schools for-profit charters
York County, Pennsylvania, could become the second school district in the country to offer only charter schools to the area’s residents if a court... Read more...
CIA torture: health professionals 'may have committed war crimes', report says
Health professionals who assisted in the CIA’s torture programme of terror suspects “betrayed the most fundamental duty of the healing... Read more...
Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank
A Palestinian has been killed overnight during an Israeli military operation in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank, medical... Read more...
The Charmed Life of a CIA Torturer
Matthew Zirbel’s home in Great Falls, Virginia is filled with oriental carpets, perhaps collected from his time spent working in countries like... Read more...
The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See
If you thought the Senate’s ‘torture report’ was shocking, imagine the prospect of the Obama administration releasing hundreds, maybe thousands... Read more...
Farmworker children uprooted by California rules
A lifetime of moving has taught Claudia Morales to start packing early, because like many 13-year-olds, her room "is always a mess."The hoodies go in... Read more...
The Rank, Reeking Horror of Torturing Some Folks
"Let me put it plainly: these people do not belong on my television. They belong in prison, for the crimes of theft, torture and murder. They... Read more...
Alex Baer: Digging Deeper into the Cosmic Stuffing
Atheists, agnostics, and religionists can all agree on at least one thing at Thanksgiving: The staggering, blinding, on-target brilliance of the... Read more...
Bob Alexander: Greetings From Planet VeeGah
It’s been over a month since we watched Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and turned ourselves into veganistas. And It’s been … um …... Read more...
Alex Baer: Aping Nuclear Wisdom with Monkey Business
The fun thing about humanity is that there's always something brand new to deliver ground-breaking terrors right to your front door. Sometimes it's a... Read more...
How Many Muslim Countries Has the U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?
Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday, announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from... Read more...
Justices reject Arizona bid over abortion drugs
The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in... Read more...
Oregon GMO labeling proponents concede defeat
Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and... Read more...
That Takeout Coffee Cup May Be Messing With Your Hormones
Most people know that some plastics additives, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may be harmful to their health. But an upcoming study in the journal... Read more...
In GMO labeling fight, all eyes on Vermont as suit could set precedent
Food activists and the industry are looking to a court case between Vermont and a major food distribution association as a bellwether for the future... Read more...
World AIDS Day to be marked around world
People around the world on Monday will join forces to show their support for those living with HIV, as well as those who have died from the virus,... Read more...
Obama blocks Bristol Bay oil, gas development
President Barack Obama moved to permanently bar oil and gas drilling in a sensitive area off the Alaskan coast on Tuesday, the latest action in an... Read more...
California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water
It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to... Read more...
Fracking is poisoning the air we breathe
Toxic air pollution from fracking causes a wide spectrum of health problems for Americans across the country, an environmental group charged in a... Read more...
Remote Alaskan Town Experiences Climate Change First Hand
I t's a Wednesday morning in late August, the first day of classes at the Shishmaref School. The doors of the pale blue building haven't opened yet,... Read more...
North Texas Fracking Zone Sees Growing Health Worries
Propped up on a hospital bed, Taylor Ishee listened as his mother shared a conviction that choked her up. His rare cancer had a cause, she believes,... Read more...
Oil prices plummet as OPEC decides against output cut
Crude prices collapsed Thursday after the powerful oil collective OPEC said it wouldn't intervene in global markets and cut production levels to stem... Read more...
One dead in Gulf of Mexico rig accident
There is no pollution associated with an explosion on a drilling platform about 12 miles off the coast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, a... Read more...
South Korea shuts down nuclear reactor after crack discovered
South Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors Friday after a crack was detected in a steam generator tube.The nuclear reactor at the Yeonggwang... 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...
EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten,’ orders Google to take down links
Europe’s top court struck a blow for the "right to be forgotten" Tuesday, ordering Google to delete search results shown to be “inadequate,... Read more...
US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the... Read more...
Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross
U.S. citizen Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three... Read more...
Israel arrests members of Jewish extremist group
Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 Jewish activists from an extremist group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence, including its leader, in the first... Read more...
Taliban kill 130, mostly children in Pakistan
At least 130 people, most of them children, were killed Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northern Pakistan city of... Read more...
Gunman, 2 hostages die in fiery end to Sydney siege
A tense, 16-hour Australian hostage standoff ended with an eruption of gunfire and death when heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of... Read more...
Attorney General Won't Force New York Times Reporter to Reveal Source
Attorney General Eric Holder has decided against forcing a reporter for the New York Times to reveal the identity of a confidential source, according... Read more...
Al Jazeera correspondent dies in Syria
Al Jazeera Media Network has announced the death of its Arabic correspondent in Syria, Mahran Al Deeri, while covering battles in the city of Al... Read more...
Washington Post journalist charged by court in Tehran
After being detained over the summer, a reporter for the Washington Post was charged by an Iranian court Saturday.Jason Rezaian, an Iranian American... Read more...
US journalist killed in failed rescue raid in Yemen
An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by Al-Qaeda in Yemen were killed Saturday during a failed U.S.-led rescue attempt, a... Read more...
Japanese newspaper retracts term ‘sex slaves’ from wartime coverage
Japan’s biggest-selling newspaper has apologised for its past use of the term “sex slaves” to describe tens of thousands of women who were... Read more...
U.S. Navy revokes Bill Cosby's honorary chief petty officer title
The U.S. Navy has revoked Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, citing allegations of sexual abuse against the comedian, the Pentagon... Read more...
US Ambassador to Iraq: US forces assured immunity
Washington has an agreement with Baghdad on privileges and immunities for the growing number of troops based in Iraq who are helping in the fight... Read more...
Navy: Submarine women were secretly filmed in shower
Some of the first female sailors to serve on submarines in the U.S. Navy were secretly filmed undressing and taking showers, officials have revealed,... Read more...
Former VA official: Burn pits could be the new Agent Orange
Anthony Thornton has trouble speaking, can’t read anymore and has trouble keeping up with his 3-year-old daughter. He said he doesn’t remember... Read more...
U.S. Air Force pilot killed in crash in Middle East
A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16 crashed while returning to its base in the Middle East.The U.S. Central Command, which is in charge of... Read more...
These robots are ready to serve you
A hardware store in San Jose has a new star employee. It can speak English and Spanish, recognise any part at sight, and knows what the shop has in... Read more...
Shocking news: Electric eels exert remote control over prey
Electric eels, those perilous predators of South America, can unleash a potent electrical jolt to wallop their hapless prey. But this zap is not used... Read more...
Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer
White smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS Anchorage and smaller recovery vessels to the spot where Nasa’s Orion... Read more...
Einstein documents digitization project complete
Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can now explore more than 80,000 pages of documents left behind by the world's most famous physics... Read more...
Intel creates a new tool to help Stephen Hawking communicate
Eddie Redmayne is learning about much more than the beguiling life of Stephen Hawking, whom he plays in the recently released biopic Theory of... Read more...
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61 NATO says its troops shot dead two Afghan boys Reggie
62 Most charges dismissed against ex-Blackwater execs Reggie
63 The lonely soldier and the moral scars of war Reggie
64 John Brennan and the truth about drones Reggie
65 Afghan Children Deaths: Hundreds Killed By U.S. In Last Five Years, UN 'Alarmed' By Civilian Casualties Reggie
66 Support grows for U.S. "drone court" to review lethal strikes Reggie
67 Afghan corruption, opium, and the strange case of Kam Air Reggie
68 Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans Reggie
69 The Fake Catch-22 of Drone-War Apologists Reggie
70 US Ramps Up Pakistan Drone Strikes Reggie
71 When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it Reggie
72 Afghanistan Teenagers Detained By U.S. Military Reggie
73 U.S. reducing plans for large civilian force in post-2014 Afghanistan Reggie
74 Taliban fighters, suicide bombers attack U.S.-Afghan base Reggie
75 U.S. Election Speeded Move to Codify Policy on Drones Reggie
76 Dronestagram – the website exposing the US's secret drone war Reggie
77 Soldiers win $85m compensation from Iraq war contractor Reggie
78 Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists Reggie
79 As War Nears An End, Our Afghan Translators Are Being Left Behind Reggie
80 WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says Reggie

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