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Millions Spent Lobbying By Private Prison Corporations To Keep A Quota Of Arrested Immigrants
Private prison corporations spent $11 million over six years to lobby Congress to keep immigrants in detention centers, a new report released... Read more...
Life term for 1 Blackwater guard; 30 years for 3 others
A federal judge in Washington gave out prison terms of 30 years to life on Monday to four guards for Blackwater Worldwide convicted in the 2007 fatal... Read more...
Documents show Va. woman was shackled before being stunned
A mentally ill woman who died after a stun gun was used on her at the Fairfax County jail in February was restrained with handcuffs behind her back,... Read more...
Obama and Raul Castro: Together at last
U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will share the same stage on Friday in an encounter rich with symbolism as their... Read more...
Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out Of Cockpit Before Crash In France
As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from... Read more...
Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead
A recently published report has revealed that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1 million... Read more...
Americans have yet to grasp the horrific magnitude of the ‘war on terror’
Even as the U.S. expands its military involvement in the Middle East and delays the troop drawdown from Afghanistan, the staggering human toll of the... Read more...
Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 US troops
An Afghan soldier opened fire at a group of U.S. troops in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing an American soldier and... Read more...
Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to US-Led War on Terror
How do you calculate the human costs of the U.S.-led War on Terror?On the 12th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, groups of physicians attempted to... Read more...
Companies Profiting The Most From War
Worldwide military expenditure shrunk in 2013 for the second consecutive year, falling by 1.9% to $1.75 trillion. The 100 largest arms-producers... Read more...
Fight for $15 goes global: Workers set to launch worldwide protest
On Wednesday morning, the fast-food labor campaign known as Fight for $15 will stage what organizers say will be its largest ever protest —... Read more...
How Wall Street captured Washington’s effort to rein in banks
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Keith Higgins was certain: Banks weren’t to blame.Higgins, a top attorney at prominent law firm... Read more...
JPMorgan Chase on track to pay $4b to homeowners as part of settlement
JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) is on track to meet its mandate to provide billions of dollars in consumer relief to struggling homeowners as part of... Read more...
SEC ruling is a major victory for whistleblowers
In what is being called a landmark ruling for whistleblowers, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that one of the nation’s... Read more...
Feds aim to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans
Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what’s advertised as a brief loan.Many have run out of money between paychecks. So... Read more...
Son of Carl Sagan is a 9/11 truther: ‘It’s a cover up, basically’
In an interview with Internet broadcast 9/11 Free Fall, the son of the late Carl Sagan claimed that there is a massive conspiracy to “cover up”... Read more...
Lawmakers push for Obama to break seal on 9/11 pages
President Obama is coming under pressure from lawmakers to declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 report that were blacked out when the document was first... Read more...
9/11 defendant still suffering from ‘black site’ injuries, lawyer says at Guantánamo
A defense lawyer for an alleged 9/11 plotter said Thursday that his Saudi captive client was rectally abused in CIA custody — and continues to... Read more...
Feds look into prosecutor's claims involving Christie donor
Federal investigators are looking into a former county prosecutor's allegation in a lawsuit that he was fired because he complained about the... Read more...
September 11 conspirator Moussaoui says Saudi royals backed al Qaeda
A former al Qaeda operative imprisoned for life for his role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has told lawyers for victims of the attacks that members... Read more...
NY Senate leader Dean Skelos, son target of federal investigation: report
Federal prosecutors have started presenting evidence to a grand jury considering a case against state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son,... Read more...
Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report
Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been... Read more...
Right-wing group blamed in leak of U.S. officials' home addresses
U.S. authorities are investigating the online leak of home addresses of senior officials and former officials from the FBI, the Department of... Read more...
Obama to Drop Cuba From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
President Barack Obama notified Congress that he intends to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, less than a week after meeting... Read more...
Our Coming Theocratic Hell: The Right’s “Religious Freedom” Push Is Just the Beginning
By now, it’s clear that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act was crafted to empower piously bigoted entrepreneurs and companies desirous... Read more...
U.S. senators agree on path to fast-track trade bill
U.S. senators said on Thursday they could present a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress as soon as later in the day after... Read more...
Congress approves formula fixing Medicare doctors pay
Congress on Tuesday approved a bill to repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement just in time to... Read more...
Iran Deal Reached In Senate; Read The Details
A tentative deal has been reached by senators on a bill to apply congressional oversight to a nuclear deal with Iran.Under the deal, the president... Read more...
Senate Republicans Propose Stripped-Down Equal Pay Bill
Republicans in Congress have taken a lot of heat over the past few years for repeatedly blocking Democrats' equal pay legislation, so this year GOP... Read more...
Democrats Blast Sen. Chuck Schumer's Threat to Kill Iran Deal
Democratic constituency groups opposed to war with Iran are furious that New York Democrat and Senate Minority Leader "heir apparent" Chuck Schumer... Read more...
Skeptics suspicious of sudden Walmart closures, claims of plumbing issues
Multiple Walmart stores across the United States caught employees and customers off-guard this week when the massive retail chain abruptly shut down... Read more...
Texas lawmakers poised to allow the open carrying of handguns
Texas lawmakers are on the brink of passing “open carry” gun legislation that critics say will put the public at risk.The Texas House voted 96-35... Read more...
At least 14 injured in Fresno gas pipeline explosion
A gas pipeline explosion near Fresno injured at least 14 people and shut down a section of Highway 99 for several hours Friday afternoon, the Fresno... Read more...
IBM voices strong opposition to proposed Louisiana religious freedom bill
IBM voiced "strong opposition" to Louisiana's proposed religious freedom bill, asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to work with state lawmakers to ensure the... Read more...
Alabama sets free death row inmate for 2nd time this month
For nearly 15 years, he was scheduled to be executed. Thursday, William Ziegler was released from prison -- a free man.His return to society was the... Read more...
China frees five women activists on bail after outcry
China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West... Read more...
Rights group blasts Israeli settlements for Palestinian child labor
A leading international human rights group on Monday accused Israeli settlements in the West Bank of using Palestinian child labor in farming,... Read more...
Palestinians won’t regain West Bank planning rights, court indicates
Palestinians will not regain planning rights for their communities in parts of the West Bank fully held by Israel, but may become more involved in... Read more...
Caught Between ISIS And Assad, A Palestinian Refugee Camp Is Starving To Death
The Islamic State militant group moved into Yarmouk, a refugee camp for Palestinians on the outskirts of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, last... Read more...
It Is Now Illegal For A Federal Contractor To Fire Someone For Being LGBT
For the first time, companies that have contracts with the federal government are now prohibited from firing or discriminating against employees... Read more...
Alex Baer: Brainstorms, Lightning Rounds, Sparks, Shorts, and Mystery Melons
It's been a week now, and I'm starting to experiment with concepts a bit longer than "Guhh," "Yow!" and "Uhh, I'm sorry -- were we talking just... Read more...
Bob Alexander: It’s Happy-Time Again … And it’s Awesome!
All the candidates are getting themselves good and greased up eager to be sodomized by their favorite billionaire in the hope there’ll be a hefty... Read more...
So What if the Iranians Got Nuclear Weapons?
I MUST start with a shocking confession: I am not afraid of the Iranian nuclear bomb.I know that this makes me an abnormal person, almost a freakBut... Read more...
Alex Baer: Too Many Fronts, Not Enough Back
Military strategists will tell you almost anything in order to get a new war contract or get a green light to go stomp something. But they'll also... Read more...
Bibi’s Ugly Win Will Harm Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu won a big election Tuesday, but he won ugly by staking out a new position on the Israeli-Palestinian... Read more...
Why The FDA Has Never Looked At Some Of The Additives In Our Food
Companies have added thousands of ingredients to foods with little to no government oversight. That's thanks to a loophole in a decades-old law that... Read more...
Georgia governor signs bill to legalize medical marijuana
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, signed a bill Thursday legalizing medical marijuana in the state, but questions still remain about how patients who... Read more...
Reports to Feds on deadly bacteria outbreaks arrived late
Reports alerting federal officials that contaminated medical scopes appeared to be spreading deadly superbugs among hospital patients sometimes... Read more...
Big Tobacco Sues FDA Over New Packaging Guidelines
The nation's largest tobacco companies are suing the Food and Drug Administration over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency's... Read more...
90% of Adults Now Have Health Insurance
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released... Read more...
Portland torn over $500m terminal: could fracking creep into a 'green' city?
Portland’s claim to lead US cities in combating climate change is under threat from plans to build a $500m terminal to export gas pumped from... Read more...
World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe
In developing countries around the globe, forest dwellers, poor villagers and other vulnerable populations claim the World Bank — the planet’s... Read more...
Cornel West warns of 'Planetary Selma' at Harvard fossil fuel divestment protest
The outspoken civil rights activist and academic Cornel West said Harvard University risked being on the wrong side of a “planetary Selma”,... Read more...
Fracking Exclusion Not Allowed in Pa. Homeowners Earthquake Endorsements
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department issued a notice telling insurance companies that earthquake endorsements to homeowners insurance policies in... Read more...
Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane,... Read more...
Coal Is Dying and It's Never Coming Back
Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last... Read more...
To foil oil spills, new federal rule requires better blowout preventers
The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that's designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil... Read more...
Germany Proves Life With Less Fossil Fuel Getting Easiersss
Sitting in a control center that helps ensure uninterrupted power for 82 million Germans, Gunter Scheibner is proving that renewable energy from the... Read more...
Across American oilfields, layoffs and auctions
Convinced he can ride out the slowing fortunes of America's oil and gas industry, Shawn Kluver arrived at Thursday's heavy equipment auction with... Read more...
Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Energy From Renewables For 75 Days Straight
Costa Rica got 100 percent of its energy from renewables for 75 days straight this year, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE)... Read more...
Parting the brown sea: Sewage threatens Gaza's access to water
Until very recently, Salameh Abu Kash earned his living as farmer. Abu Kash, a heavyset man with thick eyebrows and a clipped beard, lives in Wadi... Read more...
Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35
A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the... Read more...
Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had... Read more...
After Decades of Struggle, Salvadoran Communities Declare Territory Free of Mining
The population of Nueva Trinidad voiced its resounding opposition to mining in an official municipal consultation process on March 29. In seven... Read more...
Israel military networks breached by hackers
Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing... Read more...
Lying us into Iraq: The Real Problem with Judith Miller
It’s okay that the New York Times reporter got Iraq wrong—the trouble with her new memoir is she still won’t admit she actually did. Judith... Read more...
Ken Prewitt, Bloomberg Radio ‘Authoritative' Voice, Dies at 68
Ken Prewitt, a Bloomberg Radio anchor who interviewed billionaire investors, Wall Street executives and a former Federal Reserve chairman in a news... Read more...
Reuters Iraq Bureau Chief Leaves Country After Being Threatened Over Story
The Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters has left Iraq after he was threatened on Facebook and denounced by a Shi'ite paramilitary group's satellite news... Read more...
Columbia issues scathing report on Rolling Stone rape story
The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism issued a scathing report Sunday on the editorial breakdown at Rolling Stone magazine that... Read more...
Writer of Rolling Stone article on alleged rape apologizes
Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of Rolling Stone's discredited story about an alleged gang rape at a UVA fraternity house, apologized for reporting... Read more...
Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program
More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a... Read more...
US Army Guardsmen tried to sell guns, ammo, armor to Mexico cartels
Two active duty reservists of the U.S. Army National Guard were arrested in California on Wednesday for allegedly trying to funnel weapons,... Read more...
The hidden battle to build the Air Force's new stealth bomber
The bombardment began early this year on the airwaves and online.“What will the next revolution in advanced aircraft be?” asks one of the slick... Read more...
Reckoning point: Ex-US guards face sentencing in Iraq case
A yearslong legal fight over a deadly shooting of civilians in an Iraq war zone reaches its reckoning point with the sentencing this week of four... Read more...
Cronyism, racial bias claims against N.J. National Guard leaders prompt multiple investigations
The head of the New Jersey National Guard on Thursday confirmed there are multiple investigations into complaints by senior officers of favoritism... Read more...
Chicago offers reparations package to police torture victims
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several Chicago aldermen are offering what they call a reparations package for the victims of torture under the city's former... Read more...
CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider, seeks dark universe
Scientists at Europe's physics research center CERN on Sunday restarted their "Big Bang" Large Hadron Collider (LHC), embarking on a bid to probe... Read more...
What Physicists Are Looking for Now That They’ve Found the Higgs Boson
The world’s most epic physics experiment will flip back on as early as Saturday. After a two-year tuneup, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will run... Read more...
Two astronauts lift off historic year at International Space Station
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut left Earth on Friday en route to the International Space Station for an entire year.American Scott Kelly... Read more...
Major peer-review scandal causes withdrawal of 43 published scientific papers
There’s a lot of unsettled science going on these days. The peer-review system, which is supposed to serve as a quality assurance system, allowing... Read more...
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741 Iraq: One Winter Soldier's Tale Jesse Richard
742 Provocations as Pretexts for Imperial War: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 Jesse Richard
743 New NSA Whistleblower Tells of Faulty WMD Evidence Jesse Richard
744 Fmr. Military Intelligence Officer Reveals US Listed Palestine Hotel in Baghdad as Target Prior to Killing of Two Journalists in 2003 Jesse Richard
745 Quiet US Confession - Weapons Were Not Made In Iran After All Jesse Richard
746 Iraq Vets Come Home Physically, Mentally Butchered Reggie
747 US offers Pakistan government $7bn in non-military aid to fight terrorism Reggie
748 Whose mass graves are these? Jesse Richard
749 It's Occupation, Not War Jesse Richard
750 Khalil regrets toppling statue of Saddam Jesse Richard
751 Report: US no closer to Iraq goals Jesse Richard
752 Iraq contractor fights suit over toxic exposure Jesse Richard
753 "We are living through another Hiroshima," Iraqi doctor says Jesse Richard
754 Curveball: 'I Am Not To Blame' for U.S. War in Iraq Jesse Richard
755 Michael Prysner's testimony at Winter Soldier Jesse Richard
756 This is the war that started with lies, and continues with lie after lie after lie Jesse Richard
757 Blackwater 'Blood Money' Angers Iraqis Jesse Richard
758 What is the real death toll in Iraq? Reggie
759 Iraq War as War Crime Jesse Richard
760 Bush’s Dirty Secret: Bribing Iraq Insurgents Not to Fight Jesse Richard

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