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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...
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians Denying Science Is ‘Beginning Of The End Of An Informed Democracy’
What will you be doing on Monday, 4/20, at 11 p.m.?Perhaps watching the premiere of acclaimed astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new... 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...
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...
Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal... Read more...
Michigan Police Officer Caught In Violent Arrest Video Charged With Felonies
A former Michigan police officer shown on dashcam video beating a man during a traffic stop has been charged with two felonies.Wayne County... Read more...
Hanging deaths in US South recall painful history
When a black teenager was found hanging from a swing set by a belt that was not his own one morning late last summer, the first thought by his... Read more...
Elite FBI forensic experts gave flawed evidence for two decades
The FBI and U.S. Justice Department have acknowledged that almost all of the experts in a forensic unit dedicated to microscopic hair comparison gave... Read more...
Woman Cites Religious Freedom Law To Defend Her Right To Feed The Homeless​
Joan Cheever of San Antonio has been serving meals to the city’s homeless for 10 years. But last week, police officers handed her a ticket with a... 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: Fate Makes a Health & Welfare House Call
Fate -- or The Universe, or The Hairy Thunderer, or Kosmic Muffin, or The Flying Spaghetti Monster, or The Formless Mystery, or Your-What-Have-You --... Read more...
The Canadian Ministry of "Truth": "Reality Is Whatever We Say It Is"
One of the frightening aspects of ideology is how easy its governing principles can be obscured behind tautologies and reality-denying affirmations... 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...
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...
Last month hottest March in modern history
The U.S. government reports that last month's global climate made it the hottest March in modern history.Average temperatures across the world's... Read more...
Fracking: Texas bill limiting bans on energy companies moves forward
A bill supported by energy companies that prevents cities and counties from banning the practice of fracking on their land has been passed by the... 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...
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...
NY Gov. Cuomo meets with top officials in Havana
Cuban officials and New York business executives are exploring ways for the U.S. companies to do business on the communist-run island despite the... Read more...
EU ministers urged to act after hundreds of migrants feared dead
Rescue crews searched Monday for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants... Read more...
Police: Israeli man stabs Arab because of victim's ethnicity
Israeli police say a Jewish man has stabbed an Arab and later confessed that he did so because of the victim's ethnicity.Police spokesman Micky... Read more...
Israel Agrees To Transfer Tax Cash to Palestinians
Israel said on Saturday it would transfer $470 million of withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority following talks between a senior... 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...
Iran Charges U.S. Journalist Jason Rezaian With Espionage
Iran is charging Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with four crimes, including espionage, the newspaper said on Monday in a report offering... Read more...
SC paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violence
The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of... 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...
US soldiers banned from bars, clubs in Philippines
The U.S. Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial underway of a... 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...
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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161 The Lies That Sold Obama's Escalation in Afghanistan Reggie
162 US expands its drone war to Somalia Reggie
163 Report: Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Cost US Nearly $4 Trillion Reggie
164 Cost of air conditioning for U.S. troops in MidEast more than NASA budget Jesse Richard
165 Ex-MI6 chief altered Iraqi intelligence Jesse Richard
166 'Hit and run' drone strikes are 'breaking laws of war" Jesse Richard
167 Missing Iraq cash 'as high as $18bn' Jesse Richard
168 US data: 90% of captured 'Taliban' were civilians Jesse Richard
169 Secret US and Afghanistan talks could see troops stay for decades Reggie
170 Missing Iraq money may have been stolen, auditors say Jesse Richard
171 How Not to Withdraw from Iraq Reggie
172 Gates blasts NATO, questions future of alliance Reggie
173 Iraq's Chalabi, who sought invasion, now wants U.S. out Reggie
174 At Hussein shrine, nostalgia for a strong leader Reggie
175 As U.S. Military Exits Iraq, Contractors To Enter Reggie
176 MI6 plotted with No10 to oust Saddam in bid to win 'prize' of secure oil supplies Jesse Richard
177 Iraq dossier drawn up to make case for war – UK intelligence officer Reggie
178 US targets, but misses bin Laden successor Reggie
179 Why the US and NATO Fed Detainees to Afghan Torture System Reggie
180 Tunnel under prison wall in Afghanistan sees 500 inmates escape Reggie

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