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2 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Beware of Exploding Gifts from Uncle Sam

Our police departments should not become dumping grounds for weapons makers looking for new clients to replace sales for waning wars abroad, writes Benjamin.

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Related Topix: Georgia, US News

3 hrs ago | The Brad Blog

'Oops': Rick Perry Falsely Claims One of Two Felony Charges Against Him Relates to 'Bribery'

Too much rain in AZ desert; Another toxic spill in Ohio River; New solar breakthrough; Wind energy prices hit all-time low; PLUS: Auto-magically cleaning up Baltimore Harbor... Rightwingers decry effort 'to register Democratic voters' following the killing of Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News

5 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Racebaiter Ted Nugent Posts White Murder Victims Of Blacks On Facebook Page

Ted Nugent, the hard-core right-wing fool, has posted a list of white people who've been murdered by black people on his Facebook page -- to "prove" some sort of reverse racism, I guess.

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Related Topix: Ted Nugent, Pop/Rock, Social Software, US News

9 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Ecologists Just Saved Miles Of Texas Coastline Using BP Oil Spill Money

Twenty-seven square miles of pristine coastal land along the central Texas coastline between Houston and Corpus Christi will now be preserved for future generations after a decades-long effort by environmental groups and $34.5 million from penalties paid by BP and Transocean after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, US News

14 hrs ago | Irregular Times

Barack Obama Uses Occasion Of Religiously-Inspired Killing To Deny...

It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye.

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam, US News

18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Did Scalia Write the Opinion That Will Legalize Same Sex Marriage In The US?

Since this doesn't seem to have been picked up by anyone else here, I thought that I would talk about this article from The Atlantic titled "The Twilight of Antonin Scalia".

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Related Topix: Wedding, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Truthdig

What Do Iraq's Sunni Arabs Have in Common with Ferguson, Mo. African-Americans?

If prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi in Iraq is to hope to defeat the so-called "Islamic State" , he must find a way to re-incorporate Iraq's Sunni Arabs into the government, which has been dominated by Shiite religious parties since 2005, partly because of Neoconservative U.S. preference for Arab Shiite rule under the Bush occupation.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ferguson, MO, African-American, US News

Juan Cole

Failed US War on Terror resulted from bizarre search for Moderate Jihadis

The first section is a new introduction written for TomDispatch . ] There are extraordinary elements in the present U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria that are attracting surprisingly little attention.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Iraq, US News, Weird

Daily Kos

SC-Gov: Sheheen (D) Blasts Haley's (R) Incompetence Over Hacking Scandal In New Ad

I wouldn't be able to run a successful campaign without your support. Because you've been one of our biggest supporters, I want to make sure you're the first to see our newest ad.

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Related Topix: US News

OpEdNews

Railroad 'Bomb Trains': Speeding to Disaster

A quarter mile away is a sign, with flashing yellow lights, alerting you to slow down to 15. It's a school zone.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Female Firefighter Says Colleagues Sexually Harassed Her, Hung Porn Up In The Fire House

A Jacksonville firefighter is suing the city after she says her coworkers harassed and demeaned her for months in retaliation for filing a complaint about pornography in the firehouse , local news channels reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

'They Just Killed Him': New Video Betrays Police Depiction of Fatal Shooting

New video footage from a cell phone camera at the scene of a deadly shooting by two St. Louis Metropolitan police officers two days ago strongly betrays the depiction of the killing given by the department in the aftermath of the incident.

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Related Topix: US News

Democracy Now

Stop the Violence from Ferguson to Gaza: 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Arrested in St. Louis

Hedy Epstein , 90-year-old Holocaust survivor who was arrested Monday at a protest outside Gov. Jay Nixon's office in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

Daily Kos

TX-Gov: Wendy Davis (D) Proposes Ending Statute Of Limitations For Sexual Assault & Battery In Texas

Democratic nominee for Texas governor Wendy Davis Wednesday said the state should eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecution of rape and sexual battery offenses.

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Related Topix: Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Spins Tall Tales On Ferguson Shooting

Jim Hoft has been called a lying douchebag, a spinner of tall tales, and a guy who plays into extremist right wing narratives that people such as Matt Drudge buy into and support.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism, Matt Drudge, US News

Media Matters for America

Media Carry Water For NRA's False Attack Ad That Claims Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns

Media outlets are uncritically reporting the false claim in a new attack ad from the National Rifle Association that gun safety advocate Michael Bloomberg wants to "ban ... your guns."

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

Washington Post

Rick Perry pleads not guilty to felony charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media before turning himself in to authorities at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Aug. 19 in Austin, Tex.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX, Travis County, TX, US News

The Nation

Police Arrest Two Protesters Demanding a Special Investigator in the Michael Brown Shooting

A police officer on Tuesday arrested Jamelle Spain outside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Clayton, MO, St Louis County, MO, US News

OpEdNews

Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

Atpeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the privatization of the water supply.

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Related Topix: Activism, Environmental Law, Law, US News

Truthdig

ISIS to U.S.: We'll Drown You in Blood; Beheads U.S. Journalist, Holds Tikrit

The Iraqi military made a push on Tikrit north of Baghdad on Tuesday, but had to call off their campaign when they ran into minefields, booby-trapped buildings, sniping and artillery and mortar fire on the part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria , which now styles itself the "Islamic State" .

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News

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