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2 hrs ago | OpEdNews

What's a little espionage among friends?: Station Chief Ousted as...

You have to wonder how much more the German public will take of the country's ongoing humiliation by the United States and its extensive program of secretly spying on what nominally is one of America's most reliable allies.

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Related Topix: US News

6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

IL-Gov: Rauner's (R) Firm Busted In Yet Another Pay-To-Play Scandal

Crain's Chicago Business reports that a company once partially owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner started making campaign contributions to Illinois Democrats just after it won a multimillion-dollar Cook County contract.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US News

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Daily Kos

Overnight News Digest -- "So THAT'S what kept me from killing the kids" Edition

I recently read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, now a major motion picture that has led to theft in Amsterdam and a shortage of dry eyes in movie theaters around the world.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US News

Crooks and Liars

Why Cops Get Away With Rape

Sexual misconduct committed by on-duty police officers goes vastly underreported.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Prince Fielder And The Beauty Of ESPN's Body Issue

A few weeks ago, when Real Madrid superstar-slash-walking Greek God Cristiano Ronaldo ripped home a penalty kick in the Champions League final then subsequently ripped off his shirt to reveal his superhuman abdomen, there were audible groans throughout the bar where I was watching.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, US News

ThinkProgress

16-Year-Old's Rape Goes Viral On Social Media: 'No Human Being Deserved This'

In an incident that shares several elements with the infamous Steubenville rape case that made national headlines last year, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News

Truthdig

ABC News' Diane Sawyer Mistakes Stricken Palestinians for Israelis

In the current round of fighting between mighty Israel and the little Gaza Strip, Israeli airstrikes have killed 53 Palestinians.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

OpEdNews

IMF pushes Ukraine to "voluntarily commit suicide"

Western support will allow more IMF and European lending to prop the Ukrainian currency so the Ukrainian oligarchs can move their money safely to British and US banks, economist and author Michael Hudson told RT's Truthseeker.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, US News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Insomniacs Vent Hole w/ Craig Ferguson

Please do not speak of tonight's show. * Posting a spoiler will get you brollywhacked.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

Colorado judge becomes 16th in nation to rule prohibition of same-sex marriages is unconstitutional

District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 2006 voter-approved ban violates the [Colorado] state and federal constitutions.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Dissident Voice

Examining the Flashpoints in Ukraine

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III , edited by Stephen Lendman , was rushed into print in order to capitalize on the current crisis there.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News

Common Dreams

Freedom Industries Fined Whopping $11,000 For Poisoning Water of 300,000 People, Because Freedom

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds of OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left over 300,000 West Virginians without safe water , one in five people with reported health issues, and local businesses down an estimated $61 million.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Environmental Law, Law, Weather, US News

Daily Kos

Youtube video shows immediate aftermath of sheriff's deputy killing a 13 yr old carrying a BB gun

This week the Sonoma County California prosecutor stated they will not prosecute a Northern California sheriff's deputy in the matter of the shooting death of 13 year old Andy Lopez.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sonoma County, CA, US News

Juan Cole

Not Serious re: Terrorism: GOP House Cut out funding for al-Qaeda, Iraq Records & Research

Representatives on the Hill talk a good game about going back into Iraq or pursuing a global war on terror, but they aren't actually very interested in all that.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

OpEdNews

Early American Torture Porn: How to "Cure" a Witchy Woman

Imagine watching unwilling females of your acquaintance being strip searched, probed, and tortured by a group of your friends, from needle stabbing to the very public, pubic shaving of said naked ladies.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Connecticut, US News

ThinkProgress

What's At Stake In Indonesia's Upcoming Presidential Election

An Indonesian man shows his inked finger after casting his ballot at a polling station during April's parliamentary election As the world's most populous Muslim nation - and the largest economy in Southeast Asia - gets ready to choose its new president, voters are split between an establishment candidate and a young political outsider, each with ... (more)

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, US News

ThinkProgress

Why Afghanistan's Election Results Have Everyone Worried

Allegations of election fraud are the most recent factor of a looming political crisis that seeks to undermine and raise the stakes for Afghanistan's stability and transition into a viable democracy after decades of bloodshed and violence.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News

ThinkProgress

Kenya's Leaders Walk Tightrope Between Political Attacks And Stoking Ethnic Tensions

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Nairobi on Monday to demand that president Uhuru Kenyatta step down after failing to hold national talks on security and corruption.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Uhuru Kenyatta, US News

Truthdig

Gaza by the Numbers: Who the People Are, How They Got There

Number of Palestinians in Gaza whose families were expelled as refugees from their homes in what is now southern Israel: 1.2 million Number of Palestinians in Gaza still living in the 8 recognized refugee camps, "which have one of the highest population densities in the world": over 500,000 Compensation Palestinians of Gaza have received for the ... (more)

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

Common Dreams

Kneeling in Fenway Park to the Gods of War

On Saturday I went to one of the massive temples across the country where we celebrate our state religion.

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