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September 2016[edit]

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27"Fuck this guy", a Sacremento cop says before he attempts to run over a mentally ill Black man. He misses, but don't worry, they end up shooting him 14 times while he surrenders.
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18California no longer has a statute of limitations on rape charges.
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22The Dutch parliament has agreed to shut down all coal power plants.
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24The White House wants to add MENA (Middle East & N Africa) category to census. This could additionally add more protections from discrimination in housing/employment.
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15A US district judge in Texas has lambasted aggressive drug war tactics in a case involving a drug checkpoint.
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21In sunny Pasadena, California police kill an unarmed bipolar Black man after he called them for help.
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16Charlo Greene, the Alaskan reporter who quit on air to advocate for pot legalization, faces decades in prison for handling a "controlled substance".
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19Polish women to stage all-out strike to protest abortion ban.
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9The US has spent $4 million attepting to influence Cuban politics.
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11Syrian rebels are moving closer to al-Qa'eda.
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6Mahmoud Abbas attended the funeral of late Israeli leader Shimon PeresWikipedia and expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased Meanwhile Hamas goes ballistic (Times of Israel)
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29Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has been suspended for the remainder of his term, without pay, for encouraging probate judges to defy SCOTUS on gay marriage. He is ineligible to run again when his term ends.
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10India has launched a "surgical" strike on militants on the border of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.
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10The FBI wanted to target Yemenis using student groups and mosques.
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8NYPD sent undercover officers to Black Lives Matter protest and collected ‘multimedia records’ of protests after the death of Eric Garner.
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7Another American airstrike in Afghanistan has killed 15 civilians.
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15NYC Uber and Lyft drivers are protesting for union rights.
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20Millennials have very little confidence in most major institutions.
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13About half of young college graduates between the ages of 22 to 27 are underemployed, most have liberal arts degrees.
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3Behind India's epidemic of farmer suicides.
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11A bill before the Russian parliament, backed by the government and based on a recommendation from the totally credible UN, would ban baby boxes where children can be safely surrendered to the care of a hospital. All while the Russian Orthodox Church is pushing to ban abortion. What should destitute mothers do instead? *crickets*
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19 Rachel Maddow of MSNBC has some interesting evidence about Trump and his business connection to Cuba during the embargo. For the record, Trump was rabidly pro embargo.
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18A Duke University study finds that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused widespread marsh erosion.
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15A UN report finds that the US and EU sanctions are harming Syrian citizens and crippling work.
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19The Scripps Institution of Oceanography says we’ve permanently pushed atmospheric carbon levels past 400 parts per million.
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15Across the US, police officers abuse confidential databases. (Autoplay video)
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12The UK has opened its secret files on Jewish terrorists in Palestine.
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17US Congress rejects Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which means relatives of 9/11 victims can now sue the Saudi government. Basically the entire Senate rejected the veto, Harry Reid being the only senator to support it, while Tim Kaine and Bernie Sanders abstained from voting.
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15Police have killed a mentally ill Black man in El Cajon, protestors take to the streets soon after.
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16Prison guards at Alabama's Holman prison didn't show up to work in order to show solidarity with the prisoners' strike.
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12A pharmacy argues that they have a First Amendment right to secretly sell drugs used for executions.
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13A study from the Columbia Law School finds that the ATF drug stings in Chicago targeted minorities.
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-8United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent believes that the U.S. owes Black people reparations.
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25Abolish Abortion Florida, a Florida-based Christian anti-abortion group, is pushing for a ballot initiative that would classify abortion as first-degree murder, a crime punishable by death in Florida.
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11The IDF Censor redacts 1 in 5 articles it reviews for publication.
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10Over 1,000 faculty members condemn bullying tactics employed by the shadowy ‘Canary Mission’ website.
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6California has become the 13th state to enact anti-BDS measures.
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7Facebook has apologized for disabling Palestinian news outlets, Quds News and Shebab News Agency, accounts.
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6The Housing and Finance Institute thinktank believes that housebuilding on towns and villages will solve the housing crisis in Britain.
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11Nearly half a million households in the United States lack proper plumbing.
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1360 percent of Australians would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim. (Autoplay video)
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10Elon Musk unveils his plan for colonizing Mars No word on whether it will include a hyperloop.
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11Hezbollah chief prefers Israel over Wahhabism.
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11General Haftar's troops have seized the Brega oil port.
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19Daesh receives most of its arms through Eastern Europe.
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19Concentrix, the US company used by the Brits in order to cut down on tax credit fraud, has continuously been receiving suicidal calls.
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14World leaders have approved of a refugee resettlement plan. The plan itself has no concrete solutions and will still allow countries to detain children, something the US pushed for.
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14Turkey is forcing Turkish Kurds into paramilitaries in order to permenantly occupy Kurdish villages.
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16Saudi Arabia will heavily cut public sector employee paychecks as Iran gains the edge in oil prices.
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23Saudi women file petition to end male guardianship system.
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20Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police.
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17A mass shooting at the Cascade mall ends with 5 dead. Another mass shooting in Houston by a gunman wearing a Nazi emblem injuries 9. (Autoplay video)
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21Syrian ceasefire collapses; experts say the situation and diplomatic efforts to stop it are as dire as when it first started in 2011.
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18Newly released documents show that the CIA knew Pinochet personally ordered Orlando Letelier's assassination.
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12Obama has approved construction of two more oil piplines.
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17The UK has been accused of blocking a UN inquiry into claims of war crimes in Yemen.
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20Students and student athletes across the US are protesting the national anthem and they are being threatened for it.
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6The city of Munich cancels a BDS (Boycott, Divestment and SanctionsWikipedia) event because "It is probable that during the event the line between criticism of Israel and antisemitism will be crossed"
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26A Jordanian writer has been murdered just prior to his trial for sharing a "blasphemous" cartoon. Isn't it nice to have this infantile bullshit back again?
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18Body camera video shows a Maryland cop pepper-spraying a 15-year-old girl who is sitting in the back of a police cruiser. In Phoenix, 3 cops resign after they forced a teen to eat marijuana during a traffic stop. Lastly, the police officer who shot Charles Kinsey will not be charged. (Autoplay video)
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10The US military is using white phosphorus against ISIS troop formations in Iraq, again.
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15Chromium-6 chemical threatens two-thirds of Americans
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16Archeologists denounce Dakota Access pipeline for destroying artifacts.
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10A court rules that national security trumps free speech when it comes to 3d printed guns.
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12A study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine finds that immigrants aren't "stealing" American jobs.
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10Palestinian DAESH supporters in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp are reportedly abandoning the organization in favour of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham following the arrest of local commander, Imad Yassine. How this will affect life in the camp is .not yet known.
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13A boat holding approximately 450 refugees has capsized off the coast of Egypt.
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12Pennsylvannia court throws out bargaining rights for home care workers.
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20KKK fliers are showing up across the US.
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21Far-right Jewish fundamentalists arrested for riot at Christian choir event in Jerusalem.
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-5Boston police Officer Kills Black Man over marijuana cigarette. False! Snopes confirms that the "Boston Tribune" and "Baltimore Gazette" (the sites peddling this story) are fake news sites. Snopes now has an article on this fake story.
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17The Syrian Army announces the start of the operation to retake Aleppo city from rebels, telling all civilians to flee from rebel areas and granting them amnesty.
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16Chelsea Manning gets 14 days in solitary confinement for her suicide attempt. Because, you know, that's really the ethical thing to do to suicidal inmates.
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20Video of police fatally shooting Keith Scott, a black man, in Charlotte, North Carolina. They shot him for allegedly having a gun. Update: A second video has been released. The Charlotte police have finally released both the body camera and the dashcam footage of Keith Scott.
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31Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey supports the alt-right movement by supporting an unofficial pro-Trump group that thinks "shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real" and makes derogatory memes on Hillary Clinton. Indie developers distance themselves and declare to no longer support the Oculus Rift.
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19 Benjamin Netanyahu gives his speech at the UN and has invited Mahmud Abbas to speak at the Knesset and said he would take a counter-invitation to Ramallah "for the sake of peace". (His full speech on YouTube)
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15Prosecutors in the Philippines call for the reintroduction of capital punishment following last year's arrest of the Australian citizen Peter Sully, accused by both countries of multiple counts of child abduction, murder, human trafficking, and running an online business producing and selling violent child rape videos.
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26Charlotte's police chief refuses to release the dashcam video of Keith Scott's killing, but they have shown it to his family; according to the family lawyer, he had his arms to his side when he was shot. Meanwhile, the police officer who killed Terence Crutcher will be charged with first-degree manslaughter.
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26State-sanctioned Christian prayer has returned.
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9 As another judge rules that the evidence collected by the FBI Playpen warrant is invalid and orders it suppressed, Senator Ron Wyden will try to force a debate on the changes to Rule 41 which will give the US government broad hacking authority after December 1st. (If you think it will help, sign a petition.)
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14Wells Fargo fired the whistleblowers who reported massive fraud.
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8As 26 civilians are killed in Hodeidah, Yemen by a Saudi coalition airstrike, the US Senate approves of a massive arms deal with the Saudis.
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20An inmate died of thirst after prison guards deprived him of water after he tried to flood his cell.
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12Attempted Mustard Gas attack against US and Iraqi soldiers conducted by IS.
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28Renewable energy comprises up to a third of the world's total electric capacity in 2015.
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19President Duterte of the Philippines lashes out at the EU for criticising his extrajudicial killings of accused criminals, citing past European colonialism, because that's apparently relevant somehow.
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21Saudi Arabia appears to be using white phosphorus in Yemen supplied by the US.
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10TiSA has been leaked. (The documents themselves.)
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26Massachusetts high court says Black men may have a legitimate reason to flee police and shouldn't be deemed suspicious for doing so.
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22HP is using firmware in their printers to sabotage off-brand ink.
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17A Federal bill in Congress would surrender 18 million acres of protected public land in Eastern Utah to gas and oil companies. Most of this land is sacred to the Native Americans living on or around it.
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8Seattle City Council approves worker-scheduling law.
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15The attorney general will ignore the White House's new report finding that commonly-used forensics are bogus. (The report itself.)
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15Fast food restaurants aren't doing enough to stop the overuse of antibiotics.
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9A water crisis in India sparks clashes in neighboring states.
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19Scientists incentivised to publish surprising results frequently in major journals, despite risk that such findings are likely to be wrong.
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16A study by the Economic Policy Institute reveals that the racial wage gap has worsened in recent decades. (The study itself.)
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17It's not just Wells Fargo that is fraudulently opening unauthorized bank accounts as more banks are using low wages and job insecurity to force employees to commit fraud.
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153 New York correctional officers are being charged with conspiracy and fraud as well as assault after they savagely beat a Black inmate.
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13A judge rules that the NYPD can now arrest and prosecute you without going through the DA.
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11DARPA wants an aerial dragnet to monitor urban drone traffic.
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21Protests erupt in Charlotte, North Carolina, after police officers kill a man while looking for their suspect. Update: 1 protestor has been shot by the police.
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21Don't cross the streams! A British pub invites its drinkers to show their appreciation for Trump every time they need to take a piss.
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33Donald Trump has used over $250,000 of charity money from the Trump Foundation to settle legal expenses for his businesses.
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28Video shows Tulsa police killing Terence Crutcher This link is behind a soft pay wall. Use incognito. while he is unarmed and has his hands up Accessible link (NSFW) while Tyre King's autopsy shows that he was shot while running away.
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12US covering up opposition breaches of Syria ceasefire, claims the totally impartial Russian government.
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283% of American adults own half of guns in the US.
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10Weapons makers hold lavish lovefest for Joseph Rixey, the Pentagon official who manages arms sales.
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11Ghassan Abdallah al-Sharbi, an Al-Qaeda bombmaker being held indefinitely at Gitmo, says that a Saudi royal family member recruited him.
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19George Washington University, a college that charges students $64,000 a year, is opening a food pantry for students who can't afford food.
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14Witnesses say that Korryn Gaines was killed by police out of frustration and that the police escalated the situation.
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24Police accidentally record themselves conspiring to fabricate criminal charges against a protester.
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10A study by scientists from Harvard University and Columbia University estimates 100,000 premature deaths have been caused by Indonesian haze.
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13Marijuana is legal, but only if you are a US citizen.
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21Even the National Review Online admits (with extensive numbers) that nobody except the conservative base cares about the conservative media bubble. (See also the author's earlier piece on the same topic.)
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17Millions of Africans face food insecurity as fish stocks diverted to make animal feed for Western factory farms.
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23If you still needed a reason not to hit your kids, a 50 year study finds that spanking is ineffective.
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13Congress will try to pass the TPP during Obama's lame duck session.
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21The sugar industry is manipulating scientific studies.
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19Dolphins in a Russian zoo have been recorded having a conversation.
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17August has been recorded as the hottest month ever recorded making it the 11th month in a row to break climate records. This will only be exacerbated now that we have destroyed a tenth of the Earth's wilderness in the last 25 years.
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16Many Black schools are increasingly becoming surveilled and policed.
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10UK students are going on a debt strike.
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11Joseph Michael Schreiber, the 9/11 Florida mosque arsonist, has turned himself in.
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14A pressure cooker bomb exploded in Manhattan on Saturday, leaving 29 injured. Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared it an act of terrorism, though no groups have yet come forward.
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9DAESH claims responsibility for a stabbing spree in Minnesota that left eight people injured on Saturday.
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16Colombia accepts role in 1980s killings of leftist politicians.
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10Julian Assange says he'll turn himself in if Obama pardons Chelsea Manning.
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12British war crimes: British MPs attack Cameron over Libya's collapse while a UK judge condemns British troops who drowned Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali, a 15-year-old Iraqi boy, in 2003.
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18Colin Powell's leaked emails seem to confirm that Israel has approximately 200 nuclear weapons.
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13A Saudi "double-tap" airstrike on a water well has killed 30 civilians. This kind of carnage shouldn't be surprising since one in three Saudi air raids on Yemen hit civilian sites.
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11The US has "accidentally" bombed static Syrian army positions near Deir al-Zor, allowing DAESH to briefly seize the area.
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7A cop in Columbus, Ohio lethally shot a 13-year-old boy multiple times because he had robbed someone with a BB gun.
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6Elizabeth Warren wants James Comey to explain why the DOJ didn't prosecute bank fraud after the 2008 economic crash.
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8Dr. Adam Hanieh, a British professor who was invited to give a lecture at Birzeit University, and TeleSUR journalist, Abby Martin, have both been denied entry due to "pro-Palestinian" views.
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15The Colonial Pipeline has burst in Shelby County, Alabama spilling over 336,000 gallons oil.
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14A study by the American Journal of Public Health has found that marijuana legalization reduces the use of opioids.
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17A London undercover police agent has been accused of urging anti-racist activists to commit arson. Meanwhile, the FBI will impose new restrictions that will make it harder for undercover agents to impersonate journalists, but they will still approve these tactics.
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9Video footage shows US commandos fleeing a Syrian town while rebels hurl anti-American insults at them.
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8Switching to cold showers reduce sick leave(but not sickness) by 27%
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26Because Scott Walker asked. The Guardian's story on recently obtained court documents which reveals the secretive influence of corporate cash on politics.
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30The post-9/11 wars have cost nearly $5 trillion.
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16ITT Tech students announce a debt strike after campus closures.
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20Kentucky governor Matt Bevin says conservatives may need to spill blood in order to retake the country.
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14Probe finds that popular children's websites tracked their users' activity.
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1422 people have been arrested protesting the Dakota Pipeline. A live stream of the event was taken down by Facebook; the posters claim it is politically motivated.
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22The ACLU and Amnesty International are asking President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden.
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23A new study confirms that human activities are responsible for the ongoing sixth mass extinction, which is compounded by global warming, climate change, and ocean acidification. Large marine creatures in particular face the greatest risk.
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16Bayer buys everyone's favorite corporate puppet masters, Monsanto, for $57 billion. "Blame it on Bayer" does have a better ring than "Monsanto Did It".
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21A former Ohio mayor has been arrested for raping a girl eight times from the age of four. He pleads not guilty, as she led him on.
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18Homophobic preacher and terrible human being, Steven Anderson banned from visiting South Africa.
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10In some cities, police go from stop-and-frisk to stop-and-spit.
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11A study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School finds that US drug prices remain high without generic competitors.(Autoplay video)
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15Syrian Army allegedly shoots down Israeli warplane after it allegedly bombed Syrian Army positions on the border. Israel denies it.
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1623 prisoners have died in an Ethiopian prison known to hold political dissenters. It has been reported that they died while trying to escape.
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23A man tried to set a Muslim woman on fire in Midtown, New York City. The suspected motive behind the attack is an Islamaphobic hate crime.
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23A study by the Urban Institute has found that US teens in low-income communities often have to do sex work, save school lunches, sell drugs and join gangs for food
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5Facebook is collaborating with the Israeli government to determine what should be censored.
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11U.S. veterans support legal fight by Yemeni man whose relatives were killed in drone strike.
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18Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has finally resigned from Parliament altogether.
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20A union organizing workers at O'Hare airport is suing the airport over widespread wage theft.
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16US special ops training in Latin America has tripled.
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22Arizona's governor asked voters to fact check whether pot was safer than alcohol so the Washington Post did it for them.
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14A lawsuit alleges that the US dairy industry killed half a million dairy cows in order to fix the prices of dairy products.
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18A suggestion from the Quackwatch newsletter, where finally The Sun gets it right for a change: "How web giant Amazon ‘endangers’ the sick and vulnerable by ‘peddling bogus miracle cancer cures’".
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26So, will the Donald J. Trump Foundation receive as much public scrutiny as the Clinton Foundation? We'll see.
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17The Guardian has interviewed the chief investigator for the Senate intelligence committee’s inquiry on the CIA's torture programs, Daniel Jones, and releases a three-part series on how the CIA tried to interfere and cover-up the Senate torture report.
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13Another use for the goat has been found: Goats as yoga assistants! Aren't they wonderful animals?
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21A group of about 10 louts verbally harass two French women over what they apparently judged to be revealing leg-wear, calling them "whores". When the women's husbands and a male friend came to their defence, they were severely beaten.
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11Turkey to oust 28 pro-Kurdish mayors and administrators.
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20Stifling dissent: An arrest warrant has been issued for Amy Goodman for her coverage of the Dakota Pipeline. The US has also blocked Craig Murray's visa without explanation.
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17The ocean will no longer be a buffer against global warming.
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15Disease studies: A study by Radiology finds that Zika damage to brain goes well beyond microcephaly. Another study by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases has found a mosquito virus that's broken up into pieces.
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12Researchers believe widespread use of fungicides on crops is reducing effectiveness of frontline medicines.
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9A ceasefire deal has been reached between America and Russia regarding Syria. If successful, the U.S. will now begin bombing al-Qaeda in Syria.
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22Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist, has unfortunately been released from prison. Meanwhile, a bill has passed in CA's state legislature to give mandatory prison sentences to those convicted of sexual assault, and to prevent judges from giving them probation or a short stint in jail.
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21It's going down! On the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison protests in New York, inmates in at least 24 states are leading the largest prison strike in US history. This strike was organized by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a project of the radical trade union Industrial Workers of the World, Anarchist Black Cross, the Free Alabama Movement, and other groups using smuggled cellphones and social media. Their demands vary but they want more humane treatment and better wages in the slave-like conditions they are forced to work in. (Live updates)
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19Chelsea Manning is on a hunger strike. Update: Chelsea's hunger strike has ended and she will now receive gender reassignment surgery. (Autoplay video)
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3The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, reveals plans for military cooperation.
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20The House has unanimously passed a bill that will allow families of the victims of the 9/11 attack to sue Saudi Arabia.
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10A Federal judge has denied the Sioux Tribe's claim against the Dakota Pipeline but the Federal government has blocked its construction.
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11Google will use its advertising algorithm to send potential ISIL recruits and right-wing extremists to YouTube videos that seek to deradicalize them and delegitimize their ideology.
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14The Anonymous activist who helped expose Steubenville rape pleads not guilty to hacking and will face 16 years in federal prison.
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14The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Wells Fargo $185 million for creating fake accounts by opening accounts and transferring funds without customer authorization.
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15North Dakota's governor has activated the national guard against the Dakota Pipeline protestors.
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8Arizona Supreme Court won't alter laws for lawyers in marijuana matters.
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12Indiana Supreme Court orders most arrestees to be released without bail.
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26Senator Rand Paul, Chris Murphy, Al Franken and Mike Lee are trying to block a $1.15 billion weapons deal to Saudi Arabia.
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155 corporations now dominate our privatized intelligence industry.
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18Turkey suspends 11,000 teachers for suspected PKK links.
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14A Minnesota man sentenced to 15 years in prison for firebombing Somali restaurant in hate crime.
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15Brandon Marshall, a Denver Bronco's lineman, has kneeled during the national anthem while Megan Rapinoe, an American women's soccer player, planned to but was later prevented. The Seattle Seahawks also plan to protest the national anthem.
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16A 5.3 magnitude earthquake in North Korea near a known nuclear testing site during a national holiday indicates that the regime may have tested a fifth bomb.
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43The US will spend $90 million on the removal of unexploded munitions dropped on Laos during the secret wars.
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20The Syrian government has allegedly used chlorine gas against rebel positions in Aleppo.
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14Inside Bill Clinton’s nearly $18 million job as an honorary chancellor of Laureate International Universities, a for-profit college.
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22The Dakota Pipeline guards have been accused of using attack dogs and pepper spray against protestors.
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36Huzzah! The biggest for-profit college corporation joins Corinthian Colleges and has permanently shut its doors after scamming students for over 50 years.
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16Fox News will pay Gretchen Carlson $20 million. Greta Van Susteren has left Fox News, unrelated to the sexual harassment claims.
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14Women ask for pay raises at the same rate as men but are denied more often.
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16Giant pandas are no longer considered endangered but Eastern Gorillas are now "critically endangered".
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8360 Syrian refugee children have disappeared raising fears of trafficking.
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11A Bangladeshi Muslim woman has been stabbed to death in Queens, New York City.
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10Britain is now the second biggest arms dealer in the world.
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10The NSA’s British base at the heart of U.S. targeted killing.
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10Times of Israel co-founder, Seth Klarman, gave $1.5 million to CAMERA, the Israeli right-wing media watchdog.
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12The US lost track of hundreds of thousands of weapons in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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12Toxic metal waste from air pollution has been found in human brains while the EPA and California are planning to expand pollution of potential drinking water.
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16UK Prime Minister Theresa May is considering banning EU migrants from Britain unless they have a job.
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115Phyllis Schlafly hears rumors of liberals in Heaven, departs immediately to launch her latest campaign.
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18Anti-Zika toxin, Naled, has killed 2.5m bees.
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-26Washington Post sees a Red under every bed.
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18At least 10,000 people have died and millions have been displaced in Yemen's civil war.
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16The LAPD will crack down on the problem of police officers shooting unarmed drivers.
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17An Alabama library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books
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5Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal are paying $1.6 million a day in major label guarantees.
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21A Juvenile Law Center report finds that poor children are often locked up when their families can't pay juvenile court fees. (The report itself.)
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17Millions of Indian workers strike for better wages.
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12The Santa Clara police union has threatened that they may stop working San Francisco 49ers' home games over Colin Kaepernick's protest.
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11Calais refugee camp running out of food amid donor fatigue.
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24South Carolina hosts its 27th annual pride festival. And for the very first time, there are no protestors. Progress!
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33Ken Ham's Ark Encounter does not seem to be meeting its attendance goals.
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21One UK's National Health Service Trust tries to prevent smokers and obese patients from elective surgery to deal with budget cuts. This is just a part of serious problems with UK NHS investment, funding and efficiency.
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19The FBI has released Hillary Clinton's email investigation documents.
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9Georgetown University will offer preferential admission to descendants of slaves.
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24The FDA has ordered that all antibacterials must be removed from consumer soaps.
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18David Sneddon, a BYU student who went missing in China in 2004, has been found to have been kidnapped by North Korea in order to teach English to Kim Jong-un. (Autoplay video)
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15A leaked memo from Nancy Pelosi in 2015 tells House Democrats to not support concrete policies from BLM.
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22Tasmanian Devils may be rapidly evolving to resist a deadly face cancer.
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10Protests have erupted in San Juan, Puerto Rico over the institution of the unelected economic control board.
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13DAESH has claimed responsibility for the shooting of two police officers by a Bosnian-Dane in Copenhagen. Police are still investigating if it was a drug-related crime the group is prematurely taking credit for.
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20A Royal Marine has been charged with manufacturing and storing explosives across England and Northern Ireland for use by Irish terrorist groups.
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14Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan, has died.
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16In his new Memoirs, former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg accuses Britain's former Chancellor of the Exchequer of admittedly discriminating against poorer people in welfare and housing cuts because of their tendency to vote Labour.
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12Court upholds ban on gun sales to medical marijuana card holders.