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Charles Davis and Medea Benjamin Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has...

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Despite more than a year of claiming otherwise, the US-backed government of Ukraine is now openly acknowledging their close association with NATO. Although the...

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In a recent column entitled “The Campus Climate Crusade,” The Wall Street Journal ’s Kimberly Strassel spent over 800 words arguing the basic conceit...

Ed Rogers

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Ed Rogers argues that there are many more important issues than keeping his clients from wrecking the planet. If you’re getting paid to advocate...

Britain

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Chancellor George Osborne is facing a £30 billion black hole in his budgetary plans if he is to honor the Conservative Party’s general election...

An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington (Reuters / Jason Reed)

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The Pentagon is unveiling a new document outlining the United States military’s strategy regarding its ability to launch offensive cyber-attacks against foreign targets. Ashton Carter,...

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In late December of 2014, Robert Earl Lawrence, 30, in an act of compassion, took a stray cat to the Dothan Animal Shelter. What...

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The company has said the stores need to be closed for plumbing repairs A major American retailer has been accused of closing five of...

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Federal court records show at least a half dozen whistleblower lawsuits alleging billing abuses in these Medicare Advantage plans have been filed under the...

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Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kickstart their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the biggest big-money...

Reuters / Mick Tsikas

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Australia has again declared war on Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought global condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be...

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Critics say the NYPD’s trawling of social media for gang activity – affecting children as young as 10 – is disproportionate and may amount...

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Warning! What you are about to read may be a criminal act. I may have broken the law by putting this information out there. Edward...

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In a strong and surprising action, the World Health Organization (WHO) made it crystal clear that researchers have an ethical mandate to publish all...

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 This really happened. As crazy as it sounds, Hillary Clinton is trying to repackage her war-torn reputation into a populist spitting image of progressive...

Reuters / Terry Wade

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Another slam-dunk for the anti-fracking lobby, as new evidence draws a more direct link between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes in North Texas. The study...

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This week marks the 5th anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. The company continues to be hounded by the legal fallout, including criminal convictions,...

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Shocking response when a 'homeless' guy offers money to a passerby (Screen capture) Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! Follow @rawstory A video capturing...

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About a year ago, a thirtysomething sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped...

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Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, along with 14 other defendants, was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in maximum security prison and five years of parole...

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South Huntsville, AL–  A woman was shot by police Sunday evening after her estranged husband, against whom who she had filed multiple protection orders,...

A Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon (Reuters / Russel Cheyne)

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UK Right wing commentators and newspapers have taken to using dirty tactics to challenge the seemingly endless rise of Scottish National Party leader Nicola...

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An initiative proposed by a religious conservative group Friday in California would ban transgender people from using single-sex facilities in government buildings that correspond...

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A provision in the falsely-named "cyber security" bill currently being debated in congress would—in addition to enabling more warrantless government spying—create a gaping hole...

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University of South Carolina, Apr 15, 2015 (emphasis added): Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima… as several recent papers from University of South Carolina biologist...

Featured photo - US Military Spending Still Up 45% Over Pre-9/11 Levels; More Than Next 7 Countries Combined

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Despite a decline in military spending since 2010, U.S. defense expenditures are still 45 percent higher than they were before the 9/11 terror attacks...

Picture of Make yourself anonymous on the web!

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"How can I travel and communicate over the Internet without being tracked or spied on by anyone?" This tutorial is going to explain how you...

Syrian President Bashar Assad answering questions from France 2 journalist David Pujadas during an interview in Damascus. (AFP Photo / HO / SANA)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has slammed France for alleged “terrorist” support in his country, saying Paris is not independent and has “no weight and...

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SHAUN LAWSON Imagine a country where the views of well over half of the electorate are discounted and treated as an irrelevance. Imagine a government...

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The BP oil spill turned five years old on Monday, and as my colleague Tim McDonnell reported, we're still paying the price: There's as much...

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A federal judge issued a stern rebuke Friday to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's method for breaking up an illegal online betting ring. The Las...

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Today is the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, an event that triggered the nation's worst-ever...

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It has been confirmed that TV journalist Richard Engel’s kidnapping/rescue in norther Syria in late 2012 was a hoax. NBC management knew the story...

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According to a leaked European Commission proposal in the ongoing EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, EU member state legislative initiatives will...

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A debate, going on in the quasi-private and well-catered halls of government-corporate collusion, has reached the post-smoldering stage. It's now a virtual forest fire...

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Roughly twelve clothing firms linked to Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory, which collapsed two years ago killing over 1,100 people, are yet to offer a...

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Findings of new study need confirmation in animal tests Roundup is an endocrine disruptor and is toxic to human cells in vitro (tested in culture...

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Brazilian authorities recently approved new types of GM corn and soy meant to be used with 2,4-D chemicals, as well as a genetically modified eucalyptus trees. But...

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Should we invite her in, Wisdom proves a most dutiful senior partner. Are you shocked at academics who've just discovered descendants of slave owners and...

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When it comes to what goes on in the marble corridors of the Federal Reserve, Americans tend to be suspicious. For different reasons, both...

Jessie Rothenberg, age 8, holds a sign while sitting on her father

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Jessie Rothenberg, age 8, holds a sign while sitting on her father's shoulders while protesting Gov. Cuomo's education policies in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in...

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A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of a 1970 federal law that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug akin to heroin. Efforts to legalize...

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Whistleblowers beware: At least 29 US government agencies' websites that allow the online reporting of abuse, waste, and fraud are not encrypted with HTTPS,...

Photo of a bridge over Grindstone Creek in Missouri, taken 22 February, 2011. (Photo: KOMUNews)

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We can't have a strong country without strong infrastructure. Earlier this week, Josh and Vanessa Ellis and their 8-month-old son Hudson were killed after debris...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a live Q&A program that it was acceptable to lift the ban on selling the S-300 anti-aircraft missile...

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Neocons have turned the Middle East into a quagmire, Afghanistan into a war without end, and disgraced the U.S. in Latin America and Africa....

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Michael Chertoff , co-author of the Patriot Act, a set of laws that provided the US government with broad surveillance powers in the wake...

Residents of the Badia East slum in Lagos, who were evicted last year when the area was razed to make way for a World Bank-funded project.

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The World Bank has repeatedly violated its own policies on protecting the rights of indigenous people by funding projects that forced nearly 3.4 million...

Britain

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Conservative Party candidates are bankrolled by hedge fund donations siphoned to Westminster from lucrative tax havens including the Cayman Islands, new analysis suggests. Figures released...

Reuters / Yuya Shino

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Secret-spilling group WikiLeaks has taken the trove of documents stolen during last year’s colossal Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and made them searchable through a...

April 16, 2015. British farmer John Kopiski, Russian citizen since 1997, during the annual Direct Line with Vladimir Putin special broadcast in the main studio of Moscow

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An expat Englishman, who runs a farm not far from Moscow, has grilled the Russian president and asked where Putin gets his statistics. The farmer...

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By now, you may have heard the story about how two TSA agents at Denver International Airport were fired recently after it was revealed...

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Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a chilling Congressional hearing which...

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FAIRFAX, Va. - Fairfax County police say one of their officers has been arrested for child pornography. Officer William “Bud” Walker was arrested Wednesday...

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