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    EU declares Hezbollah's military wing terror group Associated Press

    Detroit, the New Greece The New York Times

    Obama-Putin Moscow Meeting Now Hinges on Snowden [Video] Bloomberg

    Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour Yes! Magazine

    Nationwide rallies demand 'Justice for Trayvon' CNN

    EDL reborn: how anti-Muslim group appeals to soldiers Channel 4.

    Indiana's Anti-Howard Zinn Witch-hunt Zinn Education Project

    Elizabeth Warren ruffling feathers early in clubby Senate The Hill

    'You Are Being Tracked': License Plate Readers Capture Millions of Innocent Americans' Data Private companies utilized to capture location info, with little to no oversight Common Dreams ACLU

    Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me' [Video] MSNBC / TPM

    Prison Populations Are Expected To Boom Now That The Economy Is Recovering Business Insider

    House Legislation Proposed to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides EcoWatch

    What's Wrong With 'Detropia''- A Detroit Resident's Perspective Indiewire

    Zimmerman Verdict Exposes Deficiencies in U.S. Self-Defense Law Huffington Post

    Former Mobil VP Warns of Fracking and Climate Change truthout

    Citing Trayvon Martin, Durbin Plans Hearing on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Roll Call

    I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately by Brandon Toy Common Dreams

    Rick Scott Refuses To Budge On 'Stand Your Ground' After Meeting With Protesters AP/Huffington Post

    Detroit Becomes Largest City To Declare Bankruptcy Think Progress

    Egypt unveils first cabinet since Morsi ouster France24

    How Zimmerman's Colorblind Trial Helps the Justice Dept's Case Colorlines

    Trayvon Martin Family Attorney: 'The Biggest Mistake Was To Ignore Race' Think Progress

    Reuters Exposed: Publication Openly Hostile To Climate Coverage, Top Editor Doubts Climate Science Think Progress

    BP sets up 'snitch line' for fraudulent Deepwater Horizon damages claims Move comes after BP appealed to New Orleans court to reassess the terms of its compensation deal with local businesses The Guardian

    Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees EcoWatch

    Climate Change 'Climate of Fear': Reporter Blows Whistle on Reuters The media giant's hostility to covering global warming extends all the way from top editors to low-level bureacrats, whistleblower reveals Common Dreams

    North Sea leaks 'reality check' for British oil industry, says Greenpeace Environmentalists say industry's arctic safety case undermined by figures showing 55 pollution incidents in last month The Guardian

    CIA Backs $630,000 Scientific Study on Controlling Global Climate Mother Jones

    Flow of U.S. military gear across Afghan borders halts amid dispute The Washington Post

    Russian court convicts anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny Reuters

    Rick Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions into Texas law The Washington Times

    Wikileaks accused Bradley Manning loses challenge to most serious charge BBC

    NSA Sued Over 'Blatantly Unconstitutional Attack on Civil Liberties' Common Dreams

    Yahoo wins battle over Prism court papers BBC

    Court Rules to Declassify NSA Justification for Spying Secret court sides with Yahoo over challenge to release 'key documents' in relation to PRISM program Common Dreams

    Exxon Still Owes Government Nearly $100 Million for Valdez Clean-up Almost 25 Years Later Buzzflash

    No Sh*t: McDonald's Releases Chart Saying Itís Impossible to Live on a McDonaldís Salary FoodBeast

    Locking Out the Voices of Dissent truthdig

    White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman The Nation

    Senate reaches tentative deal to stave off filibuster showdown The Raw Story

    The crux of the NSA story in one phrase: 'collect it all' The actual story that matters is not hard to see: the NSA is attempting to collect, monitor and store all forms of human communication The Guardian

    Secret Trade Deals Promote Fracking, Threaten Future of American Democracy EcoWatch

    Feds to investigate Zimmerman case? Allvoices

    Greece Hit by General Strike to Protest Austerity The New York Times

    D.C. Wal-Mart battle goes national Politico

    Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscowís Sheremetyevo airport WikiLeaks

    Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Politico

    US Military, Monsanto Targeting GMO Activists and Independent Scientists, New Investigation Alleges GreenMedInfo

    Britain's fraud office charges two bankers in Libor manipulation scandal AFP

    CBS host confronts Republican rep.: House farm bill is 'welfare for the wealthy' [+ Video] The Raw Story / CBS

    Egypt freezes assets of 14 top Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders Allvoices

    Partner and Target: NSA Snoops on 500 Million German Data Connections Der Spiegel International

    How the System Worked The US v. Trayvon Martin CounterPunch

    Time to Repeal ALEC/NRA Stand Your Ground Laws PRWatch

    Open season on black boys after a verdict like this Calls for calm after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin are empty words for black families The Guardian

    Glenn Greenwald: Snowden Documents Could Be 'Worst Nightmare' For U.S. Reuters

    White House: Obama to personally lobby Putin on Edward Snowden The Hill

    Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids Reuters

    Farm Bill Passes House Without Food Stamps [Video] Newsy

    Picture of Trayvon Martin Lying Dead Released (Graphic Image Warning) [Video] The Young Turks

    Texas Senate Votes for Final Passage of Texas Abortion Bill, 19 to 11 The New York Times

    Snowden announces plans to apply for asylum in Russia AFP

    James K. Galbraith: How to Stop the Path of Economic and Social Destruction The verdict is in: austerity economics is a global loser. AlterNet

    Janet Napolitano to resign Homeland Security post The Washington Times

    Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages ē Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism ē Outlook.com encryption unlocked even before official launch ē Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls ē Company says it is legally compelled to comply The Guardian

    US navy makes history by landing unmanned drone on aircraft carrier The Guardian

    Farm Bill Squeaks By in Win for GOP Leaders Roll Call

    Federal judge blocks portions of Wisconsin's new abortion law The Washington Times

    Absurd: Billionaire Koch Brother Claims Eliminating Minimum Wage Would Help the Poor AlterNet

    Student Loan Bill Fails Again The Nation

    Shell Jackpine oil sands project approved by regulator, but with slate of environmental warnings Financial Post (Canada)

    Texas House OKs abortion limits, sends measure to Senate Star-Telegram

    Denouncing NSA Surveillance Isn't Enough - We Need the Power to Stop It Anti-War.com

    Royal Mail privatization pushes the envelope Associated Press

    Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Global Revolt Against Corporate Domination truthout

    Manning's Defense Rests After Final Blows to 'Aiding the Enemy' Charges Common Dreams

    "They Throw Kids on the Ground, Put Guns to Their Heads" -- The Horrors Unleashed by Police Militarization AlterNet / Public Affairs Books

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads not guilty to all charges Reuters

    George Zimmerman Declines To Testify At Trial For Shooting Of Trayvon Martin Associated Press

    FBI director nominee defends former policies [Video] Al Jazeera

    So Much For Middle East Democracy EricMargolis.com

    Egypt orders arrest of Brotherhood leader [Video] Al Jazeera

    Leaked Report Reveals Pakistan-US 'Understanding' On Drones AFP

    Political Violence and Privilege Why Violent Right-wing Extremism Doesnít Scare Americans Tom Dispatch

    A Gift From the United States to Mideast Zealots truthdig

    US judge denies GuantŠnamo Bay prisoner's request to end force-feeding Only Obama has to power to intervene in hunger strike, judge says, as she denies one of four requests to end practice Reuters

    Moral Monday Rally: North Carolina Protest Against Abortion Bill Ends With 64 Arrests Reuters

    The Snowden video sequel and Brazil fallout The Guardian

    Car bomb rocks Shia suburb in Beirut Al Jazeera

    Supreme Court asked to stop NSA telephone surveillance CNN

    NSA and GCHQ spy programmes face legal challenge The Guardian

    The George Zimmerman trial is the worst fear of every black family The Guardian

    Advanced economies recovering while emerging ones are slowing: data Agence France-Presse

    Chicago sees stunning 72 shootings over Fourth of July weekend The Raw Story

    The Release of "The Lone Ranger" is a Good Time to Recall Vine Deloria's Tonto Native News Network

    The Classic Military Runaround Your Tax Dollars at Work Keeping You in the Dark Tom Dispatch

    Private Prisons Expect To Profit From Immigration Reform Think Progress

    At least 42 killed in Egypt, Islamists call for uprising Reuters

    Egyptís morning after Jubilation in Tahrir this week may resemble that of 2011, however these two revolutionary moments differ drastically. Al Jazeera

    Top judge sworn in as Egypt interim president [Video] Al Jazeera

    The 21st Century Declaration of Independence Reader Supported News

    Oh, Canada How America's friendly northern neighbor became a rogue, reckless petrostate. Foreign Policy

    How the Koch brothers screwed over the climate even more than you know Grist

    Edward Snowden Asylum To Be Offered By Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro Says Reuters

    Wall Street Dodges Financial Reform Again Mother Jones

    EPA Abandons Fracking Study In Pavilion, Wyoming Following Similar Closed Investigations Global Possibilities

    When Privacy Jumped The Shark Note to Edward Snowden and his worrywarts in the press: Spying is only spying when the subject doesnít want to be watched. New York Magazine

    Forcing down the Bolivian president's plane was an act of piracy JohnPilger.com

    Meet the Elites Inside the $4 Trillion Global Powerhouse Bank of JP Morgan Chase AlterNet

    Celebrations and dangers for Egypt's revolutions The removal from office of President Mohammed Morsi portends great excitement but even greater threats to democracy. Al Jazeera

    James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities Fixations on denouncing Edward Snowden distract, by design, from the serious transgressions of those who are far more powerful The Guardian

    The GOPs Endless War on Obamacare, and the White House Delay RobertReich.org

    Ironies in the Fireworks: America`s Independence Day. The Meaning of the 1791 Constitution Global Research

    US drone strikes more deadly to Afghan civilians than manned aircraft Ė adviser Study focusing on one year of conflict contradicts claims that robotic planes are more precise than manned counterparts The Guardian

    More Government Snooping: The Postal Service Is Spying On You Too! Every piece of snail mail is logged for law enforcement agencies. AlterNet

    Live: Crisis in Egypt BBC

    Redacted FBI Documents Show Plot to Kill Occupy Leaders If 'Deemed Necessary' truthdig

    Glenn Greenwald Previews the Guardian's Next NSA Surveillance Document Leak Slate

    Senate votes to restrict abortion as women yell 'shame' News & Observer

    US government rests its case in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial Admission that army has mislaid standard contract signed by private boosts defence hopes of having some charges dismissed The Guardian

    UAE Islamists convicted for plotting government coup BBC

    People Get Ready: 'Unprecedented' Weather Glimpses Century Ahead Common Dreams

    Drone strike kills dozen in Pakistan At least 17 people killed who are believed to be members of Afghan Haqqani network according to officials. Al Jazeera

    The 'Edward Snowden Aviation Club' and other ways to beat US persecution The Guardian

    Alleged Canada Day bomb plot targeted B.C. legislature CBC

    America's New Cold War: Why the Allies Side With Snowden truthdig

    Astonishing Graphic Shows What You Can Learn From 6 Months Of Someone's Phone Metadata Business Insider

    BART Strike: Another Instance of Media Portraying Workers as Greedy The Nation

    Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean 'plastisphere' Phys.org

    US Corporations, GMOs Thrive Under Obama's African Partnership As president pledges 'end to famine,' critics question push for Big Ag Common Dreams / Mothers Jones

    A Pro-Choice Texan's Dispatch From the National Right to Life Convention RH Reality Check

    Boy's Death in Drone Strike Tests Obama's Transparency Pledge Propublica

    CIA Anti-Leaking Campaign Memo Leaked firedoglake

    Ohio Abortion Restrictions: Gov. John Kasich Signs New State Budget Containing Anti-Abortion Measures Huffington Post

    US Defense of Vast EU Spying by NSA: 'Everyone Else Is Doing It' Europeans should not expect US spy agencies to honor their privacy, says former NSA and CIA chief Common Dreams

    House of Representatives Passes Bill Leaving Coasts Vulnerable to Oil Spill Earthjustice

    San Francisco BART system shuts down as workers go on strike Reuters

    If people knew what was going on, they would stop it ElizabethWarren.com

    Ecuador president speaks to Al Jazeera on Snowden [Video] Al Jazeera

    Egypts Army Issues Ultimatum to Morsi The New York Times

    Wendy Davis on renewed Texas abortion bill: 'We are up for the fight' Texans plan to rally at state Capitol in Austin as lawmakers return to work on filibustered bill to limit access to abortion The Guardian

    'Eyes of the Country' on Texas Abortion-Bill Battle, Davis Says Bloomberg

    Ecuador cools on Edward Snowden asylum as Assange frustration grow The Guardian

    Exposing the Dark Forces Behind the Snowden Smears AlterNet

    This Week's Killer Heat Wave Threatens To Cause Earth's Hottest Temps Ever AlterNet

    Corporate SA, the wolf in sheepís clothing Daily Maverick

    Wendy Davis Confirms Time Change on Texas Vote Count Deliberate -- Expects Investigation (VIDEO) Liberals Unite / CNN

    Why Is the Obama Administration Suddenly So Interested in African Farms? Global Possibilities

    No Gays Left Behind The LGBT movement has a much longer road ahead than it seems New Republic

    How One State Senate Just Screwed the Whole Nation Global Possibilities

    National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists' The Guardian

    NSA Surveillance Prompts Several Bills But Little Action In Congress Huffington Post

    Thanks To The Supreme Court, Wendy Davis Will Probably Lose Her Senate Seat Think Progress

    Witness Makes Key Admission That He Never Saw Trayvon Martin Throw A Punch At Zimmerman Think Progress

    Conservative Court Says Religious Employers Can Deny Their Workers Birth Control Think Progress

    Six States Already Moving Forward With Voting Restrictions After Supreme Court Decision Think Progress

    Hey, MSM: All Journalism is Advocacy Journalism Rolling Stone

    Abortion Rights Under Fire: Why Wendy Davis' Filibuster Matters A brave state legislator and an army of feminist supporters have stopped Texas' extreme anti-choice law for now, but the fight is just beginning Rolling Stone

    Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana Rolling Stone

    Pushback Against Privatization Across the Country PRWatch

    The Netherlands is closing prisons due to a serious prisoner shortage MSN

    America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming Activist Post

    Backlash: Student Loan Burden Prevents Borrowers From Buying Homes, Cars Forbes

    Six States Already Moving Forward With Voting Restrictions After Supreme Court Decision Think Progress

    The Quote That Should End the Trayvon Trial Esquire

    The next Libor? Everything you need to know about the oil price fixing scandal Reuters

    Congress Killed Our Privacy and Empowered the NSA Reason.com

    How Edward Snowden May Have Botched Blowing The Whistle On The World's Largest Spy Agency Business Insider

    CIA Role in Mandela's Capture? FAIR

    U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation IPS

    In the wake of a discredited 'scandal' The Maddow Blog, MSNBC

    Sen. Wendy Davis Responds To Perry's SB5's Call (UPDATE x3 - Davis Responds To Perry's Insults) Daily Kos

    Mandela is very much with us! Economic & Political Weekly

    U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation IPS

    Senate Passes Immigration Overhaul, 68-32 The New York Times

    Julia Gillard speech after being ousted as prime minister - video The Guardian

    Boston Marathon blast suspect Tsarnaev indicted USA Today

    US boss Chip Starnes released from China factory Reuters

    City Council Votes to Increase Oversight of New York Police The New York Times

    NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama The Guardian

    C.I.A. Report Finds Concerns With Ties to New York Police The New York Times

    Conservative MPs seeking $355K from voters who launched robocalls court case The Canadian Press

    Rick Perry Signs Texas Congressional Map Into Law Roll Call

    Egypt protesters clash ahead of Morsi anniversary BBC

    Ecuador waives U.S. trade rights over Snowden case Reuters

    Supreme Court Ruling Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in California The New York Times

    Sallie Mae Receives Billions in Taxpayer Subsidized Credit, Charges Students 25-40 Times More The Everlasting GOP Stoppers

    In Landmark Ruling, Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act Time Magazine

    How Getting Rid Of The Defense Of Marriage Act Will Boost The Economy Think Progress

    Obama's fracked-up climate strategy will guarantee global warming disaster Fatally flawed energy policies and inadequate emissions pledges cannot prevent dangerous climate change Dr Nafeez Ahmed, Author of A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilisation: And How to Save It

    Critics: Obama's Plan Lacks Urgency on Climate Crisis President should renounce ďall of the aboveĒ energy strategy and nation's reliance on dirty fossil fuels, say environmentalists Common Dreams

    WATCH: Pandemonium In TX Senate Chamber As Abortion Bill Protesters Take Over [+ Video] Talking Points Memo

    A 'Queer' Argument Against Marriage [+ Audio] NPR

    Watch live: Supreme Court hands down rulings on same sex marriage The Raw Story

    President Obama Speaks on Climate Change The Whitehouse

    Three Ways The Supreme Court Gutted Voting Rights Today Think Progress

    Corporatizing National Security: What It Means Ralph Nader.org

    After Two Months, 'Moral Monday' Protests Swell to Largest Yet Over 120 arrested in latest action as earlier arrestees face trial for civil disobedience in North Carolina Common Dreams

    It's No Secret: The U.S. Is Infuriated With China National Journal

    Pakistani Taliban kill nine foreigners at foot of ninth highest mountain (+video) CSMonitor

    Obama to Outline Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases The New York Times

    George Zimmerman: Opening Statements TalkLeft

    There's a New Fascism on the Rise, and the NSA Leaks Show Us What It Looks Like AlterNet

    Despite Massive Protests, Texas GOP Rushes Through Abortion Restrictions In The Middle Of The Night Think Progress

    In Major Blow To Consumers, Supreme Court Protects Mega-Corporations From Liability Think Progress

    Senate Immigration Bill Collects Votes to Advance The New York Times

    Class Action: A Challenge to the Idea that Income Can Integrate Americaís Campuses Propublica

    Israeli aircraft strike targets in Gaza Strip following rocket attack The Independent

    Palestinian prime minister announces exit via Twitter after 20 days in the job The Guardian

    You F--ked Up, You Trusted Us: Talking Ratings Agencies With Chris Hayes`[+ Video] Rolling Stone

    The NSA's metastasised intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse Where oversight and accountability have failed, Snowden's leaks have opened up a vital public debate on our rights and privacy The Guardian

    So When will Dick Cheney be charged with Espionage? His Crime was the Same as Snowden`s Informed Comment

    Obama's Infatuation with the Espionage Act Reader Supported News

    Obamaís crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S. McClatchy News

    Glenn Greenwald Takes Apart David Gregory for Trying to Criminalize Journalism [+ Video] Crooks & Liars / MSNBC

    Breaking News: 34% of Your Fellow Citizens Want a Theocracy Huffington Post

    Iran and Hezbollah go global Asia Times

    Ikeaís Race to the Bottom Turkish workers say Ikea takes advantage of the authoritarian governmentís anti-union policies. In These Times

    Really Bright Ideas Britainís coalition government inflicts creative Ďreformsí upon its people. In These Times

    Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Slams Surveillance State, Hails NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden [Video] CNN / Common Dreams

    Administration Keeps Pretending Mortgage Servicing Has Been Fixed, Whistleblowers Say Otherwise Naked Capitalism

    South Africa:Nelson Mandela in critical condition Associated Press

    Meet Zimmerman Murder Trial Juror B-37 (AKA, The Parrot Lady) Colorlines

    George Zimmerman trial's key question: Will he testify? NBC

    Monster Mosquitoes Emerge in Central Florida The quarter-sized bloodsuckers are notorious for their aggressive behavior Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/06/10/monster-mosquitoes-emerge-in-central-florida/#ixzz2WySlq09K Time Magazine

    Impending 'dead zone' looks to be a big one in the Gulf of Mexico USA Today

    EPA Pushes Back Fracking Impact Study to 2016 EcoWatch

    The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis It's long been suspected that ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard & Poor's helped trigger the meltdown. A new trove of embarrassing documents shows how they did it Rolling Stone

    Wearing a mask at a riot is now a crime Maximum 10-year prison term for conviction of new offence CBC

    Former Enron CEO Skilling's sentence cut to 14 years Reuters

    The legal loopholes that allow GCHQ to spy on the world William Hague has hailed GCHQ's 'democratic accountability', but legislation drafted before a huge expansion of internet traffic appears to offer flexibility The Guardian

    GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications Exclusive: British spy agency collects and stores vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet histories and calls, and shares them with NSA, latest documents from Edward Snowden reveal The Guardian

    The Death of Direct Bank Re-capitalisation: Europe's (newest) day of shame Yanis Varoufakis

    Ex-Contractor Is Charged in Leaks on N.S.A. Surveillance The New York Times

    Israel the winner in the Arab revolts Asia Times

    U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Products The New York Times

    Michael Hastings, Bridge-Burning Journalist (1980-2013) FAIR

    Report: Skype Formed Secret "Project Chess" to Make Chats Available to Government Slate

    Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue Colorlines

    India flooding death toll nears 600 Thousands stranded in Himalayan state of Uttrakhand Associated Press

    The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant The Guardian

    25,000 Bumble bees found dead in a Target parking lot treehugger

    During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies EcoWatch

    Wis. Budget Bill Passes After Democrats' Bold Move The Progressive

    McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer Bob Lambert Exclusive: McDonald's sued green activists in long-running David v Goliath legal battle, but police role only now exposed The Guardian

    Ghosts of the Rio Grande Every year hundreds of immigrants die along the U.S.-Mexico border. Too many are never identified. The American Prospect

    Resurgence of Indigenous Identity in the Crossfire in Brazil IPS

    The 25ft-high tidal wave of rubbish that highlights just why plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam food containers are banned in Manila from today The Daily Mail

    Farm Bill Collapse Sets Off New Round Of Republican Infighting BuzzFeed

    Food Stamp Cuts Derail Farm Bill Huffington Post

    Half of First Nations children live in poverty CBC

    Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th! AlterNet

    Calgary braces for flooding, declares state of emergency CBC

    How the NSAís High-Tech Surveillance Helped Europeans Catch Terrorists Propublica

    Wikileaks' Assange claims Iceland in informal talks on granting asylum for NSA leaker Snowden Allvoices

    Parents, Students Occupy Lafayette School (UPDATED) Progress Illinois.

    New clashes in Brazil as security forces deployed AFP

    Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment The Washington Post

    WikiLeaks: Michael Hastings Said FBI Was Tracking Him Hours Before His Death The Hollywood Reporter

    The FBI Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings The New York Times

    Palestinian children tortured, used as shields by Israel: U.N. Reuters

    Bernanke lets Wall Street down easy: Stimulus to end, but not yet (+video) CSMonitor

    Immigration Reform Proposals Garner Broad Support in U.S. Democrats, Republicans agree on many potential immigration measures Gallup

    The World Food Prize, Brought to You by Monsanto Mother Jones

    FBI admits to using surveillance drones over US soil Robert Mueller tells Congress bureau uses drones in a 'very, very minimal way' as senators describe 'burgeoning concern' The Guardian

    When Drones Guard the Pipeline - Militarizing Fossil Fuels in the East Honor the Earth

    Obama wants to cut nuclear arms, seeks talks with Russia Reuters

    Michael Hastings, 'Rolling Stone' Contributor, Dead at 33 The bold journalist died in a car accident in Los Angeles Rolling Stone

    House OKs 20-week abortion ban bill Politico

    Justin Amash, John Conyers introduce NSA bill Politico

    'Jail reckless bankers': Report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management Tougher punishments proposed to prevent another banking crisis The Independent

    US Hawks Prepare for Syria Showdown OilPrice.com

    Sending arms to Syria is irrational and dangerous The decision to give weapons to Syria's rebels risks entangling the US in a brutal and complex civil war. Al Jazeera

    Protests fill Brazil's largest cities The Sydney Morning Herald

    Obama, Putin hit stalemate on arming Syrian rebels, agree to try more diplomacy Allvoices

    Afghanistan Rejects Talks With Taliban and the U.S. The New York Times

    Revealed: The 44 Guantanamo Bay inmates too dangerous to release Freedom of Information request forces authorities to name terror suspects held for the last 12 years The Independent

    Taliban Step Toward Afghan Peace Talks Is Hailed by U.S. The New York Times

    Uncle Sam = Big Brother? Reader Supported News

    Alan Grayson On Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Secrecy Is 'Assault On Democratic Government' Huffington Post

    Hunger strike against school closures begins in Philadelphia MSNBC

    Brazil Protests Crescendo as Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets Common Dreams

    Supreme Court Rules Fifth Amendment Has to Actually Be Invoked reason.com

    There's a Plan to Bury Nuclear Waste a Kilometre Away from Lake Huron Vice.com

    Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths AlterNet

    Supreme Court Cites Bush v. Gore For The First Time Ever Talking Points Memo

    US Cold War Ally in the Docks at Guantanamo for USS Cole Bombing truthout

    Elizabeth Warren's QE for Students: Populist Demagoguery or Economic Breakthrough? The Web of Debt Blog

    Why Our Schools Are Broke: Five Years of Corporate State Tax Avoidance Buzzflash

    Society of Addiction The Indypendent

    G20 summits: Russia and Turkey react with fury to spying revelations The Guardian

    Russia says it will not allow Syria no-fly zones Reuters

    Saudi supplying missiles to Syria rebels: Gulf source Reuters

    U.S. Seems Eager for Nuclear Talks With Iranís New Leader The New York Times

    Netanyahu still war-obsessed despite Iran's moderate swing Washington Monthly

    Strike Sweeps Turkey as Gov't Vows Military Force Common Dreams

    Interns Win Huge Victory in Labor Lawsuit Against Fox The Hollywood Reporter

    New Leak Indicates U.S. and Britain Eavesdropped at '09 World Conferences The New York Times

    PRISM Is Just Part Of A Much Larger, Scarier Government Surveillance Program Associated Press

    These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World Business Insider

    The Making of a Global Security State The Five Uncontrollable Urges of a Secrecy-Surveillance World TomDispatch.com

    President Obama and Family Depart for G8 [Video] Associated Press

    Guantanamo talk: Closure promises rejected by detainees [Video] Al Jazeera

    3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so [+ Video] USA Today

    Bank of America Lied to Homeowners and Rewarded Foreclosures, Former Employees Say ProPublica

    Hollywood supporters turn on Obama administration over NSA data mining allegations Fox News

    Fracking Is Already Straining U.S. Water Supplies Think Progress

    The New Stoned Age Rolling Stone

    White House: Obama will defend Internet spying to Europeans The Hill

    Moderate declared winner of Iran presidential polls breakingNEWS

    Colorado Is Burning Even Worse Than Last Year Is climate change to blame? Mother Jones

    Researchers Find Biological Evidence of Gulf War Illnesses The New York Times

    Sympathy for the Luddites The New York Times

    Heavy Pressure Led to Decision by Obama on Syrian Arms The New York Times

    Moderate Takes Lead in Iran Election Associated Press

    Obama Tumbles Down Syria's Slippery Slope The Nation

    House Votes to Maintain 'Indefinite Detention' at Gitmo Common Dreams

    Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United Yes! Magazine

    Man of Steel: A Gay Allegory For Our Time Advocate

    Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism The Guardian

    Keystone XL Activists Labeled Possible Eco-Terrorists in Internal TransCanada Documents DeSmogBlog

    Security lapse provokes new criticism of huge role played by costly intelligence contractors The number of intelligence contractors must come down, a key Senator says The Center for Public Integrity

    D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads The Center for Public Integrity

    Why am I defending a public broadcaster (ERT) that banned me, and which I always considred problematic? YanisVaroufakis.eu

    White House statement on Syrian regime chemicals weapons - full text The Guardian

    US stock market moves sharply higher Associated Press

    Monsanto court victory could have big impact on biotech CNN

    Obama's Fourth War? The Atlantic

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology EcoWatch

    Judge tosses out law banning protests on Supreme Court plaza The Washington Post

    Syria death toll climbs to 93,000 Reuters

    Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA's Massive Spy Center Wired

    Google and Facebook ask DoJ for permission to publish Fisa requests In letter to US attorney general Eric Holder, Google says it 'has nothing to hide' and disclosure would dampen down speculation The Guardian

    G8 summit protest: riot police arrest 57 in raid of London HQ The Guardian

    Republican congressman calls for prosecution of Glenn Greenwald [Video] Fox News

    NSA revelations only 'the tip of the iceberg,' says Dem lawmaker [+ Video] The Hill

    Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution So we refused to be part of the NSA's dark blanket. That is why whistleblowers pay the price for being the backstop of democracy The Guardian

    What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions? The New York Times

    Greeks strike over state TV closure as backlash grows Reuters

    Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May Not Be Patented The New York Times

    Police Agencies Are Assembling Records of DNA The New York Times

    Our message to North Carolina's GOP: 'Moral Mondays' are here to stay The Guardian

    Not Just the NSA: Politicians Are Data Mining the American Electorate The Nation

    U.S. Regulatory System ďStymied by Special Interests IPS

    Killing the Messenger: Greek Government Shuts Down the State Broadcaster The Nation

    ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging NSA's Patriot Act Phone Surveillance ACLU

    Turkey violence intensifies as police try to clear Taksim Square - As it happened The Guardian

    Maine House overwhelmingly supports GMO labeling requirement Bangor Daily News

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