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Supreme Court asked to stop NSA telephone surveillance CNN

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

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UAE Islamists convicted for plotting government coup BBC

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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

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

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Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean 'plastisphere'

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Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana Rolling Stone

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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

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Congress Killed Our Privacy and Empowered the NSA

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U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation IPS

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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

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

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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 all of the above 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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Bradley Manning trial begins: live tweets from Fort Meade The Guardian

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Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Take Your DNA Even If You Haven't Been Convicted of a Crime AlterNet

Why Didn't the SEC Catch Madoff? It Might Have Been Policy Not To Rolling Stone

Economic Storm Clouds Ahead

Karl Rove's "Liberal Group" Complaint and the Crossroads GPS Scheme The Daily Beast

How to Fix the Climate, in One Simple Flowchart Mother Jones

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How Facebook Learned Rape is Bad for Business Huffington Post

Private Equity Powerhouse KKR Hires Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus Gawker

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The new farm bill is an economic disaster The Guardian

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Seattle's Fast-Food Workers Strike As National Movement Begins To Claim Small Victories Huffington Post

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Pakistani Taliban vows revenge for deputy chief's death McClatchy

Syrian opposition, Assad dim outlook for peace talks Reuters

Joblessness Hits New High in Euro Zone The New York Times

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Tea Party ties to Koch Brothers Ignored by Media in IRS Scandal Daily KOS

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Russia to deliver arms to Syria as fears rise of proxy war The Guardian

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Walmart employees kick off longest strike yet MSNBC

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EU Changes Energy Policy Strategic Culture Foundation.

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US Makes Syria an 'Offer it Can't Refuse' - again Strategic Culture Foundation.

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Kerry announces $4 billion economic development proposal for West Bank The Washington Post

Arab League chief urges Hezbollah to stop fighting in Syria Reuters

Israel's Peres calls for return to peace talks Associated Press

Why I Spoke Out at Obama's Foreign Policy Speech The Nation

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Obama Narrows Scope of Terror War Inter Press Service

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Why Democrats Can't be Trusted to Control Wall Street

5 Most Horrifying Things About MonsantoWhy You Should Join the Global Movement and Protest on Saturday AlterNet

White House briefings lay out new drone rulebook -- but questions remain The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Illinois Bans Abstinence-Only Sex Ed: In Fantasy Land, We Teach Our Kids Abstinence Think Progress

On the Eve of March Against Monsanto Senate Rejects GMO Labeling Bill Reader Supported News

Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says NBC

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Obama speech suggests possible expansion of drone killings McClatchy

Is North Carolina the Next Wisconsin? News Observer / Reader Supported News

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Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent The lines between the military and law enforcement have blurred even further. AlterNet

Deja Vu on the Hill: Wall Street Lobbyists Roll Back Finance Reform, Again Rolling Stone

VA backs off promise to fix veterans' claim backlog Center For Investigative Reporting

A Word from Our Sponsor Public televisions attempts to placate David Koch. The New Yorker

PBS Killed Wisconsin Uprising Documentary "Citizen Koch" To Appease Koch Brothers PRWatch

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The Growing Global Challenge to Monsanto's Monopolistic Greed truthout

Obama to begin process of closing Guantanamo Bay: report AFP

House passes bill to speed construction of Keystone XL Pipeline AFP

Bradley Manning trial to be closed for some testimony: judge AFP

Torture Victims Body Is Found Near U.S. Base, Afghans Say The New York Times

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Study: Human Disaster Looms if Global Temps Rise 4C Common Dreams

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Hezbollah suffers big losses in Syria battle: activists Reuters

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Josh Rosner on How Dodd Frank Institutionalizes Too Big to Fail Naked Capitalism

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Our Oil Addiction Ignores CO2 Milestone Oil Change International

Colorado School Employee Accidentally Shoots High School Student Gawker

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Its Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nations First Food Forest Why Don't You Try This

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We've Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here's What That Means. Mother Jones

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FBI Spiked Chechen Jihadi Investigation

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A Movement is Afoot Local Fights Against Austerity are Growing CounterPunch

The Reverse Revolving Door: How Corporate Insiders Are Rewarded Upon Leaving Firms for Congress Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill. The Nation

Israel's Bombs Invite Obama to Join a War Against Syria The Nation

Heritage Foundation phony immigration study has political goal NY Daily News

7 Dodgy Food Practices Banned in Europe But Just Fine Here Mother Jones

Two-thirds of senators to vote on U.S.-Mexico border without having seen it The Washington Times

Secrecy Shrouds Pretrial Hearing in WikiLeaks Case Associated Press

Deaths from Pakistan election rally blast up to 25 Associated Press

Drone Strikes Are Winning War in Yemen -- for Al-Qaeda Bloomberg

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Israeli airstrike in Syria brings Iran onstage, raising risk of proxy war CSMonitor

Debt-Repair Firm Charged in First CFPB Criminal Referral Bloomberg

NRA Celebrates Gun Control Defeat, Senators Face Backlash Bloomberg

Menendez offers bill to arm Syrian rebels The Hill

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US Doubts UN Claims That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin

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Paint Bombs David Graebers The Democracy Project and the anarchist revival. The New Yorker

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US rejects EU claim of insecticide as prime reason for bee colony collapse The Guardian

Malaysia opposition leader refuses to concede defeat [Video] Al Jazeera

U.N. Finds "Little Appreciation" for Human Rights among U.S. Businesses Inter Press Service

Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary Agence France-Presse

U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator Reuters

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As Death Toll Rises Beyond 500, Garment Factory Disaster 'Worst in World History' Common Dreams

Israeli strike on Syria targeted weapons shipment Associated Press

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The giants of the green world that profit from the planet's destruction The Guardian

Boston and Beyond When we experience terror at home, we must remember the United Statess use of terror abroad. In These Times

The Flaccid Jobs Report

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CEPR: Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April, Unemployment Drops to 7.5 Percent Recent job reports show there is zero evidence that the prolonged period of high unemployment has anything to do with the workforces lack of skills. Center for Economic and Policy Research (cepr)

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US drone strikes being used as alternative to Guantanamo, lawyer says The Guardian

OMalley signs death penalty repeal, medical marijuana bill and other measures The Washington Post

Chaudhry Zulfikar Dead: Lead Pakistan Prosecutor In Benazir Bhutto Murder Case Shot To Death, Police Say Associated Press

Canada not ready to ban pesticides believed responsible for honey bee deaths The Vancouver Sun

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Oil politics exposed in London court case The Africa Report

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Bolivian President Evo Morales orders expulsion of USAID CNN

Justice Department appeals morning-after pill ruling AFP

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance C/NET

WMD for We but not for Thee The Usual Suspects v. Syria CounterPunch

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U.S. Turns to Drones to Cut Cost of "War on Drugs" in the Caribbean Daily Tech.

Report: Obama Officials Authorized New 'Cybersecurity' Warrantless Surveillance Program, Fresh Immunity Given to ISPs Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Arab League sweetens Israel-Palestinian peace plan Associated Press

US maintains troops in Mali backing French forces PressTV

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Google's Spymasters Are Now Worried About Your Secrets truthdig

Free Trade's Murderous Role in Bangladesh Reader Supported News

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3 Taken Into Custody in Connection With Boston Bombings, Law Enforcement Officials Say

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Dramatic video: Bomb in Damascus kills 13 and wounds 70 others [Video] ITN

Climate Collision Course: CO2 Levels About to Hit 400 PPM In a first in human history, "it looks like the world is going to blow through the 400-ppm level without losing a beat." Common Dreams

There Could Be As Many As 10,000 Drones Above US Skies By 2020 Business Insider

Slideshow: Six Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act

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Israel 'shoots down drone from Lebanon' Al Jazeera

Israel lawmaker claims Hezbollah getting chemicals Associated Press

Pattern seen in alleged chemical arms use in Syria Associated Press

Mayoral Candidates Quizzed on Use of Drones The New York Times

Mexican journalists march against attacks on press Associated Press

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirms secret US cash 'help' BBC

Syria crisis: PM Halqi survives Damascus car bombing [+Video] BBC

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Austerity-weary Iceland votes in national election Associated Press

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Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers at 100, U.S. says CBS News

U.S. Cities Joining Push to Dump Fossil Fuel Investments Inter Press Service

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Nearly 50 killed as sectarian violence flares in Iraq Reuters

Mali: UN approves new UN peacekeeping force, Minusma BBC

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IT'S OFFICIAL: The Rich Are Getting Richer And Everyone Else Is Getting Hosed Business Insider

Hagel urges caution on Syria chemical weapons claims AFP, Cairo

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CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list The Washington Post

Top US diplomat seeks Afghan deal with Taliban Al Jazeera

Spain's jobless total reaches a record six million Euronews

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Did the FBI Bungle the Tsarnaev Case? Foreign Policy

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John Galt Outsources Death to Bangladesh to Save Pennies on Fifty Dollar T-shirt emptywheel

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House passes Violence Against Women Act after GOP version defeated CNN

In Blind Poll, Republicans Choose Progressive Budget Solutions Over Their Own Party's Common Dreams

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John Brennan faces grilling over drone leak as senators demand answers The Guardian

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Federal court asked to halt NYPD surveillance of Muslims Reuters

Seattle Teachers Lead Day of Action Against Standardized Tests Common Dreams

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Suicide bomber kills 22 in attack on Iraq militia Reuters

Pre-emptive cyber attacks OK'd StarTribune

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Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey Reuters

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Treasury Disregarded Own Guidelines, Allowed Executive Raises At Bailed-Out GM, AIG: Report Reuters

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Corporations’ stockpile of ‘dead money’ tops $500 billion: CLC report The Star

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