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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change
Organizers estimated around 310,000 people joined the New York march alone. Protesters elsewhere also celebrated large turnouts.
VIDEO: Florida Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Following Towing Dispute
The victim's relatives said they told police he was deaf and unable to hear deputies’ commands.
VIDEO: Belligerent Cop Loses It On Man For Exercising His Rights
A video uploaded to Facebook Saturday paints a vivid picture of the American police state.
Nebraska’s Cowboys And Indians Unite Against Keystone XL Pipeline
The U.S. government must consult with tribes on any issue that might affect them, but tribes say the government has failed to do so in regards to the path of the Keystone XL pipeline -- a project that carries massive environmental and social concerns.
Birth Defects: A Possible Side Effect Of FDA Proposal On A Natural B Vitamin
The shift to putting “folic acid” on supplement labels could potentially increase birth defects, allow a pharmaceutical company to rake in much more money and ultimately leave many people unable to absorb the compound they’re hoping to benefit from consuming.
Who’s Getting Caught In The “School-to-Prison” Pipeline? And Why?
The U.S. prison population is disproportionately black. The same racial disparity can be seen in the students who are punished in the nation’s schools. The connection between these two phenomena are stronger -- and more insidious -- than many may understand.
Obama Action On Antibiotic Resistance Decried As Soft On Agricultural Use
Some 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for agricultural use, mostly given at low doses to animals that are not ill -- the perfect conditions for building up antibiotic resistance among bacteria. Action to end this practice is unfolding most aggressively at the city level.
USDA’s Greenlighting Of ‘Agent Orange’ Crops Sparks Condemnation
Following widespread outcry, Dow's new genetically engineered corn and soybeans get approval.
New Questions Raised About NSA-Israel Intelligence Sharing
As Israeli reservists accuse spy unit of "political persecution," relationship between Israel and NSA challenged.
“Officer Of The Year” For Protecting Women, Accused Of Using Police Resources To Stalk Women
The lesson to be learned here is that police are NOT immune from abusing these systems and it is up to us to watch the watchers and spread these stories of such horrid corruption.
US Senate Approves $500 Million To Arm Syrian Militants
Lawmakers back president's plan to expand new war in the Middle East.
Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution And Climate Science
As an aside, recall that last year, Jindal gave a big speech saying the GOP “must stop being the stupid party.”
VIDEO: Missouri Students May Soon Have To Pass U.S. Citizenship Test To Graduate
Students statewide may soon be required to pass the U.S. citizenship test. It's all part of an initiative by the Missouri Civics Education Initiative to ensure future generations understand American Government and U.S. History.
Move Over Radar Gun, Here Comes A New Revenue Collector: The Text Message Detector Gun
As if the police don’t have enough tools at their disposal to steal the hard earned money of the public, a new device is being developed to tell if a person in a vehicle is texting.
ACLU Sues Philadelphia Police For Using Force To Stop Citizen Recording Of Police
“I was shocked when Officer Brown pushed me against a column and restrained me by my neck, just for recording the activities of her colleagues as they arrested someone.”
North Carolina Prison Imposes 9-Month Lockdown On 600 Inmates
“We haven’t had any outside rec since December 28, 2013, and our skin and health is showing that,” one prisoner under solitary confinement-like conditions writes.
Migration Patterns Show An Immigration System Beset By Biases, Misperceptions
“Immigration is now a Heartland issue, it’s a Southern issue. It’s no longer just about border communities and New York and San Francisco anymore,” a human rights advocate tells MintPress.
VIDEO: Americans Don’t Actually Know Who We’re Bombing
Many Americans don't know which countries we're bombing - but in their defense, there are a lot of countries, and we drop a lot of bombs.
VIDEO: Major Cheese Supplier For Pizza Hut, Papa Johns Caught On Video Torturing Cows
Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty? A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation reveals shocking animal abuse at a major pizza cheese supplier — Leprino Foods. Workers were caught viciously kicking, punching, and stabbing cows with screwdrivers, and violently whipping them in their faces and bodies with chains and metal wires.
The United States Has The Largest Prison Population In The World — And It’s Growing
In the federal prisons, more than half of those sentenced to a stints of a year or longer are still there for drug crimes.
VIDEO: L.A. Schools Police Will Return Grenade Launchers But Keep Rifles, Armored Vehicle
Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment.
John Kerry Calls On Code Pink To Support Military Action In Iraq
Kerry referenced his own opposition to the Vietnam War in 1971, but argued that this current effort will advance the very causes championed by the anti-war organization.