Inside Stories
7-Eleven Takes Big Gulp Out Of American Dream
7-Eleven Takes Big Gulp Out Of American Dream
For South Asian immigrants to the U.S., owning a 7-Eleven franchise is no longer the golden ticket to the American dream that it once was.
Like NSA, Local Police Spy On Americans Without Warrant
Like NSA, Local Police Spy On Americans Without Warrant
Stingrays and other cell surveillance tools have been used in the U.S. for years without the knowledge of the public or even defense attorneys and judges.
Why Are The “Big Four” Opposed To Hong Kong Democracy Demonstrations?
Why Are The “Big Four” Opposed To Hong Kong Democracy Demonstrations?
In newspaper ads, the “Big Four” accounting firms call Hong Kong democracy protesters a threat to “the rule of law, society, and the economy.” But it’s not clear why.
New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading
New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading
The proposal would establish a mandatory “BitLicense” for any company involved with the buying, selling, mining or trading of cryptocurrencies.
Excessive Overtime Pay For Correction Officers Prompt Concerns Over Undermanned Prison System
Excessive Overtime Pay For Correction Officers Prompt Concerns Over Undermanned Prison System
Correction officers are accruing alarming levels of overtime -- and overtime pay -- at the country’s understaffed, overcrowded correctional facilities.
UAV Enthusiasts: Drone Photography Is Not A Crime
UAV Enthusiasts: Drone Photography Is Not A Crime
For several drone photography enthusiasts, their own footage has been their best defense against spurious charges.
House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access
House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access
Shut out of banking services, marijuana-related businesses in states where the substance is legal operate as cash-only businesses, but that may be changing.
Border Crisis Reflects Consequences Of Good Intentions
Border Crisis Reflects Consequences Of Good Intentions
Hoping to protect child sex trafficking victims, the Bush administration required hearings for underage migrants, but it’s created a backlog and an increasingly complex crisis.
Detroit’s Water Crisis A Symptom Of Urban Shrinkage
Detroit’s Water Crisis A Symptom Of Urban Shrinkage
Water shutoffs are affecting huge swathes of a city that can’t afford to pay, prompting nearly 80 people to steal water. Is urban renewal worth the costs?
Protests And Frustrations On The Sidelines Of The World Cup
Protests And Frustrations On The Sidelines Of The World Cup
The World Cup wrapped up on Sunday. While many were surprised with Brazil’s success as a host, others, just several blocks from the field, were less enthused.
Postal Service Urged To Move Forward On Banking Proposal
Postal Service Urged To Move Forward On Banking Proposal
“There is no reason for Congress to act or to politicize this. Ignore the politics: it’s time for the Postal Service to move forward,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said.
Swedish Court: Charges Against Julian Assange Stand
Swedish Court: Charges Against Julian Assange Stand
Swedish court reaffirms legal basis of warrant that’s kept the WikiLeaks founder holed up as an asylum-seeker in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years.
Military Operation Opens Immunization Window In Pakistan
Military Operation Opens Immunization Window In Pakistan
The mass exodus of Pakistanis fleeing the dangers of war has a surprising bright side: polio vaccinators can finally reach previously unreachable children.
Texas On Trial For Violating Voting Rights Of Blacks, Latinos
Texas On Trial For Violating Voting Rights Of Blacks, Latinos
One analyst says the case could turn Texas into a “purple state” by shifting power away from predominantly white conservatives and giving left-leaning voters more of a say.
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?
Hoping to ensure that consumers are not misled about the intended uses of hemp and CBD oils, the Hemp Industries Association issues a statement explaining the differences.
New Flashpoint In Immigration Battle Has “History Of Intolerance,” Activists Say
New Flashpoint In Immigration Battle Has “History Of Intolerance,” Activists Say
Instead of rolling out the welcome mat for immigrants, cities in California’s “Inland Empire” are pulling the rug out from under them by blocking buses and protesting.
50 Years After Harlem Riot, Police Brutality Still A Concern
50 Years After Harlem Riot, Police Brutality Still A Concern
We could learn a lot by examining cases of police brutality and abuses of power, but most instances aren’t even investigated or reported.
A Guilty Verdict In Silk Road Case Could Doom Internet Freedoms
A Guilty Verdict In Silk Road Case Could Doom Internet Freedoms
In the case against Ross Ulbricht, one man’s personal freedom is at stake and maybe even Internet freedom as we know it.
Israel Meting Out Collective Punishment In Palestinian Territories
Israel Meting Out Collective Punishment In Palestinian Territories
Insisting it is only aiming at Hamas targets, Israel’s current military campaign results in an alarming number of civilian deaths.
Medical Marijuana Researcher’s Termination Smells A Bit “Skunky”
Medical Marijuana Researcher’s Termination Smells A Bit “Skunky”
For a controversial, but well-established, researcher and professor, a controversial termination that may halt a study on marijuana’s effects on PTSD patients.
Leaks: EU Wants “Free Access” To US Fossil Fuels, Lift Ban On Oil Exports In TTIP Agreement
Leaks: EU Wants “Free Access” To US Fossil Fuels, Lift Ban On Oil Exports In TTIP Agreement
The U.S. is now producing more oil than Russia and Saudi Arabia, so it’s no wonder that the oil-hungry European bloc would come knocking.
The Crisis In Gaza, A MintPress Exclusive Timeline and Whitepaper
The Crisis In Gaza, A MintPress Exclusive Timeline and Whitepaper
MintPress News breaks down the latest in the ongoing crisis in the embattled Gaza Strip.