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10 Oct New Horizons spacecraft finds blue skies and red frozen water on Pluto
10 Oct The GOP sinks deeper into chaos. Can it still function as a party?
09 Oct Satanists call removal of Ten Commandments from OK statehouse a 'win-win'
09 Oct 'Worst nightmare': Woman with concealed gun permit shoots at fleeing shoplifter outside Home Depot
08 Oct Doctors Without Borders: Don't brush aside Afghan hospital attack as 'mistake'
08 Oct Mom of Oregon mass killer stockpiled firearms out of fear of stricter gun laws, took son to shooting range
07 Oct Global Poverty Will Hit New Low This Year, World Bank Says
07 Oct US Police officer pleads guilty to assault after surveillance video goes viral
06 Oct Gov. Brown Signs End of Life Option Act, Legalizing Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill
06 Oct Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to three scientists who beat malaria and parasites
06 Oct Doctors Without Borders closes Afghan hospital, says U.S. may have committed war crime
05 Oct 22 Civilians Killed as US Warplane Attacks Afghan Hospital
05 Oct Oregon shooting occurred in state that 'actually forces colleges to allow guns'
05 Oct First of Its Kind Study Finds Virtually No Driving Impairment Under the Influence of Marijuana
04 Oct Probe in college slayings peers into Web rants and possible religious rage
04 Oct Oregon sheriff at center of college shooting once posted link to Sandy Hook conspiracy video
03 Oct Shooting in Oregon: Young people are far more likely to die by guns than in cars
03 Oct Electricity from the air - Drayson's big idea
02 Oct How Much of Big Pharma's Massive Profits Are Used to Influence Politicians?
02 Oct Heart Health and Diabetes Linked to Sugary Drinks
Oct 'Protocells' show ability to reproduce
Oct  Pope Hasn't Revoked Vatican Doctrine of Discovery, the Basis for European Seizure of the Americas

30 Sep NASA scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars
30 Sep Robots Are Now Smart Enough to Take the SAT
29 Sep Mitch McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader
29 Sep Four Decades of Herbicide Use Is Creating Zombie Weeds That Just Won't Die
28 Sep Polio is Gone From Nigeria, WHO Says
28 Sep Poll: Most U.S. Muslims would trade Constitution for Shariah
27 Sep Republican extremists pushed John Boehner out
27 Sep China to Implement a Cap-and-Trade System to Fight Climate Change
26 Sep 717 Muslim Pilgrims Killed In Stampede Outside Mecca
26 Sep Charles Darwin's Atheism Confession Has Sold at Auction for Nearly $200,000
25 Sep Native Groups Protest Pope Francis' Canonization of Junípero Serra Over Role in California Genocide
25 Sep Ben Carson argued evolution was 'encouraged by' Satan
24 Sep People emit a 'germ cloud' of bacteria as unique as a fingerprint, study finds
24 Sep Air pollution kills 3.3 million people every year
23 Sep An entire generation of men in the U.S. has gotten no raises
23 Sep Alabama pastor facing charges for raping 9-year-old girl on father's grave
22 Sep Accused Parents of 'Baby Doe' say daughter was possessed by demons
22 Sep Poll: Americans widely admire Pope Francis, but his church less so
22 Sep U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies
21 Sep The Justice Department Pledge To Prosecute White-Collar Criminals Is About To Face A Major Test
21 Sep 87 of 91 NFL players test positive for brain disease CTE
20 Sep The 1 Percent Victims of Climate Change
20 Sep Obama takes 'a sledgehammer' to Cuba embargo
19 Sep The First Signal from Dark Matter? --"Could Usher in a New Era in Astronomy"
19 Sep Across the South, Many Jails Are Illegal Debtors'
18 Sep Crisis in global oceans as populations of marine species halve in size since 1970
18 Sep Why a ninth-grader's arrest over a home-built clock struck a chord across America
17 Sep US War Theories Target Dissenters
17 Sep Deep Learning Machine Teaches Itself Chess in 72 Hours, Plays at International Master Level
16 Sep Hanging chad redux? US heading for 2000-style election catastrophe, report finds
16 Sep Community Groups Work to Provide Emergency Medical Alternatives, Separate From Police
15 Sep Global warming to pick up in 2015, 2016: experts
15 Sep Man fitted with robotic hand wired directly into his brain can 'feel' again
14 Sep Shocking Effect Of Burning Earth's Remaining Fossil Fuel: 50M Rise In Sea Level, Cities Under Water
14 Sep US teen pot use hasn't increased despite legalisation in two states, study shows
13 Sep Right-To-Die Bill Passes In California
13 Sep McDonald's says it will switch to cage-free eggs in the US and Canada
12 Sep California folds on climate change
12 Sep Republican-led attempt to block Iran deal fails in Senate
11 Sep Justice Department to crackdown on corporate crooks
11 Sep Deputy clerk vows to defy Kim Davis and continue issuing marriage licenses to gay couples
11 Sep Fossils found in African cave are new species of human kin, say scientists
10 Sep Arson was cause of Planned Parenthood fire in Washington
10 Sep 42 Senators Now Back Iran Deal, Ensuring Passage
09 Sep This is the year humans finally got serious about saving themselves from themselves
09 Sep Conservative dissent is brewing inside the Vatican
08 Sep The U.S. Led Fight Against ISIS Has Killed Far More Civilians Than It Admits
08 Sep America's decline in wages can be traced to the George W Bush era
07 Sep Web of Secrecy Surrounds Federal Half-a-Billion Handout to Charter Schools
07 Sep US-appointed egg lobby paid food blogs and targeted chef to crush vegan startup
06 Sep The unemployment rate fell to 5.1%
06 Sep Washington state Supreme Court rules that charter schools are unconstitutional
05 Sep Nearly Every Seabird on Earth Is Eating Plastic
05 Sep Study finds pill prevents HIV infection in high risk population
04 Sep Kentucky clerk's resistance to gay marriage lands her in jail
04 Sep Stephen Colbert embarrasses Jeb Bush for using 'Late Show' premiere as campaign fundraiser
03 Sep The Next Not-So-Cold War: As Climate Change Heats Arctic, Nations Scramble for Control and Resources
03 Sep Girlfriend of boyfriend who committed suicide urged him: "You're finally going to be happy in heaven"
03 Sep U.S. District Judge orders homophobic Kentucky clerk to explain why she shouldn't be fined or jailed for contempt
02 Sep The World on Fire: Record-Breaking Wildfires, Greenland Melting and Earth's Hottest Month Ever
02 Sep Republicans Support Outsider Presidential Candidates Over The Establishment, Polls Show
01 Sep As His Term Wanes, Obama Restores Workers' Rights
01 Sep 'U.S. Considered Using Nukes Against Afghanistan After 9/11'

31 Aug Hawaii's Going 100 Percent Renewable, And It's Not Using Natural Gas As A 'Transition'
31 Aug Oliver Sacks, eminent neurologist and author, dies aged 82
30 Aug Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
30 Aug Oregon priest flees for the Philippines after being accused of hiding camera in mens' bathroom
29 Aug The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality
29 Aug Walmart to stop selling AR-15s and similar guns
28 Aug NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought
28 Aug Utah man justifies child molestation: 'The Bible did not set limits on the ages between two partners'
27 Aug TV News Reporter & Cameraman shot by a Jehovah Witness wh claimed Jehovah told him to do it
27 Aug Prominent Iranians launch campaign calling on Congress not to kill Iran deal
27 Aug Abortion foes find new ways to get details about patients, doctors
26 Aug Iceberg big enough to cover Manhattan breaks off from Greenland glacier
26 Aug Democratic group accuses GOP candidates of illegally coordinating with Koch political network
25 Aug Autopsy indicates officer shot unarmed teen William Chapman from distance
25 Aug Anti-Abortion Group Admits to Falsifying Latest Video
24 Aug Netanyahu Wanted To Attack Iran But Was Overruled: Ex-Defense Minister
24 Aug Former FL priest arrested on suspicion of having 200 'inappropriate' pictures of parish children on computer
23 Aug Markets Tumble On Fears Of Global Economic Slowdown
23 Aug Former IAEA Official: AP Doc on Iran a 'Crude' Forgery
22 Aug Long-suffering California can blame drought on global warming, experts say
22 Aug Humans are 'unique super-predator'
21 Aug AP Wrongly Claims Iran to 'Self-Inspect' Site
21 Aug Pastor at 'Passion for Truth' church sentenced to prison for swindling the elderly
20 Aug Experts: Ashley Madison Hack Data Is Real
20 Aug FDA approves controversial drug for women with low sex drives
19 Aug Pentagon Plans to Increase Drone Flights by 50 Percent
19 Aug A Good Chunk Of GOP Field Wants To Repeal The 14th Amendment
18 Aug New design could finally help to bring fusion power closer to reality
18 Aug Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter stabbed to death in 'exorcism'
17 Aug AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale
17 Aug Earth Overshoot Day: Humanity consumes 100% of planet's resources in eight months
16 Aug No-fly list uses 'predictive assessments' instead of hard evidence, US admits
16 Aug Wildfires Are Speeding Up Climate Change—and Shifting What Grows Where
15 Aug Leading US Jewish Voice for Peace: "Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations"
15 Aug Jeb Bush Leaves Door Open For Use Of Torture
14 Aug Protosuns Found Teeming with Prebiotic Molecules --The Precursors to Life
14 Aug Can Pope Francis clean up God's bank?
13 Aug Our Extinction Problem May Be Far, Far Worse Than We Think
13 Aug Dozens of retired generals, admirals back Iran nuclear deal
12 Aug Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease to riot-hit Ferguson
12 Aug Mom Threw Baby Out Window Because of 'Evil Spirits'
11 Aug Key Greenhouse Gas Study May Have "Systematically Understated" Methane Leaks, New Research Shows
11 Aug Uninsured Rate Down Way More In States That Embraced Obamacare
10 Aug Obama defends comparison between Iran hardliners and GOP
10 Aug Atheist blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka
09 Aug Anti-War Donors Pledge To Withhold $8.3 Million In Potential Donations From Schumer, Iran Deal Opponents
09 Aug Donald Trump banned from major event over menstruation jibe at Megyn Kelly
08 Aug Schools as Punishing Factories: The Handcuffing of Public Education
08 Aug Fox News Was The Real Winner Of The Republican Debates
07 Aug Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone Has Grown In Size This Summer, NOAA Says
07 Aug Study: Teen Marijuana Use Has No Link To Mental Health Problems
06 Aug Thanks to Reliance on "Signature" Drone Strikes, US Military Doesn't Know Who It's Killing
06 Aug Mormon church publishes photos in push toward transparency
05 Aug The New Climate "Normal": Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse
05 Aug Democrats Block Vote On Planned Parenthood Defunding
04 Aug Israeli leaders propose harsh new measures to fight 'Jewish terrorism'
04 Aug Pharmacists can't claim religion to deny emergency contraception, appeals court rules
03 Aug White House set to adopt sweeping curbs on carbon pollution
03 Aug Scientists Finally Solve 300 year old Huygens Synchronization Pendulum Clock Mystery
02 Aug More than 1,000 Jehovah's Witnesses Have Been Accused of Child Sex Abuse in Australia — And Police Never Knew
02 Aug Kentucky man dies from snake bite at church service
01 Aug Regular people are totally useless when trying to use a handgun in self-defense: study
01 Aug Washington D.C. Is Sinking Into the Ocean

31 Jul Climate Change: U.S. Coastal Cities to Flood Frequently, Says "Triple Threat" Study
31 Jul IBM Watson Health now counts CVS Health as a partner
30 Jul Police Officer Indicted for Murder for Killing Black Man During Traffic Stop
30 Jul Bipartisan Push Builds to Relax Sentencing Laws
30 Jul Jehovah's Witness abuser quoted scripture while assaulting daughter, royal commission told
29 Jul Boy Scouts End Ban On Gay Adults
29 Jul What's behind Beijing's drive to control the South China Sea?
28 Jul Watch: Cleveland cop pepper sprays peaceful Movement for Black Lives protesters
28 Jul How Right-Wing Groups Hope to Chip Away at Rules Allowing Us to Know Who Funds Campaign Ads
27 Jul Barack Obama condemns anti-women traditions in Nairobi speech
27 Jul Police chases kill more people each year than floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning — combined
26 Jul HUFFPOLLSTER: Republicans Are Growing Dissatisfied With Their Party
26 Jul Final image of Pluto reveals strange hazy atmosphere and moving glaciers made of nitrogen
25 Jul U.S. jobless claims lowest since 1973; leading index rises
25 Jul Federal appeals court says pharmacy owners cannot use religion to deny medicine
24 Jul Earth is now the hottest it has ever been in recorded history
24 Jul Sugary drinks linked to millions of new diabetes cases a year in the US
23 Jul The oceans are warming faster than climate models predicted
23 Jul Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds
22 Jul UN Security Council, EU Both Endorse Iran Deal
22 Jul Hawking's search for alien life begins
21 Jul The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland
21 Jul Cannabis can help heal broken bones, study finds
20 Jul In US Prisons, Psychiatric Disability Is Often Met by Brute Force
20 Jul Inside the KKK: Chilling images reveal how white supremacists are still carrying out cross burnings and 'sacred rituals'
19 Jul Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists
19 Jul New Photo Shows Pluto's 'Heart' Actually A Vast, Frozen Wasteland
18 Jul Pollution, climate change threaten to undo a century of human health gains: report
18 Jul Blog From Killer of 4 Marines shows how Islam Influenced Him
17 Jul Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom
17 Jul Graphic Video Shows Police Killing Unarmed Man Searching For Stolen Bike
16 Jul Obama lays out a sweeping criminal justice reform plan
16 Jul Latest photos of Pluto and Charon From Final Flyby
15 Jul Iran Nuclear Deal Concludes In Historic Announcement
15 Jul Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet
14 Jul Guns Don't Deter Crime, Study Finds
14 Jul Taken From Families, Indigenous Children Face Extreme Rates of State Violence in US
13 Jul Denmark's wind power just exceeded their energy demand
13 Jul Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage
12 Jul Missouri youth pastor sexually assaulted girl 'hundreds of times' beginning at age 12: prosecutor
12 Jul Exxon knew of human role in climate change in 1981, then funded denial
11 Jul George Weasle Bush Charged Veteran Charity $100,000 Speaking Fee For Fundraiser
11 Jul Earth's protective ozone layer on road to recovery: UN panel
10 Jul Confederate Flag to Come Down Friday Morning
10 Jul The End of Encryption? NSA and FBI Seek New Backdoors (video included)
09 Jul Two troubling maps show Greenland's sudden, rapid meltdown
09 Jul Army plans to cut 40,000 troops
08 Jul Edward Snowden plea deal with US a possibility, says Eric Holder
08 Jul They say they came to the U.S. illegally. Now they're working on Trump's D.C. hotel
07 Jul Greek referendum: No campaign storms to victory with 61.31% of the vote
07 Jul Breakthrough Reported in Iran Talks, But Differences Remain
06 Jul After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M
06 Jul Secrecy over fracking chemicals clouds environmental risks, advocates says
05 Jul U.S. unemployment fell to 5.3% lowest level in 7 years
05 Jul Anti-gay marriage video by US pressure group CatholicVote plays victim card
04 Jul How will it all end? Scientists speculate it will be a Big Rip
04 Jul Oklahoma rejects Ten Commandments
03 Jul As Donald Trump surges in polls, Democrats cheer
03 Jul Cognitive Thinkers Usually Sides With Evolution, Intuitive Thinkers In Favor Of Creation
03 Jul Soda suicide? Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 deaths a year
02 Jul Protest Is the New Terror: How US Law Enforcement Is Working to Criminalize Dissent
02 Jul US and Cuba reportedly set to announce deal to reopen embassies
01 Jul Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court
01 Jul Obama To Unveil Plan To Bring Overtime Pay To 5 Million More Workers

30 Jun California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation
30 Jun A G7 Report Says Climate Change Can Fuel Political Upheaval Like Civil Wars
29 Jun Rise in Carbon Dioxide Could Restrict Growing Days for Crops
29 Jun Antonin Scalia Dissent In Marriage Equality Case Is Even More Unhinged Than You'd Think
28 Jun Climate change poses catastrophic risk to human health
28 Jun July 1: Possession and Home Cultivation of Marijuana Becomes Legal in Oregon for Adults
27 Jun Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide, Scalia and right-wing Christian heads explode
27 Jun Jury finds New Jersey 'gay conversion therapy' provider guilty of consumer fraud
27 Jun The American Medical Association is finally taking a stand on quacks like Dr. Oz
26 Jun Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare Lawsuit, Preserving Insurance For Millions
26 Jun After Charleston shootings, poll shows Republican presidential hopefuls have a big problem
25 Jun Six Tiny Island Countries to Sue Big Oil for Disrupting the Climate
25 Jun Once politically sacrosanct, Confederate flag moves toward an end|
24 Jun 2015 Still On Pace as Hottest Year On Record
24 Jun Major Internet providers slowing traffic speeds for thousands across US
23 Jun Dylann Roof: The Charleston shooter's racist manifesto
23 Jun Rick Perry: Texans without health insurance don't matter because 'that's not how we keep score'
22 Jun Why the US Military Opposed New Combat Roles in Iraq
22 Jun Dylann Roof may have been radicalized by the website of a group associated with southern GOP politicians
21 Jun Earth's sixth mass extinction has begun, new study confirms
21 Jun Congress Accused of 'Moral Cowardice' for Enabling Endless War in Iraq and Syria
20 Jun Rush Limbaugh is cooked: The stunning fall of the right's angriest bloviator
20 Jun Charleston terrorist reveals his motive: 'You rape our women and you're taking over our country — and you have to go'
19 Jun Nasa's latest scary discovery: The world is running out of fresh water
19 Jun Religion and politics: Do the 'nones' have it?
18 Jun Study rebuts doubters: No stop, no slowdown of global warming
18 Jun F.D.A. Sets 2018 Deadline to Rid Foods of Trans Fats
18 Jun Teens Don't Smoke More Pot After Medical Marijuana Laws Passed, Study Finds
17 Jun Most Americans — but few Republicans — want Congress to protect Obamacare subsidies
17 Jun Supreme Court shuts down Scott Walker: Today's ultrasound decision is a big defeat for anti-choice warriors
16 Jun 'Back to the Future': US Military Preparing Mobilization to Russian Border States
16 Jun Watch Out, Dems: Sheldon Adelson And The Koch Brothers Are Closer Than Ever
15 Jun Iraq militias say they don't need US help in Anbar operation
15 Jun Declassified 9/11 Documents Show Bitter Dispute Between CIA Officials
14 Jun Obama's legal rationale for war against Islamic State secret and 'very thin'
14 Jun Angry US republicans tell Pope Francis to 'stick with his job and we'll stick with ours'
13 Jun Fluid injection
from fracking triggers earthquakes indirectly, study finds
13 Jun It's official: Louisiana public schools are using the Book of Genesis in high school science classes
12 Jun Al-Qaida 'cut off and ripped apart by Isis'
12 Jun New official investigation launched against Duggar family
12 Jun Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs bill requiring women to visit clinics twice before having an abortion
11 Jun Climate change has left US exposed in Arctic, say military experts
11 Jun Arkansas judge orders state officials to recognize 500 same-sex marriages
10 Jun Potent Pesticide Still Used at Levels That Defy Scientists' Warnings
10 Jun Pope's commissioner for child protection says Cardinal Pell is a 'dangerous individual' and 'almost sociopathic'
09 Jun Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds
09 Jun Global citizens 'very concerned' about climate
08 Jun SEAL Team 6, the CIA and the secret history of U.S. kill missions in Afghanistan
08 Jun How Atheists (and Satanists) are Flipping Right-Wing Christian Bigotry on Its Head
07 Jun Four Decades of the Wrong Dietary Advice Has Paved the Way for the Diabetes Epidemic: Time to Change Course
07 Jun Portugal decriminalised drugs 14 years ago – and now hardly anyone dies from overdosing
06 Jun US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid'
06 Jun Snowden: balance of power has shifted as people defy government surveillance
05 Jun Catholic Church running out of priests, importing from Africa, Asia
05 Jun Researchers find mysterious vessels in your brain — and it's going to change everything
04 Jun US Congress passes surveillance reform in vindication for Edward Snowden
04 Jun FBI Confirms Wide-Scale Use Of Surveillance Flights Over U.S. Cities
03 Jun ''Imminent'' Collapse of the Antarctic Ice Shelf and a ''New Era'' in the Arctic
03 Jun Abortion rights group sues Kansas over country's first ban on fetal procedure
02 Jun Climate targets are letting 'outsourced emissions' slip through the cracks
Jun Dallas Megachurch Put Woman 'Under Discipline' For Wanting To Leave Her Pedophile Husband
01 Jun Dennis Hastert Paid To Cover Up Sexual Conduct With Former Student: Reports
01 Jun This surprising factor can make people 4600 percent more prone to addiction

31 May Hundreds gather in Arizona for armed anti-Muslim protest
31 May US removes Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror
30 May Former House speaker Dennis Hastert indicted by federal grand jury
30 May 'That's what we do': Florida cops shoot and kill suicidal man after girlfriend phones for help
29 May Americans keep getting fatter: poll
29 May Nebraska lawmakers abolish the death penalty
28 May The serene-looking Buddhist monk accused of inciting Burma's sectarian violence
28 May Former Brooklyn Tea Party head and anti-obscenity candidate arrested for child porn possession
28 May Daniel Dennett says no to major science forum over Templeton funding
27 May Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage
27 May Pastor caught having gay sex in van, spent stolen church money on farmer dating website: police
26 May U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided
26 May Body Cameras Are Not Pointed at the Police; They're Pointed at You
25 May Administration Begins Dismantling NSA Metadata Program
25 May FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers
24 May George W. Bush's CIA Briefer: Bush and Cheney Falsely Presented WMD Intelligence to Public
24 May 9 Times Josh Duggar Lectured People On Family Values Before He Admitted He Was A Child Molester
23 May Negative Views of New Congress Cross Party Lines
23 May Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray's Death
22 May California oil spill sparks state of emergency
22 May Earliest known stone tools unearthed in Kenya
21 May Tech giants don't want Obama to give police access to encrypted phone data
21 May Torturing Democracy: The Freedom of Information Act and First Amendment Under Assault
20 May Weather Events Taken to Extremes by Climate Change
20 May Did Fresno shooting victim's religious beliefs contribute to his death?
19 May The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally
19 May Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police
18 May Jeb Bush: No constitutional right to same-sex marriage
18 May Oath Keepers Founder: John McCain 'Should Be Hung By The Neck Until Dead'
17 May Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Tell Obama To 'Fight For $15' With Executive Power
17 May George W. Bush's Iraq War Hawks Dismayed By Jeb's Dithering
16 May Israeli government to refugees: Go back to Africa or go to prison
16 May More Bad News For Minnesota Beekeepers
15 May UN Slams US Human Rights Record
15 May Polygamous church, business fined almost $2 million for using children, unpaid workers
14 May Christians Decline Sharply in America, Non-Religious People on the Rise
14 May Scores of Scientists Raise Alarm About the Long-Term Health Effects of Cellphones
13 May Revealed: FBI violated its own rules while spying on Keystone XL opponents
13 May Satanists sue Missouri for religious exemption to antiabortion law: "Religious liberty isn't theirs alone"
12 May Records show thousands of Baltimore arrestees too injured to enter jail, report says
12 May Morgan Freeman calls for marijuana legalisation 'across the board'
11 May Jeb Bush: I, Too, Would Have Authorized Iraq Invasion
11 May Is the Government Harassing and Censoring Scientists for Studying Ties Between Pesticides and Bee Deaths?
10 May Officer in Freddie Gray case demanded man's arrest as part of personal dispute
10 May DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man, Because He Must Be A Drug Dealer
09 May Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress
09 May New study gives more evidence of Obamacare gains for millions
09 May That's What You Get for Filming the Police
08 May Amount of Carbon Dioxide in Air Keeps Rising, Hits Milestone
08 May Could sug
ar lead to Alzheimer's disease?
07 May McConnell Will Move Iran Bill Forward Without Controversial Amendments From Senate Hawks
07 May Chlamydia is rife at Texas 'no sex' school
06 May Carbon plans deeply inadequate: climate study warns
06 May After years of tension, anti-American sentiment ebbs in Pakistan
05 May Inside the Texas 'Draw Muhammad' Event as Shots Rang Out
05 May Report Claims American Psychological Association Secretly Supported Torture Policy
04 May One in six species could soon be at risk of extinction because of climate change
04 May 'Hobby Lobby on steroids': House votes to overturn DC law so employers can fire women for using birth control
03 May Who Is This Objectively Badass Attorney Running The Freddie Gray Investigation?
03 May Right-wing lunatics think the military is planning to invade Texas. Here's why
02 May Right-Wing Media Blames Everyone but Police for Baltimore Unrest
02 May Missouri Satanist: 72-hour waiting period for abortions violates my 'sincerely held religious beliefs'
01 May Guns and money: Calls mount to probe NRA finances
01 May Reporter Doubts Report Freddie Gray Injured Himself
01 May Supreme court asks if execution drugs are like being 'burned alive at the stake'

30 Apr The swaggering idiot returns: George W. Bush emerges from artistic exile to rehab his disastrous legacy
30 Apr The Last Time Freddie Gray Was Arrested
29 Apr Study: Global warming has dramatically upped the odds of extreme heat events
29 Apr A People Expunged: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide Amid Ongoing Turkish Denials (video)
28 Apr Poll: Americans say there's no turning back on gay marriage
28 Apr Suicide on the Great Sioux Nation
27 Apr The Solution to Climate Change Right Under Our Feet
27 Apr Finally, a U.S. Bishop Is Punished in Sex-Abuse Scandal
26 Apr Drones Kill Innocent People All the Time. But now the White House can't deny it
26 Apr Bill Maher blasts media for pushing Clinton scandal stories: 'It's kind of a bullsh*t meme'
25 Apr Watch: Vacationing Swedish cops show NYPD officers how to subdue suspects without hurting them
25 Apr A Drone Program That Has Killed Hundreds Of Civilians Finally Killed Some That The White House Regrets
24 Apr NASA's Bold New NExSS Initiative Will Search For Signs Of Life On Other Planets
24 Apr Alabama Republican pushes bill that treats abortion clinics like sex offenders
23 Apr Nebraska highlights growing movement against death penalty – on the right
23 Apr US Weapons Industry Profits From Conflicts of Carnage in Middle East
22 Apr Earth Day: Scientists say 75 percent of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground
22 Apr FBI Informant Exposes Sting Operation Targeting Innocent Americans in New "(T)ERROR" Documentary (video included)
22 Apr Americans' Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time High In CBS Poll
21 Apr 80 percent of police force resigns after Missouri town elects first African-American mayor
21 Apr Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold
20 Apr Obama Reiterates Enthusiastic Support Of Medical Marijuana
20 Apr US officials have allowed oil company to lie about ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil leak for 10 years: report
19 Apr Fight for $15: Tens of Thousands Rally as Labor and Civil Rights Movements Join Forces
19 Apr Town shocked by exorcism, bartered sex for services case
18 Apr Turkey's Atheists Face Hostilities, Death Threats
18 Apr Supreme Court of Canada rules against prayer at city council meetings
17 Apr Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead
17 Apr Vatican's Pope-Protecting Swiss Guards Accused Of Secret Gay Lobby
17 Apr Court largely upholds racial-profiling ruling against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
16 Apr The numbers are staggering: US is 'world leader' in child poverty
16 Apr NSA and FBI fight to retain spy powers as surveillance law nears expiration
15 Apr Ex-Blackwater Guards Sentenced to Long Prison Terms in 2007 Killings of Iraqi Civilians
15 Apr Atheists slam school nurse for refusing to treat student who won't stand for Pledge of Allegiance
14 Apr Medical Nemesis: The Cycle of Physician-Caused Anger, Despair and Death
14 Apr Religion across the globe is changing — but not the way that you think
13 Apr Hillary Clinton Campaign To Focus On Economic Security, Opportunity
13 Apr Pregnant Jehovah's Witness' decision to refuse treatment 'harrowing' for hospital staff after mother and baby die
12 Apr Obama says 'days of meddling' in Latin America are past
12 Apr Anti-vaxx mom abandons movement — after all seven her of her kids get whooping cough
11 Apr Research shows Greenhouse Gases emission also a reason of rapid Arctic melting down
11 Apr Monsanto Employee Admits an Entire Department Exists to "Discredit" Scientists
10 Apr New discovery may be breakthrough for hydrogen cars
10 Apr "Cowspiracy": As California Faces Drought, Film Links Meat Industry to Water Scarcity and Climate ChangeZ
09 Apr Bibi's Iran shocker: How he accidentally revealed his desire for more war
09 Apr Religious freedom debate now includes atheists — a.k.a. the least-accepted group in politics
08 Apr Canadian glaciers face drastic demise
08 Apr More scientists doubt salt is as bad for you as the government says
07 Apr Congressional Budget Plans Get Two-Thirds of Cuts From Programs for People With Low or Moderate Incomes
07 Apr Why North Carolina's "Religious Freedom" Bill Is Even Worse Than Indiana's
06 Apr Bob Menendez Corruption Case Reads Like An Indictment Of Citizens United Ruling, Too
06 Apr Large Hadron Collider restarts after two-year rebuild
05 Apr Former Iranian Ambassador: Historic Nuclear Deal Has Prevented a New War in the Middle East
05 Apr 'Abolishing the Sabbath': Wisc. Republican proposes doing away with day of rest for workers
04 Apr A Major Step Toward a Nuclear Deal
04 Apr Are Aliens Behind Mysterious Radio Bursts? Scientists Weigh In
03 Apr Climate Change Causes California to Impose Unprecedented Statewide Water Restrictions
03 Apr Bill to make Bible official book of Tennessee delayed as GOP leader frets demeaning holy scripture
02 Apr Arkansas gov. sends back religious freedom law after Walmart pressure
02 Apr Indiana Pizza Restaurant Says It Wouldn't Cater to Gay Wedding, Supports Religious Freedom Law
02 Apr Ring of Snitches: How Detroit Police Slapped False Murder Convictions on Young Black Men
01 Apr Mass Exorcism on Children At Polish Religious Camp Leaves Parents Scared
01 Apr Atheist Bangladesh blogger becomes second to be murdered in a month

31 Mar Arab League to Create Joint Military Force to Fight Iran
31 Mar Abuse Allegations Rock Northern Virginia Church
30 Mar Fierce Backlash Mounts Over Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
30 Mar Watch: Nebraska farmer silences oil and gas committee with invitation to drink water tainted by fracking
29 Mar Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to US-Led War on Terror
29 Mar What a cluster: When dark matter collides, things get weird
28 Mar Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions
28 Mar Lobbyist claims Monsanto weed killer is safe to drink, then bolts when TV host offers him a glass (video included)
27 Mar Saudi Arabia launches air attacks in Yemen
27 Mar Historic Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum
26 Mar Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences
26 Mar Indiana to set to enact 'religious freedom' bill
25 Mar "Gay-friendly" Jeb Bush: "People have a right" to refuse services to gays
25 Mar George Zimmerman: Killing Trayvon was God's plan, and wishing he lived is 'almost blasphemous'
25 Mar Afghan woman, killed by a mob for a crime she didn't commit, becomes a rallying point for activists
24 Mar Petraeus: Iran, Shiite Militias Bigger Threat To Iraq Than ISIS
24 Mar Community Demands Answers in Police Killing of Undocumented Texas Man
23 Mar Obama: I'll Use Clemency Power 'More Aggressively'
23 Mar Former Orthodox priest found guilty of sexually abusing minor
22 Mar The counted: inside the search for the real number of police killings in the US
22 Mar All-white Fox News panel demands apology for school's Black History Month event
21 Mar Florida employee 'punished for using phrase climate change'
21 Mar Rick Perry executed an innocent dad after prosecutor hid evidence in kids' arson deaths: Texas bar
20 Mar Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Victory In Israel Elections Leaves Damage In Its Wake
20 Mar San Francisco Catholic church installs watering system to drench homeless people as they sleep
20 Mar Himalayan Yeti is species of brown bear: Study
19 Mar House Republicans Propose Budget With Deep Cuts
19 Mar House Dems Filibuster Trafficking Bill Over 'Despicable' Anti-Abortion Subterfuge
18 Mar The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse
18 Mar Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if he wins
17 Mar Officials: US to keep more troops in Afghanistan into 2016
17 Mar Prosperity gospel preacher seeks $67 million for jet
16 Mar Koch Industries refuses to comply with US senators' climate investigation
16 Mar Gov. Jeb Bush used private email to discuss national security issues while in office
15 Mar Criticism, Some From The Right, Builds On GOP Letter To Iran
15 Mar California only has one year's worth of its water supply left, NASA scientist warns
14 Mar Tea Party Is 'Bald-Faced Racists,' White Privilege Conference Speaker Tells Sea Of White People
14 Mar An Unfair Price: Study Exposes Dramatic Inequalities Endured by LGBT Women
13 Mar 'Dirty Brigades': US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes
13 Mar The untold story of how the sugar industry shaped key government research about your teeth
12 Mar Did 47 Republican senators break the law in plain sight?
12 Mar Complex Societies Evolved without Belief in All-Powerful Deity
11 Mar US Weapons Exporters Lead World in War Profiteering
11 Mar CIA 'tried to crack security of Apple devices'
10 Mar The Islamic State appears to be fraying from within
10 Mar Florida officials banned from saying 'climate change' because Gov. Rick Scott doesn't think it's real
09 Mar Estimated 50,000 Rally Against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv
09 Mar Judge confirms plan settling St. Ignatius clergy sex-abuse claims
08 Mar Doubt over climate science is a product with an industry behind it
08 Mar Christian chaplain fired for preaching compassion and love over violence of American Sniper
07 Mar Greenland Reels: Climate Disrupting Feedbacks Have Begun
07 Mar Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephant Acts
06 Mar Senate Fails to Override Obama's Keystone Pipeline Veto
06 Mar Former Chester County priest faces new sex abuse allegations
05 Mar DOJ: Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate Against African Americans
05 Mar Survey Shows Strong Majority Support for Obama Approach on Iran
05 Mar Noam Chomsky: Edward Snowden a True Patriot Who Should be Honored (video included)
04 Mar California Drought Linked to Human-Caused Warming: Study
04 Mar Americans are turning away from organized religion in record numbers
03 Mar Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling
03 Mar Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly
02 Mar Private Prison Companies Foresee Increased Profits as Ruling Limits Immigrant Detentions
02 Mar Bill Nye rejects racial divisions as unscientific: 'We are all one species' (video included)'

Mar Plastic Smog: Microplastics Invade Our Oceans
Mar Net Neutrality Is Back! But the Fight Isn't Over Yet
01 Mar Poll: 49 Percent of Republicans Do Not Believe in Evolution
28 Feb The FCC's Vote to Protect Net Neutrality Is a Huge Win for the Internet
28 Feb House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill
27 Feb US Christians back emerging private war on Iraq jihadists
27 Feb Facebook conspiracy theorists fooled by even the most obvious anti-science trolling: study
26 Feb Eleventh-hour drama for net neutrality
26 Feb Quarter of British Muslims sympathise with Charlie Hebdo terrorists
25 Feb Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say
25 Feb Bill O'Reilly tapes fail to back up claims of 'combat zone' reporting
24 Feb Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher
24 Feb Egypt jails student over Facebook atheism page
23 Feb Snowden's Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed
23 Feb Guess Who's Been Secretly Funding a Famous Climate Change–Denying Scientist?
22 Feb What Are We Doing to Our Children's Brains? (report)
22 Feb Prominent D.C. rabbi pleads guilty to videotaping women during ritual baths
21 Feb Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says
21 Feb Bill O'Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem
20 Feb The rich own our democracy, new evidence suggests
20 Feb The Largest Solar Farm in the US Is Officially Operating, and More (video included)
19 Feb Eric Holder: Moratorium On Death Penalty 'Would Be Appropriate' Pending Supreme Court Decision
19 Feb Tens of Thousands Join North Carolina Moral March to Protest GOP Takeover, Racism and Islamophobia
18 Feb Climate change hampering world food production, say scientists
18 Feb Priest Abuse Victims Call for Major Changes in Church
17 Feb Why the United States incarcerates so many people (in one graph)
17 Feb Libyan ISIS Beheads 21 Egyptian Christians
16 Feb CERN's LHC ready for second round of experiments
16 Feb The emerging trend of innocent black men and boys dying after calls to 911
15 Feb Researchers warn US should prepare for 'unprecedented drought conditions' unlike anything in past 1,000 years
15 Feb "Carceral Conglomerate" Makes Millions From Incarcerated, Their Friends and Families
14 Feb NASA Study Finds Carbon Emissions Could Dramatically Increase Risk of U.S. Megadroughts
14 Feb Federal judge orders Alabama official to issue marriage licenses to gay couples
13 Feb Protesters Crash FCC as GOP Scrambles Against Net Neutrality
13 Feb White House: ISIS War Authorization 'Intentionally' Vague
12 Feb Isis war to extend far beyond Iraq and Syria under Obama's proposed plan
12 Feb Prominent U.S. Mormon activist excommunicated for doubting doctrine
11 Feb Edward Snowden revelations: GCHQ 'using online viruses and honey traps to discredit targets'
11 Feb Alabama Chief Justice Tells Probate Judges To Refuse Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
10 Feb Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers
10 Feb Netanyahu Vows to Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal
09 Feb New allegations renew old questions about Saudi Arabia, 9-11
09 Feb German priest gets six years in prison for sexual abuse
08 Feb Emotions, not science, rule U.S. climate change debate: study
08 Feb Rep. Alcee Hastings Says Old Texas Dildo Law Shows The State Is 'Crazy'
07 Feb Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Early data shows marijuana 'can be helpful' for some medical conditions
07 Feb Baptist pastor charged with sexually assaulting and defrauding woman during exorcism
07 Feb Child pornography uncovered in Vatican last year
06 Feb Congressional Resolution Introduced to Support Darwin Day
06 Feb The White House Wants to Go to Europa
06 Feb Gravitational Waves From Big Bang Not Detected
05 Feb GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Calls for Higher Costs and More Poor People Dying
05 Feb Massive Deaths in Border Desert Caused by US Immigration Policy
04 Feb New Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority of Americans Want Lawmakers to Take Action on Climate
04 Feb New Scientology Exposé: The Most Controversial Claims
03 Feb Methane Leaks From Gas Pipelines Far Exceed Official Estimates, Harvard Study Finds
03 Feb Christian anti-porn crusader arrested second time for sexual abuse of a minor
02 Feb Census says 16m US children are living on food stamps, double the number in 2007
02 Feb 10 Spain priests charged in child sex abuse case after pope steps in
01 Feb Hagel: U.S. Ground Troops Could Be Needed In Iraq
01 Feb Judge in Spain charges 10 priests with child sex abuse

31 Jan Poll Shows Giant Gap Between What Public, Scientists Think
31 Jan Science vs. religion? There's actually more of a three-way split
30 Jan New Graphene 'Wonder Material' Breakthrough Enables Doubling of Solar Panel Efficiency
30 Jan US Senate refuses to accept humanity's role in global climate change, again
29 Jan Report Shows How Fracking Industry's Failure to Follow Regulations Impacts Human Health
29 Jan Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia
29 Jan Ancient planets are almost as old as the universe
28 Jan Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections
28 Jan Anti-Semitic acts in France doubled in 2014: Jewish group
27 Jan Eighty People Control Half of the World's Wealth and All of the Elected Officials
27 Jan Priest's abuse worst judge had seen
26 Jan
U.S. Won't Admit to Killing a Single Civilian in the ISIS War
26 Jan Texas Used Junk Science to Restrict Abortion
25 Jan
Supreme Court to hear US execution drug case
25 Jan American Sniper: anti-Muslim threats skyrocket in wake of film's release

24 Jan Yemen Chaos Throws a Wrench in US Drone War
24 Jan Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot
23 Jan Here Are All the Senators Who Do and Don't Believe in Human-Caused Climate Change
23 Jan Chemtrail-harping weather truther busted for threatening National Weather Service
22 Jan Obama Pushes 'The Right Thing' For Workers: Paid Leave, Minimum Wage, Pay Equity
22 Jan ICC to Probe Possible Israeli War Crimes Against Palestinians
21 Jan New police radars can 'see' inside homes
21 Jan Former Maine priest defrocked after abuse allegations upheld
20 Jan New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1%
20 Jan Eric Dejaeger, convicted Catholic priest, to be sentenced Monday in Iqaluit
19 Jan White Supremacy And Homegrown Terrorism Pose A Growing Threat In The US
19 Jan Obama's budget proposal will take aim at the wealthy
18 Jan Scientists react to warmest year: 2014 underscores 'undeniable fact' of human-caused climate change
18 Jan Eric Holder Curbing Federal Government's Role In Civil Asset Forfeiture
17 Jan 10 year-old author of best-selling Christian book admits he never 'came back from heaven'
17 Jan Must See TV: French show eviscerates 'credibility of Fox News clowns' for comparing Paris to Iraq
17 Jan Major Health Study: Long-Time Pot Smokers Face Little Damage to Their Lungs
16 Jan Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought
16 Jan Polish priest sexually abused boys, sentenced to 7 years
15 Jan The Methane Monster Roars
15 Jan Chaplain Employed by For-Profit Prison Accused of Whitewashing Immigrant Detention Abuses
14 Jan Charlie Hebdo Cover Features Muhammad Holding 'Je Suis Charlie' Sign
14 Jan British prime minister: Fox News security analyst is clearly a complete idiot
13 Jan 50 Civilians Believed Killed in US Airstrike in Syria
13 Jan Pastor arrested for rape of 2 minors
12 Jan Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria
12 Jan Episcopal bishop faces manslaughter charges
11 Jan America's over-policing bombshell: How new data proves "stop & frisk" critics were right all along
11 Jan 46 examples of Muslim outrage about Paris shooting that Fox News can't seem to find
10 Jan Obama to propose two free years of community college for students
10 Jan Russia Blamed, US Taxpayers on the Hook, as Fracking Boom Collapses
09 Jan Much of world's fossil fuel reserve must stay buried to prevent climate change, study says
09 Jan Prosecutor: Pastor repeatedly molested 2 children
08 Jan French police identify gunmen who stormed satirical newspaper, killing at least 12
08 Jan Cardinal Hayes priest, coach admits to sexually abusing children
07 Jan New data confirms 2014 was the hottest year on record
07 Jan Maryland Governor Ends Death Penalty Immediately
06 Jan Forget Congress, these US states raised the minimum wage on their own
06 Jan Over 150 cases of child abuse in the Scouts have now been reported — and it's only likely to get worse
05 Jan Energized Obama Aims To Start 2015 On His Own Terms
05 Jan Confessions of a former TSA officer
04 Jan Study: Bad Luck Causes Most Cancers [video]
04 Jan Salta priest arrested in Rome for child sexual abuse
03 Jan Mario Cuomo, 3-term New York governor, dies
03 Jan Science scores major victory in fight against antibiotic resistance
02 Jan Dollar has its best year since 2005
02 Jan Sexual assault by priest haunts victim
01 Jan Barbarians at the Gates: Authoritarianism and the Assault on Public Education
01 Jan Swedish youth pastor convicted of raping child