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Insurance Prices for Many Obamacare Customers Will Rise by Double Digits in 2017

In Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a “second-lowest-cost silver plan” will rise 116 percent, from $196 to $422, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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The ‘Two-Party Racket’ Is Incapable of Dealing With Our Present Crises

“The Green New Deal is a vision of how we can improve the lives of millions of people and rescue the planet from climate chaos,” writes Green Party media coordinator Scott McLarty.

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Comments of the Week: Here Comes Trouble

As is to be expected, the closer we come to the Nov. 8 election, the more debates and divisions have appeared in discussions about the headlines of the moment.

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A Private Speech by Clinton in 2015 Mentioned Palestinian Rights—Until She Actually Gave It

An early draft of the closed-door talk the presidential candidate gave at a forum created by Haim Saban—a pro-Israel billionaire—included several paragraphs on Palestinian freedom. Then it was edited.

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Former Military Pilots Worry That ‘No-Fly Zone’ Over Syria Could Provoke War With Russia

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also told The Guardian, “I wouldn’t put it past them to shoot down an American aircraft.”

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Report: Justice Department Is Pushing to Charge Police Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

After more than two years, there may soon be significant movement on the case.

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AT&T’s Secret Surveillance Program Spies on American Customers Without Warrants and for Profit

Here’s yet another reason to be concerned about the implications of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner: The Daily Beast has detailed a sophisticated surveillance program created by AT&T that has been covertly providing U.S. law enforcement with consumers’ data. And guess who profits from “Project Hemisphere”?

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The Biggest Threat to the Election Isn’t Coming From Russia

Despite all the fearmongering about Russian hackers, there’s a vulnerability closer to home that could compromise the November election; purebreds may not actually fit under the definition of a dog; meanwhile, a pirate party may be taking over Iceland’s government. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE

How Did Tom Hayden Affect You?

The politician, peace activist, author and Truthdig contributor died Sunday at the age of 76. Share your thoughts on his legacy in our comments section.                             

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127 Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Site

Tensions continued to escalate over the weekend as police shot down a drone used by protesters to film police activity at the North Dakota site. Since demonstrations began over the summer, at least 260 people have been arrested.

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