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VIDEO: Massive Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee in Saskatchewan

Among the many wildfires currently roiling Alaska, Washington and other parts of North America is a series of smoke-spewing infernos that have forced around 3,000 people from their homes in several communities in the northern region of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

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The Superpower Conundrum: the Rise and Fall of Just About Everything

The greatest power in history can’t build a single mile of high-speed rail? And its Congress is mired in an argument about whether funds can even be raised to keep its highways more or less pothole-free?

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EU Bailout Terms Are Designed to Force Syriza From Power

The aim of German chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU powers in the Greek debt crisis is “apparently to humiliate Tsipras and his government in preparation for its early replacement with a more pliable administration,” writes Seamus Milne, associate editor of The Guardian.

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Carbon Capture Goes Down the Tubes

One of the much-heralded solutions to climate change—which supporters believe could enable the world to continue burning fossil fuels—looks likely to be a failure.

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If You Think What the EU Is Doing to Greece Is Bad, Look at What the U.S. Is Doing to Puerto Rico

The scenario playing out in Puerto Rico sure does feel like déjà vu, with one terrifying difference.

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The New York Times Found a Way to Upset the Internet and Get Everyone to Agree on One Thing

Rather than offer terrible culinary advice, perhaps the newspaper should report on more pressing matters, like, who knows, perhaps the numerous black churches that are being burned in the South?

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Bernie Sanders’ Madison Visit Attracts Biggest Crowd Any Candidate Has Drawn So Far

The Democratic Party’s left wing is fed up and isn’t going to take it any more. Americans in opinion polling overwhelmingly favor the positions of Bernie Sanders on most political and social issues.

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VIDEO: Chomsky on Greece: A ‘Savage Response’ for Standing Up to Austerity ‘Class War’

In an interview for “Democracy Now,” Noam Chomsky comments on the challenges faced by Greece’s leading party, Syriza.

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‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’

Independence Day is a fitting time to reflect on the role that grass-roots organizing for social change has played in building this nation.

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How Much Do We Value Work?

Will any Republican candidate find it in his or her interest to break with the party’s orthodoxy on government regulations and labor rights?

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U.S. to Open Embassy in Havana

Wednesday’s announcement by President Obama has been hailed as the most significant step so far in ending half a century of discord between the two countries.

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VIDEO: Michael Hudson and Bill Black: A Greek Bailout Is Really a Bailout of Western Banks

The esteemed U.S. political economists say Western financial institutions are keen to bail out Greece because if they don’t, the country’s existing creditors—other Western financial institutions—will fail to recover money they previously lent to Greece.

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Jon Stewart: Thanks to SCOTUS, Americans Can Still Kill Prisoners Painfully and Everyone Else Slowly

After celebrating SCOTUS’ momentous decisions on same-sex marriage, the Fair Housing Act and Obamacare, the “Daily Show” host has one more thing to say to the Supreme Court justices: “What the fuck?”

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Don’t Cry for Greece—Argentina Sets the Example for Surviving After Default

In Argentina, there’s a name for what Germany and other Troika members who’ve attempted to profit from Greece’s austerity-induced suffering have become: “buitres,” the Spanish word for vultures.

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‘A Small Needful Fact’: Possibly the Most Heartbreaking Piece on Eric Garner You’ll Read

Ross Gay’s unforgettable poem about Eric Garner—who was choked to death by an NYPD officer last July—reads like a memorial wreath, delicately pieced together with pain and sprouts of hope.

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Russia or China: Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List?

Lacking consensus about who constitutes the United States’ principal great-power adversary, it has become increasingly difficult for Washington policymakers to forge long-term strategic plans. And yet, there is no reason to assume that the anointment of a common enemy—a new Soviet Union—will make this country and the world any safer than it is today.

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Alaska’s Glaciers Melt Faster as Climate Change Speeds Up

Climate, rather than natural causes, is the main cause of Alaska’s glacier loss, which is set to speed up, U.S. scientists say.

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VIDEO: A Break for the Middle Class: Overtime

Finally, a bit of good news for hardworking Americans.

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If Islamic State Had Burned Down Four Churches, It Would Have Been Headline News

Seven Southern black churches burned in the past week, and at least four—possibly six—were victims of arson.

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Why a U.S. Alliance With al-Qaida Is a Crazy Idea

With U.S. Middle East strategy in tatters, some experts are advocating that the U.S. ally with al-Qaida against Islamic State. Here’s why such a cold-blooded plan is pure folly—and what we should call for instead.

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VIDEO: Here’s the Haunting First Trailer for Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

The dramatic official trailer for the Edward Snowden biopic has arrived, six months ahead of its Christmas release date.

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Economists Krugman and Stiglitz on Why Greeks Should Vote ‘No’ on the Referendum

Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman maintain that Greece must keep going it alone and vote “no” on the upcoming referendum on the bailout.

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Thousands Donate to Crowdfunding Site for Greek Bailout

Here’s a novel approach to the Greek financial crisis: A “Greek Bailout Fund” launched by an Englishman has received almost 30,000 donations.

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Greece Nearing Financial Collapse Against Looming IMF Deadline

The future of Greece and the European project as a whole hangs in the balance as the country confirms nonpayment to the International Monetary Fund.

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VIDEO: Robert Scheer: Plundering Our Freedom With Abandon (Part 6 of 10)

In the sixth installment on The Real News Network’s show “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and TRNN’s Senior Editor Paul Jay debate the buying off of the American media, the culture of corruption that led to the recession and the idea of rationality within the ranks of the elite.

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Misty Copeland Makes History as American Ballet Theatre’s First Black Female Principal Dancer

At 32, Misty Copeland has already emerged as a bona fide star of the ballet world by many measures. On Tuesday, she added a big feather to the already impressive plumage in her proverbial cap.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Landmark Bill for Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations

The new law will require one of the strictest vaccination regimes in the country, and California is now one of only three states that does not permit nonmedical exemptions.

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It’s Greek to Goldman Sachs

“What is this Goldman Sachs and why has it caused us so much grief?” is a question they must be asking in even the most remote of Greek villages, as they are throughout much of this economically troubled world. (Reposted)

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Blasts Conservatives for Their ‘Arguments Against the Progress of Humankind’

After a momentous week for the Supreme Court and the nation, was it too much to ask that right-wingers refrain from spewing bigoted and misguided statements about the end of democracy?

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Could a Man and Some Mushrooms Bring an End to Monsanto?

A few years ago, a man named Paul Stamets made a discovery that has apparently had those in the pesticide business reeling ever since. Some executives from the industry have even gone so far as to call his finding “the most disruptive technology we have ever witnessed.”

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Here’s Why Giving People Jobs and Training Could Actually Help Cut Down on Crime

A new study suggests that when people who have been involved in crimes such as theft are given the opportunity and training to do “legitimate work,” they are less likely to continue criminal activities.

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Tehran Press on Talks: From ‘Iran Will Be U.S. Strategic Ally’ to ‘U.S. Sanctions Are Here to Stay’

The Iranian press has reacted in a whole range of ways to the current round of negotiations between Iran, Germany and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.

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Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in the United States

The significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on housing discrimination was almost lost beneath the wave of responses to its decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and affirming gays’ and lesbians’ right to marry.

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The U.S. Is Now the World’s Second-Largest Spanish-Speaking Country

The United States now has 41 million native Spanish speakers and 11 million people who are bilingual.

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Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open ... For Now

The Supreme Court on Monday put a stop to parts of Texas’ anti-abortion law, which would have closed all but nine abortion clinics in the state.

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Chris Hedges Wins L.A. Press Club’s Top Award for Activism Journalism

The Truthdig columnist was honored Sunday night for his column “The Last Days of Tomas Young,” which “sharply skewers a VA system that failed to aid the very people it’s meant to serve.”

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After Obama’s Charleston Eulogy, What Will Change?

After a few choruses of “Kumbaya,” things tend to go back to the way they were. Is there any reason to believe that this time things will be different?

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SCOTUS Wraps Up: 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s Current Term

The end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term has brought some big surprises for sure, but should either end of the political/social spectrum get excited about what the major decisions might mean?

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The Truth Behind the Turkish Police Attack on Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade

Did the heavy-handed police action signal a new culture war, or was it a form of revenge over the recent election results in which President Erdogan got less power than he’d expected?

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