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Cop Who Murdered Teen and Covered It up Indicted on 16 Charges

(ANTIMEDIA)Chicago, IL — The former Chicago police officer accused of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has been charged with 16 additional counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. The new charges against former officer Jason Van Dyke were issued by a grand jury and unsealed Thursday by a special prosecutor, according to local media. Van Dyke also …

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U.S. General Invents Insane New Russian Conspiracy Without Providing Any Evidence

(ANTIWAR) In the past few months, US officials have increasingly found it convenient to blame Russia for anything that goes wrong, no matter how little credibility such an accusation has. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, US Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, may have gone the farthest, however, saying that it was conceivable that Russia was providing unspecified “supply” to the Afghan Taliban. Gen. Scaparrotti …

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Keystone XL Pipeline Officially Approved

(MPN) Before the struggle over the Dakota Access pipeline came to the forefront of national news, there was the Keystone XL pipeline. Commissioned in 2010 by the TransCanada corporation, the seven-year-long debate over the pipeline’s future has been symbolic of the fight over the future of the United States’ energy policy in the face of diminishing fossil fuel supplies and climate …

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U.S. Airstrikes Killed 230 Civilians in Mosul Last Night

(ANTIWAR) As the US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city’s west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control, with the most recent figures out of the area suggesting around 230 civilians were killed overnight in US and coalition strikes in just a single neighborhood. That’s …

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Moderate Americans Refuse to Condemn Terror Attacks

(TFC Op-Ed) While the world reels from another attack in London, it overlooks attacks elsewhere. Pundits on western TV, who are unknowingly collaborating with Islamic State forces, are asking where “the good Muslims” are, who they feel should be condemning the attack in London. There is no question about the location of the ‘good Americans’ who should be condemning airstrikes on civilian …

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Ex-Russian Lawmaker, Witness in Treason Case Gunned down in Broad Daylight

(ANTIMEDIA) Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was gunned down Thursday in broad daylight outside a hotel in Kiev in what the Ukrainian president is calling “an act of state terrorism” carried out by Russia. Voronenkov was a key witness in a treason case against former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. According to police, the assailant died in the hospital shortly after being …

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CNN’s North Korea Propaganda

(ANTIMEDIA)North Korea — As military drills between allies the United States and South Korea continue in East Asia, North Korea has just released a propaganda video that depicts the North blowing up a U.S. aircraft carrier and a B-1B bomber. “So pathetic. Nuclear aircraft carrier of the Sea is just a creature metamorphoses that would die with a dagger in …

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Doctor Discovers New Violent Sleep Disorder in Afghan, Iraq War Veterans

(ANTIMEDIA) Calling it a nightmare scenario may be an understatement. Traumatic sleep disorder, or TSD, a violent condition afflicting Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans, is not officially classified in medical texts — but one Army doctor wants to change that. Also known as “trauma associated sleep disorder,” TSD causes combat veterans to unconsciously and destructively lash out in what Army Colonel …

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Do ‘National Security Letters’ Violate the 1st Amendment?

(ANTIMEDIA) San Francisco, CA — The question is at the heart of an ongoing court battle between the Federal Bureau of Investigations and two communications service providers represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. EFF is representing CREDO Mobile and Cloudflare in their efforts to defend themselves against the use of the controversial national security letters (NSL). Both companies were legally …

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U.S. Airstrike Kills 33 Civilians

(ANTIWAR) US forces were conducting an airdrop of Kurdish fighters around the Syrian town of al-Mansour, near the ISIS capital city of Raqqa, and carrying out heavy airstrikes to cover the drop. Among the airstrikes, one hit a school in the town which was being used to house civilians from the surrounding area displaced by the fighting. At least 33 civilians …

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Here’s How Bad Things Are In Mosul Right Now

(MEE) An estimated 400,000 Iraqis are trapped in the Islamic State-controlled Old City of west Mosul facing food shortages and growing panic under shelling that could provoke a mass exodus, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday. Many civilians fear fleeing because of Islamic State snipers and landmines, but 157,000 have reached a reception and transit center since the Iraqi government …

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Anti-Trump Propagandist David Brock Suffers Heart Attack

(ZHE) Founder of Media Matters, and infamous Hillary “attack dog” and agit-prop specialist, David Brock has suffered a heart attack, but is expected to make a “swift recovery,” a senior aide said Wednesday. As The Hill reports, “David Brock suffered a heart attack while working in the Washington DC office early Tuesday,” Bradley Beychok, Brock’s chief of staff, said in a …

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Israel Ignores Putin’s Warning

(ANTIMEDIA) According to Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, Russia has reportedly sent a clear warning to the Israeli government that they will no longer have freedom to act in Syrian skies. “Putin sent a clear message,” said Bashar Jaafari on Syrian television Sunday night, as reported by Haaretz. “The fact is that the Israeli ambassador [to Russia] was summoned for …

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Trump Admin Distancing Itself from Campaign Manager as Russian Ties Surface

(ANTIMEDIA) “Paul Manafort” is a name we haven’t heard in awhile, but only a few months ago, he was one of the most powerful political operatives in the nation. Manafort has built his career as a Republican strategist over several decades. Washington D.C. is full of power-hungry operatives like the 67-year-old, and after putting in his time as a lobbyist, …

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The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Officially Descending upon America

(ANTIMEDIA) Consumerism has long been a defining element of American society, but retail giants are now shutting down thousands of their locations amid a long-anticipated “retail apocalypse,” as Business Insider describes it. The outlet reports that over the next couple months, more than 3,500 stores are expected to close: “Department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart are among the companies shutting down …

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Germany Just Pardoned 50,000 Gay Men Criminalized by the Nazis

(ANTIMEDIA) A bill granting the pardons of 50,000 gay men convicted under a law criminalizing homosexuality during the Nazi regime was approved Wednesday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet of conservatives and center-left Social Democrats, Paragraph 175, first instituted in 1871 and expanded by the Nazis in 1935, sent thousands of gay men and lesbians to concentration camps under the reign …

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Chinese President Throws Weight Behind Israel/Palestine Peace, Two-State Solution

(ANTIMEDIA)Beijing — While hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for peace between Israel and Palestine and said an independent Palestinian state should be established “as soon as possible.” “The conflict between Israel and Palestine has had a long lasting impact on the Middle East,” Xi said. “China appreciates that Israeli side …

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The U.S. and U.K. Just Banned Laptops, Tablets from Some Airline Flights

(ANTIMEDIA) Senior administration officials confirmed Tuesday that the U.S. will be implementing carry-on restrictions banning electronic devices larger than a smartphone from flights arriving in the United States from selected airlines in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The new TSA “emergency amendment” requires passengers to put their laptops, tablets, game consoles, etc., in with their checked baggage, whether they intended …

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The Two Bombshells From the Comey Hearing

(ANTIMEDIA) Even in Washington D.C. politics, FBI Director James Comey is a confusing figure. With only ten days left before the 2016 election, Comey revealed the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. That announcement played extremely well for Donald Trump and resulted in a backlash from Democratic lawmakers Dianne Feinstein of California and Tom Carper of …

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How the Government Ruined U.S. Healthcare — and What We Can Actually Do About It

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) Government’s meddling in the healthcare business has been disastrous from the get-go. Since 1910, when Republican William Taft gave in to the American Medical Association’s lobbying efforts, most administrations have passed new healthcare regulations. With each new law or set of new regulations, restrictions on the healthcare market went further, until at some point in the 1980s, people began to …

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