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Borrowers with federal student loans appear to be buckling under the weight of their debt, as more than half of Direct Loans – the most common type of federal student loan – aren't being repaid on time or as expected.

To understand Ferguson one must understand Kinloch – a once vibrant middle-class community in north St. Louis County and the first incorporated black community in the state – which today lies vacant and decayed.

We are in a global battle of the people versus the plutocrats and this battle has a ticking timer called the climate crisis.

As state-of-the-art buildings belonging to some of the world's biggest, richest tech firms contrast with the child poverty and unemployment outside, it may not be long before London's less privileged residents take action.

How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class.

With a shift in media underway, there's an opportunity for alternative online news sources to turn youth apathy into engagement and cynicism into a demand for social and political change.

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New but little-known Pentagon directives authorize the use of armed drones against American citizens in the homeland in the context of domestic emergencies.

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Thousands of climate activists from across Europe are expected to join local protesters on the German-Polish border for a mass demonstration against a huge coal mining project.

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Charlie Hardy, the 75-year-old former Catholic priest now running for Senate, wants to halt NSA spying on ordinary citizens and overturn Citizens United with a Constitutional amendment.

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Five months after the police killing of 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto, protesters are returning to the streets Friday to demand justice – from San Francisco to Ferguson, Missouri.

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The Constitution According to Barack Obama

Since most of the examination of our President comes from either the daily hypocrasies of Mitt and friends or the coddling progressive left, I thought I would examine “our guy” on a few issues with a bit more scrutiny and fairness.

Companies like Palantir Technologies Inc, Booz Allen Hamilton and i2 are mining your Facebook and Twitter data to discern whether you're a terrorist, have ties to terrorists — or maybe just have the potential to someday become one.

A group of mothers has been fined $10,000 for suing the Grocery Manufacturers Association for its violation of state campaign finance laws.

Unveiling Greece's Rotten Oligarchy

The Lagarde List - roughly 2,000 Greek citizens with Swiss bank accounts - implicates a corrupt group of officials with offshore companies, friends and relatives of government ministers, bankers, publishers and those involved in the black market.

It's a largely unknown fact that police during interrogations are allowed to present false information to extract a confession — and that once the confession is made, even other evidence such as DNA often fails to overturn the conviction.