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Glenn Greenwald: The New York Times ‘helped to kill journalism as a potent force for checking power’

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald appeared Monday on Democracy Now to discuss his latest project, a new media startup funded by billionaire philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. Greenwald said the new media outfit would practice “adversarial journalism” and seek to challenge the powerful. He contrasted his view of journalism with the journalism of…

Strippers converge on St. Louis to stop World Series human sex trafficking

At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, World Series fans will find a few strippers walking the streets, bearing an unexpected message. The front of the cards they hand out look like souvenir baseball cards. The back has contact information for the victims of sex trafficking to get help. About 75…

Far-right French politician Marine Le Pen confronted by topless Femen protesters

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, became the latest target of a trademark topless protest by feminist group Femen during a visit to the town of Fougères in Brittany on Saturday. Le Pen, in town to meet local FN party members, was greeting Fougères residents…

Sea lions who washed ashore in Malibu died of gunshot wounds

Wildlife rescuers say that at least three sea lions who washed ashore in Malibu, CA died of gunshots wounds. Jonsie Ross with the California Wildlife Center told CBS News that this happens because squid fisherman shine light on the surface of the water, which also attracts sea lions. A Malibu…

Video explains JPMorgan Chase’s $13 billion settlement and calls for criminal charges

A video published Tuesday on YouTube by the group The Other 98 Percent explains the $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Department of Justice. In the video, “Alexis” notes that the settlement will halt multiple investigations into the financial giant, including one criminal investigation. The company is…

‘Fox & Friends’ suggests House stenographer targeted for bringing ‘message from God’

The host of Fox & Friends on Thursday hinted that a stenographer who interrupted a House vote on reopening the government by yelling about God and “Freemasons” was the victim of religious discrimination and she simply “saw something that didn’t seem right.” During a Wednesday night vote in the U.S.…

WATCH: Police arrest 8 members of Congress at D.C. immigration reform rally

Eight members of Congress were among the more than 150 people arrested Tuesday during an immigration rally at the U.S. Capitol, according to the Associated Press and the group Center for Community Change. Thousands of protesters gathered at the National Mall to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform with…

Nashville landlords battle homelessness by renting to felons for $50 a month

Landlords in Nashville, Tennessee are taking on the problem of homelessness by renting to felons and addicts for as little as $50 a month. American Public Media’s Marketplace reported on Monday that many of the landlords had agreed to slash their rent for the homeless for a maximum of 30…

Watch: Mormon officials turn away 150 female members from all-male conference

Officials from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) on Saturday turned away 150 female church members and their male supporters who were trying to attend an all-male Priesthood Session of LDS General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. KSL captured video of members of the group Ordain…

Watch: Reason magazine hosts panel on ‘America’s longest war’ — the war on drugs

The libertarian publication Reason on Monday published video of a panel discussion about U.S. drug policy. The panel, which discussed the war on drugs on September 24, included Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, Mary O’Grady of the Wall Street Journal, John Tierney of the New York Times, and…

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