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America’s most deadly mass shooter, 29, called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS before shooting dead 50 in Orlando gay nightclub as his father reveals ‘he got angry when he saw men kiss’

Orlando gunman known to FBI shows difficulty of ‘lone wolf’ cases

Orlando: Vigils held after US’ deadliest shooting
Vigils held across the US after deadliest shooting spree in country’s history targets gay nightclub in Florida.

Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and ‘Toxic’

The US Is Preparing to Oust President Evo Morales
US intelligence agencies have ramped up their operations intended to remove Bolivian President Evo Morales from office. All options are on the table, including assassination. Barack Obama, who sees the weakening of Latin America’s “hostile bloc of populist states” as one of his administration’s foreign-policy victories, intends to buoy this success before stepping down.

Venezuela’s Struggle to Survive
Amid a reassertion of U.S.-backed neoliberal policies in Latin America, Venezuela’s socialist government totters at a tipping point, beset by a severe economic crisis, but Lisa Sullivan sees a ground-up struggle of Venezuelans to survive.

Pro-Government Venezuelans Rally to Defend Social Programs

Lula Leads Protests in Brazil Against Temer Government
Brazilians continue to denounce the Senate’s removal of President Dilma Rousseff.

Argentina to suspend RT from national broadcasting
The Argentinian state media authority has decided to suspend the nationwide broadcast of RT Spanish. In 2014, RT became the first foreign TV channel to be shown on national television in Argentina.

WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails – Julian Assange
New release likely to fan controversy and provide further ammunition for Republican presidential rival Donald Trump

Russia: We will respond to entry of U.S. naval vessel into Black Sea

War With Russia Without Public Debate?
NATO is continuing its military buildup and “exercises” on Russia’s borders, Moscow is taking “counter-measures,” while the US mainstream media remains silent.

NATO threatens Putin with war!
In advance of next month’s NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, the western military alliance has organised a massive military build-up in Eastern Europe, heightening the danger of a military conflict with nuclear-armed Russia.

Kurdish YPG, Arab Allies Deal New Blow to Islamic State Group

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri backs new Taliban chief Akhundzada
Al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri has endorsed new Taliban chief Akhundzada in a video message, according to a monitoring site. Experts believe al Qaeda’s pledge could be an attempt to curtail IS’ expansion in Afghanistan.

Why the Obama Administration Is Favoring al-Qaeda’s Main Syrian Ally

The Nuclear Codes Come With Big Challenges For Clinton Or Trump
Whatever your take on the presidential race, Tuesday’s primary results make it all but certain that, come January, President Obama will hand over the keys to the White House?—?and the nuclear codes?—?to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of killing at least 17 unarmed Biafran separatists

The true cost of your cheap clothes: slave wages for Bangladesh factory workers
Everyone loves a bargain but the true cost of that latest wardrobe addition is pitiful wages for Bangladesh’s legion of factory workers, writes Simon Parry.

Obama’s Stupid Propaganda Stuff

CNN’s ‘Courageous’ Advertorial Mill
CNN has announced the formation of a new unit that will not report the news. Instead, it will take money from corporations to produce content that resembles news but is actually PR designed to burnish its clients’ images.

Obama’s Stupid Propaganda Stuff
Just last month, President Obama dispatched Secretary of State Kerry to secure Russian President Putin’s help in addressing the Syrian crisis and other world hotspots – but despite Putin’s agreement, Obama has reversed himself and is back hurling insults at the Russians, a troubling development, writes Robert Parry.

U.S. contractors hurt in Bulgarian blast were testing arms for supply to Syrian opposition

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Offensive, Iran’s ‘Proxy’ Strategy, and the Middle East’s New ‘Cold War’

Iran sends men and arms to shore up retreating Assad

Iran denies troops deployed in Syria

Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It
A video roundtable explains why the IMF, Europe, and Western corporations don’t have the country’s best interests at heart.

Spy Virus Linked to Israel Targeted Hotels Used for Iran Nuclear Talks
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab finds three hotels that hosted Iran talks were targeted by a virus believed used by Israeli spies

Did the War in Syria Just Become a Regional War?
There are growing indications that the war in Syria has now entered a new and dangerous phase that threatens to engulf the entire Middle East in a broad regional war. The news that Iran has sent significant numbers of Iranian, Iraqi, and Afghan troops to take active part in defense of Syria has the potential to transform the conflict into one with global implications as Iran’s key regional rivals – Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel – continue to support jihadi factions in their war against the government of Bashar al-Assad.

The US Government’s Not-So-Secret Support for Al Qaeda and ISIS
The Biggest State Sponsor of Terrorism of Them All

How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.

The Dark Saudi-Israeli Plot To Tip the Scales in Syria
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah

Setbacks suffered by the Syrian regime
The Syrian government has suffered another in a series of battlefield losses against the Islamic State (IS) and other rebel groups.

Logistics 101: Where Does ISIS Get Its Guns?

22 dead in Hezbollah clashes with ISIS on northeast Lebanon border

US Backed Rebels seize sprawling army base in southern Syria

Eritrea accuses UN of ‘slander’ over rights report
Eritrea’s government has dismissed as a “vile slander” a UN report accusing it of human rights violations on a scale “seldom witnessed elsewhere”.

Chadian Soldiers Kill 207 Boko Haram as Militant Group Slaughters 15 in Borno

15 killed, 500 homes burnt as Boko Haram attacks Borno village

Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters on a Silk Road Post at Reason.com

California man beaten by police officers in ‘horrific and inflammatory’ video
Footage shows Jose Velasco of Salinas, who sister says is mentally ill, being struck repeatedly with batons for over 45 seconds after alleged assault of motherDominican Republic to begin deporting Haitian immigrants

Haitians go into hiding as Dominican authorities are free to deport
Hundreds of buses have been leaving Santo Domingo for the border for the past week and as the deadline to register has passed – many fear mass deportations

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Is it Time for an Island Reunification?

Shooters of color are called ‘terrorists’ and ‘thugs.’ Why are white shooters called ‘mentally ill’?
This racist media narrative around mass violence falls apart with the Charleston church shooting.

Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings “Terrorism” Again Shows It’s a Meaningless Propaganda Term
…many African-American and Muslim commentators and activists insisted that the term “terrorist” be applied: because it looked, felt and smelled exactly like other acts that are instantly branded “terrorism” when the perpetrator is Muslim and the victims largely white.

War, Murder and the American Way
He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting.

State Dept: Iran ‘Supports Terror’ for Backing anti-ISIS Militias
The State Department is struggling to make up its minds on the Iraqi Shi’ite militias in the ISIS war, declaring Iran to be financing “terror-related activities” for supporting those militias, which are the same militias fighting on the same side as the US in Iraq.

MoD confirms Britain is arming Saudi Arabia in Yemen conflict
Britain’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is providing technical support and arming Saudi Arabia in its ongoing war against Yemen, RT has learned.

WikiLeaks publishes the Saudi Cables
Over half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

FBI Agent: The CIA Could Have Stopped 9/11
Rossini, who was assigned to the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC) at the time of the attacks, has long maintained that the U.S. government has covered up secret relations between the spy agency and Saudi individuals who may have abetted the plot. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who flew commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a failed effort to crash into the U.S. Capitol, were Saudis.

Putin: Russian pipeline project to help Greece pay its debt

Putin reiterates support for Syria’s Assad
Russia leader stands by Syrian President Assad and opposes use of external force to end the four-year conflict.

Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: UN
18-month civil war characterized by ethnic massacres, mass child abductions into service of warring militias

Confusing U(kraine)-Turn: Yanukovych Ousting Was Illegitimate – Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the country’s constitutional court, asking the court to recognize the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 as illegitimate.

‘Powerful People In The West And In Kiev Do Not Want A Ukrainian Settlement’

US Senator McCain slams European stance on Ukraine
U.S. Sen. John McCain has said during a visit to Ukraine that it is shameful that Washington’s European allies have not done more to assist Ukrainian forces in their quest to defeat Russian-backed separatists in the east.

We Are Expanding Freedom And Making Russia More Open: Putin

Moscow will respond in kind to seizure of its assets abroad – FM Lavrov
Moscow will take reciprocal action in response to the seizure of its foreign assets, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned.
“Our response would be in kind. This is inevitable. This is the only way of acting in international affairs,” he told RBK-TV in an intervew.

Who’s Behind Asia-Pacific’s Growing Tensions?
Increasing tension in the Asia-Pacific between China and nations surrounding its territory, appears to be an unstoppable and inevitable lead-up to regional conflict and perhaps even global war

How Americans Came to Kill in the Middle East

‘March of Silence’ in Uruguay sends message of remembrance to South America
They were marching shoulder-to-shoulder, young and old, in absolute silence. Some were carrying small placards with names and photos of their loved ones, who disappeared four decades ago, during the pro-Western dictatorship here in Uruguay.

John Kerry Gives Saudis a Big Pass on Indiscriminate Bombing of Civilians in Yemen

NY Gov. Cuomo signs “unconstitutional, McCarthyite” pro-Israel exec. order punishing BDS boycott movement
Andrew Cuomo pushed through discriminatory policy to punish groups that boycott Israel for Palestinian human rights

New York Governor Signs Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Executive Order
The governor is ordering the state to come up with a list of groups engaged in “boycott, divestment or sanctions activity targeting Israel.”

Pakistani sweet shop owner admits killing 30 people with poison-laced sweets
The owner said he mixed poison with the sweets to ‘teach his brother a lesson’

31 people suddenly dropped dead in a Pakistani village. Now police claim to know the horrible reason why.

Muhammad Ali: a Torchbearer of Resistance

Clinton to Sanders: I dropped out for Obama – it was ‘the right thing to do’
Clinton recalls her decision to concede to Obama in 2008, turning up the heat on Sanders ahead of primaries she’s expected to use to declare victory.

How Americans Came to Kill in the Middle East

US Asks Russia to Not Hit Nusra Front in Syria, Moscow Says

Backed by Russian air cover, Syrian regime forces reach Raqqa border

Syria: The U.S. Is Unwilling To Settle – Russia Returns For Another Round
The Obama administration does not want peace in Syria. The Russians finally have to admit to themselves that the U.S. is no partner for a continuation of a cease fire, a coordinated attack against the Islamic State and al-Qaeda and for peace in Syria.

Hustler magazine hits the mailboxes of Utah lawmakers
Utah lawmakers began receiving unwanted copies of Hustler magazine’s latest issue this week, an attempt by the periodical’s eccentric founder to push back against a Legislature-approved resolution calling pornography a “public health crisis.”