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Independent, daily global news hour anchored by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Democracy Now! is broadcast on more than 1,400 TV, radio, and internet stations in the United States and around the world. This is the official Democracy Now! Google+ page. Got story ideas? Email stories@democracynow.org.

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Police in the San Diego, California, suburb of El Cajon shot and killed an unarmed African-American man Tuesday, after his sister called 911 to report her brother was having a mental health emergency. Eyewitnesses said 30-year-old Alfred Olango was holding his hands up when he was tased by one police officer and then fired upon five times by another officer. In video posted online, Alfred Olango’s grieving sister is seen tearfully confronting pol...
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The largest prison work strike in U.S. history has entered its third week. Organizers report that as of last week at least 20 prisons in 11 states continued to protest, including in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington. The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee says at one point about 20,000 prisoners were on strike. With protest has come punishment. Several facilities have ...
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On Monday night, the two major-party candidates squared off for the first presidential debate. It was one of the most anticipated debates in U.S. history. Ahead of the event, TV network executives predicted as many as 100 million people across the United States would tune in. Many more also watched from around the world, including across Asia, Europe and in Latin America. But these viewers did not see any third-party candidates on stage. So, in a...
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Meanwhile, hundreds of people protested outside the debate at Hofstra University to demand the presidential debates be opened up to third-party candidates. At least 24 people were arrested. Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein was escorted off campus by Hofstra security and Nassau County police, despite the fact that she was invited on site by MSNBC, ABC, Fox and CBS for interviews. Democracy Now! was there at Hofstra and brings you th...
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Good they deserved it, just paid protesters anyway. 
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Marc Lamont Hill, journalist, distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College, responds to calls by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to expand the controversial police tactic of stop-and-frisk in order to reduce crime. "We keep adding more hay to the stack ... more people to stop-and-frisk to find nothing," Hill says. He argues a range of factors have caused crime to go down already, and concludes: "We can’t...
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This moronic profile should be called communism now...which is what it really advocates for
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On Friday, NBC released a gut-wrenching cellphone video by Rakeyia Scott witnessing her husband, Keith Lamont Scott, being shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. "She was trying to do what police somehow couldn’t do, which was de-escalate the situation. ... It’s really a remarkable act of courage and clearheadedness by his wife," says Marc Lamont Hill, journalist, distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College...
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+Eric Godwin​ What are you referring to with "forced" comment and what point are you attempting to make?
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Prison officials in Alabama have confirmed a group of correction officers refused to report for the evening shift Saturday at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. The apparent work strike comes as guards have been walking off the job amid safety concerns and overcrowding throughout the summer. Prisoners say there are stabbings on a regular basis, and call the facility "The Slaughterhouse." We speak to incarcerated organizer Kinetik Justice...
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Trump Slams Former Miss Universe over Weight Gain; In First, Arizona Republic Endorses Democrat for President; San Diego: Police Kill Unarmed Black Man Having Mental Health Breakdown; Charlotte: 9-Year-Old Girl's Testimony About Police Killings Goes Viral; "I Won't Be Silent": Serena Williams on Police Killings of African Americans; Wells Fargo CEO to Return $41 Million in Compensation Amid Scandal; WSJ: Mylan Misrepresented Profit Figures of Epi...
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in one of the most anticipated debates in U.S. history. The debate was held at Hofstra University on Long Island and moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. Throughout the 90-minute, often antagonistic, debate, Clinton and Trump sparred on everything from foreign policy to trade deals to personal stamina. But third-party candidates, including Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green ...
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Yeah Trumpidiotz: China haz invented outsourcing.
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Clinton and Trump Face Off at First Presidential Debate; 24 Arrested Protesting Outside First Presidential Debate; Syrian Gov't & Russia Continue Bombing Campaign in Aleppo; Mexico: 30,000 March to Mark 2nd Anniversary of Ayotzinapa Kidnapping; NYC Protest Marks 2nd Anniversary of Kidnapping of 43 Mexican Students; Colombia: Gov't & FARC Signs Peace Deal Ahead of Referendum; Texas: Gunman Opens Fire, Injuring 9, at Houston Shopping Center; FBI: M...
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have yielded to days of protests and released two videos of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. One video is from a police dashboard camera, the other from an officer’s body camera. Police say they also have more video that they have not released. The Scott family is asking the police to release all of the videos. The dashboard camera video shows Scott exiting his vehicle and taking steps backward with hi...
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The Rump-lover above is a perfect example of those who love Rump.
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Charlotte, NC: Police Release Videos of Keith Lamont Scott Killing; Police Arrest Charlotte Man in Protester Justin Carr's Death; Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day; Tulsa: Hundreds Pack Funeral of Terence Crutcher, Man Shot by Police; National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens; Clinton and Trump Debate Could Be Most Watched in U.S. History; Ted Cruz Endorses Trump Despite Bitter Rivalry; Israeli PM Netan...
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