Stories by Rod Bastanmehr

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Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

But in a 'stand-your-ground' state, will they stick?

Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

25-year veteran fired after telling victim 'I own you,' and badgering her with wildly inappropriate questions.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Gutter Oil, an inexpensive alternative to cooking oil, is being sold to vendors across the country—and eaten up by its citizens.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Presumed presidential candidate is pretty cozy with big bankers.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Legalization would more than double the market.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"In Russia, gift bags rummage through you."

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a combative interview with the BBC, Brand shows he's a rather revolutionary thinker.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

12-year-old shooter in Sparks, Nevada. Now this. In gun-soaked culture, the kids really do not seem all right.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The online retailer came under fire for its sale of t-shirts that explicitly promote sexual violence.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Lt. John Pike is being paid handsomely for spraying peaceful protesters in the face.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Lab rats in an experiment derived equal pleasure from both.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Conservative critics accuse Kentucky senator of selling out to Obamacare to fund pet project.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

With supplies of pentobarbital dwindling, Florida and Texas try out new untested lethal injection drugs, like midazolam hydrochloride.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows that changes in the environment caused by people are helping animals to evolve bigger brains.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nothing about 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson's death in a school gymnasium adds up.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Those found to be gay will not be allowed in.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

High-speed chase ends in a hail of police bullets.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Coach and school refuse to bend rules for traumatized youngster.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: AlteNet

The New York Times reports on bitter irony of people too poor to be eligible for help.

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