Illinois Wants to Launch a Huge Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign—In Jails

The voting rights of felons have been top of mind among criminal justice reformers for years. But that conversation has overlooked a group that, although technically eligible to vote, is often unable to cast a ballot: people who are awaiting trial in jail.  An Illinois bill that passed last month aims to change that. The bill, which the governor is expected to sign […]

In “Huge Win for Pollinators, People and the Planet,” EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

In “Huge Win for Pollinators, People and the Planet,” EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

The European Union on Friday voted to ban agricultural pesticides that are harmful to bees and which scientists have warned could have a broader impact on the global food chain. (Photo: Dejan Hudoletnjak / Flickr) Faced with mounting scientific evidence that bee-poisoning neonicotinoids, or neonics, could cause an “ecological armageddon,” European regulators on Friday approved a “groundbreaking” and “historic” […]

As corporate-government tax pacts falter, Coca-Cola challenges huge U.S. bill

As corporate-government tax pacts falter, Coca-Cola challenges huge U.S. bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) thought it had a deal with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on how much the company charged foreign affiliates for the rights to make and sell Coke products abroad. Bottles of Coca-Cola are seen at a Carrefour Hypermarket store in Montreuil, near Paris, France, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau […]

Trump Wants HUGE Millenary Parade!|Humor

Trump Wants HUGE Millenary Parade!|Humor

White House spokesperson, Hedy Lamar, models one of the hats to be featured in the Huge Millenary Parade this spring. He saw it in Paris and now he wants one here. President Trump has announced his intentions to hold a “Huge” millenary parade later this year. “It’s going to be Huge! Huge hats! Huge Purses! […]

Huge Australian bushfire was caused by unseasonal freak weather

Huge Australian bushfire was caused by unseasonal freak weather

Dean Lewins / EPA-EFE / Rex / Shutterstock By Alice Klein A FIERCE fire has swept through 1200 hectares of bush and destroyed 69 homes in New South Wales, Australia. The fire engulfed the seaside town of Tathra on 18 March after starting in nearby bushland. A mix of 38°C heat and gusty winds created […]

The FBI Is Too White—And It Considers That a “Huge Operational Risk”

This story was originally published by ProPublica. For the FBI, the long-standing failure to diversify its ranks is nothing short of “a huge operational risk,” according to one senior official, something that compromises the agency’s ability to understand communities at risk, penetrate criminal enterprises, and identify emerging national security threats. Indeed, 10 months before being fired […]

Drones reveal huge colonies of 1.5 million penguins on islands

Drones reveal huge colonies of 1.5 million penguins on islands

One of 1.5 million Adélie penguinsRachael Herman, Stony Brook University / Louisiana State University By Michael Le Page TWO huge colonies of Adélie penguins have been discovered hiding in plain sight on Antarctic islands. Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) were known to nest on the Danger Islands, near the tip of the west Antarctic Peninsula. But […]

“A Huge Crusade of Annulment”: Loss Monies in Eastern Ghouta Counters three-hundred From Syrian Assault

The United Nations has condemned the Syrian government’s recent deadly barrage of airstrikes and artillery fire against the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, outside the capital of Damascus. Aid workers report at least 300 people have been killed over the past three days. Many of the victims are women and children. Targets have included hospitals […]