The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Former Brazil president Lula poised for corruption trial, associates fear




“The justices will take a position in the coming days, in the coming weeks, not only with respect to this case, but also with respect to plea bargains that complement my plea bargain,” he said. “What we can see is that the circle is closing in. Lava Jato is entering a very important phase. With the information (the investigators now have), they can join up the loose ends.”

#Corruption #Brazil #Politics

The lives lost in Orlando




“Many of the 49 victims of the United States’s worst mass shooting share much in common: Young Latino men in their 20s and 30s, most of them gay, who gathered at an Orlando club to dance. But the victims’ stories — promising artists, a young couple in love, a devoted father of three among them — are richly varied.”

#OrlandoShooting #LoveOverHate #OrlandoUnited #LGBTQRights

Dark matter might be made of black holes



“Kashlinsky took the idea a step further and proposed in a recent paper that dark matter, which has been undefined, could be made of PBHs. This hypothesis lines up with Kashlinsky’s previous observations of the universe’s excessive infrared glow in 2005 and x-ray emanations in 2013.”

#Science #ifuckinglovescience #Space


Common Wants To Bring ‘Peace’ And ‘Hope’ To Chicago Through New Initiative

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 11: Common serves as Honorary Grand Marshal at the National Park Service Centennial Event at Washington Park on June 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for the National Park Foundation)


“If I can bring some peace and some hope, and some dreams through the music and through this whole celebration of the national parks, that’s what I want people to leave with,” he said.

#Chicago #Chiraq #NationalParks #Hope

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