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The Onion’s 2017 Oscar Picks

The 89th Academy Awards features a more diverse slate of film and actor nominees than in past years, though the ceremony could still field #OscarsSoWhite criticism. Here are The Onion’s picks for who should take home the coveted Oscar statuettes:

A Timeline Of The EPA

A recently introduced House bill that would dissolve the Environmental Protection Agency questions the value of what this agency does and what its goals are. The Onion provides a timeline of the EPA’s 47-year history:
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High U.S. Incarceration Rates

The Justice Department reports that one in every 37 U.S. adults has been in prison, giving our nation the highest incarceration rate in the world. What do you think?
  • "Look on the bright side—36 of us are free. USA! USA! USA!"

    Joe Wengert Waiter
  • "I guess you can only talk about getting tough on crime for so long before you have to back it up with meaningless arrests."

    Risa Woods-Tanouye Receptionist
  • "Whoa. I'd better start cutting back on my citizen's arrests."

    Sarah Burns Title Examiner
  • "We should privatize prisons! Not because it would help the rate of incarceration. I've just always wanted to own a prison."

    Anthony King Sound Engineer
  • "And did you know that half of the people currently serving time were prosecuted under the Anti-Skitching Act passed in 1978 to curb wintertime pranks?"

    Bret <br>Christensen Systems Analyst
  • "But that can't be. I easily know 37 people and... Oh, wait. I forgot my stint for vehicular homicide in the '80s. Never mind."

    Lennon Parham Underwriter
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