The Daily Populous

Thursday June 15th, 2017 morning edition

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Forgotify tears through Spotify in search of songs with zero plays, playing only the songs that no one else has ever listened to.

According to data that Spotify released in October of last year, 80% of the 20-million-or-so songs on Spotify have been listened to at least once.

That’s 4 million songs with zero plays.

If the rate at which people are using Forgotify exceeds the rate at which Spotify adds new tracks, Forgotify is theoretically eating itself with each new listen.

If you actually want to listen to a track, you’ll have to be signed in to Spotify.

[Meanwhile, the radio in my room is playing “Royals” by Lorde for the 87th time this morning. »

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight finalized for Aug. 26

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Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a much-discussed boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, a well-placed source told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday.

The fight with McGregor, in addition to paying him in excess of nine figures, will give him the opportunity to improve to 50-0.

Floyd Mayweather (L) and Conor McGregor will meet in the ring on August 26. »

Five officials will face manslaughter charges for Flint water crisis

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FLINT, MI - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged five water officials -- including a member of Gov. Rick Snyder's cabinet and a former emergency manager -- with manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act in during the Flint Water Crisis.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, former City of Flint Water Department Manager Howard Croft, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Drinking Water Chief Liane Shekter-Smith and former district supervisor Stephen Busch will all face involuntary manslaughter charges related to their alleged failure to act in the Flint Water Crisis, Schuette announced in a release on Wednesday, June 14.

Watch live as attorney general discusses new Flint water crisis charges. »

House hearing on gun legislation canceled after shooting

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Washington (CNN) A congressional hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning to debate gun legislation has been canceled until further notice in the wake of Wednesday's shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice.

The House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee spokeswoman Molly Block confirmed the decision to CNN.

The measure would make it easier to purchase silencers, transport guns across state lines and ease restrictions on armor-piercing bullets. »