The Daily Populous

Friday February 16th, 2018 morning edition

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In what sounds like a match made in '80s heaven, Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the cast of Kung Fury, the feature-length follow-up to the cult 2015 short.

He joins fellow '80s hero David Hasselhoff and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender, who were announced earlier this week.

The original Kung Fury is a cheesy and comically OTT homage to '80s martial arts and police action films.

It became a Kickstarter sensation that bowed in Cannes' Directors Fortnight and has gained over 40 million views worldwide.

Kung Fury must travel through space and time to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy and defeat evil once and for all.

Bloom is handling international sales on Kung Fury and introducing the project at the European Film Market in Berlin, where THR has heard buyers are already buzzing over the script.

This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter's Feb. 16 daily issue at the Berlin Film Festival. »

Russian opposition leader Navalny's name shifts snow in Moscow

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Moscow residents say they have found that the only way to get the council to clear snow is to write the name of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on it.

Mr Navalny is Russia's best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, and state media never mention him by name.

President Putin famously refuses to call Mr Navalny by his name, usually referring to him as "that person" when asked about him. »

FCC Boss Being Investigated For Potential Corruption

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FCC Boss Being Investigated For Potential Corruption.

FCC boss Ajit Pai is being investigated by his own agency for potential corruption.

Now he's facing an additional investigation into whether he gutted decades-old media consolidation rules exclusively to benefit Sinclair Broadcasting. »

FBI was warned about alleged shooter nearly 5 months ago, tipster says

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A law enforcement official told CNN earlier Thursday the FBI had received two reports regarding potential threats from the shooter.

But later Thursday, a separate law enforcement official said authorities believe they only received one report, regarding the comment on YouTube.

Update: This story has been updated to reflect new reporting regarding the number of alleged threat reports the FBI received about the shooter. »

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

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In particular, a new study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibers in the brain.

This deterioration results in cognitive decline, including memory issues characteristic of dementia patients.

The researchers determined that lower fitness levels were associated with weaker white matter, which in turn correlated with lower brain function. »