The Daily Populous

Friday February 23rd, 2018 morning edition

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I live near Atlantic City, so I know a lot of people who work in the casino industry.

They all have hilarious stories about celebrities and their out-on-the-town exploits, usually they involve some B-list celeb doing something dumb in a drunken stupor.

These stories can be funny or interesting, but they're never anything groundbreaking.

"I remember a night when Wayne Gretzky insulted Michael Jordan at the table.

Michael had ordered a drink from the cocktail waitress, and he gave her a five-dollar chip.

Wayne took it off the cocktail waitress's tray, gave it back to Michael, grabbed a hundred-dollar chip from Michael's stack and put it on the cocktail waitress's tray.

Then he said, "That's how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael.". »

PRESS – Comedy Central Renews Drunk History for a Sixth Season

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NEW YORK, NY, February 22, 2018– Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central announced today that the Emmy® Award-winning Comedy Central series, Drunk History, has been renewed for a sixth season with sixteen episodes.

Ian Friedman and Daniel Wolfberg are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central ( is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). »

All of West Virginia's public schools are closed due to a teacher walk-out over pay

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(CNN) Public schools across West Virginia are closed Thursday as teachers and other school employees hit the picket lines, demanding higher wages and better benefits.

West Virginia employs nearly 20,000 classroom teachers in its public schools and has more than 277,000 students enrolled, according to Alyssa Keedy of the West Virginia Department of Education.

Teachers are gathering inside the West Virginia capital building this morning to demand higher pay and better benefits. »

Study: Lead and other toxic metals found in e-cigarette 'vapors'

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Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

They found that significant numbers of the devices generated aerosols with potentially unsafe levels of lead, chromium, manganese and/or nickel.

Other studies, including one last year from Rule's group, have detected significant levels of toxic metals in e-liquids exposed to the e-cigarette heating coil. »

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

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If you watched movies at the end of the previous century, you watched Brendan Fraser.

And that's how I spend my first hour with Brendan Fraser.

Fraser lives down a dirt road, in a tall, angular house with a wide lawn that descends to a glittering lake. »