The Daily Populous

Saturday March 10th, 2018 morning edition

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"He has the potential to do good," Brafman argued, citing Shkreli's intellectual brilliance and altruism toward others less fortunate than himself.

"He shouldn't be sentenced simply for being Martin Shkreli.".

"We do believe the public needs to be protected from Mr. Shkreli," assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis told Matsumoto while arguing for that stiff term.

Matsumoto said she had struggled over what to give Shkreli as a sentence.

She urged Shkreli to continue teaching inmates math, finance and other subjects, as he has in recent months.

There is no parole in the federal prison system, but Shkreli could be released after having served almost six years, due to credit for good conduct.

The judge had already ordered Shkreli, who will turn 35 on March 17, to forfeit nearly $7.4 million to the federal government. »

Norm Macdonald Is Getting His Own New Netflix Talk Show

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"Norm Macdonald Has a Show" is set for at least 10 episodes and will see the host reunited with sidekick Adam Eget.

Macdonald has signed up for 10 episodes of “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” which the comedian referenced on Twitter early Friday.

I have a new show on @netflix and I'm tweeting the text exchange that started it all. — Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) March 9, 2018. »

Denis Villeneuve Is Planning At Least Two ‘Dune’ Films, If Not More: ‘It Will Probably Take Two Years to Make’

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Villeneuve is moving on from "Blade Runner 2049" and gearing up for what sounds like a massive adaptation of "Dune.".

The franchise plans are all Villeneuve is willing to tease right now, but multiple films sounds fitting considering Herbert’s novel is over 400 pages and incredibly dense.

Villeneuve flirted with a similar plan on “Blade Runner 2049” when the assembly cut came in over the four-hour mark. »

The Legendary Cocaine Bear of Kentucky

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On December 23, 1985, the New York Times reported about a 175-pound black bear that had apparently died of an overdose of cocaine in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest.

Three months earlier, drug smuggler Andrew Thornton II had dropped large quantities of drugs from an airplane over that area, before jumping from it himself.

He was on a coke-smuggling run from Colombia when he dropped 40 plastic containers full of cocaine in Chattahoochee National Forest. »