The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 morning edition

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Margot Kidder, the actress best known for playing Lois Lane in the Superman films, has died aged 69, TMZ reports.

The actress reportedly passed away at her home in Montana.

Kidder starred with Christopher Reeve in four Superman films from 1978-87 as the caped crusader's love interest, Lois.

She later used her public profile to raise awareness about the condition, and became an advocate for alternative medicine.

She is survived by her daughter Maggie, the daughter she had with her first husband, American novelist Thomas McGuane.

Kidder and McGuane divorced in 1976 after three years together; she later married The Sopranos actor John Heard in 1979, a marriage which lasted only six days.

Her third marriage was to the French director Philippe de Broca, from 1983-84. »

China Contributes $500 Million to Trump-Linked Indonesia Project

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The Chinese government is extending a $500 million loan to a state-owned construction company to build an Indonesian theme park that will feature a Trump-branded golf course and hotels.

The project will include a number of Trump-branded hotels, a golf course, and a residence.

Vice Premier Liu He, China’s top economic official, is traveling to Washington this week to continue negotiations over the large trade deficit between the U.S. and China. »

Supreme Court sports betting decision: Federal ban unconstitutional

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"The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make," the Supreme Court said in its decision.

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court opens the door for states to pass laws legalizing sports betting," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.

The full decision from the Supreme Court can be read here. »

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law returns this fall with a big promotion

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Adult Swim is bringing back one of the series that helped the network make a name for itself this fall: Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

The mash-up of classic cartoons will return for a half-hour special later this year, titled Harvey Birdman, Attorney General.

The gist: supervillain President Phil Seben (again voiced by Stephen Colbert) has appointed Harvey Birdman as the country's new attorney general. »