The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 16th, 2018 morning edition

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One of video gaming’s most popular titles, Fortnite is a big game and a big business — sort of like baseball, the sport that’s officially known as “America’s pastime.”

Already well-paid stars themselves, Major League Baseball players have flocked to Fortnite because with plenty of downtime between games and travel, it’s easy for them to unwind with a few rounds of the online, multi-player, and mobile-compatible battle royale, whether they’re in the clubhouse, their hotel room, or on the bus.

But the shoot-em-up title may have just taken its first big league casualty.

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, missed his Wednesday start against the team’s hated rival New York Yankees because of mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Price is hardly the only major leaguer to be hit with Fortnite fever, though he may be the only one shelved by it.

Combined, these players are earning $79.25 million in 2018, with Price’s $30 million salary representing the biggest chunk of that haul.

Regardless, with $30 million at stake (in Price’s case), Major League owners have a reasonable expectation that players curb the time they spend scrambling around Fortnite, looking for loot boxes if it detracts from their on-field performance. »

Documents show Ajit Pai met with AT&T execs right after the company started paying Michael Cohen.

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Documents show Ajit Pai met with AT&T execs right after the company started paying Michael Cohen.

TL;DR: Ajit Pai has denied hearing from Michael Cohen, but FOIAed documents show he met with AT&T execs a month after Cohen began receiving payments from the company.

Call your lawmakers before they vote on the net neutrality CRA tomorrow and demand they overturn the FCC’s corrupt net neutrality repeal. »

Teens charged with brutally killing opossum and her babies on Snapchat

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KENNESAW, Ga. — Two Cobb County teenagers are in very big trouble after allegedly killing a female opossum and her babies.

Police said the teens used a baseball bat to beat the mother opossum and one of her babies, called joeys.

Police say the teens, both students at North Cobb High School, also filmed the incident and put it out on Snapchat, a social media app. »

Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules That Abortion Care for Rape Survivors is a Human Right

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They took legal action—and, in two landmark decisions last month, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled in their favor, granting both women compensation and reaffirming the fact that denying access to abortion after rape is a violation of their human rights.

The passage of the Victims General Law in 2013, along with a previous ruling by the Court, removed any pre-requirements to request abortion care for victims of rape.

The Court’s ruling was a victory in this regard, too, since it chose to stand firmly in defining abortion access in these cases as a human right. »

Emilia Clarke Says She’s Always Received Equal Pay as Male ‘Game of Thrones’ Co-Stars

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The conversation for equal pay has taken over Hollywood in the last few months in the midst of the Time’s Up movement, and Emilia Clarke is joining in on the discussion.

“On ‘Game of Thrones,’ I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars,” the actress said.

“It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck.”. »