The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 night edition

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Two Senators, one Republican and one Democrat, who were impersonated during net neutrality repeal, call on FCC to investigate millions of fake comments.

As far as I know, its the first time a GOP lawmaker has acknowledged the rampant fraud and abuse that has plagued the FCC’s net neutrality repeal process.

If you’re catching up, the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality was not only overwhelmingly unpopular, but the process was riddled with serious issues.

Millions of fraudulent comments were submitted using real people’s names and addresses without their knowledge or consent.

These “irregularities” in the process will likely become a major issue in the lawsuits surrounding the repeal.

Last week, in a historic upset, three GOP Senators voted in support of a Senate CRA resolution to block the FCC’s repeal.

We have a fierce battle ahead of us in the House, but this letter should help a bit. »

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

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The US government missed the opportunity to curb sales of the drug that kickstarted the opioid epidemic when it secured the only criminal conviction against the maker of OxyContin a decade ago.

But Brownlee was the first, and so far only, prosecutor to secure a criminal conviction against the drug maker.

This slow-release opioid was vigorously promoted to doctors and, amid lax regulation and slick sales tactics, people were assured it was safe. »

One Year's Losses for Child Sexual Abuse in U.S. Top $9 Billion, New Study Suggests

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These costs were tied to the incremental effects of child sexual abuse, over and above what the cost would be to someone who wasn’t a victim of child sexual abuse.

The highest costs for women and men affected by child sexual abuse – more than $1,000,000 in estimated losses – were associated with the rare cases of fatal child sexual abuse.

Nonfatal child sexual abuse was associated with nearly $283,000 in costs over the lifetime of each female survivor. »

Adam Sandler made a child actor cry during Billy Madison dodgeball scene

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During a Wednesday interview on Conan, Sandler recalled filming a sequence for the 1995 feature that involved the actor pelting a gaggle of child actors with dodgeballs.

“It was our first movie that… we had some control of,” Sandler said of the Tamra Davis-directed film, for which he and Tim Herlihy penned the script.

Though Sandler says he approached the scene with a sense of humor, the children’s parents weren’t as happy with his performance. »