The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 10th, 2018 evening edition

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A beauty queen has turned in her tiara after a skit mocking the #MeToo movement was featured in the final moments of the Massachusetts Miss America competition.

While the joke drew uproarious laughter and cheers from the audience, Gorman, standing backstage, was horrified.

When she was 13, Gorman was raped by three adult men; she says it took three years for her to open up about the experience.

This year, she was almost through the final competition for the title of Miss Massachusetts — a stepping stone to the Miss America pageant — when politics once again found its way onstage.

The Miss Massachusetts organization apologized for the incident on Facebook and stated that “the skit was not in the script and was not authorized by the board.

Writing for Vox, former Miss America Mallory Hagan said that the swimsuit competition engendered an “intense internal battle over my self-image.

My goal is to be that light at the end of the tunnel for those who feel stuck in the darkness. »

'Star Wars': Billy Dee Williams Reprising Role as Lando Calrissian

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The actor, who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm.

The Lando Calrissian character made his suave debut in 1980's Empire Strikes Back.

Williams has in recent years returned to the role that fuels his appearances on the convention circuit, voicing Calrissian in various cartoon series and video games. »

Empathy from Physicians More Likely to Result in Patient Information from Family

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“For families, using “but” may make that clear and lead them to move away from the emotion and stay in medical talk.”

“Most importantly, listening to patients and their families allows physicians to avoid missing opportunities to deepen the discussion.

”The study, " Characteristics of Physician Empathetic Statements During Pediatric Intensive Care Conferences With Family Members ," was published online in JAMA. »

Reddit CEO tells user, “we are not the thought police,” then suspends that user

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Reddit has confirmed to Ars Technica that Huffman's conversation, as posted by user "whatllmyusernamebe" on Sunday, is legitimate.

whatll: I'd argue that hate speech should be banned with its own rule, separate from the violence policy.

Further Reading reddit users’ response to CEO banning harassing subreddits is more harassment Huffman's logic appears to run counter to initiatives run by Reddit itself. »

Thailand cave rescue: All 12 boys, coach freed, latest updates

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media_camera The 12 boys and their coach had been trapped in the cave since June 23.

media_camera Thai Navy divers in Tham Long cave during rescue operations for the 12 boys and their coach trapped in the cave. »