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Saturday July 14th, 2018 morning edition

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After fits and starts, Sony Pictures has reunited the cast of its 2009 surprise hit — including Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin — for Zombieland 2.

Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the original and is behind the studio’s Spider-Man-centric fall tentpole, Venom, is returning to the director’s chair.

While rumors of the sequel have risen from the dead several times over the years, this time Sony really means it.

Zombieland is a horror comedy road movie that follows four strangers that meet and eventually bond amid a postapocalyptic zombie outbreak.

Eisenberg plays a geeky survivor named Columbus, Harrelson is the violent Tallahassee, and Stone and Breslin are sneaky sisters Wichita and Little Rock, respectively.

We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on Venom has been truly amazing.”.

Breslin, repped by CAA and Felker Suddleson, recently starred in Trudie Styler’s comedic drama Freak Show. »

Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us

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It turns out that dogs rely on humans more than they do their own kind for affection, protection and everything in between.

The scientists found that dog owners' aroma actually sparked activation in the "reward center" of their brains, called the caudate nucleus.

Of all the wafting smells to take in, dogs actually prioritized the hint of humans over anything or anyone else. »

Sticking with the Wrong Choice

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This well-known cognitive phenomenon termed the “sunk cost fallacy” has long been considered a problem unique to humans.

New research has discovered that humans are not the only species that share these economically irrational flaws.

New research from the University of Minnesota published in the journal Science discovered that mice, rats, and humans all commit the sunk cost fallacy. »

Russian Intelligence Officers Charged For Hacking DNC Emails In Major Russia Investigation Development

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Grand jury turned in an indictment charging the 12 Russian military officers with conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

They are charged with infiltrating computers including state boards of election, secretaries of state, and companies that provide software to monitor elections.

The current indictment did not allege that any Americans committed crimes related to the Russian hacking, Rosenstein announced. »

Special counsel Mueller charges 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats during 2016 election

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That exchange matches one posted online by longtime Trump friend Roger Stone, who did not respond to requests for comment by CNBC.

Trump, who was meeting with Queen Elizabeth II in England during Rosenstein's news conference announcing the new charges, has repeatedly called Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the election a "witch hunt.".

Rosenstein said that the defendants charged in the indictment worked for two units of Russia's main intelligence arm, the GRU. »