The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 1st, 2018 evening edition

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The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls, have been discovered in the middle of Cologne.

It is not clear how many scrolls the library would have held, but it would have been “quite huge – maybe 20,000”, said Schmitz.

The building would have been slightly smaller than the famed library at Ephesus, which was built in 117 AD.

“It dates from the middle of the second century and is at a minimum the earliest library in Germany, and perhaps in the north-west Roman provinces,” he said.

The building would have been used as a public library, Schmitz said.

“It is in the middle of Cologne, in the marketplace, or forum: the public space in the city centre.

It is built of very strong materials, and such buildings, because they are so huge, were public,” he said. »

11,000 Wikileaks Twitter DMs Have Just Been Published For Anyone To Read

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Thanks to journalist Emma Best, you can now rifle through 11,000 direct, private messages sent to and from Wikileaks' Twitter account.

Best released the messages Monday, saying they came from the "Wikileaks + 10 chat," a private group for the organization's more active supporters.

Best told Forbes in Twitter direct messages the leaked Wikileaks DMs showed it was biased against Clinton. »

No Prison for Grandson of Ex-Virginia Governor in Rape Case

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Stephen Dalton Baril, a grandson of a former governor of Virginia, entered an Alford plea to charges of misdemeanor sexual battery and felony unlawful wounding.

A grandson of a former governor of Virginia has avoided prison time after being accused of rape.

Baril is the grandson of John Dalton, a Republican who served as governor from 1978 to 1982. »

Indiana Textbook Commission member charges that Robin Hood is communistic

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White of the Indiana Textbook Commission, calls for the removal of references to the book Robin Hood from textbooks used by the state’s schools.

Mrs. Young claimed that there was “a Communist directive in education now to stress the story of Robin Hood because he robbed the rich and gave it to the poor.

One joked that the “enrollment of Robin Hood in the Communist Party can only make sensible people laugh.” »