The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 21st, 2018 night edition

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Cruise ultimately split from Kidman in 2001, and was awarded the church’s highest honor, the Freedom Medal of Valor, in 2004.

Cruise is also best friends with Scientology’s controversial leader David Miscavige, who served as Cruise’s best man during his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.

“They’re two peas in a pod,” Tom De Vocht, a former member of Scientology’s Commodore Messenger’s Organization (CMO), or its internal police, told me of Cruise and Miscavige.

“Scientologists are told that Tom Cruise is saving the world single-handedly, so he is considered a deity within Scientology.

Tom is even called ‘Mister Cruise’ by staff members,” Remini told The Daily Beast.

Most Scientologists are, and I can actually say this about most Scientologists because I was in it, so I know my own heart,” Remini explains.

She also alleges a Scientology official informed her that Cruise personally administered punishment on a high-ranking member of the church—on Miscavige’s orders. »

Judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

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(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it “unequivocally” violates women’s constitutional rights.

Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, states may not ban abortions before a fetus is viable, and the medical consensus is that viability typically begins between 23 and 24 weeks, Reeves wrote on Tuesday.

The Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives last week approved a measure that would ban abortions at six weeks, while Iowa’s law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected is tied up in a court battle. »

“He Doesn’t Believe in It”: Mark Zuckerberg Has Never Cared About Your Privacy, and He’s Not Going to Change

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I remember sitting in my cubicle in the newsroom, clicking around while I took notes about the privacy settings.

But anyone I’ve spoken to who knows Zuckerberg says it’s beyond unlikely that he’s going anywhere.

As for the board, from a numbers standpoint, Zuckerberg (and the board) likely don’t believe there should be a change at the company. »

People who experience traumatic events as children are more empathetic as adults

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People who experience traumatic events as children are more empathetic as adults.

New research provides evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood are associated with empathy levels in adulthood.

The study, published in PLOS One, indicates that people who experience traumatic events as children are better at responding to the emotional states of others as adults. »

A homeless man found rare artwork from Disney's 'Bambi' in a trash bin. When it sold for $3,700, the seller tracked him down to split the proceeds

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The men had made similar transactions before, and Archbold -- who owns the Curiosity Inc. store in Edmonton, Canada -- is generally quick with his appraisals.

At first Archbold thought he had bought a replica of an animation cel from the 1980s or 1990s.

He thought if he removed the broken frame and cleaned it up, the picture might fetch $80 to $100. »