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Sunday December 9th, 2018 day edition

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Anyone with a strong familiarity with booze has either had a blackout themselves, or knows someone who has.

But not all blackouts are created equal; there are two types, "en bloc" and "fragmentary."

As their names imply, fragmentary blackouts cause the drinker to not recall moments for small periods of time, whereas en bloc refers to larger periods.

People who experience fragmentary blackouts, sometimes referred to as "brownouts," can typically recall forgotten events once they're reminded of them.

Alcohol interferes with the receptors in the hippocampus that transmit glutamate, a compound that carries signals between neurons.

In simpler terms, the effect is similar to anterograde amnesia in that the brain temporarily loses the ability to create new memories.

Blackout sufferers still may be able to partake in spirited discussions or send late-night emails to former employers. »

Don Jr. is laying low due to feared Mueller indictment, but still picking fights with Ocasio-Cortez

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Amid the many details in Cohen’s latest plea deal with Mueller was the disclosure that Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, likely lied to Congress about his family’s business in Russia.

Trump Jr. has reportedly told friends that he’s very worried about being indicted.

Trump admitted earlier this year that he personally dictated a false statement from Trump Jr. about the meeting. »

School turns students' lunch debt over to collection agency

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CRANSTON, RI (WJAR) Rhode Island's Cranston School District hired a collection agency to recover unpaid student lunch balances.

"In an effort to reduce our unpaid balance, the District has retained the services of a collection agency.

The company is Transworld Systems and they will begin their collection efforts effective January 2, 2019," the letter said. »

Millions Of Comments About The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Were Fake. Now The Feds Are Investigating.

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Two organizations told BuzzFeed News, each on condition that they not be named, that the FBI delivered subpoenas to them related to the comments.

The Justice Department is investigating whether crimes were committed when potentially millions of people’s identities were posted to the FCC’s website without their permission, falsely attributing to them opinions about net neutrality rules, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Earlier this week, the FCC issued a decision on two Freedom of Information requests, filed by BuzzFeed News and the New York Times. »