The Daily Populous

Friday December 14th, 2018 day edition

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On June 13, 1985, a 250-pound orangutan named Ken Allen climbed up his retaining wall at the San Diego Zoo and escaped his exhibit.

Behind the moat was a massive wall, which they extended 4 feet—but it wasn’t enough to contain Ken Allen.

That August, Ken Allen found a crowbar in his pen that workers had left behind.

He tossed it to another orangutan, Vicki, who used it to pry open a window and let Ken out.

“When my dad was younger, he and his friends went to the zoo when Ken Allen got out of his enclosure.

Retired postal employee and Orang Gang member Marlene MacLeay told the Times, “He'd have done the same for us.”.

Perhaps Ken Allen faked his death in an elaborate, final escape plan, and he’s laying low across the border in Mexico. »

WaPost: Girl dies of dehydration while in Border Patrol custody, 'had not eaten for days'

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A seven-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock while in Border Patrol custody, the Washington Post reports.

The girl and her father crossed into the United States illegally with a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection told the Washington Post.

According to CBP records obtained by the newspaper, the girl and her father were taken into custody late at night on December 6, 2018 south of Lordsburg, New Mexico. »

Unlimited data draining your wallet? Your plan costs more in U.S. than those in most developed countries

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If you live in the United States, you’re not alone, according to a recent report by Finnish research firm Rewheel, which found Americans pay more for wireless data than consumers in most other developed countries.

The statistical analysis of regulatory data, price data and cell service data in 148 countries shows that a government’s pro-competitive policies, such as number portability and voice over internet protocol, can significantly reduce prices.

In countries where political connections are more prevalent, regulations protect incumbents and are associated with much higher prices.”. »

Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements

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Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements.

Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to overhaul the system for handling accusations of sexual misconduct against members, including a requirement that members pay out of pocket for some settlements and court judgments.

Currently, settlements are paid through taxpayer-funded accounts members use to pay for office salaries and expenses. »