The Daily Populous

Thursday March 7th, 2019 day edition

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After a Mobile Suit made a memorable appearance in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and hot on the heels of the property’s 40th anniversary, Deadline reports today that Legendary Entertainment is developing a live-action Gundam movie, with comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) set to script.

As the site notes, this will be “the first live-action film based on the popular Mecha anime and science fiction media franchise created by Sunrise.”.

They add, “Next month marks the 40th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam, the mecha anime series that launched the Gundam success story as both a media and toy franchise.

That 1979 series, created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, was a middling success when first aired but then won over an impassioned fan following through reruns and a popular tie-in toy line.”.

In the original animated series, “In the war between the Earth Federation and Zeon, a young and inexperienced crew find themselves on a new spaceship.

Their best hope of making it through the conflict is the Gundam, a giant humanoid robot, and its gifted teenage pilot. »

Trump nixes public report on drone-strike deaths

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Trump issued an executive order revoking the requirement, capping months of speculation that he would revoke the disclosure rule.

The White House last year chose not to publish the unclassified report detailing the number of strikes carried out against terrorist targets and the number of combatants and civilians killed.

After Trump took office, he expanded the use of drone strikes across the Middle East and in places like West Africa. »

Why are textbooks so expensive?

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Publishers claim that new technologies, like digital textbooks and Netflix-style subscription services, make textbooks more affordable for all.

But the price of textbooks has similarly skyrocketed over the past decade: Textbook costs increased 88 percent between 2006 and 2016, according to the BLS report.

Digital textbooks, especially those that come with access codes, have also contributed to rising costs. »

Source: Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database

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The U.S. government created a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan.

In fact, their own government had listed their names in a secret database of targets, where agents collected information on them.

PHOTOS: Leaked Documents Show Government Tracking Journalists, Immigration Advocates. »

MORE countries pull star’s songs from radio stations around the world after sick Leaving Neverland documentary

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DOZENS of radio stations around the world have pulled Michael Jackson's songs after explosive child sex abuse claims in a new Channel 4 documentary.

Reuters 6 Michael Jackson's songs have been pulled from radio stations in New Zealand and Canada after child sex abuse claims aired in Leaving Neverland.

Michael Jackson accuser James Safechuck tells Leaving Neverland doc how singer's lawyers coached him ahead of child sex abuse trial. »