The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 13rd, 2019 night edition

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The U.K.'s Brexit deal with the EU has been rejected by U.K. lawmakers in another landmark defeat for British Prime Minister Theresa May.

May's Brexit deal was defeated for the first time back in January but she had hoped last-ditch tweaks, specifically on the contentious Irish border issue, would help persuade Members of Parliament (MPs) to change their minds.

But her agreement was rejected by 149 votes after 242 MPs voted for the deal and 391 MPs voted against it.

This was a smaller defeat than when it was rejected the first time, but the margin still remained significant.

Speaking after the result, May said she regretted the decision taken by the House of Commons.

"I continue to believe that by far the best outcome is that the U.K. leaves the EU in an orderly fashion with a deal, and that the deal we have negotiated is the best and indeed the only deal available," she told lawmakers.

Some 75 of her own Conservative MPs reportedly voted against her deal, compared with 118 who voted against it in January. »

Live Updates: Ringleader pleads guilty in $25 million nationwide college admissions cheating scam

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"There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy and, I'll add, there will not be a separate criminal justice system either," Lelling said.

According to Lelling, the ringleader of the scam is William Singer, owner of a college counseling service called Key Worldwide Foundation and a company called Edge College & Career Network.

Austin vowed to take "appropriate employment action" against school employees involved in the scam and will review admissions decisions. »

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Forces Schools to Adopt ‘Meatless Monday’ School Lunches to Combat Climate Change

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that public schools would be participating in “meatless Mondays” in an attempt to combat climate change.

De Blasio announced that schools would be barred from serving meat as part of the school lunch on Mondays throughout the school year.

The New York City mayor hoped it would help “the future of [the] planet and [the New York Public School] students.”. »

Bill Gates finds an ally in Washington for his idea to tax robots: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Ocasio-Cortez mentioned applying a tax rate of 90% on robots or the companies that use them at weekend festival in Austin, Texas.

The first-term New York congresswoman suggested the idea had originally come from Bill Gates, the uber-rich co-founder of Microsoft MSFT, +0.70% .

Gates has promoted a “robot tax” for several years, though he’s never actually suggested a specific rate and probably wouldn’t favor a levy that high. »

Wolves Can Cooperate With Humans Just as Well as Dogs

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If only one partner pulled, the string would come loose and the trial was coded as a failure.".

In fact, wolves tended to be more successful than dogs when facing the puzzle for the first time.

Rather, it seems dogs' remarkable cooperative abilities more likely evolved from wolves' already prodigious social skills. »