The Daily Populous

Thursday March 14th, 2019 morning edition

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Miles Scott was fighting leukemia when he suited up as five-year-old Batkid to battle Penguin and the Riddler in front of a crowd of thousands in San Francisco.

He defeated the villains that day and — five years later — he's defeated cancer too.

"He has been in remission for five years so he is considered cancer-free!," Jen Wilson, the marketing director of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area told CBS News.

Scott had been fighting leukemia since he was a year old.

While Scott might seem like a normal elementary schooler now, he will always be Batkid to the city of San Francisco.

Batkid freed the San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal and earned a key to the city as thousands of people gathered in the streets to cheer him on.

Scott's story was the subject of a 2015 documentary "Batkid Begins," which details the little boy's life from diagnosis to his day battling the bad guys in San Francisco. »

Michael Cohen Has Email Showing Trump Obstructed Justice by Dangling Pardon

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Michael Cohen has testified that President Trump directed him to lie to Congress about Trump’s business dealings with Russia during the campaign.

But now CNN reports that Cohen has evidence of Trump obstructing justice by dangling a pardon.

The emails assured Cohen he could “sleep well tonight” because he had “friends in high places,” according to CNN. »

Physicists reverse time using quantum computer

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They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past.

"This is one in a series of papers on the possibility of violating the second law of thermodynamics.

"Our algorithm could be updated and used to test programs written for quantum computers and eliminate noise and errors," Lebedev explained. »

Amazon removes books promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation

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The move by Amazon comes on the heels of a report in Wired published Monday that criticized the retail giant for offering medically dubious books and dangerous methods for reversing autism spectrum disorder.

For years, news organizations have pointed out Amazon’s practice of hosting books that promote vaccine and other health-related misinformation, but the pressure has intensified in recent weeks.

Last week, Facebook announced it would “downrank” vaccine misinformation shared on its platform and reject advertising that spread “vaccine hoaxes.” »

Iranian lawyer who defended women’s right to remove hijab gets 38 years, 148 lashes

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After two trials described by Amnesty International as “grossly unfair,” Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

The total 38-year sentence was severe even by Iranian standards — a country often accused of human rights abuses, particularly involving women.

Shots fired as crowd tries to prevent arrest by Iranian morality police of woman in ‘improper’ hijab. »