The Daily Populous

Friday May 10th, 2019 night edition

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The Chicago Cubs have banned a fan indefinitely from Wrigley Field for making an alleged racist gesture.

The incident took place while former Cubs player Doug Glanville, who is black, was working as an on-field reporter during Chicago's 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.

Cameras picked up the fan making a gesture behind Glanville's back.

The Cubs concluded the gesture was "more likely than not" racist in nature and issued a ban.

Cubs president Theo Epstein said the incident was "truly disgusting" and told reporters on Wednesday the person would "never be welcome back to Wrigley Field".

Though the fan's face was not shown on camera, the Cubs were able to track down the fan in question.

"After a review of last night's broadcast footage, we concluded this individual's actions violated the guest code of conduct," read a Cubs statement. »

Pope Francis makes it mandatory for clergy to report sex abuse

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Pope Francis has made it mandatory for Roman Catholic clergy to report cases of clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups to the Church.

The Pope promised in February to take concrete action to tackle abuse.

The new guidelines were welcomed by some Vatican commentators, who argued that they broke new ground in attempts to end Church sexual abuse. »

'Unhinged, Insensitive, and Lying': Trump Uses Bar Graph to Spread Falsehood About Puerto Rico Hurricane Aid

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"That's Puerto Rico and they don't like me," said the president, pointing to a section of the bar graph purporting to show that Puerto Rico has received $91 billion in hurricane relief funding.

Congress has so far distributed only about $11 billion for Puerto Rico, not $91 billion.".

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz—who Trump has repeatedly singled out in his attacks on Puerto Rico's political leaders—slammed the president's remarks on Twitter. »

Can Marijuana Improve the Quality of Your Relationship?

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Others suggest that the effects of substance use on relationship health are benign at worst, and may even benefit couples in the long run.

One study, for instance, found that concordant use among couples promoted positive relationship functioning.

Well, new research published in the journal Cannabis offers evidence that occasional to frequent marijuana use can result in heightened relationship . »

Women's hormones play role in drug addiction, higher relapse rates

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The findings are especially significant since there are virtually no addiction studies in women that account for these cycles.

"Women becoming addicted to drugs may be a fundamentally different process than men," Calipari said.

Researchers historically have avoided using female animals in medical studies specifically so they don't have to account for influences from hormonal cycles. »