The Daily Populous

Friday May 17th, 2019 morning edition

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Sources tell Variety that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero film, which hits theaters June 25, 2021.

While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer.

Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.

Pattinson was cast even as Reeves continues to polish a final version of the script.

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He also appears in Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” which bows at the Cannes Film Festival, “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”. »

Classic Daily Brain Teasers and Crosswords Have a Major Effect on Aging

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She and her team reported their findings on word puzzles in November 2018 and number puzzles in February 2019 the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

These studies show that older adults who frequently pick up a puzzle tended to have the short-term memory capacity of someone eight years their junior and the grammatical reasoning of someone ten years younger.

People who did crosswords even a few times a week outperformed those who didn't do any puzzles on cognition tests. »

Female politician proposes law to fine men $100 for masturbating as 'act against an unborn child'

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A Texas politician has filed legislation that would see men fined $100 (£82) for masturbating unless they are doing it in a sanctioned session at a hospital or clinic.

The headline stipulation would categorise ejaculation outside either a vagina or medical facility as an "act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life".

Mr Pence told marchers in January: "This administration will work with Congress to end taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers. »

Michael Flynn told special counsel about possible attempts to obstruct Russia probe

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Former national security advisor Michael Flynn provided special counsel Robert Mueller with information about possible efforts to interfere or obstruct his investigation, according to documents made public late Thursday.

Flynn, a former national security advisor, not only told investigators about these communications but also provided the special counsel's office with a voicemail of one instance.

It appears that the Mueller report did contain a transcript of a recording Flynn provided to special counsel investigators. »