The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 10th, 2019 evening edition

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David Attenborough has highlighted Australia as an “extraordinary” example of a country where people in power remained climate change deniers despite the country facing some of the worst effects of global heating.

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“Both [in] Australia and America, those voices are clearly heard and one hopes that the electorate will actually respond to those.”.

It had bleached white because of the rising temperatures and the increasing acidity of the sea,” he said.

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He found reason for optimism among young people who were “already making themselves and their voices very, very clear”.

Attenborough recently presented a primetime BBC documentary, Climate Change – The Facts, which was watched live by almost 3 million people in the UK. »

Rip Torn, Actor Known for 'The Larry Sanders Show,' Dies at 88

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Rip Torn, a prolific actor best known for HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and the “Men in Black” franchise, died Tuesday at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut, his representatives said.

Born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas in 1931, Torn studied acting at Texas A&M and the University of Texas, and served a stint in the Army before heading to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s.

As news of his death became public, Torn’s friends, former colleagues and admirers paid tribute to him on social media:. R.I.P Rip Torn. »

Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It

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They gave legal force to a mind-set—let’s call it automobile supremacy—that kills 40,000 Americans a year and seriously injures more than 4 million more.

As a teenager growing up in the shadow of Detroit, I had no reason to feel this was unjust, much less encouraged by law.

Less well understood is how the legal framework governing American life enforces dependency on the automobile. »

New Accuser Jennifer Araoz: Jeffrey Epstein Raped Me in His NYC Townhouse When I Was 15

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A new accuser has come forward to claim that Jeffrey Epstein sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and then raped her at the age of 15 inside his New York City townhouse.

Once there, she said she was initially treated well, given wine and a tour of the house before being handed $300.

Araoz said Epstein showed her his massage room—where erotic paintings hung around the massage table—which he said was his favorite room in the house. »