The Daily Populous

Saturday September 28th, 2019 day edition

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In 1969, when black Americans were still prevented from swimming alongside whites, an episode of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' broke the color barrier.

This status was reflected at many community pools across the country, with whites preventing blacks from sharing the water with them.

Rogers invited Officer Clemmons, a black police officer on the show, to join him and cool his feet in a small plastic wading pool.

When Clemmons sat down and placed his feet in the water, right next to Rogers', the two men broke a well-known color barrier.

In the 20th century, many communities in the United States created pools for children and adults to swim and splash in.

Many whites balked at the thought of unsegregated pools because they harbored the racist belief that African Americans were more likely to transmit disease.

But this time Clemmons didn't just use Rogers' towel — Rogers took the towel and dried Clemmons' feet himself. »

Live updates: Trump whistleblower alleges White House coverup

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In this file photo, Kurt Volker, US special envoy for Ukraine, speaks during a news conference in Kiev on July 27, 2019.

CNN has reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had joked with Volker about Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, in a meeting before the phone call.

Volker later set up the meeting between Giuliani and a Zelensky adviser in an effort to get the Biden matter out of official talks. »

Mountain range formation and plate tectonics in the Mediterranean region integrally studied for the first time

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Most of this continent was situated underwater and formed shallow, tropical seas in which sediment deposited, for example in large coral reefs.

The sedimentary rocks, in particular, were scraped off when the rest of the continent subducted into the mantle.

These scrapings are now the mountain belts of the Apennines, parts of the Alps, the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey. »

Report: Self-entitled Generation Z wants to live past the age of 40

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NEW YORK – A new report has indicated that the next generation of children are so entitled that they want to live past the age of 40 with no desire to perish in a climate apocalypse.

The report outlined that Greta Thunberg’s generation should have tried harder being born in a generation which is expected to die before most of the mass extinction occurs.

“They want their rainforests, sensitive ecosystems, and not die in a mass flood, forest fire, or drought,” said 44-year-old Harold Blume. »