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Monday September 30th, 2019 morning edition

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But the study did uncover some modest links between certain entertainment media preferences and problematic tendencies such as negative emotionality and psychoticism.

The researchers caution, however, that maladaptive traits and entertainment interests are not linked strongly enough to diagnose people based simply on the music and movies they like.

These findings parallel results from the literature on normal personality traits pertaining to introversion-extraversion and openness to experience.”.

Conservative music such as country and gospel, along with faith-based movie genres, “were linked to traits that capture neurotic, hostile, and eccentric tendencies,” Blagov said.

“Interestingly, we found no support for the notion that people who enjoy intense/rebellious music (heavy metal, punk, alternative rock, hip-hop, rap, and rave) show maladaptive personality tendencies.

This had been suggested in some older literature on the so-called (and I would like to emphasize the so-called) ‘problem’ music.

“Additional research is needed to explain the ‘why’ of the links between personality and entertainment interests,” Blagov added. »

Mississippi police officers fatally shot a man in a wrong-door raid. The city says he had no constitutional rights because he was an undocumented immigrant.

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The city of Southaven, Mississippi, argued in a legal brief that a man who was fatally shot by police in 2017 had no constitutional protections because he was an undocumented immigrant.

Ismael Lopez was killed in 2017 after Southaven officers arrived at the wrong door to execute a warrant.

Two years ago, police officers arrived at a Mississippi home in the middle of the night to execute a warrant. »

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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One of the assumptions behind the Gates’ prediction is that the growth of instructional software will replace textbooks.

In a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books.

The company launched an all-digital supplemental reading program last year, and expects revenues from this product to quadruple this year. »

Trump demands to meet whistleblower, warns of 'Big Consequences'

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Then Schiff made up what I actually said by lying to Congress," Trump said in a series of tweets.

The impeachment inquiry marks a significant turning point in the Trump era, with the vast majority of House Democrats now backing the proceedings.

Even if the lower chamber does decide to impeach Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate is likely not to convict Trump of any wrongdoing. »

Lawyers express concern for whistleblower's safety

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They called on lawmakers "to speak out in favor of whistleblower protection and reiterate that this is a protected system where retaliation is not permitted, whether direct or implied.".

"60 Minutes," which first obtained the letter, originally reported that the contents suggested the whistleblower was under federal protection.

Trump and his allies have sought to discredit the complaint and the whistleblower behind it. »