The Daily Populous

Saturday November 16th, 2019 night edition

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Stone was found guilty of five counts of lying to Congress, one of witness tampering and one of obstructing a congressional committee proceeding.

"So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come.

In recent months, Trump has weighed pardoning Stone if he was convicted, multiple people familiar with his thinking say.

During the trial, prosecutors revealed several phone calls between Trump and Stone, including a July 2016 conversation in which, Gates testified, Trump and Stone spoke about the planned release of hacked Democratic emails.

Gates testified he had witnessed Trump take an evening phone call from Stone as they rode to New York's LaGuardia Airport from Trump Tower in late July 2016.

"After Mr. Trump got off the phone with Mr. Stone, what did Mr. Trump say?"

Bannon, another high-profile witness, testified that he and the Trump campaign viewed Stone as an "access point" to WikiLeaks. »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook

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The World Mercury Project, which ran the most ads of any single source, is an organization closely aligned with the anti-vaccine group Children's Health Defense.

Both are spearheaded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer turned prolific peddler of dangerous anti-vaccine misinformation.

Anti-vaccine ads also had fewer sponsors—27 unique buyers of 145 anti-vaccine ads compared with 83 unique buyers of 163 pro-vaccine ads. »

Meta-analysis of 83 studies produces ‘very strong’ evidence for a negative relationship between intelligence and religiosity

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Zuckerman and his colleagues previously conducted a meta-analysis of 63 studies, which found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity.”

It also found no evidence that the negative relationship between religiosity and intelligence was growing weaker in recent years.

The researchers also found evidence that cognitive styles explained some of the relationship between religiosity and intelligence. »

'Joker' becomes first R-rated movie to gross $1 billion worldwide

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