The Daily Populous

Thursday November 21st, 2019 day edition

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A look through Al Pacino’s recent filmography may result in a few head scratches and a subsequent Google-search spree of “Al Pacino net worth” (The Irishman is excluded from this narrative, of course), but the actor has a pretty amusing reason for gravitating toward stinkers as of late.

Dare we even say that a new acting challenge for young thespians has been born!

In a joint GQ interview with his best bud Robert De Niro, Pacino admitted that he enjoys gracing bad films with his presence for the sole purpose of seeing how much better they become with his acting chops attached.

I may be falling into a bad habit now.

“I’m starting to want to do films that aren’t really very good and try to make them better.

But then, when it comes full circle, and you see it, you say, “Oh, no. I’m gonna make this better.”

And just like that, the Pacino Acting Challenge was born. »

7 officials confirmed Trump tried to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens as part of a quid pro quo — here's the list

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As public impeachment hearings enter their second week, a growing number of key figures have offered account supporting the notion of a quid pro quo.

On Wednesday, Gordon Sondland, Trump's ambassador to the European Union, plainly said Trump wanted a quid pro quo arrangement.

President Trump and his allies have vigorously denied any notion of a quid pro quo since the impeachment inquiries began. »

Leafs PR auf Twitter: "Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan announced today that Mike Babcock has been relieved of his coaching duties and Sheldon Keefe has been named

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Prince Andrew stepping back from royal duties

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The Duke of York says he is stepping back from royal duties because the Jeffrey Epstein scandal has become a "major disruption" to the Royal Family.

Prince Andrew, 59, said he had asked the Queen for permission to withdraw for the "foreseeable future".

Prince Andrew cancelled a planned visit to flood-hit areas of Yorkshire on Tuesday, the Sun newspaper reported. »

Experimental HIV vaccine successfully elicits broadly neutralizing antibodies to the virus

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The tests, in rabbits, showed that these “broadly neutralizing” antibodies, or bnAbs, targeted at least two critical sites on the virus.

Researchers widely assume that a vaccine must elicit bnAbs to multiple sites on HIV if it is to provide robust protection against this ever-changing virus.

According to UNAIDS, about 35 million people worldwide have died of the immunodeficiency syndrome, AIDS, which is caused by HIV infection. »