The Daily Populous

Sunday December 15th, 2019 morning edition

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(CNN) Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a close ally of President Donald Trump, said he will do everything in his power to quickly end an expected impeachment trial in the Republican-led Senate.

"This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly," the South Carolina Republican said Saturday during an interview with CNN International's Becky Anderson at the Doha Forum in Qatar.

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved two articles of impeachment against the President, paving the way for a final vote on the House floor expected next week.

That will set up the Senate trial, for which lawmakers are now gearing up.

Asked if it was appropriate for him to be voicing his opinion before impeachment reaches the Senate, Graham replied, "Well, I must think so because I'm doing it.".

"I am trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my mind.

I'm not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here," Graham said, adding, "What I see coming, happening today is just a partisan nonsense.". »

Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction

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New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells confirms that Earth was already unstable before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

During the years leading up to the asteroid impact, the Deccan Traps spewed massive amounts of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere.

“Our data suggest that the environment was changing before the asteroid impact,” said Benjamin Linzmeier, the study’s first author. »

Facebook ads are spreading lies about anti-HIV drug PrEP. The company won't act

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Advocates fear such ads could roll back decades of hard-won progress against HIV/Aids and are calling on Facebook to change its policies.

That ad, which runs on Instagram as well as Facebook, is paid for by the Virginia law firm KBA Attorneys.

“Any misinformation to the contrary is likely bad for public health, especially communities hardest hit like gay men in the US.”. »

Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall'

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Greta Thunberg told cheering protesters today 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they fail to take urgent action on climate change.

Greta was mobbed by photographers and TV crews as she strolled through the Piazza Castello ahead of the protest.

A protester waves a banner at the climate change protest in Turin where Greta Thunberg gave a rousing speech. »

'Infernal Affairs' and 'The Departed': How to Do a Remake Right

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And in case you didn’t know, it’s also a remake of a 2002 Hong Kong action flick Infernal Affairs.

Similar to Matt Damon‘s character in Scorsese’s film, Lau is tasked by his boss, Sam (Eric Tsang), with infiltrating the police force.

The impact of his character is similar to that of his Scorsese parallel, Billy, played by Leonardo Dicaprio. »