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Sunday December 29th, 2019 morning edition

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Gallagher was demoted in July after the military court found him guilty of conduct unbecoming related to a photo he staged with the body of an ISIS fighter.

In November, as the Navy prepared to review Gallagher's status, Trump ordered the branch to restore his rank and publicly forbid commanding officers from discharging him.

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer was forced to resign after he tried to negotiate a backchannel deal with the White House regarding Gallagher's fate.

"We're left with a question of—the Uniform Code of Military Justice is a law passed by Congress—it's not the White House's law.

And I think we've seen command influence by President Trump in a manner that if he was a general court martial authority, two-star general, we'd fire him.

McCaffrey first reached national prominence as a Trump critic following a Russian nerve-agent attack on U.K. soil in March 2018.

"It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr. Putin," the general concluded. »

The real reason Futurama was canceled

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According to Groening, Fox seemingly never really wanted Futurama to succeed.

Futurama was canceled at Fox because the network spent years — essentially from before the show even hit television sets — walking it down the road to the chopping block.

During an interview with Mother Jones, Groening was asked about working in Hollywood (i.e., working with Fox). »

Sydney fireworks: Thousands sign petition to halt 'traumatic' show

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More than a quarter of a million people have signed a petition calling for Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks to be cancelled and the money spent on fighting fires that threaten the city.

Some A$5.8m (£3m; $4m) was reportedly spent on fireworks in Sydney last year, the petition says.

The display should also be cancelled as it "may traumatise some people" who are dealing with "enough smoke in the air". »

Eye-tracking study finds sexually fluid women assess other females’ bodies in a manner similar to men

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In the study, 81 undergraduate students viewed images of nude male and female bodies on a computer screen, which was equipped with an eye tracking device.

The researchers also found that women who reported more fluidity gazed at female’s chest region more than less fluid women.

The study, “Gaze Patterns of Sexually Fluid Women and Men at Nude Females and Males“, was authored by David R. Widman, Madeline K. Bennetti, and Rebecca Anglemyer. »