The Daily Populous

Friday January 10th, 2020 day edition

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"The administration says yes, the drone strike was completely justified because they were heading off an 'imminent' attack," but "so far, [President] Trump hasn't provided any evidence of that."

Top-level Trump officials briefed Congress on Wednesday, but lots of lawmakers left decidedly unpersuaded.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) called it "the worst briefing" he can recall and an insult to Congress and the Constitution.

Instead of a trusted figure like Powell, Trump has Vice President Mike Pence, Colbert said.

Trump insisted Thursday morning that "numerous" lawmakers told him it was "the best" briefing, noted Late Night's Seth Meyers.

And the only people cheering him on are the reckless warmongers who've lied us into war before.

But now, members of both parties want to rein Trump in," and the House has already taken the first step. »

‘Doctor Strange 2’ Director Scott Derrickson Drops Out (EXCLUSIVE)

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Scott Derrickson is stepping down as director of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Variety has learned.

“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences,” Marvel said in a statement to Variety.

“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on ‘Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences,” Derrickson tweeted. »

Army Veteran Has Prosthetic Legs Repossessed After VA Refuses to Pay for Them: 'Medicare Did Not Send Me to Vietnam'

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"I was sent there by my country...with the understanding that if something bad happened to me, that it would be covered by the VA.".

"I was here for one thing — to get my prosthetic legs, learn how to walk in 'em, and go home," the veteran told the Ledger.

This article has been updated with a comment from a VA spokesperson and information provided by a Medicare press officer. »

Indiana Jones and the Perils of Humanistic Decency

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Like most studio-approved behind-the-scenes errata, that anecdote’s edges have been worn off, and it’s probably more cute than true in the first place.

Indiana Jones manages something similar, just with two-fisted comic book scrappiness rather than crappy canned dinners.

The results, though, are the same: The not-especially-curious Westerner braves the East, gets what he came for, and emerges untouched by the cultures he outwits. »

African grey parrots are smart enough to help a bird in need

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They are the first bird species to pass a test that requires them both to understand when another animal needs help and to actually give assistance.

Besides humans, only bonobos and orangutans have passed this test, says Désirée Brucks at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany.

The African grey parrots with the tokens didn’t get any immediate benefit: only very rarely did the bird getting food give any to the bird giving them tokens. »