The Daily Populous

Thursday January 23rd, 2020 morning edition

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“Just counted 21 empty seats on the GOP side of the Senate, 2 on the Dem side, a couple hours into [Adam] Schiff’s presentation.

Just counted 21 empty seats on the GOP side of the Senate, 2 on the Dem side, a couple hours into Schiff's presentation.

Some are just stretching their legs, but most are not in the chamber.

That means more than one-third of 53 Republican senators tasked with deciding the president’s fate all missed the same segment of the historic trial.

Couldn't see when lot of people left, but Graham, Cassidy and Risch were all out for a long time.

Cassidy on Tuesday said he planned to “listen to both sides with an open mind” before reaching a decision.

Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward also noted the absence of the chamber’s GOP members. »

Terry Jones: Monty Python stars pay tribute to comedy great

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Monty Python stars have led the tributes to their co-star Terry Jones, who has died at the age of 77.

Image copyright Monty Python Image caption Jones (left) with fellow Monty Python stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin.

Skip Twitter post by @AdrianEdmondson Terry Jones was the only Python who agreed to appear in The Young Ones. »

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children

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SALT LAKE CITY — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.

Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change sexual orientation or gender identity.

The new rule bans licensed Utah therapists from subjecting LGBTQ minors to the practice that the American Psychological Association has said is not based in science and is harmful to mental health. »

MLB has no plans to strip Astros, Red Sox of World Series titles, says commissioner Rob Manfred

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Major League Baseball has no plans to strip recent World Series titles from the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox , according to commissioner Rob Manfred.In his first public interview since announcing historic penalties for the Astros last week, Manfred told Fox Business Network that MLB will honor the "long tradition in baseball of not trying to change what happened.

"We haven't concluded our investigation with the Red Sox," Manfred said.

"The Dodgers lost to both the 2017 Astros and the 2018 Red Sox in the Fall Classic, but Manfred said that regardless of the sign stealing, it is "absolutely unclear that the Dodgers would have been the World Series champion. »

Adam West was once kicked out of an orgy for pretending to be Batman

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One time, West and his co-star Frank Gorshin were kicked out of an orgy for staying in their Batman characters.

“Adam West, TV’s original Batman, said he and Frank Gorshin, who played The Riddler, were once kicked out of an orgy together,” Gottfried said.

According to Blastr’s interview, West and Gorshin decided to go to a Hollywood party they didn’t know anything about. »