The Daily Populous

Monday February 10th, 2020 day edition

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Tres and Heather Biggs' son Lane was diagnosed with leukemia when he was five years old.

"We had so many — multiple health issues in our family at the same time, it put us in a bracket that made insurance unattainable," Heather Biggs said.

Tres Biggs was working two jobs but they fell behind on their medical bills, then the unthinkable happened.

"You wouldn't think you'd go to jail over medical bills," Tres Biggs said.

Tres Biggs went to jail for failing to appear in court for unpaid medical bills.

"They want the money collected, and I'm trying to do my job as best I can by following the law.".

But in almost every case in Coffeyville, that money goes to pay attorneys like Hassenplug and the medical debt his clients are owed. »

Brad Pitt Slams GOP, Trump Impeachment Trial at the Oscars

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During his speech, Pitt also got political, calling out the Trump impeachment trial for blocking the testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton.

“I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it — in the end, the adults do the right thing.”.

He went on to further pay tribute to Tarantino: “Tarantino, you are original, you are one of a kind. »

Oscars: The Complete Winners List

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On Sunday night in Los Angeles, Neon's Parasite made history as the first non-English-language film to win best picture at the Oscars.

The film nabbed four wins in total at the 92nd Academy Awards, including best director for Bong Joon Ho, international feature film and original screenplay for Bong and co-writer Han Jin-won.

Sony's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood scored wins for Brad Pitt in the supporting actor category and for production design. »

Xi insists China will definitely win fight against coronavirus outbreak; death toll at 908

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The world's second-largest economy now has a total of 40,141 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country, with 908 deaths.

The U.K. has confirmed four new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number in the country to eight.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan confirmed 66 additional cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to 136. »

Who doesn’t read books in America?

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Several demographic traits correlate with non-book reading, Pew Research Center surveys have found.

(College-educated adults are more likely to own these devices and use them to read e-books.).

Hispanic (40%) and black (33%) adults are more likely than whites (22%) to report not having read a book in the past 12 months. »