The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 29th, 2020 morning edition

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The senator plans to introduce the bill when the Senate is next in session, according to his office.

Film studios often edit their films before they air in China, as they seek to court audiences there by pacifying the country’s strict censorship rules.

For instance, a scene about Freddie Mercury’s sexuality disappeared from the version of Bohemian Rhapsody that played for Chinese audiences, as the AP detailed .

The cuts came after a government-linked TV association called homosexuality “abnormal” and admonished studios not to depict it, per the wire service.

And MGM re-edited its remake of Red Dawn to depict the North Koreans, rather than the Chinese, as occupying America.

But China is uniquely important to the movie industry because of its huge and growing economy.

Cruz’s bill would block the Pentagon from helping any studios that recently altered their movies to comply with Chinese demands, and would make studios promise not to censor their films before getting any DOD help. »

Here's How Little Math Americans Actually Use at Work

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As it turns out, less than a quarter of U.S. workers report using math any more complicated than basic fractions and percentages during the course of their jobs.

The graphs below are based on survey data compiled by Northeastern University sociologist Michael Handel.

Handel surveyed about 2,300 workers first from 2004 through 2006, then again between 2007 and 2009. »

An Indiana postal worker was shot to death. The US Postal Inspection Service is offering $50,000 to find who's responsible

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(CNN) An Indiana postal worker was fatally shot in an east Indianapolis neighborhood, and police haven't identified who's responsible.

Now, the US Postal Inspection Service is offering $50,000 for information that could lead them to suspects in her death.

Police found Summers with a gunshot wound just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Genae Cook said. »

iPhone SE 2020 review: I wish $400 Android phones were this good

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But I can say that the 2020 version of the iPhone SE pushes its $400 price tag further than any mid-range Android phone.

While I wish it was matte/etched glass, this is probably going to end up in a case, where it won't matter.

Honestly, I'm upset that there isn't a $400 Android phone that's as all-around good as the new iPhone SE, but Apple is just able to compete with its economy of scale here in a way that Android manufacturers can't. »

Kentucky Governor Forced To Apologize To Man Named Tupac Shakur After Claiming His Unemployment Application Was Fake

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For instance, we had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky," Beshear said during a press conference.

One person thinking they were funny, using someone else's identity is going to make tens of thousands of other people wait.

However, Beshear was quickly forced to apologize after learning there's a man in Kentucky named Tupac Shakur who filed an unemployment claim and was not happy to have his name dragged through the mud. »