The Daily Populous

Monday July 27th, 2020 day edition

image for Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil' in attack on New York Times' 1619 Project

The Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”.

Cotton, widely seen as a possible presidential candidate in 2024, made the comment in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published on Sunday.

Cotton’s Saving American History Act of 2020 and “would prohibit the use of federal funds to teach the 1619 Project by K-12 schools or school districts”, according to a statement from the senator’s office.

“The entire premise of the New York Times’ factually, historically flawed 1619 Project … is that America is at root, a systemically racist country to the core and irredeemable,” Cotton told the Democrat-Gazette.

We have always struggled to live up to that promise, but no country has ever done more to achieve it.”.

Cotton responded: “More lies from the debunked 1619 Project.

Times publisher AG Sulzberger initially defended the decision, saying the paper was committed to representing “views from across the spectrum”. »

60th night of protests draws crowd of 1000; federal police deploy waves of tear gas after some set off fireworks

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What started as a relatively calm night devolved as some in the crowd launched fireworks toward the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

Two people were taken into custody in connection with the incident, Portland Police said, and a third was hospitalized with a gunshot wound.

Police did not indicate whether the shooting was related to protests, though one person was taken into custody in the park. »

Nature study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

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Of these, 21 drugs were determined to be effective at concentrations that could be safely achieved in patients.

That’s not good enough,” says Chanda, director of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys and senior author of the study.

“This study significantly expands the possible therapeutic options for COVID-19 patients, especially since many of the molecules already have clinical safety data in humans,” says Chanda. »

Gone With the Wind star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104

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De Havilland built her legacy — one of strong, beguiling characters in difficult circumstances — with her own hands.

But in her own life, de Havilland refused to wait for the calvary.

She eventually won, swooping in and saving herself in a landmark ruling that is still known today as the “de Havilland law.”. »

Napoleon and his use of the Cologne

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Disturbed by the overpowering perfumes, the Emperor never perfumed himself but made a particularly abundant consumption of Cologne.

Napoleon Bonaparte used every day about 3 bottles of these Cologne which contained about 75 ml of fragrance.

Napoleon was indeed generously sprayed with Cologne after his ablutions and rubbed vigorously his whole body with a brush. »