The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 28th, 2020 night edition

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At the time, the tract was managed by the Department of Agriculture, which ran an experimental farm on the land.

Arlington Farms was bound by access roads, forming a slightly irregular pentagon shape.

One of Somervell’s first dictates was that the massive building be no taller than five stories (plus two stories below ground).

This was due, in part, to concerns over disrupting the scenic views to and from the Virginia site and Washington, D.C.

There was also a more practical reason–the steel shortage already underway in a nation girding for war.

Much of the filler for this concrete was dredged from the grounds around the Pentagon itself, including the Potomac River.

Concrete was also used to build a series of ramps throughout the complex, which eliminated the need for steel-enforced elevators. »

Miami Marlins postpone game as coronavirus spreads

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The Miami Marlins' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night has been postponed, as coronavirus cases continue to pop up among the team.

Eight more players and two coaches with the Marlins have tested positive for the coronavirus, as an outbreak has spread throughout their clubhouse and brought the total cases in recent days to at least 14, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.

Before the Marlins' opening series in Philadelphia, the team played a an exhibition game in Atlanta on Wednesday. »

Trump says he won’t go and pay respects to John Lewis at Capitol

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Vice President Mike Pence, a former GOP congressman who served with Mr Lewis is expected to visit the Capitol on Monday night.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mr Trump's presumptive general election foe and a former US senator, also is expected to pay his respects.

Mr Lewis is among only a handful of African-Americans who ever have lied in state in the building. »

‘Tenet’ Will Release Internationally in August Ahead of U.S. Debut

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“Tenet” may still be able to salvage a summer release after all — at least outside of the United States.

The studio does not have plans yet to release “Tenet” in China.

As Variety previously reported, Warner Bros. recently began telling exhibitors in Europe and Asia about plans for an Aug. 26-28 opening weekend. »