The Daily Populous

Sunday August 16th, 2020 night edition

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was terminated after being caught on video pulling a mask off of a protester's face.

Trooper Harvey Briggs was terminated Friday for "unprofessional conduct.".

A video surfaced of him interacting with protester, Andrew Golden, on the State Capitol grounds.

Golden was recording a traffic stop of a woman near the Capitol, during which the protester claims Briggs ripped the protester's face mask off and threw it on the ground.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Dereck Stewart today announced that a trooper in the Capitol Protection Unit has been terminated following an internal investigation into department policy violations.

Trooper Harvey Briggs, a 22-year veteran of the department was served a termination notice on Friday, August 14, 2020 for unprofessional conduct.

The department placed Trooper Briggs on discretionary leave with pay on August 12, after the department opened an investigation into reported policy violations on August 11. »

Study: Men Scoring Higher on ‘Man Box’ Scale are Prone to Violence, Mental Illness

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Researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Promundo-US found that men who harbor more harmful attitudes about masculinity—including beliefs about aggression and homophobia—also tend toward bullying, sexual harassment, depression and suicidal thoughts.

The 15-item scale encompasses themes such as self-sufficiency, acting tough, physical attractiveness, rigid masculine gender roles, hypersexuality, and control.

Men with higher scores were also about twice as likely to experience depression or suicidal ideation. »

Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States

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Therefore, a privately insured individual can be treated at an in-network hospital’s emergency department but receive a large unexpected bill from an out-of-network emergency physician working at that facility.

Because patients do not choose their emergency physician, emergency physicians can remain out of network and charge high prices without losing patient volume.

We conclude by analyzing New York’s efforts to address out-of-network billing through binding arbitration between physicians and insurers over out-of-network payments. »

Protesters gather outside of US postmaster general's home and stage a 'noise demonstration' over his cuts to USPS

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DeJoy, a former Republican donor, has made cost-cutting measures that protesters argue undermine the USPS and risk states' expansion of mail-in-voting due to COVID-19.

Protesters on Saturday gathered outside the Washington, DC, home of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over claims his cost-cutting measures are slowing down mail delivery and could adversely impact mail-in-voting in November.

USPS warned 46 states that it can't guarantee that all mail-in-ballots would arrive on time to be counted. »

Taylor Swift: Trump's 'calculated dismantling' of USPS proves he's trying to 'blatantly cheat' election

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Postal Service (USPS) and accusing him of trying to “blatantly cheat” the election.

“Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president,” the pop star wrote on Twitter.

“He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.”. »