The Daily Populous

Thursday August 20th, 2020 day edition

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This story is featured in BBC Future's "Best of 2018" collection.

Imagine that you had to remove your appendix to live in your hometown – and your family had to do the same.

That’s the only option for long-term residents – even the children – of Villas Las Estrellas, one of the few settlements in Antarctica where some people live for years rather than weeks or months.

There are only a few doctors on base, and none are specialist surgeons.

That means there’s a post office, a small school, a bank and other basic facilities.

Earlier this year, BBC Future visited to find out. »

Opinion | The Trump Campaign Accepted Russian Help to Win in 2016. Case Closed.

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As the Democrats on the committee put it in an appendix to the report: “This is what collusion looks like.”

But call it whatever you like: The Intelligence Committee report shows clear coordination between Russians and the Trump campaign, though there is no evidence of an explicit agreement.

Russia is now attempting to help Mr. Trump again this November, according to American intelligence assessments reported in The Times. »

Olivia Wilde Tapped To Direct Untitled Female-Centered Marvel Movie At Sony

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Sources tell Deadline that Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character in the universe.

Related Story Nia DaCosta To Direct 'Captain Marvel 2' For Marvel.

This marks the second film based around a female character in Sony’s universe of Marvel characters to land a director after S.J. Clarkson was tapped to direct a Madame Webb movie. »

'Trump hasn't grown into the job because he can't': Obama tears into Trump and delivers a forceful endorsement of Biden in DNC speech

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Obama was one of several high-profile Democratic speakers to address the convention, but this year's virtual conference also featured several prominent Republicans.

Former President Barack Obama delivered a forceful endorsement of his former vice president, Joe Biden, on Wednesday during the third night of the Democratic National Convention.

Biden formally received the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Tuesday night; he is scheduled to officially accept it with a speech Thursday night. »