The Daily Populous

Sunday September 20th, 2020 morning edition

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Bandits beware: In 1890s Montana, would-be mail thieves didn’t stand a chance against Stagecoach Mary.

As the first African American woman to carry mail, she stood out on the trail—and became a Wild West legend.

Born Mary Fields in around 1832, Fields was born into slavery, and like many other enslaved people, her exact date of birth is not known.

Even the place of her birth is questionable, though historians have pinpointed Hickman County, Tennessee as the most likely location.

At the time, slaves were treated like pieces of a property; their numbers were recorded in record books, their names were not.

When she died on December 5, 1914, her funeral was one of the largest the town had ever seen.

Mary Fields didn’t need to be a myth to stand out from the crowd—but she didn’t seem to mind her outsized reputation. »

US cases of depression have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Share on Pinterest Recent data indicate that the number of adults with depression symptoms in the U.S. has increased threefold during the pandemic.

The number of adults experiencing depression in the U.S. has tripled, according to a major study.

Researchers estimate that more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults now report experiencing symptoms of depression. »

NVIDIA RTX 3090 Gaming Benchmarks Leaked: Just 10% Faster than the RTX 3080

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Considering that their earlier RTX 3080 benchmarks were quite accurate, there’s no reason not to trust these figures either.

Update: The Ashes Escalation benchmarks of the RTX 3090 have also been leaked (via) and they show near-identical performance compared to the RTX 3080:.

The GeForce RTX 3090 is less than 10% faster than the RTX 3080 on average, with some non-RTX games showing a delta of just 2-3 frames. »

'Use my words against me': A 2016 video of Lindsey Graham saying a Supreme Court vacancy should never be filled in an election year is going viral

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A 2016 video of Sen. Lindsey Graham insisting that Supreme Court vacancies should never be filled in an election year is going viral on social media.

Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, lawmakers are voicing their stance about voting for her replacement.

The video shows Graham telling a Senate meeting in 2016 that he was against picking a justice right before a presidential election. »

Brexit has now cost more than the International Space Station

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The cost of Brexit to the UK economy has exceeded the International Space Station (ISS), according to new research – and it continues to rocket.

Jinks said Professor Sampson’s warning highlights the “ongoing cost of Brexit to 2035 will far exceed the short-term Covid hit.

“People will have their own opinion whether Brexit or the International Space Station represents the best way to invest in the future. »