The Daily Populous

Monday November 30th, 2020 evening edition

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Monday is the start of a brief session for Congress in which it could pass a new coronavirus stimulus bill.

Both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have said they want Congress to cut a deal.

Democrats and Republicans have for months fought over the details of funding packages of $500 billion to more than $2 trillion.

Democrats have championed a comprehensive package with unemployment relief, while the GOP has favored a smaller bill tightly focused on helping businesses.

Congress is reconvening on Monday, presenting a chance to pass a stimulus bill to inject more cash into the US economy.

Republicans and Democrats have for months been deadlocked over a new coronavirus relief bill, despite pressure from President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden to cut a deal.

Biden has called on Congress to act urgently and pass the Democrats' relief bill. »

Scientists Confirm Entirely New Species of Gelatinous Blob From The Deep, Dark Sea

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Meet Duobrachium sparksae – a strange, gelatinous species of ctenophore, encountered by the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Discoverer during a dive off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Subsequent analysis of the organism – now detailed in a new paper – indicates it's easily distinguishable from all other known ctenophore species, the researchers say.

"It's unique because we were able to describe a new species based entirely on high-definition video," explains NOAA marine biologist Allen Collins. »

Mike Tyson says he smoked marijuana before fight vs. Roy Jones Jr.: 'It's just who I am'

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Mike Tyson says he smoked marijuana before fight vs. Roy Jones Jr.: 'It's just who I am'.

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LOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson said he smoked marijuana right before he fought Roy Jones Jr. Saturday night in his celebrated return to the boxing ring at the age of 54. »