The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 17th, 2021 night edition

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“If you have a worldview that can be undone by a novel, let me suggest that the problem is not the novel,” a school librarian said at a Spotsylvania, Virginia School Board meeting last night.

Related: GOP governor cracks down on school libraries after being enraged by “Gender Queer” memoir.

So she went to a school board meeting to tell board members about one particular book – 33 Snowfish – that she found there.

That book is about a group of homeless teens and contains LGBTQ storylines and discusses sexual abuse, drug addiction, and sex work.

“I think we should throw those books in a fire,” said board member Rabih Abuismail.

“Parents and community members, keep in mind that your students’ teachers are not your enemies,” one teacher said.

The school board ended up voting 5-2 to rescind their ban on “sexually explicit” books in the district’s libraries. »

Satellites discover huge amounts of undeclared methane emissions

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The greenhouse gas , which is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide, is leaking from gas pipelines, oil wells, fossil fuel processing plants and landfills all over the world.

Plumes of potent greenhouse gas methane leaking from a gas pipeline in Kazakhstan can be seen in this image captured by the European Sentinel 2 and Sentinel 5P satellites.

"These emissions actually relate to flare installations that are not being flared in the oil and gas industry," said Aben. »

In Extremely Rare Case, a Woman With HIV Has 'Cleared' The Virus Without Treatment

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Several years later, the London patient's experience shared many similarities, suggesting that Brown's case was not entirely unique, and that stem cell transplants could provide an effective, albeit rare form of sterilization of the virus.

After delivering her healthy (and HIV-1-negative) baby, she stopped ART, and a comprehensive round of tests showed no signs of active virus.

Her HIV antibody test showed she was HIV positive, but the level of virus was undetectable and continued so, over time. »

RICOCHET Anti-Cheat™ Progress Report

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November 5th was also the launch of server-side upgrades to anti-cheat security, as part of the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat™ initiative.

The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat team continues to actively monitor Call of Duty: Vanguard, issuing bans throughout launch.

Additionally, in coordination with Sledgehammer Games, #TeamRICOCHET has worked to resolve exploits related to XP earn rates and unlocks. »

Teen accidentally invited to stranger’s Thanksgiving continues tradition six years later

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Teen accidentally invited to stranger’s Thanksgiving continues tradition six years later.

Wanda Dench of Mesa, Ariz. didn’t know that her grandson changed his phone number when she accidentally texted Jamal Hinton about Thanksgiving plans in 2016, according to The New York Times.

Every year since then, Hinton and the Dench family have shared a meal together on or around Thanksgiving — and this year is no exception. »