The Daily Populous

Thursday April 7th, 2022 morning edition

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WASHINGTON - A mother red fox captured Tuesday on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol has been euthanized and has tested positive for rabies, said a spokeswoman for the Humane Rescue Alliance.

The Washington, D.C., public health lab "has confirmed the fox tested positive for the rabies virus," said the spokeswoman, Sam Miller.

City health authorities said in an email that they were "working to determine next steps for the fox kits.".

Roughly 120,000 animals a year in the United States are tested for rabies, and of these, about 6% are found to be rabid.

On Tuesday, Tim Barber, a spokesman for the U.S. Capitol Police, had said at least a half-dozen people had been bitten or nipped by the fox.

Officials were "not sure how long" the foxes had been around the Capitol grounds or where they came from, Barber said.

After Capitol Police responded, the fox fled in the direction of the Dirksen and Hart Senate office buildings. »

Idaho Will No Longer Criminalize Braiding Hair Without A License

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Further rubbing salt into the wound, the state doesn’t require cosmetology schools to even teach African hair styling braiding.

“Under Idaho’s cosmetology licensing regime, someone versed in African-style hair braiding may not provide African-style hair braiding for compensation without a cosmetology license.

At the same time, someone with a cosmetology license need not have any experience or skills in African-style hair braiding to provide African-style hair braiding for compensation.”. »

The Skywalker Saga has smashed Lego’s Steam user record by 1200%

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has had a strong first day on Steam, destroying the previous record for concurrent players on any Lego game on the service.

This new peak for The Skywalker Saga marks an increase of more than 1200% over that previous record.

VGC’s Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga review called it “one of the best Star Wars games ever”. »

The Price of Hegemony

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They failed to do so in recent years, allowing Putin to seize more and more land until he invaded all of Ukraine.

Since the end of the Cold War, the Russians have objectively enjoyed greater security than at any time in recent memory.

If Americans learn anything from Russia’s brutalization of Ukraine, it should be that there really are worse things than U.S. hegemony. »