The Daily Populous

Sunday August 14th, 2022 evening edition

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For the first time since WNBA star Brittney Griner's arrest for drug possession in February, Russia has officially confirmed there are ongoing negotiations with the United States government regarding a potential prisoner swap.

On Saturday, The Moscow Times reported Russia has officially acknowledged it seeks convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout to be a part of the deal.

"Silent diplomacy continues and should bear fruit if Washington, of course, is careful not to fall into propaganda.".

Bout, also known as "The Merchant of Death," was arrested in Thailand in 2008 and then extradited to the United States.

He was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans in 2011 and is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence.

Last week, Griner was found guilty on drug charges in Russia and was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Although Russia confirmed this week that negotiations are underway, it didn't disclose any details on who would be involved in the swap. »

New Molecule Discovered That Strongly Stimulates Hair Growth

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Although the critical role dermal papilla cells play in regulating hair growth is widely established, the genetic basis of the activating chemicals involved is little understood.

“We revealed that the SCUBE3 signaling molecule, which dermal papilla cells produce naturally, is the messenger used to ‘tell’ the neighboring hair stem cells to start dividing, which heralds the onset of new hair growth.”.

DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2022.06.005. UCI has filed a provisional patent application for the use of SCUBE3 and its related molecular compounds for hair growth stimulation. »

A missing dog was finally found -- 500 feet underground in an intricate cave system

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Haley, along with a team of around 30 spelunkers, was mapping a cave north of Perryville, Missouri, as part of a project for the Cave Research Foundation.

The cave is part of the Berome Moore cave system, Missouri's second largest cave system, measuring around 22 miles, he told CNN.

Another group of parents and children visiting the cave for the day had encountered a dog deep in the cave before flagging Haley for help. »

Rand Paul calls for repeal of Espionage Act amid DOJ investigation into Trump taking classified documents to Mar-a-Lago

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Following the Mar-a-Lago raid, the DOJ is investigating if Trump violated the Espionage Act.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky called for the repeal of the Espionage Act after it was revealed that the Justice Department is investigating if former President Donald Trump potentially violated the Act.

"Rand Paul is now calling to repeal the Espionage Act after the world learned Donald Trump is under investigation for violating it," Booker tweeted on Saturday night. »