BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 13 January, 2020


13 January, 2020

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Lucy Mangan: Antidepressants have supported Lucy Mangan for four years. Now, she's coming off (Stylist)
… the start of a new decade is a chance to aim bigger than usual. A friend of mine has used ?it as a spur to hand in her notice? at a job she's had for 12 years and go freelance. Another is going from omnivore to vegan, leapfrogging (no amphibians were hurt in the construction of this sentence) right over vegetarian. And I have decided to come off my antidepressants.

Hadley Freeman: Screen time minutes are the new calories, and it's high time I went on a diet (The Guardian)
My relationship with my phone has moved through denial and despair. I am now a functioning addict.

Hadley Freeman: "Emilio Estevez: 'Brat Pack will be on my tombstone'"(The Guardian)
The star of The Breakfast Club now has his father Martin Sheen's looks, a bromance with Alec Baldwin - and sad news for fans of St Elmo's Fire.

Suzanne Moore: "'Everyone else was just a bit player': my night out with Elizabeth Wurtzel" (The Guardian)
The Prozac Nation author was irresistible and impossible, but her writing courageously opened up the conversation about mental health.

Alison Flood: "Jo Nesbø: 'We should talk about violence against women'" (The Guardian)
The Norwegian author of the Harry Hole detective series on Tom Jones, the 'Nordic noir' label and his soft spot for a crime cliché.

Share of total music album consumption* in the United States in 2018, by genre (Statista)
In 2018, hip-hop and rap music accounted for 21.7 percent of total music consumption in the United States, more than double the percentage of R&B music sales. Other highly popular genres included pop and rock music, whereas just 1.1 percent of all music sold in the U.S. in 2018 was jazz.

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Even on a day-to-day basis, studies have shown that the more fruits and vegetables you eat, the happier, calmer, and more energetic you may feel that day-and this positivity can spill over into the next day.

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Kim Jong-Un Says Trump is 'Stalking' Him, Demands Restraining Order - Michael Egan, Humor Times

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

12th century Englishman Nicholas Breakspear is more famously known by what name?

       Pope Adrian IV                                                      Source

Pope Adrian IV (Latin: Adrianus IV; born Nicholas Breakspear; c.?1100 - 1 September 1159), also known as Hadrian IV, was Pope from 4 December 1154 to his death in 1159.

Adrian IV is both the only Englishman and the only inhabitant of the British Isles to have occupied the papal throne. It is believed that he was born in Bedmond in the parish of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire and received his early education at Merton Priory and the Abbey School, St Albans.

As Pope, he crowned Frederick I Barbarossa, and successfully removed Arnold of Brescia, who had challenged Papal rule of Rome, to become "to all intents and purposes, master of the city"        Source

Mark. was first, and correct, with:
   Pope Adrian IV.

Dave said:
   Pope Adrian IV. Breakspear was elected Pope in 1154 and is the only English born Pope. That was in the days before it was almost mandatory that the Pope be an Italian. In my lifetime the Italian spell has been broken. There has been a Pole, a German, and now an Argentinian Pope (although his family emigrated from Italy before he was born).

Randall wrote:
   Pope Adrian IV

Alan J answered:
   Pope Adrian IV.

Jon L replied:
   Everyone knows that was Pope Adian IV.

Mac Mac responded:
   Pope Adrian IV

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Adrian IV is both the only Englishman and the only inhabitant of the British Isles to have become pope

Cal in Vermont wrote:
   Pope Adrian IV, the 170th Pope and only Englishman.

Adam answered:
   Pope Adrian IV

zorch responded:
   Pope Adrian IV. He was the only English Pope.

Deborah replied:
   I didn't know the answer, so I looked it up: Nicholas Breakspear was better known as Pope Adrian (or Hadrian) IV.
  Your jade plant looks like mine: In full bloom. Winter flowers are great.

John I from Hawai`i says,
   Pope Adrian IV

Rosemary in Columbus wrote:
   Pope Adrian IV

Billy in Cypress U$A said:
   I am too young to remember this 12th century one, Pope Adrian IV; so, I had to look it up on Wiki.

Daniel in The City answered:
   Pope Adrian IV

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Song: "Richards Blues" on album VOLUMEN 1 (2018)

Artist: Denso Crisal [Dense Crucible]

Artist Location: Argentina

Info: Fuzzy Cracklins, a fan, wrote, "Me gusta! Especially the Spanish vocals over the psychy, bluesy tracks. Favorite track: Floresta (todavía resuenan)."

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     Nicolás Granado, Bajo y Voz
     Matías Lombardo, Batería y Voz

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Genre: Blues-Rock Instrumental; album includes Spanish-language songs

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We have no idea what we're doing in Iraq. We didn't before we killed Soleimani. - The Washington Post

The Mass Psychology of the Religious Right

Opinion | Donald Trump Is a Hostage to 1979 - The New York Times

Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. - The New York Times

Opinion | Tucker Carlson Is Not Your New Best Friend - The New York Times

Tule fog: Dangerous, desired, decreasing in California's Central Valley - Los Angeles Times

Mark Esper: I 'Didn't See' Specific Evidence Of Iran Threat To 4 U.S. Embassies | HuffPost

Rep. Justin Amash Blasts Trump For 'Selling' American Troops To Saudis | HuffPost

Australia's Fires Are Emitting Vast Amounts Of Carbon : NPR

Hillary Clinton: The most exonerated politician ever - The Washington Post

York, the slave crucial to the Lewis and Clark expedition. William Clark refused to free him. - The Washington Post

Cracks emerge in Trump's wall of GOP support (opinion) - CNN

Opinion | F.D.R. Got It. Most Democrats Don't. - The New York Times

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• Irina Baronova was one of the three Russian "baby" (that is, teenage) ballerinas of the 1930s. Once she was dancing for the King and Queen of England. Being eager to make a good impression, she threw all her energy into a jump, turned upside down, fell on her head - and was knocked unconscious. Another baby ballerina, Tatiana Riabouchinska, finished the dance for her.

• Theodore Thomas was a conductor who did much to introduce Americans to good music. He enjoyed telling an anecdote about a near-sighted trombonist who made a terrible error during rehearsal. Mr. Thomas asked what had happened. The trombonist explained, "Excuse me! I didn't have on my spectacles. A fly sat down among my notes, and I played him."

• When Anna Pavlova and her company danced Don Quixote, a real horse played Rocinante. Although the horse was well taken care of, when it was made up for its role it resembled the broken-down nag Cervantes had written about. In fact, in Great Britain, members of the audience complained to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

• In Blackpool, England, during the days of the heavy bombing of London in World War II, the London Philharmonic Orchestra played Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Unfortunately, when they used the sound effects of the firing of cannons, several members of the audience panicked because they thought the theater was being bombed.

• Two Italian laryngologists subjected Italian baritone Titta Ruffo to a number of scientific tests to determine the source of his magnificent voice. Scientific investigation can be painful. While connected to some scientific apparati, Mr. Ruffo hit a high A flat that made the scientists leave the room screaming because of aching teeth.

• Writing a comic strip that appears in foreign newspapers does have disadvantages. Rudolph Dirks, who drew the comic-strip The Katzenjammer Kids, invented a character that spoke in rhyme. Unfortunately, this drove the person who translated the dialogue into Spanish crazy, and so Mr. Dirks dropped the character.

• Ballet dancers may tend to stub their toes more often than other people because they aren't accustomed to looking down at the ground. According to Alexandra Danilova, the proper look for a ballet dancer is a "little bit snooty" - ballet dancers should have a slight upward tilt of the head.

• In the mid-1950s, Gene Bozzacco, who was a musician with the Metropolitan Opera, remembered a funny performance of Forza in Brooklyn. Both men about to have a duel forgot their pistols, and they were forced to run off the stage in different directions to get them.

• In the midst of a ballet, a wigpiece worn by ballerina Karen Kain flew off and landed on stage. Because the wigpiece was small and grey, it looked like a mouse, causing the members of the corps de ballet great perturbation.

• Soon after John Barbirolli was knighted, opera/lieder singer Kathleen Ferrier made a charming mistake in addressing him. Instead of addressing him as "Sir John," she simply said, "Hello, luv."


• Charles Dana Gibson received a lot of money for his illustrations. He once received a letter from a car company, which stated, "You are cordially invited to participate in our grand $100 prize contest. Each participant may submit one or more drawings advertising our automobile. The winner will receive a grand cash prize of $100. Drawings must be sent prepaid, and must be original, and all unsuccessful drawings will remain the property of the undersigned." Mr. Gibson received much more than $100 for one of his drawings, so this contest was laughable to him. He wrote this letter in reply to the car company: "You are cordially invited to participate in my grand $10 automobile contest. Each participant may submit one or more automobiles and the winner will receive a grand prize of $10. The automobiles submitted must be brand new and shipped [at your cost to] New York. They must be fully equipped. The unsuccessful automobiles will remain the property of the undersigned. Charles Dana Gibson."

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Critics pummel Secretary Esper over 'astoundingly embarrassing' Sunday show interviews after he admits there's no evidence to back up Trump's '4 embassies' claim | AlterNet

Defense Secretary: 'Didn't See' Specific Intelligence Showing Iran Would Attack 4 Embassies | Daily Beast

Pentagon Chief: I "Didn't See" Intelligence Showing Iran Planned to Attack 4 U.S. Embassies | Slate

Amash: Trump claim about US embassy threats 'seems to be totally made up' | The Hill

Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing | The Hill

Fox's Wallace presses O'Brien on contradiction between Trump threat claims, briefing | The Hill

Senators Say Laura Ingraham Got More Details About Soleimani Killing Than They Did | Slate

The administration's deceptions about the Soleimani strike are a big deal | Vox

Amid Iran Crisis, Russia's Mideast Presence Just Keeps Growing | Daily Beast

Majority disapproves of the way Trump is handling Iran situation: poll | The Hill

Nancy Pelosi explains what Democrats gained by holding onto the articles of impeachment | Vox

Rudy Giuliani: Chief Justice Can Dismiss Trump's Impeachment | Daily Beast

It's "downright impossible" for Giuliani to have John Roberts dismiss Trump's impeachment trial | Salon

Why Trump's plan to bar Bolton from testifying won't work: "There are limits to executive privilege" | Salon

Ex-White House press, military officials call on Grisham to restart regular briefings | The Hill

If Trump Wins in 2020, Get Ready for President Don Jr. | Daily Beast

In Ohio, Trump Lists the Sacrifices He Makes for the Nation | The New Yorker

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distortions are across the board

A NewsCorp employee attacked the "misinformation campaign" of Rupert Murdoch's empire over Australia's fires | Quartz

Barack Obama urges help for Puerto Rico: 'I hope you'll support their recovery' | The Hill

Puerto Ricans Unable to Reach Earthquake Shelters Say They're Getting 'No Help from Government' | Daily Beast

Debunking the "abortion regret" narrative: Data shows women feel relief, not regret | Salon





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Last Night

Grand Sumo is back for the next couple of weeks.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'The Neighborhood', followed by a RERUN 'Bob Hearts Abishola', then a RERUN 'All Rise', followed by a RERUN 'Bull'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and a performance by the Broadway cast of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical".
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Rachel Brosnahan and RuPaul Charles.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent: The Champions', followed by a FRESH 'Manifest'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Selena Gomez, Charlie Hunnam, and Stormzy.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Bobby Cannavale, Amber Tamblyn, and Christian Siriano.
Scheduled on a FRESH Lilly Singh are Madelaine Petsch and Mena Massoud.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelor', followed by a FRESH 'The Good Doctor'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Tim Allen, Zach Woods, and Saint Motel.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a RERUN 'Crisis Aftermath II'.

Faux has a RERUN '9-1-1', followed by a RERUN 'Prodigal Son'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old L&O: SVU'.

A&E has 'Live PD: Police Patrol', another 'Live PD: Police Patrol', followed by a FRESH 'Live PD: Police Patrol', then another FRESH 'Live PD: Police Patrol', followed by a FRESH 'Live Rescue'.

AMC offers the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', followed by the movie 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen'.

BBC  -   
 [8:00AM]   WILD SINGAPORE - Hidden World
 [9:00AM]   WILD SINGAPORE - Urban Wild
 [10:00AM]   WILD SINGAPORE - Islands
 [11:00AM]   WILD SINGAPORE - Forest Life
 [12:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - The Hardest Challenge
 [1:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - In The Grip of Seasons - Arctic
 [2:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Hide And Seek - Jungles
 [3:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Hunger At Sea - Oceans
 [4:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Nowhere To Hide - Plains
 [5:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Race Against Time - Coasts
 [6:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - The Ends of the Earth
 [11:00PM]   PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - The Last Frontier
 [12:00AM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - The Hardest Challenge
 [1:00AM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - In The Grip of Seasons - Arctic
 [2:00AM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Hide And Seek - Jungles
 [3:00AM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Hunger At Sea - Oceans
 [4:00AM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Nowhere To Hide - Plains
 [5:00AM]   PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - Race Against Time - Coasts    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck', then another FRESH 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens: Live'.

Comedy Central has all old 'The Office' all night.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is David Alan Grier.
Scheduled on a FRESH Lights Out with David Spade are Jeremiah Watkins, Kevin Nealon, and Lara Beitz.

FX has the movie 'Deadpool', followed by the movie 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers: Bonus Buys', and another 'American Pickers'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00A]   Pee-wee's Playhouse - Just Another Day
 [6:30A]   The Three Stooges - Pop Goes the Easel
 [6:45A]   The Skeleton Twins
 [8:45A]   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
 [11:00A]   K-9: P.I.
 [1:00P]   Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
 [3:00P]   That '70s Show
 [3:30P]   That '70s Show
 [4:00P]   That '70s Show
 [4:30P]   That '70s Show
 [5:00P]   That '70s Show
 [5:30P]   That '70s Show
 [6:00P]   Two and a Half Men
 [6:30P]   Two and a Half Men
 [7:00P]   Two and a Half Men
 [7:30P]   Two and a Half Men
 [8:00P]   Two and a Half Men
 [8:30P]   Two and a Half Men
 [9:00P]   Two and a Half Men
 [9:30P]   Two and a Half Men
 [10:00P]   Two and a Half Men
 [10:30P]   Two and a Half Men
 [11:00P]   Two and a Half Men
 [11:30P]   Two and a Half Men
 [12:00A]   Two and a Half Men
 [12:30A]   Two and a Half Men
 [1:00A]   That '70s Show
 [1:30A]   That '70s Show
 [2:00A]   That '70s Show
 [2:30A]   That '70s Show
 [3:00A]   That '70s Show
 [3:30A]   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
 [5:45A]   The Three Stooges - Pop Goes the Easel    (ALL TIMES EST)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [6:35am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:10am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:45am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:15am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:45am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:15am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:45am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [10:15am]   Tootsie
 [12:45pm]   Bridget Jones's Diary
 [3:00pm]   Sleepless in Seattle
 [5:30pm]   Last Holiday
 [8:00pm]   The Intern
 [10:45pm]   The Intern
 [12:45am]   Sleepless in Seattle
 [3:15am]   Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter - Actresses
 [4:15am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [4:50am]   The Andy Griffith Show
 [5:25am]   The Andy Griffith Show    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix', followed by the movie 'Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan is Jim Gaffigan.

 [6:00 AM]      Souls for Sale (1923)    SILENT 
 [7:45 AM]      Show Girl in Hollywood (1930) [ *Pre-Hayes Code*]
 [9:15 AM]      Show People (1928)    SILENT 
 [10:45 AM]      Make Me A Star (1932) [ *Pre-Hayes Code*]
 [12:15 PM]      What Price Hollywood? (1932) [ *Pre-Hayes Code*]
 [2:00 PM]      The Perils of Pauline (1947)
 [3:45 PM]      Hearts of the West (1975)
 [5:30 PM]      The Boy Friend (1971)
 [7:47 PM]      All Talking... All Singing... All Dancing (1971)
 [8:00 PM]      The Search (1948)
 [10:00 PM]      The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
 [1:15 AM]      The Juggler (1953)
 [3:00 AM]      The Stranger (1946)
 [4:45 AM]      To Be or Not to Be (1942)    (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  01/14/20

TCM spends most of the night with Patricia Neal
 [6:30 AM]      The Time of Your Life (1948)
 [8:30 AM]      The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
 [10:30 AM]      Race Street (1948)
 [12:00 PM]      Gambling House (1951)
 [1:30 PM]      The Big Steal (1949)
 [3:00 PM]      A Girl In Every Port (1952)
 [4:30 PM]      The Deep Six (1958) 6
 [:30 PM]      The Young and the Brave (1963)
 [8:00 PM]      The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
 [9:45 PM]      Weekend With Father (1951)
 [11:15 PM]      The Breaking Point (1950)
 [1:00 AM]      Washington Story (1952)
 [2:30 AM]      It's a Great Feeling (1949)

 [4:00 AM]      Without Reservations (1946)    (ALL TIMES EST)

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Jeopardy, America's family favourite trivia gameshow, has stirred up anger over the Israel-Palestine conflict after locating the city of Bethlehem on the wrong side of the disputed border between the two territories.

The programme has aired more than 8,000 episodes and identifies itself as "America's favourite quiz show" - but was criticised for incorrectly locating the city following a question about Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity in the West Bank.

In an episode aired on 10 January contestant Katie Needle answered that the holy site was located in Palestine but was told this was incorrect by host Alex Trebek, and docked $200 in keeping with the rules of the show.

She was quickly followed by Jack McGuire who said the church was in Israel - an answer greeted with the words "that's it" from the host.

Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, Bethlehem, along with other regions of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, has been overseen the Palestinian National Authority - while the United Nations has previously identified the church as a world heritage site in Palestine. And while the nation is not formally recognised by the US, Bethlehem is regarded by the US State Department as part of disputed Palestinian territory.




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Thanks Flagstaff Store

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill, a.k.a. Luke Skywalker, took to Instagram and Twitter to thank a media store in Flagstaff that found and returned a Star Wars record signed to him from John Williams.

Hamill thanked Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Flagstaff for returning the LP (long playing record) from the legendary composer meant for Hamill.

Hamill said in his post he hadn't seen the record since the early 1990s.

"I'm so grateful to them & hope you consider spending lots & lots of $ at their store," the 68-year-old actor wrote.

Bookmans posted about it on their Instagram writing, "We recently found an LP signed by #johnwilliams and were able to return it to its rightful owner THE Mark Hamill!!!! So happy we were able to help. Huge thank you to Mark for being so kind and giving us a shoutout."

Mark Hamill


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Pulls Out Of #MeToo Documentary

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has backed out of her role as executive producer on an upcoming documentary about the #MeToo movement, after being criticised for her involvement in the project.

While the key figures involved in the Apple TV+ project have yet to be announced, it will feature former Def Jam employee Drew Dixon - who told The New York Times in 2017 that entrepreneur and record executive Russell Simmons raped her back in 1995.

Media mogul Oprah had been linked to the project for some time, but in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, she revealed she was withdrawing from the role as "it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision".

"I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on the untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+," she said. "I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard."

Elaborating on her conflict with the filmmakers, the former daytime talk show host explained: "I have great respect for their mission, but given the filmmakers' desire to premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival before I believe it is complete, I feel it's best to step aside. I will be working with Time's Up to support the victims and those impacted by abuse and sexual harassment."

Oprah Winfrey



The Death of Cass Elliot and Keith Moon at Harry Nilsson's Macabre Mayfair Flat | Flashbak


Proposed For Threatened List

Hermes Copper Butterfly

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding a California butterfly to the list of threatened species, officials said.

The agency wants the Hermes copper butterfly added to the list in recognition of the threats it faces in its home region of San Diego County, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The service filed its proposal Jan. 8, estimating it will take a year to finalize the listing and draw up critical habitat plans for the butterfly.

The Hermes copper lives only in Mexico's Baja California and California's San Diego County, which has a high concentration of endangered species, federal wildlife officials said.

The butterfly is among a suite of local species suffering from urban sprawl and wildfires that have altered the landscape in recent decades, officials said.

Hermes Copper Butterfly


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Few Regrets


Five years after their abortions, the strongest emotion almost all women feel isn't regret, but relief. That was the takeaway of a groundbreaking five-year study of 667 women published today in Social Science & Medicine.

The study, conducted between 2008 and 2016, followed each woman from a week after her abortion until five years post-abortion to see how she felt about her decision years down the line.

While other studies have looked at the emotional effects of abortion, they've been limited to a week or month post-procedure since larger, long-term studies are prohibitively expensive and time consuming.

"I wanted to investigate if there was any evidence to the claims that abortion had negative long-lasting effects," said epidemiologist Corinne Rocca, who conducted the study as part of UCSF's Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health and funded her study with grants from four different foundations.

"What we found was that there definitively wasn't" evidence to support claims that the procedure has detrimental long-term effects, Rocca said. The results showed nearly all women didn't regret their abortions




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Who Signs Up

U.S. Recruits

The sergeant in charge of one of the busiest Army recruiting centers in Colorado, Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Comes, joined the Army, in part, because his father served. Now two of his four children say they want to serve, too. And he will not be surprised if the other two make the same decision once they are a little older.

"Hey, if that's what your calling is, I encourage it, absolutely," said Comes, who wore a dagger-shaped patch on his camouflage uniform, signifying that he had been in combat.

Enlisting, he said, enabled him to build a good life where, despite yearlong deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he felt proud of his work, got generous benefits, never worried about being laid off and earned enough that his wife could stay home to raise their children.

Soldiers like him are increasingly making the U.S. military a family business. The men and women who sign up overwhelmingly come from counties in the South and a scattering of communities at the gates of military bases like Colorado Springs, which sits next to Fort Carson and several Air Force installations, and where the tradition of military service is deeply ingrained.

More and more, new recruits are the children of old recruits. In 2019, 79% of Army recruits reported having a family member who served. For nearly 30%, it was a parent - a striking point in a nation where less than 1% of the population serves in the military.

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Federal officials are prepared to bill wildfire victims for a portion of the nearly $4 billion the government says it's owed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., if the debt isn't resolved as part of the utility's bankruptcy case, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked for reimbursement from PG&E to cover costs from the government's response to destructive fires in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Under PG&E's current plan to resolve its bankruptcy, any payment to FEMA would have to come from the $13.5 billion the utility intends to reserve primarily to settle claims from wildfire victims, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Victims' lawyers are fighting FEMA's claim, which would take up nearly 30% of the settlement. But FEMA told the Chronicle it is compelled to seek compensation from PG&E. Otherwise, individual victims would be responsible if they get settlement funds that duplicate money already paid by the federal government, according to Bob Fenton, the agency's regional administrator.

Fenton said FEMA has "no interest" in reducing the amount of settlement funds available for fire victims.

FEMA's attempt to recover from PG&E was sharply criticized by 40 members of Congress in a letter to the agency's acting administrator last week. The letter cited concern at FEMA's "decision to litigate claims to the settlement fund for wildfire victims established by PG&E."




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Particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are incredibly useful - and usually incredibly huge - instruments for studying some of the fundamentals of particle physics. But now scientists have managed to squeeze one on to a silicon chip.

It's nowhere near as powerful as the bigger versions, as you might expect, but the new particle accelerator chip could still be very helpful for researchers who aren't able to access gigantic particle accelerator setups.

While this first model is only a prototype, the team behind it is hopeful that it's a first step towards providing a more compact alternative to the well-known massive particle accelerators, including the LHC and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

To achieve this, the researchers turned to the much shorter wavelengths of lasers rather than the conventional microwave acceleration used at SLAC.

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Director Sam Mendes' World War I story "1917" brought in $36.5 million in its first weekend of wide release, easily topping the box office and ending the three-week reign of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," which brought in $15 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"Jumanji: The Next Level" was in third place in its fifth week of release for Sony with earnings of $14 million, and has totaled more than $257 million domestically.

Sony has a smaller sort of hit in "Little Women," which could also make a mark at Monday's Oscar nominations and continues its strong run for a film of its kind, bringing in another $7.65 million to put it in the sixth spot with a total of $74 million after three weeks.

"Like a Boss," Paramount's comedy starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne, finished in a fourth-place tie at $10 million with "Just Mercy."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.

    1. "1917," $36.5 million, ($19.9 million international).
    2. "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker," $15.1 million, ($24.2 million international).
    3. "Jumanji: The Next Level," $14 million, ($22.6 million international).
    4. "Like a Boss," $10 million.
    4. "Just Mercy," $10 million.
    6. "Little Women," $7.65 million, ($8.1 million international).
    7. "Underwater," $7 million, ($7.1 million international).
    8. "Frozen 2," $5.76 million, ($19.1 million international).
    9. "Knives Out," $5.73 million, ($5.5 million international).
   10. "Spies in Disguise," $5.1 million, ($11.4 million international).



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