The Daily Populous

Thursday May 24th, 2018 evening edition

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"Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication," Musk tweeted.

He said the service could be called Pravda, which is Russian for "truth" and also happens to be the name of the newspaper central to the Soviet Union's Communist Party.

A California business called Pravda Corp was incorporated late last year, with Jared Birchall listed in a filing as its president.

Birchall's name has also been listed in filings for other Musk projects, including The Boring Company.

In response to a tweet noting the Pravda Corp filing, Musk simply offered a hugging face emoji.

"The question is why should Elon Musk be the one running it and how trustworthy would it be if he ran it.".

After one Twitter user raised concerns about Musk fanning distrust of the media, the CEO replied: "The media has earned this mistrust.". »

Snoop Dogg Switched Matthew McConaughey’s Prop Weed for Real Weed on Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum’

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Matthew McConaughey learned this fact the surprising way during the making of Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum.”

The scene in question finds McConaughey’s character, Moondog, visiting Snoop Dogg for some magic weed that he hopes will cure his writer’s block.

“I went to the prop man to make sure I have the prop weed which is like crushed oregano,” McConaughey said. »

MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

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The missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 belonged to a Russian brigade, international investigators say.

All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

"Not a single anti-aircraft missile system from the Russian Federation has ever crossed the Russia-Ukraine border," the defence ministry in Moscow said. »

NYPD officials say they are prepared to arrest Harvey Weinstein

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The New York Police Department is ready to arrest former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, two NYPD officials told The Wall Street Journal, as federal prosecutors have opened a probe into some of the sexual assault allegations against him.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan began a criminal investigation into the multiple sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein amid heightened tensions between police and the Manhattan district attorney’s office, sources told the Journal.

Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said he is meeting with federal prosecutors to try to “dissuade them from proceeding,” the Journal reported. »