The Daily Populous

Thursday June 14th, 2018 evening edition

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A local man was arrested in a nationwide operation targeting online child sex offenders, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

"Operation Broken Heart" targeted suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide operation between March and May.

"No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"And yet, certain forms of modern technology have facilitated the spread of child pornography anf created greater incentives for production.".

According to Sessions, more than 2,300 alleged child sex offenders have been arrested nationwide, and 25,200 sexual abuse complaints have been investigated.

"Any would-be criminal should be warned -- this department will remain relentless in hunting down those who victimize our children," said Sessions.

As part of the operation, officials arrested Andre Thorpe, 35, of Roxboro, who faces numerous charges, including producing child pornography and transporting a minor for sex. »

'Shallow at Best and Ridiculous at Worst': Analysis Eviscerates FCC Chair's Arguments for Killing Net Neutrality

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A new analysis by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) found that Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's reasoning behind forcing a deeply unpopular repeal of federal net neutrality rules "to be shallow at best and ridiculous at worst.".

In other words, he believed that rules which aimed to protect consumers resulted in fewer people having internet access.

"I would agree," she said, "there is no proof that the 2015 net neutrality rules caused any reduction in broadband investment. »

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Wins Chicago Airport High-Speed Train Bid

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Elon Musk's Boring Co. is the winner in a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport.

It is unclear exactly what the Boring Co. high-speed airport link would involve, but last year Musk tweeted about his ideas for Chicago.

Currently, Chicagoans can ride to the airport for $5 on a Chicago Transit Authority train, taking about 40 minutes. »

A Texas man felt sympathy for 54 immigrants discovered in a tractor-trailer. So he bought them all pizza

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(CNN) Armando Colunga was watching the news in San Antonio when he saw a report Tuesday night about authorities discovering 54 undocumented immigrants in the back of an 18-wheeler truck.

The men were being detained, sitting in a group on the ground, while they waited for authorities to interview and transport them.

When Colunga got to the scene, he noticed a Little Caesars nearby and bought seven pizzas. »

EU strikes deal on 32% renewable energy target and palm oil ban after all-night session

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“It gives people and communities greater control over their energy use, empowering them to accelerate the development of renewable energy and challenge energy giants across the continent,” he said.

Palm oil to be phased out in EU by 2030 The use of palm oil as fuel should disappear in Europe by 2030 under a reform of the bloc’s renewable energy laws agreed this morning after all-night negotiations.

This deal is a hard-won victory in our efforts to unlock the true potential of Europe's clean energy transition. »