The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 17th, 2018 morning edition

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An obscure rule prevented what could have been the greatest photo-op of all time: Queen Elizabeth holding court on the Iron Throne.

On Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss talked about the royal visit to their set in Northern Ireland.

The Queen and Prince Philip met with them last summer, along with cast members Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner.

Her Royal Highness got a close look at the badass Iron Throne, but she didn't sit in it.

"Apparently the Queen of England is not allowed to sit on a foreign throne," explained Benioff.

It's a fictional throne, sure, but apparently the rule still applies.

It was probably for the best, because that moment would have launched millions of memes, and people wouldn't stop calling her Khaleesi. »

Arrest made in racially charged vandalism on Ogden Ave.

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Toledo police arrested Patricia Edelen for spray painting racial slurs on her neighbor's home Friday night.

Police say once she let out her dog, they went inside and arrested her for three first-degree misdemeanor charges.

The police report says Edelen spray painted "N" (word) stay out" "Hail Trump" and a Swastika on her neighbor's home. »

Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

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US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In a strongly-worded statement, US House Speaker Paul Ryan said Mr Trump "must appreciate that Russia is not our ally".

Mr Putin described the Helsinki meeting as "candid and useful" while Mr Trump said there had been "deeply productive dialogue". »

Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States

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A criminal complaint was unsealed today in the District of Columbia charging a Russian national with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General.

She was ordered held pending a hearing set for July 18, 2018.

This Russian official was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018. »