The Daily Populous

Thursday August 16th, 2018 night edition

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Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, has died Thursday at the age of 76, according to her publicist.

Earlier this week the news broke that she was seriously ill and was being surrounded by loved ones.

The family added: "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart.

We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family.".

We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on.

RELATED: Celebrities tweet love, condolences after Aretha Franklin dies.

With a career that spanned more than six decades, multiple number one hits and recipient of music's highest awards, Aretha Franklin is and always will be our Queen of Soul. »

The government is ratcheting up its surveillance powers. But we can stop this | Scott Ludlam

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The government appears to have given up on its ambition of undermining the global encryption standards that underpin secure communications on the internet.

The bill sweeps the whole world’s telecommunications sector into its remit, with the intent not so much of breaking encryption standards, as making them irrelevant.

Somewhere out there, there’s a critical mass of opposition to this government’s repetitive abuses of power – let’s go find it. »

Olympic gymnasts Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross reveal abuse by Larry Nassar

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CLOSE Two more gold-medal winning Olympic gymnasts have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by convicted pedophile Larry Nassar.

Two more Olympic gymnasts — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross — revealed that they too were abused by former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar.

"If we were to speak up (against the abuse when it happened), we wouldn't have been in consideration for making (the Olympic national team). »

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money

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"Yet US broadband infrastructure has been financed largely by the private sector without assurance that such costs can be recovered through increased consumer rates.".

"Utility regulation over broadband can only inhibit incentives for network investment," AT&T warned in November 2017.

That wouldn't please broadband industry lobbyists who have been fighting municipal efforts to expand public broadband options. »

Mélanie Laurent Joins Michael Bay's Six Underground

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Mélanie Laurent is the latest recruit.

Ryan Reynolds is starring in the movie, which sees him as the leader of a squad that battles evil, with the team comprising four men and two women.

The idea comes from Reynolds' Deadpool collaborators, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and the tone is described as the R-rated superhero action-comedy meets Mission: Impossible. »