The Daily Populous

Friday August 24th, 2018 morning edition

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A Saudi-led coalition airstrike allegedly killed at least 20 children in Yemen on Thursday, according to several reports from journalists on the ground.

"Saudi coalition has reportedly targeted displaced people and a private house, killing 31 mostly children in al-Duraihimi district, according to health ministry in capital Sana.".

It's unclear at this point exactly how many civilians were killed, and how the airstrike was carried out.

The alleged airstrike comes two weeks after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed dozens of children in a school bus in northern Yemen.

The bomb used in the Saudi-led coalition airstrike on August 9 was reportedly a 500-pound (227 kilogram) laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin, a top US defense contractor.

The US' support for the coalition, however, especially after the airstrike that killed dozens of children two weeks ago, has drawn condemnation from US politicians.

In January, Germany and Norway announced that they would stop selling weapons to countries in the Saudi-led coalition over the war in Yemen. »

Backlash grows over poll closures in predominantly black Georgia county

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A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election.

The Randolph County elections board is considering a proposal to eliminate seven of nine polling places in the county.

The seven precincts in question don't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, county officials and an independent consultant say. »

A Little Frisbee With Grandpa : StarWars

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A long time ago, in a sub reddit far, far, away....

The Jedi fight for justice and peace and the Sith for power and chaos.

Either be the old trilogy, the new prequels, the cartoons, toys, cosplay, etc etc. »

STEVE the aurora isn’t an aurora, after all

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The traditional aurorae are largely caused by electron activity, but protons can also be responsible.

Whatever the cause, pinning down STEVE’s true nature will ultimately improve our understanding of Earth’s atmosphere and the processes that occur within it. »