The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 13rd, 2018 day edition

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Doctors post blood-soaked photos after NRA tells them to pipe down over gun restrictions.

Key points: NRA criticised "self-important" anti-gun doctors.

Photos of blood-stained scrubs, graphic X-rays and moving selfies have flooded Twitter in response to a post from the NRA promoting a news release which took aim at medical professionals calling for gun restrictions.

The NRA promoted the post in a tweet, which had attracted 3,000 likes but more than 20,000 replies.

"Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the tweet read.

"As scientists and caregivers, we doctors are in a unique position to understand the scale of human suffering caused by guns," she wrote.

"We didn't choose this fight, but we if we have to, we can take on the NRA.". »

Black security guard who stops shooter is then shot and killed by police

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A police officer responding to a shooting in a Chicago-area bar shot and killed a black security guard who had subdued and disarmed the shooter.

Security returned fire, witnesses told WGN9, and an armed security guard, Jemel Roberson, apprehended one of the men involved outside.

Friends of Roberson told the news station that he planned to become a police officer and was an upstanding man. »

Dems gain veto-proof supermajority in California legislature

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Democrats gained a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers of the California legislature on Monday after picking up two more seats in the state Senate.

Hurtado won the open 12th seat and Caballero beat out California Sen. Andy Vidak (R) in the 14th District.

The massive supermajority gives the party the ability to raise taxes, suspend legislative rules and override vetoes without Republican votes. »

Trump Confused the Baltics With Balkans—And Accused Confused Leaders of Starting Yugoslav Wars: Report

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President Donald Trump confused the Baltic states in Europe with the Balkans—and chastised leaders of the former for starting wars in the 1990s that lead to the break-up of Yugoslavia, French daily Le Monde reported.

Trump reportedly made the mistake in a White House meeting with Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania, Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and Raimonds Vējonis of Latvia in April.

The leaders were reportedly confused by the president’s accusation, and it took them a minute to realize he had confused the Balkans and the Baltics. »