The Daily Populous

Friday November 16th, 2018 evening edition

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The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange.

Joshua Stueve, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Virginia, said, “The court filing was made in error.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange walks onto the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

In the past, prosecutors had contemplated pursuing a case involving conspiracy, theft of government property or violating the Espionage Act.

But he was detained in part because he “has a substantial interest in terrorist acts,” according to the court filing.

Throughout that time, the United States has refused to say whether there are any sealed charges against Assange.

If Assange were to leave the embassy and be arrested by British authorities, he would likely still fight extradition in the British courts. »

Majority of Brits now against Brexit and back second EU referendum - Sky Data poll

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More than half of Britons are now against Brexit and support a second EU referendum, a Sky Data poll has found.

Just one in seven Britons think the draft Brexit deal proposed by Theresa May is better than either a "no-deal" Brexit or remaining in the EU, a Sky Data poll reveals.

The prime minister warned that these were the only three options available to Britain after concluding negotiations with the trading bloc. »

Humans need Mars as a 'plan B' to avoid extinction, says physicist Michio Kaku

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"I predict that our grandkids will have the ability to honeymoon on the Moon," says world renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.

Professor Kaku says in the near future humans will also colonise Mars — not just because we can, but because we might have to.

"The dinosaurs did not have a space program and that's why they are not here today to talk about it.". »

'SNL's' Kenan Thompson Refuses To Dress In Drag Until The Show Hires A Black Woman

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NBC/"Saturday Night Live" Out of 16 "Saturday Night Live" cast members, currently only three are actors of color — Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharaoh, and the Iranian Nasim Pedrad.

Thompson opened up to TV Guide in a new interview, saying he will no longer dress as women on the show.

When asked what "SNL" will do now when confronted with potential black female characters or celebrity spoofs, Thompson revealed, "I don't know. »

How Australia’s NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state by state

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SIFA is a key part of Australia’s gun lobby, and uses the same tactics as its American equivalent, the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Not so: the NRA’s policies are set by America’s gun industry, which has a vested (financial) interest in lax gun laws.

This fundamentally underpins much of the country’s resistance to weaker gun laws, and the gun lobby knows it. »