The Daily Populous

Thursday November 22nd, 2018 night edition

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CLOSE President Donald Trump defended his decision not to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Protestors hold candles and pictures of Jamal Khashoggi during the demonstration in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

A Turkish newspaper claimed Thursday that the Central Intelligence Agency has heard a "smoking gun phone call" of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with an alleged instruction to "silence Jamal Khashoggi as soon as possible.".

"The crown prince gave an instruction to silence Jamal Khashoggi as soon as possible and this instruction was captured during (a) CIA wiretapping," the paper claimed.

Trump has cast aside calls from U.S. lawmakers and international allies to punish the Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi's slaying.

Trump said Tuesday the benefits of good business relations with Saudi Arabia outweigh the possibility that the crown prince ordered the killing.

The Washington Post previously reported that the CIA concluded the crown prince ordered Khashoggi's assassination in Istanbul. »

Girl, 13, Who Wrote Essay on Gun Violence Is Killed by Stray Bullet

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When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee.

This week, two years after she described how “we are in a state of chaos,” she was fatally shot when someone outside fired a gun at her home and a stray bullet went into her bedroom.

The shooting happened Monday as Sandra, 13, was watching television at the time, her sister, Tatiana Ingram, told the television station WISN. »

Fallout 76 review: Almost hell, West Virginia

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I either finish the game or the game finishes me—a.k.a. after long hours spent frustrated I deem it unplayable.

Fallout 76 is not strictly unplayable, but after 30-odd hours wasted in this West Virginia wasteland I’m calling it.

Yes, we’ve traveled back to the days of EverQuest and early World of Warcraft, queueing up to complete quest steps. »

[Update Final] Tenant is renting out my apartment on AirBnB. Tenant isn't responding, AirBnB doesn't care, and my condo board is threatening to fine me for each violation. I have no idea how to even h

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Tenant isn't responding, AirBnB doesn't care, and my condo board is threatening to fine me for each violation.

My apartment is a disaster right now and from what my property manager has stated it seems like people definitely did smoke in my apartment.

It probably isn't the best ending but it taught me an extremely valuable lesson, and i can go home at Christmas and hopefully clean my apartment. »

CIA Has Recording of Saudi Crown Prince Ordering Khashoggi Silenced, Turkish Media Reports

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The CIA has a recording of a phone call in which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave instructions to "silence Jamal Kashoggi as soon as possible," Turkish news website Hurriyet Daily News said on Thursday.

It cited a prominent Turkish columnist as saying CIA director Gina Haspel had "signaled" the existence of the recording during a visit to Ankara last month.

Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. »