The Daily Populous

Saturday November 24th, 2018 day edition

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White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine has received millions of dollars in severance from Fox News Channel's parent company and is owed millions more, a new financial disclosure report shows.

The report released Friday shows that Shine received $8.4 million in severance pay from 21st Century Fox after he left in May 2017.

He'll also receive bonus and options payments in 2018 and 2019 amounting to $7 million for the two years combined.

He has worked behind the scenes to improve the production quality of events at the White House, such as Trump's announcement of his second Supreme Court nominee.

Trump's administration has also hired numerous former Fox personalities, including State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert and national security adviser John Bolton.

Trump's former communications chief, Hope Hicks, was hired as communications director at the newly revamped Fox company after she left the administration.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the disclosure form. »

Opinion | Red Dead Redemption 2 Is True Art

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Yes, many video games are violent and frivolous, and the most devoted players still tend to be young and male.

If ever a video game has risen to the level of those classics, it’s Red Dead Redemption 2.

Instead of indulging no-regrets fantasy violence, it is a literary experience that emphasizes — and simulates — tragedy and personal consequences. »

Loot box crackdown forces Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games out of Belgium

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According to The Guardian, Square Enix is removing three free-to-play mobile games from the country: Mobius Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts Union X, and Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. says Mobius Final Fantasy will shutter “as soon as” November 30th, Kingdom Hearts Union X on December 6th, and Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia December 19th.

Belgium is a frontrunner when it comes to penalizing loot boxes, but it isn’t the only country doing so. »

'We Are Not Robots': Amazon Workers Across Europe Walk Out on Black Friday Over Low Wages and 'Inhuman Conditions'

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Amazon workers across Europe staged a walkout on Black Friday—when retailers offer major deals to holiday season shoppers the day after Thanksgiving—to protest low wages as well as "inhuman conditions" at company warehouses.

Amazon CEO "Jeff Bezos is the richest bloke on the planet; he can afford to sort this out.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K.'s Labour Party, shared the video on Twitter and expressed "solidarity" with those participating in the walkout. »