The Daily Populous

Saturday January 5th, 2019 evening edition

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Washington (CNN) During his freewheeling, 90-minute cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Donald Trump briefly argued that the Soviet Union "was right" to invade Afghanistan in 1979 because "terrorists were going into Russia," a head-scratching aside that was widely criticized as historically inaccurate.

"Russia used to be the Soviet Union.

Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan.

The reason Russia was in, in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia.

The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan with three divisions in December 1979 to prop up a fellow communist government.".

The Soviet Union, which was comprised of Russia and several now independent Eastern European and Asian nations, did in fact invade Afghanistan amid Cold War tensions with the US. »

John McAfee calls taxes 'illegal,' says it's been 8 years since he filed a return

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Millionaire anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee unleashed a barrage of criticism of the IRS in a series of tweets Thursday and bragged that he has not filed a tax return in eight years.

"I have not filed a tax return for 8 years," McAfee wrote before calling taxes illegal and complaining about government services.

Over Twitter in 2018, he accused his enemies of spiking something he ingested in an attempt to kill him. »

Trump Referred to Shutdown as ‘Strike’ in Profanity-Laced Meeting With Democratic Leaders

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During Friday’s meeting at the White House over the ongoing shutdown standoff, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made little substantive progress as Pelosi and Schumer urged Trump to reopen the government by Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the meeting.

Along with saying the word “fuck” at least three times throughout the meeting, the president bizarrely stated that he did not want to call the partial government shutdown a “shutdown,” according to the source.

Another person familiar with the meeting disputed that Trump said “fuck” three times, though conceded he said it once. »

Gov. Reynolds: Allowing Birth Control Without Prior Prescription Is 'The Right Thing To Do'

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Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she will try to enact a law that would allow Iowans to get birth control pills directly from a pharmacist without seeing a doctor first.

Reynolds first mentioned the policy at a debate late in her campaign against Democrat Fred Hubbell.

It came as a surprise to some, because she signed one of the country’s strictest abortion measures into law in May. »

LA Is Suing The Weather Channel App For Selling Users' Location Data

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But there's nothing particularly funny about the recent news that the Weather Channel app, which is owned by a subsidiary of IBM, has been selling users' location data for profit to third-party companies without the users' knowledge.

Screengrab of The Weather Channel app.

Feuer's suit further alleges that the Weather Channel app deliberately misleads users by not being clear with how their location data will be used. »