The Daily Populous

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 night edition

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The picture shows Izaha Akins smiling and shaking hands during a visit to Mohawk High School in December.

He convinced teachers, administrators, even law enforcement and a car dealership he had just been appointed to fill the seat of State Senator Dave Burke.

Turns out, that whole story was a lie.

"He basically decieved and conned some people," says Ken Ratliff, Superintendent of the Mohawk Local School District.

Ratliff explains Akins claimed Senator Burke had fallen ill and appointed him to his seat.

Akins is now facing felony charges of telecommunications fraud and impersonating a peace officer.

Those at Mohawk Schools say as bizarre as this was, it was a learning experience and they're working to make sure it never happens again. »

Anti-vaccine movies disappear from Amazon after CNN Business report

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New York (CNN Business) Amazon has apparently started removing anti-vaccine documentaries from its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

The move came days after a CNN Business report highlighted the anti-vaccine comment available on the site, and hours after Rep. Adam Schiff wrote an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, saying he is concerned "that Amazon is surfacing and recommending" anti-vaccination books and movies.

Amazon also had not removed some anti-vaccine books that CNN Business had previously reported on, which users searching the site could mistake for offering neutral information accepted by the public health community. »

Google, siding with Saudi Arabia, refuses to remove widely-criticized government app which lets men track women and control their travel

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Google has rejected calls to remove a Saudi government app which offers a tool for men to control where women travel.

Google has declined to remove from its app store a Saudi government app which lets men track women and control where they travel, on the grounds that it meets all their terms and conditions.

Read more: Saudi Arabia tried to justify its app that lets men control where women travel amid a firestorm of criticism. »

Galaxy S10 Plus vs. iPhone XS Max: Which $1,000 Phone Wins?

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The Galaxy S10 Plus benefits from a lighter and more compact frame compared to the iPhone XS Max.

The Galaxy S10 Plus offers a sharp, 6.4-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display that's a bit smaller than the 6.5-inch OLED panel on the iPhone XS Max.

Both the iPhone XS Max and the Galaxy S10 Plus get plenty loud, but I prefer the audio from Apple's device. »