The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 24th, 2019 morning edition

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Twitter has suspended over 5,000 accounts tied to a network amplifying a message denouncing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a "RussiaGate hoax."

An investigation into the network is still ongoing, the spokeswoman said, but no determination has yet been made about who was behind the campaign.

"If we do have reasonable evidence to support state-backed activity, we will disclose the accounts as part of our information operations archive."

(This archive is the data repository used to reveal operations of networks previously tied to election manipulation and other state-backed information operations.).

The renaming of the Twitter account was part of an effort to make it look like a legitimate news outlet.

The account only had 126 tweets but had 21.2 thousand followers—at least 5,000 of which appeared to be "bots.".

This is not the first time a campaign tied to Saudi interests resulted in a takedown of Twitter accounts. »

Children in U.S. don't drink enough water, opt for sugary juice instead

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On any given day, 1 in 5 American youngsters don't drink any water at all, a new survey shows.

"Drinking water is the healthiest beverage to drink," said study author Asher Rosinger, director of the Water, Health and Nutrition Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University.

He noted that current guidelines recommend limiting daily intake of added sugars to less than 10 percent of all calories consumed. »

Inside Lemmy's Last Days

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His right hand trembled and he rested a walking stick across his knees as friends and fans wished him well.

For the last two years, health problems weighed heavily on the trio, beginning with Lemmy abruptly cutting short a 2013 concert in Wacken, Germany.

There were some modest lifestyle changes: Lemmy cut back from his more than two packs of cigarettes a day to one pack a week. »

Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin DUI case, blood draw without consent

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A Wisconsin DUI case in which police drew blood from an unconscious man is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

When can police, without a search warrant, order blood be taken from an unconscious drunken driving suspect?.

About 30 minutes later, police saw Mitchell staggering along the city's Lake Michigan beach, wet and shirtless. »