The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 5th, 2019 morning edition

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China has hit out at the U.S. after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Hundreds—possibly even thousands—of people were killed as soldiers cleared Tiananmen Square of protesters, who had occupied the historic site for six weeks and turned it into a hub of action for activists in more than 400 other towns and cities nationwide.

The true number of dead is still unknown.

In the years since, the Chinese government has censored all mention or public acknowledgement of the event so as to avoid a repeat.

Thousands of online posts have been scrubbed in the lead up to the 30th anniversary of the massacre, which remains one of the darkest incidents in the country's modern history.

The spokesperson said the secretary of state's message "grossly intervenes" in domestic Chinese affairs and characterized Pompeo's comments as "an affront to the Chinese people and a serious violation of international law.".

"History has shown that nations are stronger when governments are responsive to their citizens, respect the rule of law, and uphold human rights and fundamental freedoms. »

Mozilla Firefox now blocks websites and advertisers from tracking you

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After more than a year ratcheting up its privacy protections, Firefox now blocks website cookies that can let advertisers and publishers track you across the web.

Mozilla is blocking those third-party cookies under a Firefox feature called enhanced tracking protection it announced in 2018.

Mozilla started letting people block tracking in 2017, but it isn't the first to enable the feature by default. »

Carnival slapped with a $20 million fine after it was caught dumping trash into the ocean, again

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Monday's settlement requires Carnival to devote more resources to comply with the 2017 settlement and improve waste management.

Carnival Corp will pay a $20 million settlement after Princess Cruises, a Carnival subsidiary, admitted to violating the terms of a 2017 settlement for improper waste disposal.

According to a report from an environmental-compliance inspector, Carnival violated environmental laws in the first year following the 2017 settlement. »

The Town of Coca-Cola Millionaires

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At the time, the Coca-Cola company was trading for less than cash in the bank, and shares were remarkably cheap.

Not only did Munroe invest in multiple Coca-Cola shares himself, he urged many of his Quincy, Florida neighbors to do so.

They amassed huge fortunes from their early shares, which they passed down through the generations of their families. »

The White House Can 'Instruct' All It Wants. If Subpoenaed, Hope Hicks Must Testify. Or Go to Jail.

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There is no legal principle under which Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson can be "instructed" not to comply with congressional subpoenas either for documents or for their own selves.

Both faced a Tuesday deadline to turn over documents and have been subpoenaed to appear for testimony later in June.

The White House advised Nadler that Hicks and Donaldson cannot provide records that are the property of the White House, according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely discuss private deliberations. »