The Daily Populous

Monday July 22nd, 2019 morning edition

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The Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association (IRCCA) shared and later apparently deleted a movie poster-style meme labeling four Democratic minority congresswomen the “Jihad Squad.”.

The meme appeared to be created from the movie poster for the 2013 film “Gangster Squad.”

Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider issued a statement Sunday evening in response to the Facebook post.

"The recent social media post coming from the IRCCA does not reflect my values or the Illinois Republican Party’s values.

Local political reporter for ABC 7 Chicago Craig Wall tweeted that the Cook County Democratic Party condemned the meme.

The since-deleted meme comes a week after President Trump attacked the four congresswomen on Twitter, telling them to “go back” to the countries they came from.

Trump has since doubled down on his attacks, tweeting Sunday, "I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. »

Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009, a decade later it's made more than $18 billion at the global box office

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In its opening weekend, "Iron Man" snared nearly $100 million at the box office, before going on to garner just under $600 million worldwide.

Since releasing its first Disney produced Marvel movie in 2012, the company has earned more than $18.2 billion at the global box office.

In total, all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have made more than $22 billion at the global box office. »

Oakland becomes third U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition

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Oakland, California has become the third U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition technology on its citizens.

An ordinance was passed by the city this week, banning the municipal use of facial recognition technology.

A day after the Oakland ban, British Members of Parliament (MP) called for a stop to the police and other authorities using facial recognition technology. »