The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 5th, 2019 day edition

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Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack said he would "accept accountability" for a controversy involving a professional gamer who supported the protests in Hong Kong.

Blitzchung was punished by Blizzard after he called for the liberation of Hong Kong during an interview at a Blizzard-sponsored event on October 5.

The suspension was later reduced to six months — Blizzard said Blitzchung was punished for making political statements that drew attention away from the video game competition.

Brack said China was not a factor in Blizzard's decision-making, but the punishment garnered widespread criticism and protests at Blizzard's annual fan conference, BlizzCon, on November 1.

At BlizzCon, Brack said he would "accept accountability" for the situation, and that Blizzard was committed to doing better in the future.

You use your vacation and your family time to be here in Anaheim with us, and we are so grateful, that you're here.

So once again BlizzCon has brought us together, and you're going to see a lot of the hard work of the Blizzard team. »

CVS asks Puerto Rican student for immigration papers to buy cold meds

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CVS rejects Purdue student's Puerto Rican ID, asks for immigration papers to buy cold medicine.

Payano Burgos wrote in a Facebook post that was still gathering steam this weekend in West Lafayette and Purdue circles.

He said the store employee told him he still needed to see some sort of immigration status before he could buy the cold medicine. »

Suspected white supremacist arrested in thwarted synagogue attack, FBI says

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FBI officials said they have arrested a 27-year-old suspected white supremacist who was allegedly planning a bombing at a Colorado synagogue.

The undercover agent connected with Holzer through a Facebook account that portrayed her as a white female who is supportive of white supremacy ideology.

The FBI said the account was one of several that Holzer allegedly used to "promote white supremacy ideology" and racially-motivated acts of violence. »

Bernie Sanders Says Apple's $2.5 Billion Home Loan Program a Distraction From Hundreds of Billions in Tax Avoidance That Created California Housing Crisis

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"Bernie Sanders comes out swinging on Apple's housing announcement," tweeted ReCode reporter Teddy Schleifer.

Bernie Sanders comes out swinging on Apple’s housing announcement.

“Apple is the latest tech industry tax evader that has portrayed its entry into the housing business as an act of philanthropic altruism.” »

Unearthed Arcana: Class Feature Variants

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Every character class in D&D has features, and every class gets one or more class feature variants in today’s Unearthed Arcana!

These variants replace or enhance a class’s normal features, giving you new ways to enjoy your character’s class. »