The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 6th, 2019 evening edition

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For the first time in nearly 40 years, Democrats have taken control of Columbus, Indiana—the hometown of Vice President Mike Pence.

On Tuesday, Columbus voters saw four Democrats elected to City Council seats, with only three Republican incumbents claiming re-election victory.

In one district, Democrat Jerone Wood beat out Republican incumbent Dascal Bunch by just one vote, according to local newspaper, The Republic.

In another, incumbent Democrat Elaine Wagner beat her GOP opponent, Jim Hartsook by several hundred.

Meanwhile, both of the city's "council at-large" seats went to Democrats, with incumbent Tom Dell retaining power, while Grace Kestler also swept to victory.

Republican incumbents David Bush, Frank Miller and Tim Shuffett also managed to hold on to their seats.

However, he has yet to comment on the Democrats' victory in gaining control of his hometown's city council. »

Boris Johnson's Conservative party have received a surge in cash from Russian donors

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Boris Johnson's Conservative Party have received a surge in donations from Russians in recent months.

A new investigation reveals that Boris Johnson's Conservative party have received a surge in cash from Russian donors over the past year, as his government blocks publication of a report into Russian influence over recent elections.

An OpenDemocracy investigation found that the UK Conservative party received at least £498,850 from Russian business people and their associates between November 2018 and October 2019. »

The man who saved Kyoto from the atomic bomb

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INTERACTIVE Hiroshima Nagasaki Kyoto Kokura Emperor's palace, Tokyo Niigata Yokohama Hiroshima × First atomic bomb dropped, 6 August 1945.

× Kyoto × Japan's ancient traditional capital, Kyoto topped the list until Secretary of War Henry Stimson persuaded President Truman to remove it on the basis of its cultural importance.

But in early June 1945, Secretary of War Henry Stimson ordered Kyoto to be removed from the target list. »

#MoscowMitchIsNext Trends After Republican Matt Bevin Loses Kentucky Governor's Race

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During Tuesday's election, Andy Beshear, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin by a narrow margin of less than half a percentage point.

Despite the close race, which Bevin refused to concede, McConnell's critics saw the Democratic victory in a historically red state to be indicative of the senior Kentucky senator's fate.

Kentucky voters first elected McConnell to his position in the Senate during the 1984 election and he's since become the longest-serving senator for the state. »