The Daily Populous

Monday November 18th, 2019 day edition

image for Hong Kong mask ban ruled 'unconstitutional' as siege of Polytechnic University continues

Police had tried to storm the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University overnight.

Many protesters wear masks to shield their identities from surveillance cameras that could be used to arrest and prosecute them.

Witnesses saw some protesters suffer burns from chemicals in the jets fired from police water cannons, according to Reuters.

On Sunday night, police tried to enter the university but were forced back by protesters who set huge fires.

ABC China correspondent Bill Birtles was at the scene and described what he saw as "all hell is breaking loose".

The Polytechnic University protesters had been blocking one of Hong Kong's major highways, the Cross Harbour Tunnel linking Hong Kong island to the Kowloon peninsula, for much of the past week.

Escalating violence between anti-government protesters and police in the former British colony has been condemned by Beijing and the city's Beijing-backed leaders. »

Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug'

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Biden, as he has throughout his time on the campaign trail, said he supports medical marijuana and insisted possession of the substance "should not be a crime.".

But he also said Saturday that he thinks the decision to legalize marijuana should be left up to individual states.

“States should be able to make a judgment to legalize marijuana,” he said at the town hall. »

Google Pixel 4 review—Overpriced, uncompetitive, and out of touch

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At the prices Google is asking, though, the Pixel 4 is hard to recommend.

The Pixel 4 isn't bad in a vacuum, but the rest of Google's Android competition gets better every year, while Google stands still.

Second, while the Pixel 3 coating tended to absorb and hold onto fingerprint grease, the Pixel 4 hides fingerprints very well. »

Vote To Federally Legalize Marijuana Planned In Congress

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A key congressional committee plans to hold a historic vote on a bill to end the federal prohibition of marijuana next week, two sources with knowledge of the soon-to-be-announced action said.

The proposal, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, would also provide for resentencing and expungement of records for people previously convicted of cannabis offenses and would shield immigrants from being denied citizenship status over marijuana.

It’s less certain how the Senate would react to House passage of a far-reaching bill to end federal marijuana prohibition. »

Pokemon Sword and Shield Day 1 Sales outperforms Let’s Go first two day sales “by a lot”

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According to BenjiSales, the game had a huge opening with Pokemon Sword and Shield physical copies in the US outselling Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee’s sales numbers for its for two days in just one.

With more sales reports coming in, the game is tipped by many to have the highest initial sales for a mainline Pokemon game.

Pokemon Sword and Shield has three individual SKUs including the double pack which might hinder its ability to qualify for any sales records by analysts like NPD. »