The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 4th, 2019 morning edition

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Sen. Kamala Harris suspended her presidential campaign Tuesday, after falling from the top tier of Democratic candidates and failing to resurrect a doomed fundraising operation.

"I've taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life," Harris, D-Calif., said in a statement shortly after her departure was first reported.

"My campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue.".

Earlier Tuesday, CNBC reported that Harris canceled a fundraising event in New York amid a flood of recent reports describing her campaign as chaotic.

CNBC reported in October that donors were struggling to persuade their networks to write checks to her campaign.

In some cases, many of her supporters have told the campaign that they will not host events for her.

Harris informed her staff Tuesday that she is suspending her campaign, an aide told CNBC prior to her official announcement. »

These traffic cameras can spot you using your phone while driving

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The government of New South Wales is implementing a new AI-based camera system designed to spot mobile phones in cars.

To let drivers adjust, warning letters will be sent to those spotted using phones by the cameras for the first three months.

When the program was tested last year, the cameras spotted over 100,000 drivers illegally using phones behind the wheel. »

TIL that Sir Christopher Lee(who played Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings") read the trilogy every year from the year it was published to his death in 2015. He was also the only member of the cast and crew ever to have met J.R.R Tolkien himself.

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Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE (1922-2015)[1]was an English actor, who portrayed Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Hobbit film trilogy, and read the The Children of Húrin audiobook.

He was a benign looking man, smoking a pipe, walking in, an English countryman with earth under his feet.

And each one of us, well I knelt of course, each one of us said "how do you do?" »