The Daily Populous

Sunday December 15th, 2019 night edition

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The only lawsuit with a public record indicating payment is the one against Buxman, which Nunes withdrew within weeks of filing it.

Nunes’ third quarter campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission showed he paid a Fresno law firm representing him in that suit about $3,400.

Nunes campaign finance reports with the FEC do not have records of any payments that appear affiliated with Biss.

Nunes would have to set up a legal defense fund to accept free legal services or to receive money from a benefactor.

Critics of Nunes who have speculated about whether Nunes has a benefactor have compared the congressman’s cases to billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.

It would also explain how Nunes could afford to file so many lawsuits at once, all through the same lawyer.

“It would not surprise me if Nunes’ lawyer was handling these cases for free or on a contingency basis,” Berlik said. »

Facebook ads are spreading lies about anti-HIV drug PrEP. The company won't act

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Advocates fear such ads could roll back decades of hard-won progress against HIV/Aids and are calling on Facebook to change its policies.

That ad, which runs on Instagram as well as Facebook, is paid for by the Virginia law firm KBA Attorneys.

“Any misinformation to the contrary is likely bad for public health, especially communities hardest hit like gay men in the US.”. »

Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall'

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Greta Thunberg told cheering protesters today 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they fail to take urgent action on climate change.

Greta was mobbed by photographers and TV crews as she strolled through the Piazza Castello ahead of the protest.

A protester waves a banner at the climate change protest in Turin where Greta Thunberg gave a rousing speech. »

Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction

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New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells confirms that Earth was already unstable before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

During the years leading up to the asteroid impact, the Deccan Traps spewed massive amounts of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere.

“Our data suggest that the environment was changing before the asteroid impact,” said Benjamin Linzmeier, the study’s first author. »