The Daily Populous

Saturday December 28th, 2019 morning edition

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It’s one of the most in-demand original streaming shows in the US, according to data from Parrot Analytics.

Some critics aren’t in love with Netflix’s new fantasy series „The Witcher,“ but it’s a hit with viewers.

The show has a „rotten“ 56% critic score on the review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes based on 57 reviews but a 93% audience score based on nearly 12,000 user ratings.

It’s also one of the biggest TV shows in the US right now.

„The Witcher“ is based on the fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which also inspired the hit video-game series.

The show’s creator, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, tweeted on Saturday, „Who do I care about?

Netflix renewed „The Witcher“ for a second season in November ahead of the show’s premiere. »

Trump Retweets Article Outing Name of Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower

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Unlike the Examiner and other right-wing publications, most news outlets have declined to publish the alleged whistleblower's name amid concerns for the person's safety.

Trump has suggested behind closed doors that the people who provided the whistleblower with information should be executed.

Legal experts have said that "outing" a whistleblower likely amounts to a violation of federal law. »

Teenager, 19, kills 'paedophile priest who abused him' by ramming a crucifix down his throat

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A 19-year-old man has been arrested for killing a suspected paedophile priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him.

Matassoli had been accused of sexually abusing at least four boys, including Alexandre and Alexandre's father, between 1960 and 2000.

Father Roger Matassoli, pictured left in 1980, was found dead in his home in Agnetz, Oise, northern France, with a crucifix shoved down his throat. »

Amy McGrath Files to Challenge Mitch McConnell in Kentucky Senate Race

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McDonald's employees assist woman who mouths 'help me' in the drive thru

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A police investigation would later reveal that she was traveling with a man who had a history of abusing her.

After using the McDonald's restroom, the woman tried to approach the counter again to make an order, police said.

Even in the drive-thru, the woman continued to send distressed messages to employees, mouthing "help me" through the window to a restaurant worker, police said. »