The Daily Populous

Saturday January 4th, 2020 night edition

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Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield in North Carolina on January 1.

The US will deploy thousands of additional troops to the Middle East as tensions with Iran mount following the airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, a US defense official told CNN.

The additional troops will come from the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division.

CNN has previously reported that these forces had been placed on prepare-to-deploy orders and would be sent to the region if the situation merited it.

Following the disturbance at the US embassy in Baghdad, the US deployed 750 troops from the same unit and said that additional deployments were possible.

The new deployment will encompass the rest of the brigade, typically about 3,000 soldiers. »

Quebec Author Charged with Child Porn Over ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Retelling

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Last April, Quebec author Yvan Godbout and his publisher Nycolas Doucet were charged with producing and distributing child pornography.

Godbout’s book Hansel et Gretel was published in September 2017 by Éditions AdA as part of its series Contes interdits (Forbidden Tales).

But the Godbout case is the first time child pornography charges have been brought against a literary author for a work of prose. »

World leaders largely condemn the deadly US drone strike on an Iranian general as a ‚dangerous escalation,‘ while the UN says the move is likely unlawful

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Iranian leaders promised „forceful revenge“ against the US, and Iraqi leaders said the strike violated the country’s sovereignty and international laws.

Those airstrikes were retaliation for the killing of an American civilian contractor in Kirkuk, Iraq, a few days before.

Meanwhile, Democrats condemned the strike as a dangerous escalation of tensions between the US and Iran that bypassed Congress. »

Mississippi State Fires Head Coach Joe Moorhead

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Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead was fired four days after the Bulldogs’ Music City Bowl loss to Louisville, sources told Stadium.

“Coach Moorhead was a highly-respected offensive coordinator at Penn State, but as a head coach with the Bulldogs, it’s been lackluster,” a source said.

Moorhead, who had never been an FBS head coach before Mississippi State, came to Starkville from Penn State, where he was offensive coordinator in 2016-17. »