The Daily Populous

Saturday January 18th, 2020 night edition

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Donald Trump is lawyering up for his impeachment trial with a team that looks surprisingly similar to that of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

He previously helped negotiate the non-prosecution deal for Epstein and continued to represent him until at least December 2018.

Trump also added Robert Ray, Starr's successor at the Office of Independent Counsel, to his legal team Friday.

His defense is currently being led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his personal attorney Jay Sekulow.

The president has his own ties to Epstein, who was seen partying and socializing with Trump at Mar-a-Lago as recently as 2000.

Trump previously called Epstein a “terrific guy,” but has since claimed he “wasn’t a fan” of the convicted sex offender.

His attorney general, William Barr— whose own father was Epstein’s boss at Dalton—is now investigating the circumstances around Epstein’s suicide. »

Disney Drops Fox Name, Will Rebrand as 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures

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The 20th Century Fox film studio will become 20th Century Studios, and Fox Searchlight Pictures will become simply Searchlight Pictures.

On the TV side, however, no final decisions have been made about adjusting the monikers of production units 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

The original 20th Century Fox was formed in a merger in 1935 between Twentieth Century Pictures and Fox Film Corporation. »

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable

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Apple could be forced to abandon its Lightning connector cable if European lawmakers get their way.

Two other charging cables - USB-C and micro-USB - are used on Android devices, and Apple has already stopped using Lightning on the 2018 iPad Pro.

It is likely Apple would then adopt USB-C, considering the company's 2018 iPad Pro ditched Lightning in favour of the technology. »