The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 29th, 2020 morning edition

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And nothing was going to stop him from delivering it -- not even jail time.

Boston, 20, was in court Monday in Wilson County, Tennessee, facing a simple marijuana possession charge, according to Wilson County Sheriff's Department Lt. Scott Moore.

But as he stood to face Judge Haywood Barry, he began expressing his views on why weed should be legalized.

And to amplify his point, he reached into his jacket and slipped out a single marijuana cigarette.

He then pulled out a box of matches and, you guessed it, lit it up.

Boston got in several quick inhales before security personnel realized what was happening.

Before being led out, he turned to the gallery and declared, "The people deserve better!". »

Eminem Earns His 10th Straight No. 1 Album

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The Eminem album, which dropped without warning on Jan. 17, earned the equivalent of 279,000 units, according to Nielsen Music, including 117,000 in album sales and 218 million streams.

That was a drop from the rapper’s 2018 album, “Kamikaze,” which debuted with a total of 434,000 units, including 252,000 in sales and 226 million streams.

If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you. »

Donald Trump and his demons: Why the assault on democracy will get worse

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Autocrats and authoritarians such as Trump are de facto crime bosses who just happen to be leaders of their respective countries.

As such, Donald Trump uses violence in an effort to intimidate his enemies and control the public.

Paula White, Trump's "spiritual adviser" and a prominent Christian hustler, has claimed that Democrats, liberals and others who oppose Trump are possessed by the devil and demonic forces. »

Looking Back at the Ocean Park Library

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Content from Santa Monica Library and Santa Monica Conservancy; images courtesy of the Santa Monica Public Library Archive.

Read more about the history of the Ocean Park Library on the Santa Monica Conservancy website.

Read the Santa Monica Mirror article: 100 Years of History at Ocean Park Library. »

Jamaica earthquake: Huge 7.7-magnitude tremor hits off island’s coast

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The US Geological Survey said the 7.7-magnitude quake hit off the northwest coast of Jamaica, prompting the US Tsunami Warning Centre to issue an alert for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands.

It struck 86 miles northwest of Montego Bay​ in Jamaica, and shaking was reported across nearby islands, according to Accuweather.

The islands experience so few earthquakes that newsroom staff at the Cayman Compass were puzzled when it hit. »