The Daily Populous

Friday January 31st, 2020 morning edition

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The hashtag #ArrestRandPaul started trending Thursday after the Kentucky Republican walked out of the Senate because Chief Justice John Roberts wouldn't read his impeachment question.

When Roberts blocked his question, Paul walked out of the Senate and read it aloud to reporters behind a podium before tweeting it out.

Paul has named the alleged whistleblower before and has repeatedly urged that the tipster be outed publicly.

The whistleblower's identity has not been revealed or verified publicly, which is why The Courier Journal and USA TODAY are not publishing the person's alleged name.

After he tweeted the alleged tipster's name Thursday, the hashtag #ArrestRandPaul started trending nationally alongside other related tags.

"Anybody who doesn’t speak out against Rand Paul outing the #Whistleblower in an interview today, may as well have done it themselves.

Sometimes it’s what you fail to say that speaks louder than anything you’ve ever shouted from the rooftops. »

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

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The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

At least 213 people in the China have died from the virus, mostly in Hubei, with almost 10,000 cases nationally.

Getty Coronavirus outbreak outside China 18The number of countries with cases 14 Cases in Thailand and Japan. »

Bernie Sanders Is the First Candidate to Call for Ban on Facial Recognition

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Democratic senator Bernie Sanders just became the first presidential candidate to call for a ban on the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement.

In May, San Francisco, CA became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and public entities.

However, no other presidential candidate has called for a national ban on facial recognition by police. »

Iranian factory makes U.S. and Israeli flags to burn

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KHOMEIN, Iran (Reuters) - Business is booming at Iran’s largest flag factory which makes U.S., British and Israeli flags for Iranian protesters to burn.

The factory produces about 2,000 U.S. and Israeli flags a month in its busiest periods, and more than 1.5 million square feet of flags a year.

In state-sponsored rallies and protests in Iran, demonstrators regularly burn the flags of Israel, U.S. and Britain. »

‘Spring forward’ to daylight saving time brings surge in deadly crashes

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Fatal car accidents in the United States spike by 6% during the workweek following the “spring forward” to daylight saving time, resulting in about 28 additional deaths each year, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

“These effects on fatal traffic accidents are real, and these deaths can be prevented.”.

In all, over the 22 years of data analyzed, 627 people died in fatal car accidents associated with the spring shift to daylight saving time. »