The Daily Populous

Monday February 10th, 2020 evening edition

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A PUTIN critic has been found with his throat slit in what police are calling a "politically motivated" assassination in a French hotel.

Imran Aliev, 44, was found lying on the ground with "multiple wounds" to his chest and his throat slit with a bloodied knife next to the body.

4 Imran Aliev was found with his throat slit in a Lille hotel Credit: Wikipedia.

His is the latest death to spark concerns of a Russian political hit squad running amok in Europe, hunting down any anti-establishment voices in hiding.

His body was discovered by the hotel manager on January 30 after they failed to check out.

Former Chechen rebel commander Zelimkhan Khangoshvili was shot dead in 2019 in a crowded park in Berlin resulting in the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.

4 This is the 13th known assassination of anti-Kadyrov or anti-Putin voices since 2009 Credit: Getty - Contributor. »

Oscars: The Complete Winners List

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On Sunday night in Los Angeles, Neon's Parasite made history as the first non-English-language film to win best picture at the Oscars.

The film nabbed four wins in total at the 92nd Academy Awards, including best director for Bong Joon Ho, international feature film and original screenplay for Bong and co-writer Han Jin-won.

Universal's 1917 nabbed three wins: for visual effects, cinematography and sound mixing. »

Schumer asks inspectors general to investigate whistleblower retaliation after Vindman firing

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In addition to asking Fine to investigate all acts of retaliation against those who reported presidential misconduct, Schumer also requested that the acting inspector general report the last time that personnel at the Defense Department were informed of their rights as whistleblowers.

He also asked that Fine assure Congress in writing that the Pentagon’s general counsel would not allow retaliation against “anyone who has, or in the future makes, protected disclosures of presidential misconduct to Congress or Inspectors General.”.

Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient, told House investigators in October that Trump’s request undermined national security. »

Middle-Aged Adults Worried About Health Insurance Costs Now, Uncertain for Future

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Two-thirds are concerned about how potential changes in health insurance policies at the national level could affect them.

Nearly one in five of survey respondents who are working say they’ve kept a job in the past year in order to keep their employer-sponsored health insurance.

More than 18% had avoided seeking care, or had not filled a prescription, because of cost in the past year. »

Ted Cruz: ‘I’m a Christian first, American second.’ Imagine if Muslim or Jewish politician said that

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However, a new ad produced by Americans United for Values attacks him for being, get this, a “false prophet.”

Could you imagine, for example, a Jewish candidate for president saying that he or she was a Jew first and an American second?

Now imagine the sheer outrage if a Muslim American of any prominence whatsoever declared that he or she was Muslim first and American second. »