The Daily Populous

Saturday February 22nd, 2020 evening edition

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Former US Navy Adm. William McRaven, the Navy SEAL who oversaw the raid that took out al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, wrote an opinion column criticizing the Trump administration and defending former acting Director of National Intelligence Joe Maguire.

Maguire, a retired US Navy vice admiral, served in the military for 36 years, much of it as a Navy SEAL.

Foto: Joseph Maguire speaks before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2018sourceNicholas Kamm/Reuters.

McRaven’s 36-year military career was marked by several high-profile accomplishments, including his leadership role in Operation Neptune Spear, targeting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in 2011.

He retired from the Navy in 2014 and became the chancellor of the University of Texas system in 2015. »

A woman in Canada tested positive after traveling to Iran. That has got health officials concerned

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Canada’s chief public health officer Theresa Tam has raised concerns over a woman who tested positive for coronavirus after recently returning from Iran.

The Canadian woman, in her 30, is the sixth case of novel coronavirus in British Columbia and the ninth for Canada overall.

Iran outbreak: The novel coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities, including the capital Tehran, according to the Iranian health ministry. »

Jimmy Carter's Solar Panels Power Plains, Georgia

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According to the U.S. government, one megawatt will provide enough energy to power 400-900 homes (though watts harnessed by solar panels provides a little less).

Image zoom A reporter observes solar panels lining farmland that former President Jimmy Carter owns in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Image zoom President Jimmy Carter (right) surrounded by reporters as he inspects solar panels installed at the White House during his presidency. »

White House Report Is 'Pure Propaganda' for AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast

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Three years later and a new White House report claims that both actions generated up to $50 billion in consumer benefits.

But consumer groups, telecom lawyers, and antitrust experts consulted by Motherboard say the White House claims are largely nonsense.

Ernesto Falcon, lawyer and resident telecom expert at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was similarly unimpressed by the White House report. »