The Daily Populous

Sunday February 23rd, 2020 day edition

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Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien doesn't believe there's anything to the reports about Russia once again interfering with the U.S. presidential election.

In an interview set to air on ABC News’ This Week on Sunday, O’Brien denied being aware of U.S. intelligence reports that Russia is interfering to help Trump secure a second term in the oval office.

He did acknowledge he hasn’t sought out any information about the reports, but he said he considers it a “non-story” based on leaks from a Congressional hearing.

“All I know is that the Republicans on the side of the House hearing were unhappy with the hearing and said that there was no intelligence to back up what was being said,” O’Brien said.

For now, though, he says the report doesn’t "make any sense.".

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was also briefed that Moscow was attempting to aid his Democratic primary campaign.

Read more at The Associated Press and ABC News. »

Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’

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But one of the strategies — deploying a large number of Twitter accounts to push out identical messages — has backfired.

On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content in a pattern that violates company rules.

“We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter spokesman said. »

What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

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Queen Elizabeth II, currently the world's longest-reigning monarch, met President Donald Trump for an official state visit to the United Kingdom on Monday.

Since 1951, the year before she ascended to the throne, the Queen has met with 12 US presidents and helped facilitate the US and UK's diplomatic relations.

Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like from Harry Truman to Donald Trump. »

Bacteria Engineered to Protect Bees from Pests and Pathogens

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An increasing number of honey bee colonies in the U.S. have seen the dwindling of their adult bees.

“It has direct implications for bee health,” said Nancy Moran, a professor of integrative biology and the primary investigator on the study.

To address each problem, the team engineered one strain of bacteria to target the virus and another for the mites. »

AP Exclusive: DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

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He has been charged with conspiring to launder money with the very same Colombian drug cartels he was supposed to be fighting.

MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting. »