The Daily Populous

Sunday April 5th, 2020 day edition

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Andreas Geisel, Berlin's interior minister, told the newspaper that the diversion of the 200,000 masks was "an act of modern piracy.".

German officials first said that the masks were from US manufacturer 3M, but later said authorities were working to clarify where the masks came from.

3M denied the initial report, saying "3M has no evidence to suggest 3M products have been seized.".

A shipment of protective masks that was bound for Germany was diverted in Thailand and sent to the United States instead, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

3M told Business Insider in a statement that "3M has no evidence to suggest 3M products have been seized.

The Trump administration asked 3M to stop exporting masks made in the US to Canada and Latin America, 3M said on Friday.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to incorporate a statement from 3M. »

Pa. School Faces FBI Probe, Lawsuit, for Using Webcams on Laptops to Watch Students at Home

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Pa. School Faces FBI Probe, Lawsuit, for Using Webcams on Laptops to Watch Students at Home School district admits to activating webcams without notifying students.

The teenager said he found out about the remote surveillance when he was confronted by his assistant principal at the Rosemont school.

He denied the accusation and said the school took pictures of him via the laptop's camera without his knowledge. »

UFC’s Dana White named as extortion victim in sex-tape case

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In this March 3, 2020, file photo, UFC President Dana White listens to questions during a press conference at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

UFC President Dana White was named in a lawsuit filed late Friday as the alleged prominent Las Vegas businessman victimized in a $200,000 sex-tape extortion.

The man charged in the extortion scheme, Ernesto Joshua Ramos, ended up pleading guilty in federal court and served a 366-day prison sentence. »

Abortion Clinic Protesters Cited With Violating Order Prohibiting Large Gatherings

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued citations to 12 protesters at a Charlotte abortion clinic who were in violation of the North Carolina stay-at-home order Saturday.

Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted under the order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper.

On Monday, seven men were arrested outside A Women's Clinic of Greensboro and charged with violating the the stay-at-home order. »