The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 6th, 2020 day edition

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Jim Gaffigan is preparing to play former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in a scripted series currently in the works at AMC, Variety has learned exclusively.

Jesse McKeown will write and executive produce, with Ed Helms and Mike Falbo executive producing under their Pacific Electric Picture Co. banner.

The dark comedy series would detail the rise and fall of the controversial Ford, who served as the mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014 after many years as a city councilor.

He was infamously caught on video smoking crack cocaine during his reelection campaign and was known to suffer from other substance abuse issues.

Should the project move forward it would not be the first onscreen depiction of Ford.

Damian Lewis played Ford in the film “Run This Town,” which debuted at SXSW last year.

McKeown most recently wrote for the hit USA Network drama “The Sinner,” as well as the cult hit Canadian comedy series “Letterkenny.” »

Ralph Nader | Biography & Facts

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The son of Lebanese immigrants, Nader graduated from Princeton University in 1955 and received a law degree from Harvard University in 1958.

Nader soon became interested in unsafe vehicle designs that led to high rates of automobile accidents and fatalities.

Nader sued for invasion of privacy, and the case was settled after GM admitted wrongdoing before a U.S. Senate committee. »

Michigan is considering move to ban guns inside state Capitol Building

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Michigan is considering move to ban guns inside state Capitol Building.

LANSING – The Michigan Capitol Commission has sought legal advice and could make a decision Monday on whether guns should be banned inside the Capitol, the vice chairman of the commission said Tuesday.

John Truscott, a Republican and vice chairman of the six-member Michigan State Capitol Commission, which oversees the building, said he was "very disturbed" by what he saw Thursday. »

NZ foreign minister backs Taiwan's entry ...

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters on Tuesday (May 5) brushed off Beijing and publicly backed Taiwan's membership in the World Health Organization (WHO).

"In the interests on international health, you want every country in an international organization designed to improve the world's health.

That same day, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) issued a press release to express sincere thanks for Peters' firm support. »