The Daily Populous

Sunday May 10th, 2020 night edition

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Now a furious President Donald Trump is demanding that the votes in the deeply Democratic state be thrown out.

On the previous day, Newsom ordered all California county elections officials to send registered voters mail-in ballots for the elections on November 3 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Elections and the right to vote are foundational to our democracy,” the governor stated in a press release.

“No Californian should be forced to risk their health in order to exercise their right to vote.”.

Newsom said in-person voting will still be available, and that California legislators are currently working on a plan to operate polling sites safely.

Trump often rails against statewide voting by mail–even though it would protect voters from the coronavirus outbreak and make it easier to vote in general–because it “doesn’t work out well for Republicans.”.

“Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting,” he tweeted in April. »

China asked the WHO to cover up the coronavir...

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the German intelligence agency BND found, according to a report by German magazine Der Spiegel.

During a conversation on Jan. 21, Xi reportedly asked Tedros not to announce that the virus could be transmitted between humans and to delay any declaration of a coronavirus pandemic.

It took until the end of January before the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak needed to receive international attention. »

A new wave of cord-cutters is leaving cable and satellite TV for good and experts say it's sending the pay-TV bundle into a 'death spiral'

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It's rough for pay-TV providers, but experts say it's even worse for media networks that rely on the basic-cable bundle to make their economics work.

The traditional US pay-TV industry lost a record 1.8 million net subscribers in the first quarter, by MoffettNathanson's tally.

Cable providers including Comcast and Altice, as well as satellite operator AT&T, reported heavier net subscriber losses than they had a year earlier. »

Little Richard Dead at 87

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According to his son Danny Jones Penniman, speaking to The New York Times, Little Richard died of cancer.

Known for his wild, flamboyant performing style, Richard Wayne Penniman inspired young musicians all over the world.

Little Richard was among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's first class of inductees in 1986. »