The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 19th, 2020 evening edition

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Linick was "in the final stages" of the probe when Trump announced his firing on Friday, the New York Times reported.

The IG was also looking into whether Pompeo unlawfully required a State Department staffer to perform personal errands, such as walking Pompeo's dog and picking up his dry cleaning.

Pompeo told the Washington Post in an interview Monday that he was not aware that he was under investigation when he requested that Trump fire Linick.

Critics said Pompeo's claim that he was unaware of Linick's ongoing investigations is highly implausible.

During a press briefing late Monday afternoon, Trump confirmed that Pompeo asked him to terminate Linick and claimed he has the "absolute right" to fire inspectors general.

"But I was asked to [fire him] by the State Department, by Mike.

But they asked me to terminate him" -- Trump says he was asked to fire the State Department inspector general by Mike Pompeo. »

Authorities announce forfeiture of ancient Gilgamesh tablet from Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible

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Federal authorities announced the forfeiture Monday of an ancient tablet inscribed with part of the Epic of Gilgamesh from a museum backed by the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby.

A cuneiform tablet known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet. U.S. District Court Eastern District of NY.

A spokeswoman for the museum said it supported the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to return this Gilgamesh fragment to Iraq. »

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2–Specific Antibodies Among Adults in Los Angeles County, California, on April 10-11, 2020

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Residents of Los Angeles County, California, within a 15-mile (24 km) radius of the testing site were eligible for participation.

We used a proprietary database representative of the county maintained by LRW Group, a market research firm, to select participants.

We thank John Walton Senterfitt and Alysia Kwon, ScM, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, for IRB support. »

'Precious' footage from 1935 of last-known Tasmanian tiger released

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(CNN) Video footage of the last known thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, has been released by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

The footage, released Tuesday, was filmed in 1935 for a travelogue called "Tasmania The Wonderland," just a few months before Benjamin passed away.

We have released 21-second newsreel clip featuring the last known images of the extinct Thylacine, filmed in 1935, has been digitised in 4K and released. »

Rand Paul: 'No-knock' warrants 'should be forbidden'

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Rand Paul says no-knock warrants 'should be forbidden' in wake of Breonna Taylor shooting.

"No one should lose their life in pursuit of a crime without a victim, and 'no-knock' warrants should be forbidden," Paul said.

Paul's comments come as local leaders are changing police policies around no-knock warrants in the wake of Taylor's fatal shooting. »