The Daily Populous

Sunday May 24th, 2020 evening edition

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump shared a series of sexist insults and personal jibes about prominent female Democrats.

The tweets, by a failed conservative congressional candidate, were aimed at Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and Nancy Pelosi.

Trump has a long record of aiming sexist insults at female critics.

His campaign has doubled down on spreading insults and conspiracy theories about opponents in the wake of the president's faltering response to the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump on Saturday shared a series of messages containing sexist taunts and personal insults against prominent female Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

Like Trump, Stahl is fond of referring to political opponents with insulting nicknames, a review of his Twitter feed reveals.

Some analysts believe that Trump's use of divisive rhetoric could cost him votes from women in November's election. »

China has betrayed Hong Kong, former HK governor says

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LONDONLONDON (Reuters) - China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

"The Hong Kong people have been betrayed by China," Patten was quoted as saying by The Times newspaper.

Britain, he said, had a "moral, economic and legal" duty to stand up for Hong Kong. »

This is the final resting place of your cast-off clothing

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Police fire tear gas and make 180 arrests as Hongkongers rally against national security law

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Hong Kong police fired tear gas after protesters gathered in Causeway Bay to rally against the looming national security law announced earlier this week by Beijing.

HKFP_Live: Hong Kong protesters are gathered in Causeway Bay in opposition to the national security law.

Police set up cordon lines in Causeway Bay after firing tear gas HKFP_Live: Police have set up cordons around Causeway Bay after earlier firing tear gas. »

US Navy tests laser weapon it says can destroy aircraft mid-flight

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A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft and drones mid-flight, the US Navy says.

The laser test was carried out on May 16 in the Pacific This was the first "system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser".

This was the first "system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser" The US Navy has been developing directed-energy weapons since the 1960s. »