The Daily Populous

Sunday June 7th, 2020 day edition

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George W. Bush will not support the re-election of Donald Trump, according to people familiar with his thinking, The New York Times reported Saturday.

The paper said the former president and Texas governor won't vote for Trump's reelection and that his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, "isn't sure how he'll vote."

The paper spotlights several members of the Republican Party who are dissenting from party lines, though Bush was the only prominent Texas politician mentioned.

Freddy Ford, a spokesman for Bush, told The Texas Tribune that Bush would steer clear of speaking publicly on his presidential vote and called The New York Times assertion false.

Both of the Bush brothers — and their parents, former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush — said in 2016 they didn’t vote for Trump.

But Trump endorsed Jeb’s son, George P. Bush, when he ran for reelection as Texas Land Commissioner in 2018.

In 2014, before Jeb Bush ran for president (a race he lost to Trump), George P. told the Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith he wouldn’t endorse his father. »

Indigenous chief says Canadian police beat him over expired licence plate

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - An indigenous chief alleged on Saturday that Canadian police beat him in March after an incident involving an expired licence plate on his truck.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), however, say officers used reasonable force after Chief Allan Adam of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation resisted arrest, and laid criminal charges against him.

Indigenous people this week expressed outrage at two other incidents with Canadian police, including the shooting death of a young woman. »

Men are drawn to borderline personality traits in physically attractive women, study finds

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But new research suggests that many men find traits associated with borderline personality disorder to be appealing in physically attractive women.

“However, the upside of this instability is that these individuals might be exciting to be with in terms of sensation seeking and being impulsive.

Men viewed physically attractive women who were high in borderline personality traits to be more appealing than women who were less physically attractive and low in borderline personality traits. »

Buffalo mayor calls 75-year-old shoved by police officer a 'major instigator' during protests

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Friday said was told that the 75-year-old man who was pushed down by police in a viral video was a “major instigator” and an “agitator.”.

In a graphic video shot by a WBFO journalist earlier this week, Gugino is seen slowly approaching the police until one officer tells him to move and pushes him.

It’s unclear if the information Brown is citing is coming from the police department, who originally claimed Gugino tripped and fell. »

Facebook removes hate group accounts that urged people to attend protests with guns

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Facebook removed nearly 200 social media accounts connected with white supremacy groups that were planning to encourage members to attend protests over police brutality and killings of black people.

Some of the accounts encouraged members to bring guns to the demonstrations, The Associated Press reported.

Facebook did not provide details of the account users or precisely where their plans for protests were located but said "approximately" 190 accounts were removed from the platform. »