The Daily Populous

Thursday July 23rd, 2020 night edition

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Former White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci has accused Donald Trump of covertly imploring the arrested socialite Ghislaine Maxwell not to reveal what she knows about him.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Mr Scaramucci wrote: “She has the goods on him.

Mr Trump acknowledged Ms Maxwell during a press briefing on Tuesday, his first since April.

“I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach.

Fox News recently had to apologise for “mistakenly” cropping Mr Trump out of a picture featuring the two.

Mr Scaramucci has several times tweeted in support of Epstein-related conspiracy theories, and specifically the idea that the billionaire paedophile was murdered in prison.

Among the sources he has retweeted on this subject is far-right male supremacist agitator Mike Cernovich. »

World is legally obliged to pressure China on Uighurs, leading lawyers say

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“All states, including China, have unequivocally accepted that slavery and racial discrimination, torture and genocide are prohibited,” it said.

The BHRC briefing paper, written by some of Britain’s leading human rights barristers, underlines a growing push for concrete action against China’s crackdown in Xinjiang.

China is a party to several international human rights and criminal law treaties prevention discrimination, genocide, torture and slavery. »

Ajit Pai urges states to cap prison phone rates after he helped kill FCC caps

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is urging state governments to impose price caps on prison phone calls, three years after Pai helped kill Obama-era FCC rules that limited the price of such calls.

Shortly after President Trump appointed Pai to replace Wheeler in early 2017, Pai instructed FCC lawyers to drop the commission's court defense of a cap on intrastate calling rates.

That helped lead to a June 2017 court victory for prison phone company Global Tel*Link in its lawsuit against the intrastate cap. »

QAnon conspiracy kicked off Twitter as platform bans thousands of accounts

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Twitter is removing thousands of accounts and tweets that support the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory from its platform, citing the movement as "coordinated harmful activity" that leads to harassment and other harms.

"In line with this approach, this week we are taking further action on so-called 'QAnon' activity across the service.".

The FBI last year warned that QAnon and other "anti-government, identity-based, and fringe political conspiracy theories" posed a concrete threat to domestic safety. »

5 Times Ernest Hemingway Cheated Death

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True to his larger-than-life fortitude, Hemingway seemed to court death wherever he went — and to do so with vigorous good humor.

During World War I, Hemingway served on the Italian front lines as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross.

He emerged with 237 bits of shrapnel (by his own count), an aluminum kneecap, and two Italian decorations.”. »