The Daily Populous

Monday July 27th, 2020 evening edition

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Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years.

Donald Trump has made warnings about the threat of antifa and “far-left fascism” a central part of his re-election campaign.

But in reality leftwing attacks have left far fewer people dead than violence by rightwing extremists, new research indicates, and antifa activists have not been linked to a single murder in decades.

More than half of these victims died in a a single attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in 2016.

Its launch comes as Trump administration officials have echoed the president’s warnings of a violent “leftwing” revolution.

A new justice department taskforce on violent anti-government extremists listed “antifa” as a major threat, while making no mention of white supremacy.

Beat them or kill them to the point where they go back home and stay home afraid,’” Felarca said. »

New Zealand PM Ardern's ratings sky high ahead of election

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FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a news conference prior to the anniversary of the mosque attacks that took place the prior year in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 13, 2020.

A Newshub-Reid Research Poll released late on Sunday showed the popularity of Ardern’s Labour Party rose to 60.9%, the highest it has been in the poll’s history.

Ardern’s own popularity as preferred prime minister was sky high at 62%, while the National Party’s newly elected 61-year-old leader Judith Collins stood at just 14.6%. »

Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil' in attack on New York Times' 1619 Project

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Cotton, widely seen as a possible presidential candidate in 2024, made the comment in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published on Sunday.

“The entire premise of the New York Times’ factually, historically flawed 1619 Project … is that America is at root, a systemically racist country to the core and irredeemable,” Cotton told the Democrat-Gazette.

Cotton responded: “More lies from the debunked 1619 Project. »

Nature study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

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Of these, 21 drugs were determined to be effective at concentrations that could be safely achieved in patients.

That’s not good enough,” says Chanda, director of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys and senior author of the study.

“This study significantly expands the possible therapeutic options for COVID-19 patients, especially since many of the molecules already have clinical safety data in humans,” says Chanda. »

60th night of protests draws crowd of 1000; federal police deploy waves of tear gas after some set off fireworks

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What started as a relatively calm night devolved as some in the crowd launched fireworks toward the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, before the protests had begun in earnest, Portland police responded to a reported shooting near Southwest Fourth Avenue and Salmon Street.

Portland police said the person is expected to survive after suffering a gunshot wound. »