The Daily Populous

Sunday August 2nd, 2020 day edition

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Wilford Brimley, the legendary character actor who starred in several great films throughout the 1970s and 1980s, died on Saturday.

Sources close to Brimley said he was recently in an intensive care unit at a hospital on dialysis and was sick for several days.

His representative told TMZ Brimley had a favorite quote, which he found on a blacksmith's sign.

"There is nothing made, sold, or done that can't be made, sold, or done cheaper," the quote read.

Brimley was born Anthony Wilford Brimley in Salt Lake City on Sept. 27, 1934, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before he became an actor.

He also appeared in Liberty Medical's commercials for diabetes testing supplies, inspired by his own diagnosis with diabetes mellitus in 1979.

He became a lifelong advocate for raising awareness of diabetes and received the American Diabetes' Association's lifetime achievement honor in 2008. »

The US ambassador to Brazil reportedly asked Brazilian officials to help Trump’s reelection

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That letter cites Brazilian news articles that report US Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman pressured members of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to lower ethanol tariffs in order to support President Donald Trump’s reelection efforts.

Alceu Moreira, a Brazilian congressman, also told the Times that Chapman “had made repeated references to the electoral calendar during a recent meeting the two had about ethanol.”.

“Allegations suggesting that Ambassador Chapman has asked Brazilians to support a specific U.S. candidate are false,” the statement reads. »

Couple who yelled 'white power' at Black man and his girlfriend arrested for hate crimes

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A husband and wife in California were arrested on hate crimes and vandalism charges after they were seen on cellphone video yelling "white power" and "only white lives matter" at a Black man and his girlfriend, authorities said.

The suspects, Gregory and Rachel Howell, were stopped in their truck in front of the victims' car, the release said.

Gregory Howell got out of his vehicle, approached the victims' car, and yelled "white power" as he made a Nazi salute. »

Elon Musk claims his mysterious brain chip will allow people to hear previously impossible sounds

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Elon Musk has revealed more details about his mysterious brain-computer interface startup, claiming it will allow people to hear sounds that were previously beyond their range.

Neuralink's brain chip technology could also help restore movement to someone with a fully severed spinal cord, according to Musk.

The ultimate aim is to provide a direct connection between a brain and a computer, using a "sewing machine-like" device to stitch threads to an implanted brain chip. »

Melbourne placed under stage 4 coronavirus lockdown, stage 3 for rest of Victoria as state of disaster declared

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Sweeping new restrictions, including a night-time curfew, have been imposed across Melbourne under stage four restrictions and regional Victoria will move to stage three restrictions from Thursday.

Seven people have died from coronavirus in Victoria in the last 24 hours, taking the state's death toll to 123.

Melbourne is now under stage four restrictions, while the rest of the state will return to stage three restrictions from Thursday. »