The Daily Populous

Sunday August 2nd, 2020 morning edition

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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.

In the letter, Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Eliot Engel demands Chapman explain an article in which the ambassador is said to have asked for the tariffs to be lowered as a “favor” from the Brazilian government to the Trump reelection campaign.

“Hence the importance – according to Chapman – for the Bolsonaro government to do the U.S. a favor.”.

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.”.

Engel has called for Chapman to respond to the reports by August 4, and for him to provide “any and all documents referring or related to any discussions” with Brazilian officials.

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

The reports are also of concern because of how closely they echo the request that led to Trump’s impeachment. »

Ellen: hit talkshow in crisis amid revelations of toxic workplace culture

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But now Ellen, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s biggest celebrities, has been plunged into crisis after revelations of a toxic workplace culture and sexual harassment that is turning the show into another #MeToo scandal.

“That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”.

On Thursday, BuzzFeed News reported that it had spoken with 36 former employees, many of whom corroborated incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault. »

Another Reminder Cable TV Is Dying: Comcast Lost 477,000 Cable Subscribers Last Quarter

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The company did, however, see an overall revenue drop of 11.7 percent, and an adjusted net income drop of 12.2 percent.

The cable giant also said that it lost 477,000 net losses of pay-TV customers in the second quarter, after losing around 400,000 in the first quarter.

“Cable delivered record second-quarter customer relationship net adds, driven by the best second-quarter high-speed internet net adds in 13 years. »

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. »

'I'm fighting a war against COVID-19 and a war against stupidity,' says CMO of Houston hospital

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'I'm fighting a war against COVID-19 and a war against stupidity,' says CMO of Houston hospital.

After two hours of sleep a night for four months and seeing a member of his team contract the virus, Joseph Varon, MD, is growing exasperated.

Dr. Varon noted that whether it's information backed by science or common sense, people throughout the U.S. are not listening. »