The Daily Populous

Friday August 7th, 2020 evening edition

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Their involvement has raised speculation that the rapper is simply running a spoiler campaign designed to take votes — particularly Black votes — from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in some battleground states.

In an interview with Forbes, conducted via text message, West said he wasn’t running for president but rather “walking” for president, clarifying that he was “walking .

But he has been slow to criticize the president, while attacking Biden, who he says is “not special.”.

When asked about his efforts to undermine the former vice president, West admitted: “I’m not denying it; I just told you.”.

West launched his presidential campaign last month with a rambling and partially incoherent speech in South Carolina, which led to public concern about his mental health.

His wife, Kim Kardashian, subsequently posted on Instagram about West’s bipolar disorder and asked for compassion from the public.

On Wednesday, when asked about Republican operatives trying to get West on the ballot, the president said: “I like Kanye very much. »

TV Legends Revealed: Ernie Hudson Lost Ghostbusters Cartoon Role?

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China sentences second Canadian to death on drugs charges in two days amid diplomatic row

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Ye’s sentencing came a day after fellow Canadian Xu Weihong was given the death penalty by the Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court, also in Guangdong province.

Ye is the fourth Canadian citizen to be sentenced to death on drug charges in China in less than two years.

China also detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor weeks after Meng’s arrest, accusing them of vague national security crimes. »

Milwaukee police chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

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MADISON, Wis. — An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales on Thursday after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death.

The board named Assistant Police Chief Michael J. Brunson Sr. as acting chief.

Fast forward to May and June, when Milwaukee police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse protesters demonstrating over Floyd’s death. »

Canada’s last fully intact Arctic ice shelf collapses

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The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said on Thursday.

“Above normal air temperatures, offshore winds and open water in front of the ice shelf are all part of the recipe for ice shelf break up,” the Canadian Ice Service said on Twitter when it announced the loss on Sunday.

These are big pieces of ice,” said Luke Copland, a glaciologist at the University of Ottawa who was part of the research team studying the Milne Ice Shelf. »