The Daily Populous

Saturday August 8th, 2020 evening edition

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Arpaio lost by more than 6,200 votes in the Republican primary for Maricopa County sheriff to his former top aide, Jerry Sheridan.

In the Nov. 3 general election, Sheridan will face Democrat Paul Penzone, who unseated Arpaio four years ago.

Arpaio said he believes some supporters who have thanked him in recent years for his service really meant they wanted him to move on from politics.

“What they meant is it’s time to go fishing,” said Arpaio, who isn’t an angler.

In his latest campaign, Arpaio got only a fraction of the campaign money he was famous for raising and was criticized for his conviction.

Arpaio said many people didn’t know he was running until they saw his name on the ballot.

“I know they will paint me with the Joe Arpaio brush,” Sheridan said. »

Facebook repeatedly overruled fact checkers in favor of conservatives

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And when conservatives who have criticized the social network for being biased against them appeal these decisions, Facebook has reportedly flagged the issue as requiring “escalation.”

“The discussions of the reviews showed that Facebook employees were worried that complaints about Facebook's fact-checking could go public and fuel allegations that the social network was biased against conservatives.”.

The social network later fired an employee who questioned these decisions on internal forums, according to BuzzFeed. »

More than a million people in the UK have quit smoking since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, new study shows

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More than one million people in the UK have given up smoking since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by the nonprofit Action on Smoking and Health.

But as the years went by he found that it helped him focus, and it became essential to his writing process.

"Smoking inspires my writing ... and drives me out of dark moods when I hit writer blocks or doubt my efforts," Dutt told Business Insider. »

Successful Elimination of Covid-19 Transmission in New Zealand

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New Zealand began implementing its pandemic influenza plan in earnest in February, which included preparing hospitals for an influx of patients.

New Covid-19 Cases in New Zealand and Implementation of Epidemic-Response and Support Measures.

Implementing interventions at various levels (border-control measures, community-transmission control measures, and case-based control measures) was effective. »