The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 19th, 2020 evening edition

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(CNN) Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say the US response to the coronavirus outbreak makes them feel embarrassed, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, as 62% of the public says President Donald Trump could be doing more to fight the outbreak.

And as the virus has spread from the nation's cities throughout its countryside, the number who know someone who's been diagnosed with the virus has jumped dramatically to 67%, up from 40% in early June.

About 8 in 10 say they are at least somewhat angry about the way things are going in the country today, including an astonishing 51% who say they are very angry.

CNN has asked this question in polling periodically since 2008, and the previous high for the share who said they were "very angry" was 35%, reached in 2008 and 2016.

In June, just 9% overall said they weren't comfortable now and didn't think they would be this year.

Two of the most notable markers of resuming regular life -- returning to school and the restart of professional sports -- divide people. »

Britney Spears Seeks to Remove Father Jamie as Conservator

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Britney Spears is reportedly seeking to remove her father Jamie Spears as her sole conservator 12 years after he assumed the role, according to court documents filed by the singer’s attorney.

According to a document filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court by her lawyer, Samuel Ingham, “Britney is strongly opposed” to having her father, James “Jamie” Spears, continue as the sole conservator of her financial affairs.

Instead, Spears is reportedly hoping Jodi Montgomery, the temporary state-appointed conservator of her person for the past year, will also oversee her financial affairs. »

Belarusian protesters defy Lukashenko, EU announces sanctions

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At least two protesters have died and thousands have been jailed, many emerging to complain of beatings and abuse.

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urged the EU to reject official results giving Lukashenko 80% of the vote.

A 37-year-old political novice, she stood as his main challenger in the election after better-known opposition figures were jailed or banned from standing. »

Trump told Putin 'I'm a big fan of yours' and asked him to be the guest of honor at a Miss Universe pageant, in a series of fawning letters

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In the letters, Trump told Putin that he was a "big fan of yours" and asked him to be guest of honor at a Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.

Years before becoming president, Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin that "I'm a big fan of yours" and pleaded with him to be guest of honor at a Miss Universe pageant.

They include a letter in which Trump wrote to Putin congratulating him on being named Time magazine's 2007 Person of the Year. »

Russiagate Was Not a Hoax

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The White House engaged in gamesmanship, invoking executive privilege to deny witnesses and block access to a paper trail.

When Mueller’s prosecutors appeared in court, in February 2019, they implied that the most troubling evidence they had uncovered implicated Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman.

Was Manafort passing information to him, through Kilimnik, for the sake of currying favor with an old patron?. »