The Daily Populous

Thursday August 20th, 2020 evening edition

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The firebrand progressive, a favorite target of Republicans and an occasional thorn in the side of the Democratic establishment, had a message to deliver about party unity.

Then she dropped an f-bomb: The election, she said, was about “stopping fascism in the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez had used a word that other DNC luminaries had avoided during the first two days of the convention.

One reason it remains taboo in the mainstream to label Donald Trump a fascist is that Trump is uniquely American.

It’s hard to imagine another culture that could produce the brash New York City mafia don/reality TV celebrity.

If this line of reasoning is right, Moyn cautions, “most of modern political history is fascist, latently or openly.”. »

Putin critic Alexei Navalny in ICU after Russia poisoning — aide

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Why it matters: The anti-corruption lawyer is the face of Russia's domestic opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

His activism has led to him being targeted by authorities in raids and jailed dozens of times.

Navalny was hospitalized in 2019 after his doctor said he was poisoned with "undefined chemical substances.". »

Laos: Barack Obama regrets 'biggest bombing in history'

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He referred to America's secret and devastating bombing of Laos during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 70s.

In his comments on Tuesday, President Obama described Laos as the most heavily bombed nation in history.

Eight bombs a minute were dropped on average during the Vietnam war between 1964 and 1973 - more than the amount used during the whole of World War Two. »

Steve Bannon indicted in scheme to defraud donors to campaign pledging to build border wall

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The indictment was unsealed Thursday morning, and Bannon is set to be arraigned before a federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday.

Bannon, 66, joined the Trump campaign in 2016 and subsequently served in the White House as chief strategist until being forced out in August 2017.

Federal prosecutors said donors were repeatedly assured that 100% of the money raised would be used to build the wall, but those claims were false. »

Netflix accused of promoting 'Cuties' sexualizing 11-year old young girls

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Netflix is immensely promoting an award-winning film, “Cuties,” which narrates as “a coming-of-age tale” from the streaming platform.

But people across the world are expressing indignation concerning the plot of the movie that sexualizes young girls, and a petition has been filed in an effort to have it removed from Netflix.

On Tuesday, Netflix announced that “Cuties” would be making its entry in the platform, sharing the French language film’s trailer on Twitter. »