The Daily Populous

Monday September 7th, 2020 night edition

image for The Atlantic's editor-in-chief says his story about Trump calling vets 'losers' is just the beginning

New York (CNN Business) Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, said his magazine's story about Trump calling Americans who died in battle "losers" and "suckers," was just the tip of the iceberg.

"I would fully expect more reporting to come out about this and more confirmation and new pieces of information in the coming days and weeks," Goldberg told CNN's Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" Sunday.

"We have a responsibility and we're going to do it regardless of what he says.".

The magazine received backlash -- from Trump and many others -- for attributing the information to four anonymous sources.

CNN has confirmed several aspects of The Atlantic's reporting, also with sources who chose to remain anonymous.

But Goldberg said that's how the media is able to do its job of uncovering stories that take place behind closed doors.

"We all have to use anonymous sources, especially in a climate where the president of the United States tries to actively intimidate," Goldberg said of his editorial decision to cite nameless people. »

1 wedding + 275 guests + 0 masks = 56 COVID cases in 9 Minnesota counties

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In a departure for the normally tight-lipped health officials, at Thursday's news conference state Director of Infectious Disease Kris Ehresmann noted how one indoor wedding in southwest Minnesota had more guests than allowed (275), an event with no masks that has now produced 56 cases in nine counties.

The state of Minnesota recorded 783 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Sept. 3, a number below the earlier, record-setting announced one day count of 1,047 cases.

The new cases also included a series of spikes in counties hosting colleges and universities. »

TIL of J Frank Norfleet, a Texas rancher who was conned out of $45,000 in 1919 (about $500,000 today). Instead of giving up and drinking himself to death he tracked down the con men all over North America and brought down a huge fraud ring. He wrote a book describing his adventures

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He was born in Lampasas County in 1865 while his father was fighting Indians on the frontier with the Texas Rangers.

He went to Dallas in 1919, when he was 54 years old, in hopes of selling one of his farms in order to buy a bigger one.

That's where he ran into Big Joe Furrey, certainly one of the most creative con men to ever spot an unwitting dupe. »

South Carolina police officer fired after seen on video using n-word

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(CNN) A Columbia, South Carolina, police officer was fired Monday evening after he was seen on video using the n-word during a heated exchange with customers outside a bar.

Bodycam video released by the department shows Walker responding to a muffled comment from a male patron, saying, "You're a little color-blind, sir.".

Walker pointing to a Black male who was in the bar, responds: "People of color? »