The Daily Populous

Sunday September 13rd, 2020 evening edition

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested KPCC/LAist Correspondent Josie Huang Saturday night while she was covering the ambush shooting of two deputies in Compton.

In video that continued to film after the phone was knocked from her hand, Huang can be heard repeatedly identifying herself as a reporter and saying KPCC multiple times.

Huang had just finished covering a 10 p.m. news conference by Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

Video shows at least five deputies pinning Huang to the pavement, handcuffing her, and placing her in a patrol car.

This is our terrific reporter @josie_huang who has been covering this story for hours.

"These are challenging and stressful times for everyone, but Josie Huang was arrested while doing her job.

NPR is appalled by the arrest of Josie Huang, a KPCC public radio reporter, who was performing her job last night—gathering facts to inform the American public. »

Chinese military calls U.S. biggest threat to world peace

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China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace.

“Many years of evidence shows that it is the U.S. that is the fomenter of regional unrest, the violator of the international order and the destroyer of world peace,” he said.

Running to more than 150 pages, the Defense Department report examined the PLA’s technical capabilities, doctrines and the ultimate aims of China’s military buildup. »

Facebook to take down false reports of antifa arson in Oregon

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Facebook said Saturday it would take down erroneous posts claiming anti-fascist activists have been maliciously sparking wildfires in Oregon and other Western states.

There is no evidence Oregon's fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

"We are removing false claims that the wildfires in Oregon were started by certain groups," Facebook spokesman Andy Stone tweeted. »

Jock VII of Chartwell

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We've always honoured this request and in May 2020 welcomed Jock VII, a six month old rescue kitten, to the property to take up this unique role.

Along with his white bib and white paws, Jock VI has a very mischievous character.

His favourite pastimes are investigating what the gardeners are up to and trying to persuade people to give him snacks. »