The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 night edition

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(CNN) A Black man who was pinned to the ground and beaten by sheriff's deputies in the Atlanta area during a traffic stop says he "feared for his life.".

"I just want to let y'all know that I was scared and I feared for my life ... and I just pray and just hope that it don't happen to nobody else," Roderick Walker told reporters Friday during a news conference.

Walker was detained last week by two Clayton County Sheriff's Office deputies during a traffic stop .

The officers asked Walker, who was a passenger in the car, for his ID and told him to exit the car, which led to the confrontation, an attorney for Walker had said.

A social media video of the encounter shows the deputies holding him on the ground and striking him in the face.

Clayton County is a suburban area just south of the city of Atlanta. »

Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote

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The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated Bloomberg's fundraising push has already paid off monetary obligations for 32,000 felons, Axios reported.

"The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," a Bloomberg spokesperson told the news outlet.

"Working together with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, we are determined to end disenfranchisement and the discrimination that has always driven it.". »

NASA lays out $28 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon in 2024 – Spaceflight Now

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In the planning document released Monday, NASA outlined a two-step program to initially move fast to get astronauts to the moon by the end of 2024.

NASA projects the parts of the Artemis program required for the 2024 moon landing — known as Phase 1 — will cost $28 billion through fiscal year 2025, which begins Oct. 1, 2024.

More than $16 billion of the $28 billion NASA projects needing to make the Artemis 3 mission happen in 2024 will go toward developing a moon lander. »

Majority of Canadians say wearing a mask during coronavirus pandemic is a civic duty: poll

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1:45 COVID-19: Confrontations over masks appear to be growing in Calgary COVID-19: Confrontations over masks appear to be growing in Calgary.

The online poll was conducted Sept. 18 to 20 and surveyed 1,538 adult Canadians.

Sixty-one per cent of respondents in this latest poll worried about catching the illness that has infected more than 145,000 Canadians, killing more than 9,200. »