The Daily Populous

Sunday October 11st, 2020 evening edition

image for Jaime Harrison shatters Senate fundraising record for South Carolina race

He raised $8.4 million in the second quarter and had $15 million in the bank as of June 30.

Harrison has massively outspent Graham in the race.

The Democrat's campaign spent $52 million on TV and digital advertising so far this year compared to $19 million for Graham, according to data from Advertising Analytics.

Between now and Election Day, Harrison has more than $16 million reserved, while Graham has $4.8 million.

Public and private polling has shown the race to be extremely competitive.

A poll from Quinnipiac University late last month showed the race tied at 48 percent.

An internal poll from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, conducted around the same time, showed Harrison narrowly ahead, 48 percent to 47 percent. »

Risk of dying from COVID-19 in Sweden is greater for men an the unmarried

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Sven Drefahl explains that those born abroad generally have a lower mortality than people born in Sweden.

The elevated risk of dying from COVID-19 for this group remains after the researchers controlled for circumstances, such as income and level of education.

“We can therefore only speculate why those born abroad from low- and middle-income countries have a much higher risk of dying from COVID-19. »

James Murdoch says he quit father’s news empire because it legitimises ‘disinformation’

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James Murdoch quit the board of News Corp because of disagreements over how decisions were made, arguing that great news organisations should “not sow doubt, to obscure fact”.

In July he said he was leaving “due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions”.

Mr Murdoch said: “I reached the conclusion that you can venerate a contest of ideas, if you will, and we all do, and that’s important. »

Facebook responsible for 94% of 69 million child sex abuse images reported by US tech firms

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Facebook was responsible for 94% of the 69 million child sex abuse images reported by US technology companies last year.

Some 16.9 million referrals were made by US tech firms to the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) last year, including 69 million images of children being abused - up 50% on the previous year.

Some 94% of the reports, which include the worst category of images, came from Facebook, Home Office officials said. »

Black man led by mounted police while bound with a rope sues Texas city for $1 million

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Black man led by mounted police while bound with a rope sues Texas city for $1 million The lawsuit charges he "suffered from embarrassment, humiliation and fear.".

A Black man who was led by mounted police down a Texas street while bound with a rope last year is suing the city and its police department for $1 million, court documents show.

Images and video of his arrest, during which two white police officers led him down the street handcuffed with a rope tied to their horses, sparked outrage. »