The Daily Populous

Friday October 16th, 2020 day edition

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US intelligence agencies cautioned the White House last year that Russian intelligence operatives were targeting President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a way to push disinformation to the president, The Washington Post reported.

The paper cited four former officials familiar with the matter who said the warnings were based on several sources, including intercepted communications.

The communications are said to have shown that Giuliani communicated with multiple people who had ties to Russian intelligence during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine.

The Post reported that the intercepted communications raised red flags with US officials who worried that Russian officials were using Giuliani as a conduit to feed disinformation to Trump.

After the White House was warned about the possibility, the report said, the national security advisor Robert O'Brien told the president to approach any information Giuliani gave him with caution.

When Trump was told his personal lawyer was a target for Russian intelligence, the paper said that he shrugged and responded, "That's Rudy.".

The warning to Trump was especially stark because officials wanted "to protect the president from coming out and saying something stupid," the Post said. »

Black man’s family views graphic video of in-custody death

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Greene died following a police chase in Louisiana in 2019, and his death is now under federal investigation.

(AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across the pavement.

The State Police report refers to Greene crashing into a tree as the “the most harmful event” in the crash. »

Update to Dota Plus and Guilds

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The Fall Season is upon us and we’re excited to announce updates to Dota Plus and Guilds.

The pull timers when holding ALT are now available to Dota Plus members.

The post-game healing and gold breakdowns have now merged with the existing Dota Plus damage tab. »

TIL bowling was such a popular sport during the 1960s-1970s, top earning pros made twice as much money as NFL stars and other athletes. Today, even the very best bowlers usually have second jobs.

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One by one, America's once-grand bowling alleys are shutting down, raising the question about whether bowling is in its final frames.

Hansell, who has been in the bowling business since the 1960s, takes the view that there still are more frames to play.

But, at the end of the day — and we haven't gotten there yet — bowling should be poised for another 50-year run. »

Justin Trudeau: Canada-US border will stay closed until America gets COVID-19 under control

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In an interview Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country is committed to keeping the border closed until the United States gets control of COVID-19.

“We will continue to make sure that Canadian safety is top of mind when we move forward.

We see the cases in the United States and elsewhere around the world, and we need to continue to keep these border controls in place.". »