The Daily Populous

Friday October 30th, 2020 morning edition

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The company in June removed firearms and ammunition from stores after George Floyd's killing by police when several of its stores were damaged.

The nation's biggest retailer remains a major seller of guns and ammunition, although it has scaled back, selling firearms in roughly half of its 4,700 U.S. stores.

Walmart stopped selling ammunition that can be used in semiautomatic rifles and handguns after a 2019 shooting at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas, killed 23 people.

The company stopped selling assault-style weapons in 2015 and raised the minimum age to buy firearms and ammunition to 21, from 18, in 2018.

It stopped selling handguns everywhere but in Alaska in 1993, and ended its sales of rifles like the AR-15 in 2015.

Forty percent of firearms sales involves purchasers who'd never owned a gun, according to a NSSF survey of firearm retailers.

It concludes that almost 5 million Americans bought a gun for the first time in 2020. »

Coyotes Renounce Rights to Mitchell Miller

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"We have decided to renounce the rights to Mitchell Miller, effective immediately," said Coyotes' President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez.

"I fully support our decision to renounce Mitchell Miller's draft rights," said Coyotes' General Manager Bill Armstrong.

In addition, the Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation will look to partner with local non-profit organizations fighting bullying and racism. »

Shadowlands Arrives November 23

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Today, I’m happy to share that the expansion will be arriving November 23 at 3 p.m. PST (November 24 at 12 a.m. CET).

Americas (PST) Europe (CET) Taiwan (CST) Korea (KST) ANZ (AEDT) UTC 3:00p.m. November 23* 12:00a.m. November 24 7:00a.m. November 24 8:00a.m. November 24 10:00a.m. November 24 11:00 p.m. November 23.

*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of November 24 in local time. »

Georgia senator to skip debate after Democratic rival goes viral

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Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) will skip the final scheduled debate with rival Jon Ossoff after the Democrat launched a fiery attack at a Wednesday forum that went viral.

“It’s not just that you’re a crook, senator.

Video of the exchange posted to Ossoff’s Twitter feed had been viewed nearly 10 million times by late Thursday. »

US sells oil seized from Iran to Venezuela for $40 million

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Bella, one of four oil tankers that the United States said in August 2020 that it had seized en route from Iran to Venezuela.

The United States said Thursday that it had sold Iranian oil seized on its way to Venezuela for more than $40 million.

On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced sanctions against eight entities based in Iran, China and Singapore for exporting petrochemical products. »