The Daily Populous

Friday November 20th, 2020 morning edition

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Kyle Rittenhouse cashed a coronavirus stimulus check to purchase the semi-automatic rife that authorities say he used to fatally shoot two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he said.

"I got my $1,200 from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment because I was on furlough from YMCA, and I got my first unemployment check, so I was like, 'Oh, I'll use this to buy it,'" Rittenhouse said in his first jailhouse interview.

Authorities allege that he had a friend in Kenosha buy the AR-15 and hold it for him in Wisconsin.

Pictures of Rittenhouse that night show him with his AR-15 slung over his shoulder and a medic's bag on his hip.

I wanted to be protected, which I ended up having to protect myself," Rittenhouse told The Post.

Asked later whether he regretted arming himself, Rittenhouse said no. "No, I don't regret it," he said.

She urged him to steer clear of downtown Kenosha, but he somehow ended up in the middle of the protest. »

Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recount

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President-elect Joe Biden has been confirmed as the winner of Georgia, after the state conducted a hand recount.

“The recount process simply reaffirmed what we already knew: Georgia voters selected Joe Biden to be their next president,” said Jaclyn Rothenberg, the Biden campaign spokeswoman, in an email to the Associated Press.

But the hand recount of about 5m votes was not held in response to any suspected problems with results in Georgia or any official recount request. »

Anthony Fauci ‘Stunned’ That Some Still Insist Coronavirus Is ‘Fake News’

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In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times published on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the pushback against public health measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Fauci, embracing “fundamental public health measures” would be enough to significantly slow the spread of COVID-19 and even allow businesses to reopen safely.

However, there is a “is a very disparate response to that,” which is why the number of cases has surged across the country, Fauci added. »

How the Cotton Gin Started the Civil War

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Yet, for all its fame and historic significance, one rarely sees an illustration of this legendary machine.

Although simple in design, the cotton gin solved a pressing economic problem and transformed both agricultural and industrial America.

Only after comparing the economy of the American South before and after the introduction of the gin can we appreciate its historic impact. »

Actual COVID-19 Cases Could Be 6 Times Greater Than Official Figures

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A newly modelled estimate from the United States, Australia, Canada, South Korea and 11 countries in Europe suggests official figures could be struggling to capture the full scale of the outbreak.

Comparing the new estimates with official confirmed cases, the team was able to predict the 'true' infection rate for each country.

According to their results, at the end of August the population infection rate was, on average, six times higher than reported cases. »