The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 24th, 2020 evening edition

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(CNN) A former San Francisco Police officer was charged with homicide Monday in connection with a 2017 on-duty shooting.

The city's district attorney's office said in a news release that it believes this is the first time a city law enforcement officer has been charged with an on-duty homicide.

Former San Francisco officer Chris Samayoa is charged with fatally shooting 42-year-old Keita O'Neil, a Black man suspected of carjacking a California State Lottery minivan, according to the news release.

Samayoa has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, assault by police officer and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, the release said.

The former officer is expected to surrender on the warrant later this week, according to the DA's office.

The San Francisco Police Officers Association (SFPOA) said they are supporting the former officer and his family after learning of the charges.

San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton, whose district includes the area where the deadly shooting occurred, expressed satisfaction with the charges. »

Stacey Abrams says 750K Georgians have requested ballots for runoff

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Stacey Abrams, the influential Georgia Democrat, took to Twitter on Monday to report that more than 750,000 Georgians have requested their ballots for the state’s January 5 runoff election that could determine who controls the U.S. Senate.

Abrams linked her tweet to Georgia’s online Absentee Ballot Request form and urged voters to, “Let’s get it done…again,” an apparent reference to Joe Biden’s victory in the Peach State.

Officials from Georgia said that as of Monday morning there have been 762,000 requests for these ballots, which is three times the number requested for the 2018 election. »

Why NASA spacesuits are white

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NASA astronauts wear white suits, since white is the color that reflects the most sunlight in space, and protects them from cancer-causing solar radiation.

Their very first manned spaceflight, Project Mercury, featured silver suits, but none of those astronauts actually explored the vacuum of space.

People who are in a very high-stress job, who are in a very small, confined space, and it is a very monotonous space. »

Kristen Stewart Addresses the "Slippery Slope" of Only Having Gay Actors Play Gay Characters

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Kristen Stewart has a nuanced take on the ongoing debate regarding LGBTQ+ characters and whether they should be off-limits for actors who identify as straight.

When asked whether gay characters should only be portrayed by gay actors, Stewart prefaced her response by pointing out that her career has been a fairly privileged one.

"Being somebody who has had so much access to work, I've just lived with such a creative abundance. »

007’s file found in the IPN’s Archive

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A file on James Albert Bond, found in the IPN's archive.

The second layer was a junior intelligence officer who personally gathered information on the Polish Army – which was plausible, just.

The only thing that appears fairly certain is that while Ian Fleming had put espionage into fiction, British Intelligence put fiction into espionage. »