The Daily Populous

Thursday November 26th, 2020 evening edition

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Multiple members of President Donald Trump's inner circle have told him that his legal team is making him look like an idiot, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday.

Trump appointed his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on November 14 to lead the Trump campaign's legal challenges to the 2020 election results.

But Giuliani has been mocked for a series of gaffes and legal losses.

On Monday, NBC reported that Trump was worried his legal team consisted of "fools that are making him look bad.".

As of Thursday, none of the Trump campaign's 22 legal challenges to the US election results had been successful.

While Trump is yet to concede the election, he is said to have accepted the loss in private.

Biden's transition team has also begun its work, but Biden on Tuesday said Trump still hadn't spoken with him. »

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul’s trial moved to terror court

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Saudi Arabia has moved the trial of prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a court for terror-related crimes, according to her family.

She went on a hunger strike in October for several weeks to protest against her prison conditions.

Regarding Loujain's health : she looked weak in court, her body was shaking uncontrollably and her voice was faint and shaky. »

Ga. Sen. Perdue boosts wealth with well-timed stock trades

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But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled something else: a stock buying opportunity.

Weeks later, in March, after the company’s stock plunged following an unexpected leadership shakeup and lower-than-forecast earnings, Perdue bought the stock back for $30 a share, investing between $200,000 and $500,000.

Isakson, who served with Perdue, took steps to avoid the type of scrutiny Perdue is now facing. »

TIL that Marconi believed, late on in life, that no sound ever dies completely. He dreamt of building a device strong enough to pick up the actual words of Jesus at the 'Sermon on the Mount'.

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Living in an age of ubiquitous recorded audio, it can be hard to appreciate that sound was once the most evanescent of sensory experiences.

Edison’s early phonographs recorded on wax-coated cylinders; the rival gramophone machines of the Victor company played shellac-coated discs.

Hence the recent flurry of controversies over lip-synching—or, in the case of Yo-Yo Ma at the Obama inauguration, bow-synching. »