The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 9th, 2020 morning edition

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The county, which is home to more than 537,000 voters, will have just five polling sites when early voting kicks off on December 14.

Along with Cobb County, three of the other 10 most populous counties in the state will reduce their early voting locations, according to NBC News.

In some cases, the nearest available polling site will be up to 12 miles away with inadequate transportation options.

The groups called on election officials to keep the same number of early-voting locations as it had during the general election.

"We lost several of our advance voting managers and assistant managers due to the holidays, the workload and the pandemic," she said in her response to the groups.

"The remaining team members who agreed to work would do so only if the hours were less onerous.

The early voting period in Georgia was marred by hours-long lines. »

'Spider-Man 3': Alfred Molina Returning as Doctor Octopus

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Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in the film as Doctor Strange, while Spider-Man mainstays expected to return include Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori.

Jamie Foxx is returning as Electro after playing the role in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Andrew Garfield as the wall crawler, while Molina's Doc Oc terrorized Maguire's version of Spidey.

In October, Foxx suggested in a since-deleted Instagram post that three different Spider-Men could appear in the film. »

Fired Data Scientist Rebekah Jones Raises $100K After FDLE Raid

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In late May, Jones said she was fired after she refused to manipulate data in the state’s dashboard to make the case for reopening Florida’s economy.

Then, Jones raised more than $170,000 on GoFundMe to launch her own COVID-19 data dashboard.

Part of the outrage over the raid is because Jones said police pointed a gun at her and her children. »

Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels destroyed by steamroller

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Unpublished works are lost for ever with crushing of computer hard drive – as the late fantasy novelist had instructed.

The unfinished books of Sir Terry Pratchett have been destroyed by a steamroller, following the late fantasy novelist’s wishes.

Pratchett, famous for his colourful and satirical Discworld series, died in March 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. »

Apple Announces AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Priced at $549

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Apple today introduced new wireless over-ear headphones called AirPods Max, with key features including high-fidelity audio, Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, and spatial audio.

Priced at $549, the headphones can be ordered starting today on and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning December 15.

- Active Noise Cancellation: AirPods Max deliver immersive sound through Active Noise Cancellation so users can focus on what they are listening to. »