The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 10th, 2021 night edition

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The International Olympic Committee's pursuit of urban events to lure a younger audience saw street dance battles officially added to the medal events program at the 2024 Paris Games.

Also confirmed for Paris by the IOC executive board were skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing.

Two sports with troubled governing bodies -- boxing and weightlifting -- saw the biggest cuts to the number of athletes they can have in Paris.

Weightlifting should have 120 athletes in Paris, which is less than half of its total at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Breakdancing will be called breaking at the Olympics, as it was in the 1970s by hip-hop pioneers in the United States.

The IOC said "limiting the overall number of events is a key element in curbing the growth of the Olympic program as well as additional costs.".

Boxing is on the Tokyo program despite its governing body, known as AIBA, being derecognized by the IOC last year. »

Trump impeachment trial opens with video of him telling supporters to march on Capitol and mob turning violent

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Meanwhile, Mr Trump was said to have been furious with the way one of his lawyers, Bruce Castor, delivered a meandering opening statement.

He concluded by telling the crowd to “walk down Pennsylvania Avenue – I love Pennsylvania Avenue –and we’re going to the Capitol”.

President Trump’s team, they were disorganised, they did everything they could but to talk about the question at hand.”. »

Man Charged in U.S. Capitol Riot Worked for the FBI: Lawyer

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The FBI did not immediately comment Monday evening and Caldwell’s lawyer didn’t immediately answer questions about his client’s work.

Caldwell is one of three people authorities have described as Oath Keepers who were charged last month with conspiracy and accused of plotting the attack on the Capitol in advance.

Caldwell’s lawyer said he denies ever going into the Capitol and has “physical limitations” that would prevent the 66-year-old from forcing his way into any building. »

Trump ‘turned red’ when staffers said he had missed a call from Putin, new documentary reveals

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According to a BBC documentary airing on Wednesday, Mr Trump became angered when White House aides said Mr Putin had phoned but was not put through.

He said, 'you’re telling me Vladimir Putin called the White House and you’re only telling me now during this lunch?

The BBC documentary is a three-part series by the award-winning documentary maker Norma Percy, and covers Mr Trump's years at the White House. »

'Jim Henson': Looking back at the 'gentle dreamer' behind the Muppets

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In the five years Sesame Street had been on the air, many of its most memorable moments involved children interacting with the Muppets.

Jim—and therefore Kermit—had a natural sweetness, a reassuring patience, and a willingness to indulge silliness—and the resulting interaction could be pure magic.

There was actually little chance of Jim himself swearing—normally his epithets were nothing stronger than “Oh, for heaven’s sake! »