The Daily Populous

Saturday April 10th, 2021 morning edition

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The FBI arrested a Texas man on Thursday for allegedly planning to "kill of about 70% of the internet" in a bomb attack targeting an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center on Smith Switch Road in Ashburn, Virginia.

Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, was charged via criminal complaint on Friday morning for attempting to destroy a building using C-4 plastic explosives he tried to buy from an undercover FBI employee.

In February, Pendley shared with the source a hand-made map of Amazon's Virginia-based AWS data center "featuring proposed routes of ingress and egress at the facility.".

The same source introduced the suspect to an undercover FBI employee posing as an explosives supplier at the end of March.

Pendley told the "supplier" that he was planning to bomb servers he believed were used by the FBI, CIA, and other US federal agencies.

He met with the undercover FBI employee on April 8 to get what he believed were explosive devices.

"In flagging his posts to the FBI, this individual may have saved the lives of a number of tech workers. »

Report: Matt Gaetz Is Well and Truly F--ked

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In two late-night Venmo transactions in May 2018, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, $900.

The next morning, over the course of eight minutes, Greenberg used the same app to send three young women varying sums of money.

But instead of a blank, Gaetz wrote a nickname for one of the recipients. »

DMX, New York Rapper and Actor, Dies at 50

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DMX, New York Rapper and Actor, Dies at 50.

The hip-hop star, whose real name was Earl Simmons, was admitted to a New York hospital April 2 after a reported drug overdose.

"He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him. »

Duke University to require students to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination before returning for fall semester

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Users would submit their vaccine records for verification and get a digital record to carry as proof of full vaccination.

We spoke tonight 1-1 with @Mike_Schoenfeld about @DukeU decision to require undergrad and grad students to come back to Fall 2021 Semester with their #CovidVaccine.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- If you are a student and plan on returning to Duke University next semester you will need to have proof that you got a COVID-19 vaccine.Duke University announced Friday that all new and returning students will have to present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before they can enroll in the fall 2021 semester. »

Russia-Ukraine 'days from war' as Vladimir Putin puts 100,000 troops on border

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Moscow has amassed close to 100,000 troops at the flashpoint border and senior Ukraine military sources fear its war-planners may have wrong-footed them.

A source said: “Aggressive Russian troop movements towards the border have caused a great deal of concern within the Ministry of Defence.

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops – including reservists- have been called up to the border and US advisers are believed to be “in country,” according to sources. »