The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 21st, 2021 night edition

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We want to let you know that Jeff Kaplan has decided to leave the company after a long and storied career here, and that Aaron Keller, a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team, will be stepping in as game director.

Aaron has been a critical part of the Overwatch team and a key driver in creating the vision for the game.

Jeff’s been a great leader, mentor, and friend, and he knows how much we’re going to miss him.

We’ll be sharing more frequent updates about Overwatch 2 progress and new features in the live game with you all very soon.

i want to express my deep appreciation to everyone at blizzard who supported our games, our game teams and our players.

You’ll hear more from Aaron and the rest of the Overwatch team soon.

In the meantime, please join us in thanking Jeff, and in welcoming Aaron into his new role. »

Rebels vow to take capital after Chadian president killed

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It released a list of five high-ranking military officials who it said were killed, and 10 others it said were wounded, including Chad's president.

The Chadian military has only acknowledged five deaths in weekend fighting in which it said it killed 300 rebels.

Their arrival came on the same day that Chad's president sought a sixth term in an election several top opposition candidates boycotted. »

Derek Chauvin jury reaches a verdict

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President Biden was not looking to influence the Derek Chauvin trial with his comments on the expected verdict Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, noting he felt it was appropriate to weigh in on the trial at this moment since the jury is sequestered.

Biden told reporters earlier in the Oval Office in response to a question from CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that he is “praying that the verdict is the right verdict, which is I think it’s overwhelming in my view.

Psaki also said she doesn’t think Biden felt as if he was “weighing in on the verdict,” in his comments, but rather conveying compassion towards the family. »

We Were Promised Cosmic Cocktails

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And during the Apollo 8 mission around the moon, astronaut Deke Slayton had stashed a few small bottles of brandy in the astronauts’ holiday meal kit.

It was all in good fun, but Frank Borman, the Apollo 8 commander, wasn’t having it. »