The Daily Populous

Friday April 23rd, 2021 morning edition

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The paper, published April 14 in Political Communication, adds to researchers' understanding of how the insertion of partisan national political coverage into local TV news broadcasts can influence viewers.

That means that Sinclair convinced about 6% of viewers to disapprove of Obama, Levendusky concluded.

Levendusky's paper is the latest to focus on Sinclair in particular as the company's influence has grown in recent years.

Sinclair has purchased dozens of local television stations over the past decade, and now owns 193 stations that reach roughly 40% of Americans.

Interestingly, Levendusky did not find any significant effect on viewers' opinions of down-ballot candidates for House, Senate or gubernatorial races.

"Without [local] information in the information ecosystem, voters don't really have what they need to hold politicians and political actors accountable," said Levendusky.

The case of Sinclair Broadcasting," published April 14 in Political Communication, was authored by Matthew Levendusky, University of Pennsylvania. »

New probe confirms Trump officials blocked Puerto Rico from receiving hurricane aid

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However, investigators were able to interview 20 current and former HUD officials and two Puerto Rico housing officials.

Throughout his term, Trump repeatedly opposed disaster funding for Puerto Rico while disputing and failing to acknowledge Maria's death toll.

Trump had also told top White House officials "that he did not want a single dollar going to Puerto Rico," the Washington Post reported in 2019. »

Argentine version of Google falls into “wrong” hands leading to search engine's temporary collapse

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It would seem that Google Argentina forgot to renew the site and a user seized the opportunity to register it in his name.

However, minutes later after the manoeuvre, it was confirmed that Google has already recovered the domain.

According to the Open Data Córdoba group (which is dedicated to tracking expired Argentine domains) Google's domain had not expired and, in fact, the expiration date was in July. »

Sources: UK men’s basketball player Terrence Clarke dies in Los Angeles

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - WKYT has confirmed former UK men’s basketball player Terrence Clarke has died in a car crash in Los Angeles Thursday.

We have also confirmed that with the Valley Traffic Division of Los Angeles Police.

Clarke is survived by his parents, Osmine Clarke and Adrian Briggs, and his three siblings, Tatyana Gray, Gavin Clarke and Madison Adrianne. »

Tribune Cuts Off Talks, for Now, With Upstart Bidder

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Mr. Woods said that, given the right policies, carbon capture projects could be a major business for Exxon around the world.

A coal miners union indicates it will accept a switch to renewable energy in exchange for jobs.

The union wants the federal government to support miners who lose their jobs through retraining and by replacing their wages, health insurance and pensions. »