The Daily Populous

Friday May 7th, 2021 morning edition

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Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday asked a federal judge to order Donald Trump to comply with a subpoena for his personal financial information.

They argue that now that Trump has left office, the former president can no longer rely on the same constitutional claims that allowed him to delay the case for more than two years.

“While the Committee’s need for the subpoenaed information has not changed, one key fact has: Plaintiff Donald J. Trump is no longer the President,” the motion stated.

“Because he is no longer the incumbent, the constitutional separation-of-powers principles that were the foundation of the Supreme Court’s recent decision are significantly diminished.

The high court last summer issued a 7-2 decision rejecting Trump’s claim that he is immune from criminal investigations.

Trump’s legal team implored the court to utilize the balancing test laid out by the Supreme Court, but Letter contended that analysis “is no longer relevant.”.

“The Committee’s need for the subpoenaed documents to address Presidential conflicts of interest far outweighs any harm to the Office of the President or the functioning of the Executive Branch.”. »

Burning Crusade Classic Global Release on June 1st, Pre-Patch May 18th

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Seek out its mysteries beginning June 1 when Burning Crusade Classic™ launches around the world .

Beginning on May 18 , after each regional scheduled maintenance, the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-expansion Patch will be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games.

World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time. »

Epic Games has spent at least $1 billion on exclusives

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As of September 2019, Epic Games had signed up 105 exclusives for the Epic Games Store, amounting to a total of just over $1 billion spent securing them.

That’s according to documents released as part of the ongoing Epic vs. Apple trial, which is unearthing some very interesting business dealings indeed.

But it also confirms that $542 million was spent on 2019 launch exclusives, while—as of September 2019—it had already spent $52 million securing four exclusives for 2021. »

Biggest ISPs paid for 8.5 million fake FCC comments opposing net neutrality

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Nearly 18 million out of 22 million comments were fabricated, including both pro- and anti-net neutrality submissions, the report said.

It was clear before Pai completed the repeal in December 2017 that millions of people—including dead people—were impersonated in net neutrality comments.

While the numbers of fake comments were roughly equal in "supporting" or "opposing" net neutrality, the NY AG report said the broadband industry's campaign to generate fake comments opposing net neutrality was unique in that the "campaign organizers ignored red flags of fraud and impersonation.". »

China's emissions now exceed all the developed world's combined

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China now accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the world’s developed nations combined, according to new research from Rhodium Group.

The massive scale of China’s emissions highlights the importance of President Xi Jinping’s drive to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and reach net-zero by 2060.

“Current global warming is the result of emissions from both the recent and more distant past. »