The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 19th, 2021 evening edition

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According to a database of January 6 cases assembled and analyzed by Mother Jones, of the more than 450 defendants charged to date, at least 81 people are accused of assaulting police at the Capitol that day.

The defendants allegedly used an array of weapons, from flag poles and fire extinguishers to their own fists.

Many of the attacks were captured in video footage that circulated widely on social media.

CBS News reported that more than 35 of the defendants are accused of using a deadly or dangerous weapon.

“They were there with a purpose to hurt people,” Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn said on CNN after listening to comments like Clyde’s.

“It just hurts to believe that people can think that it was a normal day, it was a tour.

“Death is the only remedy,” said one defendant who allegedly beat a police officer with a flagpole, according to the FBI. »

Israeli air raid kills Palestinian journalist in his Gaza house

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Palestinian journalist Yusef Abu Hussein has been killed in an Israeli air raid that struck his house in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to his family and colleagues.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, Israeli airstrikes targetted a residential building that killed several Palestinians including radio journalist Yusef Abu Hussein, according to local media.

At least 219 Palestinians, including 63 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since Israeli air raids on the coastal Palestinian territory began on May 10. »

McLaren Racing announces multi-year extension with Lando Norris

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McLaren Racing is pleased to announce it has extended its relationship with Lando Norris, the team’s current Formula 1 driver, in a multi-year agreement.

This announcement cements the McLaren driver line-up, confirming Lando Norris alongside 31-year-old Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who also began a long-term relationship with the team at the start of the 2021 season.

“I’m delighted with the extension of our agreement with Lando for 2022 and beyond. »

Two brothers were wrongfully convicted of rape and murder. Nearly 40 years later, they are getting $75 million in compensation

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Leon Brown and Henry McCollum were arrested in 1983 and spent nearly 31 years in prison before the half-brothers were exonerated in 2014.

The jury awarded them $31 million each in compensatory damages -- that's $1 million for each year they were incarcerated.

They will also receive an additional $13 million total in punitive damages, according to court documents. »