The Daily Populous

Thursday May 20th, 2021 morning edition

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Amid international pressure, Israel has refused to back down from the conflict with Hamas.

Meanwhile, Russia has warned the Jewish State of engaging in further violence that costs civilians' lives.

As reported by the Associated Press, as of Wednesday, about 219 Palestinians have been killed in the current fighting, while Israel has seen 12 casualties.

The rising number of deaths and injuries have raised calls from around the world for Israel to mount a "proportionate" response to the attacks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, has denied Israel has done anything beyond defending itself and vowed to continue until Hamas is deterred from future violence.

The escalating conflict is of "extreme concern" to the Kremlin, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov urged Israel to carefully consider the actions they take.

While he has no time frame for when the conflict will end, Netanyahu said at Wednesday's meeting that he's hopeful they can "restore quiet" quickly. »

Paul Mooney Dies: Trailblazing Comedian, Writing Partner Of Richard Pryor Was 79

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His death was announced by his cousin, Rudy Ealy, to CNN contributor Roland Martin, who said Mooney died at his home in Oakland, CA.

That almost certainly included the legendary “Word Association” sketch, in which Pryor trades increasingly offensive racist terms with job interviewer Chevy Chase.

Chase has said he himself wrote the routine with Pryor, an assertion Mooney disputed. »

Newly released Capitol riot footage shows unidentified suspects attacking officers with a tactical baton and metal knuckles

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The FBI released new footage of two suspects accused of violent assaults on law enforcement officers during the January 6 Capitol attack.

Authorities said the suspects used metal knuckles and a police baton to strike officers, but more than four months after the siege their identities remain a mystery.

In the new footage, one of the suspects can be seen punching officers while wearing gloves with metal knuckles, the Justice Department said. »

DEA finally ends fed monopoly on schwaggy research-grade cannabis

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Now the DEA is allowing others, who know how to grow good cannabis, to supply research-grade weed to scientists.

And that means American researchers can, for the first time ever, conduct studies using real-world cannabis instead of the terrible low-THC schwag they’ve been forced to use for decades.

For years, NIDA and the DEA have promised to open up the sourcing of federally-approved research cannabis. »