The Daily Populous

Sunday June 6th, 2021 morning edition

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Christina Ricci has been quietly cast in the still-untitled Matrix sequel, tentatively titled The Matrix 4.

This casting news comes from an updated press kit released by Warner Bros, but details of her character remain unknown.

However, her casting is an exciting addition to the film slated to be released this December.

Ricci joins a stacked cast that includes franchise favorites like Keanu Reeves (Neo), Carrie Ann-Moss (Trinity), Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe), Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), and Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian).

Image via Warner Bros. RELATED: ‘The Matrix 4’ Star Neil Patrick Harris Says Filming the Sequel Felt “Very Intimate”.

Ricci’s quiet casting only adds to the mystery and excitement surrounding our first return to the franchise in 18 years.

The Matrix 4, which still does not have an official title, will release simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22nd. »

Texas AG Says Trump Would've 'Lost' State If It Hadn't Blocked Mail-in Ballots Applications Being Sent Out

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However, the conservative Texas Supreme Court blocked the county from doing so after it faced litigation from Paxton's office.

Notably, the Texas attorney general conflated mail-in ballots with applications for mail-in ballots in his remarks to Bannon.

Democratic lawmakers in the Texas state House blocked what they viewed as a voter suppression bill from moving forward at the end of May. »

The Pandemic Might Have Killed Off Some Flu Strains for Good

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Scientists say that two common strains of the seasonal flu have seemingly vanished from circulation, likely due to public health measures like mask-wearing meant to slow the covid-19 pandemic.

Though it will take time to confirm the disappearing act, the unexpected good news could make developing next season’s flu shot all the easier.

Few things about this pandemic have been good, but a nearly nonexistent flu season and future, easier-to-handle flu seasons could be a silver lining. »

Farmers Deserve the Right to Repair Their Tractors

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However, most companies refuse to make those tools available to farmers, making it exceptionally difficult to fix broken machinery on their own.

This leaves farmers essentially no choice but to take their broken equipment to a licensed dealership.

Because most modern tractors can be operated and shut off remotely, some farmers and experts worry that hackers could disable thousands of tractors at a time. »