The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 15th, 2021 day edition

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A cashier is dead and two people were wounded after a shooting broke out following an argument inside a Georgia store Monday afternoon over its COVID-19 mask policy, authorities said.

The incident took place near Candler Road in DeKalb County at a Big Bear grocery store around 1:10 p.m. when Victor Lee Tucker, Jr., 30, of Palmetto, Georgia, entered the store, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

Tucker, who was also wounded during the incident, allegedly got into an argument with a cashier about wearing a face mask while he was checking out his items, according to investigators.

Tucker walked directly back to the cashier, pulled out a handgun and shot her," the GBI said in a statement.

An off-duty officer, who was a veteran of the sheriff’s office, pulled his weapon and opened fire on Tucker, the GBI said.

Another cashier was grazed by a bullet and she was treated at the scene, according to the GBI.

The cashier who was initially shot was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital, the GBI said. »

25 corporations marking Pride donated over $10m to anti-LGBTQ+ politicians – study

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A new study, however, has found that 25 companies otherwise eager to wave the rainbow flag have donated more than $10m to anti-LGBTQ+ federal and state politicians over the past two years.

Others named in the study include cable giant Comcast, which has donated more than $1m to anti-LGBTQ+ politicians since 2019.

Comcast itself has created “a virtual ‘Pride World’, where we will feature events, Pride floats, Pride flags, and even a Pronoun Guide for employees”. »

Believe Mitch McConnell: Republicans Will Never Confirm Another Democrat-Appointed Supreme Court Justice

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To that end, a GOP-controlled Senate will never again confirm a Democratic president’s Supreme Court nominee.

McConnell played slightly coy when discussing the possibility of a Supreme Court confirmation in 2023, telling Hewitt: “Well, we’d have to wait and see what happens.”

But anyone who seriously believes a Republican-controlled Senate would confirm a Biden nominee that year—or even hold hearings on one—is deluding themselves. »

Woman who took private plane to Capitol riot slapped with new charge for ‘knowingly engaging in acts of violence’

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Katherine “Katie” Staveley Schwab was hit with an additional charge for her alleged involvement in the riot, saying she “willfully and knowingly engaged in an act of physical violence” on Capitol grounds.

The charge came after the government obtained new information that she kicked a news outlet’s camera when it fell to the ground.

She had previously pleaded not guilty to four counts, including violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building. »

Lawrence's Body To Be Removed From Arlington

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White House aides now acknowledge that Lawrence, who died while serving as U.S. ambassador to Switzerland, apparently never served in the U.S.

In a letter to Mrs. Lawrence, President Clinton says he has accepted her wishes that the body be moved from Arlington.

"It is with a deep sense of personal sadness that I received your letter this afternoon," he writes. »