The Daily Populous

Thursday July 1st, 2021 evening edition

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Charles Booker makes it official, announces run for US Senate seat held by Rand Paul.

Almost exactly one year after his bid for U.S. Senate came up just short in the Democratic primary, Charles Booker of Louisville formally launched his new candidacy for the office Thursday, this time hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Rand Paul in 2022.

"What we started, the story I tell in my previous run, was the story that the people of Kentucky knew we needed to finish telling," Booker said.

Related: Rand Paul visits Kentuckians, slams socialism on eve of Charles Booker's announcement.

"I know for a fact that we will blow out Rand Paul," Booker said.

More: Charles Booker, Kentucky's progressive phenom, looks to carry momentum into '21 and beyond.

Booker expressed confidence that he would not just shock many political observers by beating Rand Paul, but "build infrastructure to transform our future at the local, state, federal level across the board.". »

Conservatives more likely to believe false news, new study finds

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"Analyses suggest that conservatism is associated with a lesser ability to distinguish between true and false claims across a wide range of political issues and with a tendency to believe that all claims are true.

Socially engaging truthful claims tended to favor the left, while engaging falsehoods disproportionately favored the right.".

"But the scientific research suggests that challenging inaccuracies, speaking up when someone says something that isn't true, can make a difference. »

A Nigerian prince says he rented out an entire NYC restaurant for his first date with his now-wife, who had no idea he was a royal

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Kunle told Insider they are planning a traditional Nigerian royal wedding ceremony, despite getting married in NYC 14 years ago.

Kunle rented out his favorite Brazilian restaurant (which has since ceased operating) for their first date a couple of weeks later.

Bulgaria's Princess Miriam says the women who wear the $5,600 tiaras she designs have no idea that she's a royal. »

Satellite images show China building what appears to be over 100 new silos for its nuclear missiles, analysts say

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Satellite images show China building more than 100 new missile silos, analysts told the Washington Post.

Altogether China is building at least 145 new missile silos across the country, a researcher said.

China appears to be building more than 100 new missile silos in the desert, according to an analysis of satellite imagery first reported by the Washington Post Wednesday. »

Communist Party centenary live: China has never ‘oppressed’ another country and never will, Xi says – as it happened

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China will mark the centenary of the ruling Communist Party this morning with a grand celebration in Beijing that will be weighted with symbolic meaning.

Party secretary Xi Jinping, the most powerful figure in China in recent decades, will deliver a keynote address from the Gate of Heavenly Peace overlooking Tiananmen Square.

He is expected to be joined by other state leaders as well as retired party elders. »