The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 evening edition

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"Belarusian citizen Vitaly Shishov [...] was today found hanged in one of the Kyiv parks, not far from where he lived," police said in a statement.

A murder probe has been opened, authorities said, adding that they would pursue all leads, including a possible "murder disguised as a suicide.".

The 26-year-old was the head of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine (BDU), an organization that helps Belarusians trying to flee persecution.

Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya reacted to Shishov's death, tweeting that "it is worrying that those who flee Belarus still can't be safe.".

Police said Shishov was reported missing by his partner when he did not return from his morning run.

"There is no doubt that this was a planned operation by security operatives to liquidate a Belarusian dangerous for the regime.

Lukashenko and his son have been banned from Olympic events for targeting athletes who have openly expressed opposing political views. »

Senators Go After Unemployment Fraud — But Not Tax Cheats — To Pay For Infrastructure

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Much of the wrangling was over not just what would be in the bill but how to pay for it.

Democrats proposed raising taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations, as well as giving the IRS more funding to crack down on tax cheats.

Instead, the bipartisan legislation will go after fraud in the unemployment insurance program, which benefits struggling Americans who are out of work. »

A Letter From President and Chief Operating Officer Daniel Alegre Regarding Blizzard Entertainment

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I am pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra have been appointed co-leaders of Blizzard.

Most recently Mike was Executive Vice President & General Manager of Platform and Technology at Blizzard overseeing and our Development Services organizations.

With Jen and Mike assuming their new roles, J. Allen Brack is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. »

Parts of Lake Tahoe closed after chipmunks test positive for plague

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Officials are closing some areas on the south shore of Lake Tahoe after some chipmunks tested positive for plague.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports that the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and their parking areas will be off limits through Friday.

Plague is an infectious bacterial disease that tends to be spread by chipmunks, other wild rodents and their fleas. »