The Daily Populous

Sunday August 22nd, 2021 day edition

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Former President Donald Trump was booed by his own supporters during a rally in Cullman, Alabama Saturday night after he encouraged the crowd to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

"I believe totally in your freedoms, I do, you gotta do what you gotta do, but I recommend take the vaccines.

It's good," he said, drawing boos from the crowd of supporters.

"That's okay, that's alright," Trump continued, brushing off the disapproval.

"But I happen to take the vaccine.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was suspended from Twitter again earlier this month for spreading misinformation about the vaccine.

Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama falsely claimed the vaccine was "untested" Saturday, after testing positive for COVID-19 a day earlier. »

U.S. Administers 1 Million Vaccine Doses For Third Straight Day

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The U.S. administered more than 1 million vaccine doses Friday, marking the third day in a row more than a million shots were distributed, according to a White House official.

Cyrus Shahpar, the White House’s COVID-19 data director, said more than 1.05 million doses were given Friday, including 526,000 first shots.

Shahpar noted that 200 million Americans have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. »

Armed Afghans reclaim three districts in first major display of resistance since Taliban's Kabul takeover

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Armed Afghan resistance forces wrested control of three districts from the Taliban , marking the first successful uprising against the group in Afghanistan since it seized control of the capital city of Kabul on Sunday.

There are unconfirmed reports the Taliban are preparing to take the districts from resistance fighters, the outlet reported.

As of Monday, the Taliban controlled 222 of Afghanistan's 421 districts, according to the Wall Street Journal. »

A Restraining Order Has Been Issued in the Continuing Drama Around McDonald's Ice Cream Machines

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The digital ice cream machines in more than 13,000 McDonald's restaurants worldwide are manufactured by Taylor Company, and despite their alleged unreliability, they still cost a cool $18,000 each.

But Taylor's complicated machines also have to be completely disassembled for cleaning every two weeks, then painstakingly put back together.

(And things frequently go wrong: according to the McBroken website which tracks malfunctioning McDonald's ice cream machines, more than 11 percent of the machines in the U.S. are currently out of service.). »