The Daily Populous

Friday August 27th, 2021 morning edition

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As rioters rampaged through the Capitol, Byrd and a few other officers of the U.S. Capitol Police set up a wall of furniture outside the doors.

Byrd, a 28-year veteran of the Capitol Police, took a defensive posture with his gun drawn as rioters smashed the glass doors.

But the mob kept pressing forward, and then a lone rioter tried to climb through one of the doors.

What happened next was captured on video: Byrd fired one shot, striking Babbitt in the shoulder.

Babbitt, 35, an Air Force veteran and ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump, fell to the ground; she died from her injuries later.

Trump himself declared that she had been murdered and suggested, falsely, that the officer who shot her worked for a high-ranking Democrat.

The Babbitt family’s attorney has described the incident as an “ambush,” alleging that the officer gave no warning before he pulled the trigger. »

Biden on Kabul suicide bombings: 'We will hunt you down and make you pay'

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The terror group ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for the deadly double attack, the group's Amaq News Agency said on its Telegram channel.

The United States and allies urged people to move away from Kabul airport on Thursday due to the threat of an Islamic State terror attack.

The prayers of the people of Israel are with the families of the civilians and soldiers who were murdered today. »

AOC Challenger Tina Forte Promoted and Attended Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

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Even more striking was the fact that Forte herself attended the Capitol riot, where she livestreamed on Facebook.

Her live videos from the Capitol riot were still available on Facebook more than seven months after the deadly insurrection.

That night, a man identified as Will Johnson spoke at a dinner Forte attended, just hours before the Capitol riot began. »

Students walk out of class in protest of school forcing gay coach to quit

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Students walked out of class in protest of their school allegedly forcing a volleyball coach to quit for being gay.

Inoke Tonga, who worked at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, shared his ordeal on social media.

Sarkissian was the student who organised the walkout, stating that the school needs to be more accepting of staff and students. »