The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 1st, 2021 evening edition

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A Texas man who led a group of “Freedom Defenders” against mask restrictions died of COVID-19 on Saturday at age 30.

Caleb Wallace left behind three children and a pregnant wife.

His wife, Jessica, announced her husband’s death on a GoFundMe page that had detailed his fight with COVID-19 the past few weeks.

Wallace had been unconscious since Aug. 8, The San Angelo Standard-Times reported.

Jessica Wallace said her husband got sick in late July, but “was so hard-headed.”.

“He didn’t want to see a doctor, because he didn’t want to be part of the statistics with COVID tests,” she said.

Jessica Wallace told the newspaper she didn’t always share her husband’s views and that she wears a mask. »

Hotel bellboy left fortune by wealthy guest never has to work again thanks to life-changing gift

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A wealthy tourist has changed the life of a hotel bellboy after leaving him the majority of a substantial inheritance.

British man Charles George Courtney was a regular guest Korur De Lux Hotel in Kusadasi, Turkey, which is where the pair crossed paths.

During his 31 years as a bellboy in the hotel, Taskin Dasdan struck up a friendship with the Brit, who was always generous to staff. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene threatened to 'shut down' telecoms companies if they hand over Republicans' phone records to the January 6 commission

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed they'd be "shut down" if they handed over data to the commission.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed on Tuesday that any telecommunications company that complies with a request to hand over Republicans' messages to the January 6 commission would be "shut down.".

Fox News reported that the committee was seeking Greene's phone records, though no telecommunications company has been asked to hand anything over. »

US officials 'unsure' of whereabouts of GOP congressman who went rogue to rescue people in Afghanistan: report

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"Embassy officials told Mullin they could not assist him in skirting Tajikistan's laws on cash limits on his way to visiting one of the most dangerous places on earth.".

According to the report, Mullin previously attempted to fly into Afghanistan through Greece, but was rebuffed by U.S. officials on that occasion as well.

Unlike Moulton and Meijer, Mullin is not a veteran, with a pre-congressional career as a mixed martial artist instead. »

China Wants Manufacturing—Not the Internet—to Lead the Economy

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How better to undercut growth than to kneecap some of the world’s most successful technology companies?.

He acknowledged the online economy was flourishing, and said China “must accelerate construction of the digital economy, digital society and digital government,” according to a translation by Georgetown University-affiliated researchers.

“At the same time, it must be recognized that the real economy is the foundation, and the various manufacturing industries cannot be abandoned.”. »