The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 2nd, 2021 evening edition

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Rep. Donnie Loftis, R-Gaston, replaces the late Dana Bumgardner in the House, and he was sworn in officially Monday night.

It was the only item of business on the House floor and, after confirming there wouldn't be any votes taken, Democrats walked out en masse.

The state party said in a statement after the brief ceremony that Loftis' seating shows the Republican Party is "trending towards extremism."

Loftis declined to speak to reporters after the session wrapped, saying he'd rather spend time celebrating with his family, who attended.

“My Oath of Enlistment has the phrase ‘both foreign and domestic,’" he said on Facebook at the time.

"The Republican Party hand-picked Loftis to join their ranks, further demonstrating how trending towards extremism is the future of the North Carolina Republican Party.”.

A half-dozen Democrats remained in their seats as Loftis was officially seated, though half of those did not applaud when Republicans gave Loftis an obligatory round of applause. »

Woman reaches into purse, accidentally fires gun at Madison basketball game

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(WLBT) - A woman has been given a $500 bond after accidentally firing a gun at a basketball game in Madison.

During the game, Kashaun Alexsis McRunells of Edwards reached into her purse to grab her phone but accidentally fired her gun.

However, she was charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits of Madison in violation of the City of Madison Ordinance. »

Rumor: Red Dead Redemption Remaster in Development

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While Rockstar Games just announced GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, a new rumor has surfaced stating that the studio is developing yet another revival, and that’s a Red Dead Redemption remaster!.

Also, given how big Red Dead Redemption 2 has been, this is a relatively easy way for Rockstar to cash in, while they’re busying developing the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, and Red Dead Redemption 3.

Red Dead Redemption was originally released back in 2010 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and is a spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver. »

Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges £732m to help reforestation in Africa after chat with Prince Charles

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Prince Charles played a key role in getting Jeff Bezos to pledge £732million for land restoration in Africa, it has emerged.

Prince Charles played a key role in getting Jeff Bezos (both pictured having tea together in Rome on Sunday) to pledge £732million for land restoration in Africa, it has emerged.

Mr Bezos said: 'We all know that this is the decisive decade, but without action, it will become the indecisive decade. »

Indigenous peoples to get $1.7bn in recognition of role in protecting forests

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In 2020, a record number of people were killed for protecting their land, with more than a third from indigenous communities.

Despite the important role they play in protecting forests, only a small fraction of these communities have secure rights to their land.

“The real key is follow-up: money going to indigenous communities and land titles being allocated to indigenous peoples post-Cop. »