The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 3rd, 2021 evening edition

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A man inspects a handgun inside of the Beretta booth during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., April 28, 2019.

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Gun control advocacy group Giffords sued the National Rifle Association on Tuesday for allegedly violating campaign finance laws since 2014.

The lawsuit seeks several forms of relief, including an order preventing the NRA from violating the Federal Election Campaign Act in future, and a penalty equal to the amount of money allegedly spent unlawfully, which the NRA would pay to the U.S. treasury - potentially as much as $35 million.

The lawsuit was filed by campaign finance watchdog Campaign Legal Center on behalf of Giffords in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

"Another premeditated abuse of the public by our adversaries — who will stop at nothing in their pursuit of their anti-freedom agenda," the NRA said in a statement.

"Suffice to say, the NRA has full confidence in its political activities and remains eager to set the record straight".

New York's attorney general said in August that the NRA had failed to root out rampant internal corruption. »

Tigrayan forces claim to capture new town of Kombolcha

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Tigrayan fighters make a new advance southwards as Ethiopian troops battle to secure the strategic city of Dessie.

Tigrayan forces said on Sunday they seized another strategic town in Ethiopia’s Amhara region.

The capture of Kombolcha would be a strategic gain for the Tigrayan fighters against the Ethiopian military and its allies, who are trying to dislodge the Tigrayans from the Amhara region. »

Billionaire Bill Gates Calls For Green Industrial Revolution To Stop Climate Change

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Bill Gates attends the World Leaders' Summit at COP26 on November 2, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Billionaire Bill Gates called for a green industrial revolution that stops climate change, protects vulnerable communities and puts the world on a path to progress in a speech at the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The philanthropist announced the latest project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) initiative, launched by the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which counts more than 30 member countries. »

Republican Glenn Youngkin Won Virginia's Governor Race In An Early Warning Sign For Democrats

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Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia gubernatorial race, deepening a panic among Democrats about their ability to hold control of Washington in next year’s midterms.

Youngkin, a first-time candidate, walloped McAuliffe in a state where Biden beat Trump by 10 points last year.

The Virginia race, one of two off-year gubernatorial contests, is seen as a bellwether for the upcoming midterm elections. »