The Daily Populous

Sunday December 5th, 2021 morning edition

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New York (CNN) CNN said Saturday that anchor Chris Cuomo has been "terminated" by the network, "effective immediately.".

CNN said in a statement: "Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense.

In a statement of his own Saturday, Chris Cuomo said, "This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother.

On the day his brother resigned, back in August, Chris Cuomo told viewers that "this situation is unlike anything I could have imagined.".

CNN management showed support for Cuomo, and "Cuomo Prime Time," often the network's highest-rated show, stayed on the air throughout the controversy.

But as "Reliable Sources" reported at the time , some CNN staffers were angry at Cuomo and his violations of journalistic norms.

With information in the texts and documents pointing to a serious breach of CNN standards, Cuomo was notified of his termination on Saturday. »

McConnell Signals GOP Will Run on Pure Obstruction in the Midterms

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Axios reports: “Mitch McConnell has told colleagues and donors Senate Republicans won’t release a legislative agenda before next year’s midterms, according to people who’ve attended private meetings with the minority leader.”.

Until then, Republicans should be 100 percent focused on Democrats and all the “terrible” things they’re doing to the country, McConnell said, according to the source.

The GOP is free to become a vehicle for those who vote out of rage, resentment, disappointment, or subscription to conspiracy theories. »

Josef Fares' It Takes Two hit by Take-Two claim

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It Takes Two, the latest game from Brothers: A Two Sons' Josef Fares, has been hit by a trademark claim from Grand Theft Auto parent company Take-Two.

The acclaimed co-op puzzler about a pair of divorcing parents was struck by a trademark claim before its release earlier this year, it has emerged.

"Think Like A Rockstar", a brand behind music books for live performances, abandoned its trademark after Take-Two's legal claim. »

Brazil's Rio cancels New Year celebration as pandemic continues

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SAO PAULO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro canceled New Year's Eve celebrations after Brazil confirmed the first known cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Latin America’s biggest country.

Eduardo Paes tweeted on Saturday that he would follow the recommendations of Rio de Janeiro state to cancel the celebrations, despite the city's own view to the contrary.

In Brazil, the pandemic has claimed more than 615,000 lives, the second highest total in the world after the United States. »

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson commissioned data on masks but didn’t release it after it showed they were effective: report

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s office asked the state health department to analyze data on mask effectiveness, according to the Missouri Independent and the Documenting COVID-19 project.

The data showed masks were effective, particularly during the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The data showed masks were effective, particularly during the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the state, according to the report. »