The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 4th, 2022 day edition

image for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants Turkey's president to stop bringing up the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A composite image of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he's meeting with MBS, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

MBS reportedly wants Erdogan to stop mentioning Khashoggi's murder.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to promise that he won't mention journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder again, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Erdogan said he plans to visit Saudi Arabia next month after bin Salman reportedly invited him.

A declassified CIA intelligence report directly implicated the Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi's murder. »

Most Americans Say Punishments Against Capitol Rioters Are Not Harsh Enough, Poll Finds

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Fewer than 2 in 10 Americans told surveyors that the punishments are "too harsh" while 28 percent said they believed the consequences to be fair.

Five people, including one U.S. Capitol Police officer, died during or shortly after the riot.

Roughly two-thirds of Americans say it's "never justified" for citizens to take violent action, while one-third said such action is justifiable. »

Ryan Reynolds taunts Disney with ‘Winnie-the-Screwed’ ad as copyright battles heat up

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But Ryan Reynolds didn’t have to pay any licensing fees for his newest ad for Mint Mobile and its new cellular bill-based spoof of the children’s classic, “Winnie-the -Screwed.”.

The new Mint Mobile ad is typical Reynolds ad fare, quickly and creatively tapping into a broader cultural conversation for one of his brands.

If any of those cases are decided or settled this year, rest assured, we can probably expect an Aviation Gin ad making fun of it. »

Biden reaffirms support for Ukraine in phone call with president

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been shy about suggesting that Russian military action might be needed to resolve ongoing differences with Ukraine.

In 2014, Putin and Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine; that was followed by battles in Donbas, a region in southeastern Ukraine.

Biden has responded to the current tensions by indicating that the United States would not accept a Russian invasion of Ukraine, threatening sanctions. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Facebook hours after Twitter ban

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, the right-wing congresswoman famous for her support of conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, Covid-19, and other issues, has been temporarily suspended from Facebook hours after being banned permanently from Twitter.

Ms Greene retains access to Twitter through the account for her congressional office, @RepMTG, which is largely operated by staff.

The account banned on Sunday was a personal Twitter account operated by Ms Greene herself. »