The Daily Populous

Monday January 10th, 2022 evening edition

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A Republican senator who broke publicly with former President Donald Trump amid the latter’s false claims about the 2020 election worked on Sunday to reiterate that the former president lost to Joe Biden fairly.

"We simply did not win the election, as Republicans, for the presidency,” Mr Rounds said on Sunday.

“[I]f we simply look back and tell our people don't vote because there's cheating going on, then we're going to put ourselves in a huge disadvantage,” said the senator.

But we have to let people know that they can -- they can believe and they can have confidence that those elections are fair.".

“Absent overwhelming evidence of constitutional violations in an election process, objecting to the Electoral College vote count is dangerous and unwise.

We simply did not win the election, as Republicans, for the presidency,” GOP Sen. Mike Rounds says.

This article was amended on 10 January 2022 to remove an incorrect reference to William Barr as a former secretary of state. »

Anti-vaccination doctor Jonie Girouard can no longer practise in New Zealand

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A Kaiapoi doctor caught handing out fake vaccine exemptions is no longer registered to practise medicine in New Zealand.

Footage of Jonie Girouard​ issuing bogus exemptions and coaching people on how to use them sparked an investigation into the North Canterbury GP in December.

Medical Council chairperson Curtis Walker said Dr Girouard​ was now unable to practise medicine in New Zealand, as she was no longer registered. »

Russia’s Putin Seizes on Crises to Assert Control Over Former Soviet Republics

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Vladimir Putin has long cast doubt on Kazakhstan’s autonomy, saying that Kazakhs ‘had never had statehood.’ Photo: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News.

Mr. Putin, who contends that NATO and the U.S. have used Ukraine to extend military activities to Russia’s border, has amassed about 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.

“Modern Ukraine is entirely the brainchild of the Soviet era,” Mr. Putin wrote in a July treatise. »

Take-Two Interactive to buy FarmVille creator Zynga for $12.7 billion

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Take-Two Interactive says it is buying mobile gaming company Zynga for $12.7 billion with a mix of cash and stock, marking the latest blockbuster acquisition in a string of major deals in the video game industry.

Take-Two said Zynga shareholders will receive $3.50 in cash and $6.36 in Take-Two stock for each share of Zynga outstanding at the closing of the transaction.

In 2021, Tencent announced deals to buy British gaming studio Sumo Group, as well as Turtle Rock Studios, the U.S.-based creator of zombie game Back4Blood. »