The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 15th, 2022 night edition

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A Russian-American woman accused of illegally acting as a Russian agent made only one small political donation — and it was to the 2020 presidential campaign of former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, according to campaign finance records.

Branson, who is accused of running a Russian "propaganda center" in New York for nearly a decade, only donated to Gabbard during that period, according to Federal Election Commission records first flagged by The Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast observed that the donations "raise questions about why an alleged Russian agent tasked with currying favor with U.S. politicians would zero in on Gabbard, and only Gabbard.".

The DOJ said that Branson provided Hawaiian officials with "messages from Russian officials" and also organized "a trip for Hawaiian officials to Moscow to meet with high-ranking Russian Government personnel.".

RELATED: Ex-Fox News director who helped Russian oligarch launch propaganda network arrested.

It's unclear whether Gabbard had any contact with Branson or Russian officials.

Branson was charged with six criminal counts, including failing to register as a foreign agent and making false statements to the FBI. »

Live the Unwritten in Thursday’s Hogwarts Legacy State of Play

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Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Games are happy to partner with PlayStation to bring you a special edition of State of Play entirely dedicated to Hogwarts Legacy.

Since we first revealed Hogwarts Legacy, the trailer has been viewed over 28 million times on the PlayStation YouTube channel.

Join us Thursday for this Hogwarts Legacy State of Play on Twitch or YouTube at 2 PM PT. »

The Return of Pax Americana?

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The policies that won the Cold War and thereby made the modern liberal international order were products of an unexpected hot war.

Now considered one of the most successful strategies in U.S. diplomatic history, containment was on the verge of failure before the Korean War broke out.

The war in Ukraine differs in many ways from the Korean War, not least because U.S. troops aren’t directly involved. »

Texas man wins $75K suing telemarketers for illegal robo-calls

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One Austin-area man has leveraged this distinction to fight back in court against illicit robocallers to the tune of thousands of dollars, according to a new report from KXAN's Arezow Doost.

"I probably get, in any given day, 10 [calls] on average," Graham told Doost.

According to Doost, Graham has filed 50 lawsuits in small business court seeking redress over illegal robo-dialing. »

Putin signs law to allow online voting at elections across Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia March 3, 2022.

March 14 (Reuters) - An online voting system that was criticised by some defeated candidates at parliamentary elections last year will be rolled out for use across Russia after President Vladimir Putin signed electronic voting procedures into law on Monday.

Then only used in some regions, the system can now be used at elections and referendums across Russia at a national and regional level, after an online government portal showed Putin had signed the law, which had already passed through parliament. »