The Daily Populous

Sunday May 1st, 2022 morning edition

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She and other staff members secretly hid it and some other historic artifacts in cardboard boxes, stashing the boxes in a dank cellar where they didn’t think anyone would find it.

“We knew that any second someone could come into the museum with a weapon,” she said.

In mid-March, Ms. Ibrahimova said Russian troops burst into her house with assault rifles, threw a black hood over her head and kidnapped her.

They commanded her to take them to the Scythian gold.

What was stolen: at least 198 gold items, including ornaments in the form of flowers; gold plates; rare old weapons; 300-year-old silver coins; and special medals.

She said many of the gold artifacts had been given to the Scythians by the Greeks.

A Dane and a Briton have also died fighting for Ukraine since the start of the war, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. »

Woman avoids jail for voting dead mom’s ballot in Arizona

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A judge in Phoenix on Friday, April 29, 2022 sentenced Tracey Kay McKee, who now lives in California to two years' felony probation, fines and community service for voting her dead mother's ballot in the 2020 general election.

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix on Friday sentenced a woman o two years of felony probation, fines and community service for voting her dead mother’s ballot in Arizona in the 2020 general election.

Tom Henze, McKee’s attorney, pointed to dozens of cases of voter fraud prosecuted in Arizona over the past decade, many for similar violations of voting someone else’s ballot, and said no one got jail time in those cases. »

GOP Voter Sentenced for Casting Dead Mom's Ballot, Said Election Not 'Fair'

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An Arizona judge sentenced a registered Republican to two years of felony probation after she pleaded guilty to voter fraud in the 2020 election.

To the contrary, dozens of election challenge lawsuits failed in state and federal courts—with even Trump-appointed judges dismissing the cases.

"The only way to prevent voter fraud is to physically go in and punch a ballot," the GOP voter told the investigator in the recording, the newspaper reported. »

Depleted Russian units that failed to take Kyiv are merging, says MoD

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“It has been forced to merge and redeploy depleted and disparate units from the failed advances in north-east Ukraine.

The statement added that Russian missiles also struck four ammunition and fuel depots.

Ukrainian prosecutors say they have pinpointed more than 8,000 war crimes carried out by Russian troops and are investigating 10 Russian soldiers for suspected atrocities in Bucha near Kyiv. »

‘Battlefield 2042’ and ‘FIFA 22’ look set to arrive on Xbox Game Pass

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This week, Xbox storefront pages for both Battlefield 2042 and FIFA 22 have been updated with the Game Pass logo (thanks, XGP).

While nothing’s been confirmed just yet, the update strongly suggests that both games may join Microsoft‘s Xbox Game Pass service in the near future.

However, several of next month’s additions to Xbox Game Pass have already been confirmed. »