The Daily Populous

Friday June 3rd, 2022 evening edition

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Russia has forcibly abducted 200,000 Ukrainian children since the invasion began, President Zelensky said yesterday.

He said some of the youngsters were taken from orphanages, while others were separated from their families by the war.

He also said Kremlin forces had seized around a fifth of Ukraine's territory.

Speaking via video link to MPs in Luxembourg, he added: "As of today, the occupiers control almost 20 per cent of our territory, almost 125,000 square kilometres.

Earlier, in a passionate TV address, he told Ukrainians: "Russia is pursuing a consistent criminal policy of deporting our people.

This includes 256 health facilities and one in six Unicef-supported "safe schools" in the country's east.

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Republican Congressman Blames Mass Shootings on Women Having Rights

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As Jezebel’s Laura Bassett noted, that‘s a pretty rich explanation given that you don’t typically hear about mass shootings being carried out by women who’ve undergone abortions, probably because mass shootings are almost exclusively the domain of men, a not insignificant number of which are violent misogynists (and racists and antisemites, etc).

The U.K. legalized abortion five years before the U.S., yet strangely, it doesn’t seem to have the same problem with mass shootings.

The former House speaker knows a little something about not having a backbone when it comes to the ex-president. »

A Forecasting Model Used by the CIA Predicts a Surprising Turn in U.S.-China Relations

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The BDM model looks at power relations, figuring that decision-making is a battle of people following their self-interest and self-aggrandizement.

Developed by New York University political scientist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, the forecasting model make predictions by assessing power relations among decision makers.

“The CIA study found [the BDM model] was accurate 89 percent of the time,” said Stanley Feder, a former CIA analyst who ran the review. »

Escaped Texas inmate dies in police shootout after allegedly murdering family of 5

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A Texas inmate suspected of murdering five people after he escaped from a prison bus was killed by authorities on Thursday, officials said.

A massive manhunt was underway for 46-year-old Gonzalo Lopez when an adult and four children were found dead Thursday evening inside a residence in Leon County in east-central Texas, near where the inmate had escaped three weeks prior.

Lopez was believed to have broken into the home and committed the murders, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. »