The Daily Populous

Saturday July 30th, 2022 day edition

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A Russian national with ties to the FSB is accused of providing funds and advise to the group.

At a 2018 rally in Sacramento, hundreds of Californians called for a national divorce, citing "irreparable and irreconcilable differences.".

"Ultimately, the best people to govern California are us Californians," Louis Marinelli, founder of the secessionist group Yes California, told The Script newspaper.

"I enjoyed my life in Russia," Marinelli told The Sacramento Bee, "but something I care deeply about is California independence.".

According to a federal indictment unveiled Friday, Russian intelligence officers also cared deeply about West Coast secession — as part of an effort to destabilize the United States.

It states that at least one US citizen was aware that Ionov's group was tied to the Russian government.

Marinelli, who now resides in Arkansas, has denied any wrongdoing and said he is no longer associated with the California secessionist movement. »

House passes bill to ban assault weapons

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The legislation, titled the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, cleared the chamber in a 217-213 vote.

The assault weapons ban legislation, led by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and co-sponsored by 207 voting Democrats, specifically calls for prohibiting the sale, manufacture, transfer or import of various semi-automatic assault weapons, semi-automatic pistols and semi-automatic shotguns, depending on their features.

The vote on an assault weapons ban is the latest firearm-related legislation the House has passed following a string of mass shootings that have plagued the country. »

House passes bill banning certain semi-automatic guns

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference Friday, July 29, 2022, at the Capitol in Washington.

The House has passed legislation to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed the vote toward passage in the Democratic-run House, saying the earlier ban “saved lives.”. »

Hawaii Gets Its Last Shipment of Coal, Ever

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The state’s last-ever coal shipment arrived in Oahu on Wednesday, bound for the last remaining coal-fired power plant, which is due to shut down in September.

“This week Hawai‘i is receiving its final shipment of coal,” Governor David Ige said in a statement.

In its time, coal was an important resource for Hawaii and I’d like to thank the workers who have run our last remaining coal plant. »

Billion Dollar Company ‘Activision Blizzard’ steals indie artist’s design for COD Vanguard

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Call of Duty developer Activision Blizzard allegedly plagiarized COD Vanguard Samoye Skin in the Floof Fury tracer pack.

The scandalous allegation came to light on Twitter after the creator of the original design showed the striking similarities between his original art and the cosmetics that COD Vanguard was promoting.

Concept artist Sailin5 posted his original artwork in Artstation, and it’s part of a collection of animals wearing military gear. »