The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 3rd, 2022 night edition

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(CNN) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei on Tuesday, marking a significant show of support for Taiwan despite China's threats of retaliation over the visit.

Pelosi's stop in Taipei is the first time that a US House speaker has visited Taiwan in 25 years.

Her trip comes at a low point in US-China relations and despite warnings from the Biden administration against a stop in Taiwan.

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said that 21 Chinese warplanes made incursions into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday.

The House speaker is expected to visit Taiwan's presidential office and parliament on Wednesday morning (local time), a senior Taiwanese official told CNN.

"We support Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan," the Republicans said.

"For decades, members of the United States Congress, including previous Speakers of the House, have travelled to Taiwan. »

Major news organizations sue Texas DPR for public records on Uvalde shooting

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New York (CNN Business) More than a dozen major news organizations have filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety to obtain public records relating to the Robb Elementary School massacre.

The lawsuit, filed in state court in Austin, arises under the Texas Public Information Act, which enables news outlets and members of the public to pursue litigation to obtain records.

"DPS has refused numerous requests by these news organizations even though it's clear under Texas law that the public is entitled to have access to these important public records. »

Trump had the chance to kill Al Qaeda's leader but didn't because he didn't recognize the name, report says

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Then-President Trump had the option to kill al-Zawahiri but chose not to, NBC reported in 2020.

Trump wanted to kill Osama bin Laden's son instead because it was the only name he knew, NBC said.

President Donald Trump had the chance to kill the leader of Al Qaeda but didn't because he didn't recognize the terrorist leader's name, NBC News reported in 2020. »

PS5 Production Facing Less Friction, Logistics Remain A Hurdle

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PS5 production is now experiencing less friction, as there are much less constraints from component supplies.

According to Hiroki Totoki, who is currently Executive Deputy President, CFO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, and Director of the Board of Sony Group Corporation, PS5 hardware production has picked up pace since Q2 2022.

As of the end of June, 2022, Sony was successfully able to roll out plans to expand and and extend production. »