The Daily Populous

Friday September 2nd, 2022 night edition

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The grand hall, within sight of the Kremlin, hosted the funerals of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin and Leonid Brezhnev.

Gorbachev will be given a military guard of honour - but his funeral will not be a state one.

State television on Thursday showed Putin solemnly placing red roses beside Gorbachev's coffin - left open as is traditional in Russia - in Moscow's Central Clinical Hospital, where he died on Tuesday aged 91.

Putin made a sign of the cross in Russian Orthodox fashion before briefly touching the edge of the coffin.

He said Gorbachev's ceremony would have "elements" of a state funeral, and that the state was helping to organise it.

When Yeltsin died in 2007, Putin declared a national day of mourning and, alongside world leaders, attended a grand state funeral in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Gorbachev's foundation said the funeral would begin at 12 noon (0900 GMT), not 10 a.m. (0700 GMT) as previously announced. »

Halo Infinite's Split-Screen Co-Op Has Been Canceled, As Studio Focuses On Live Service

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The studio confirmed today that it has canceled local campaign co-op for Halo Infinite because it is choosing to allocate development resources elsewhere.

343's developers will focus on Halo Infinite's live service, and not on local couch co-op.

Especially so because 343's Bonnie Ross confirmed years ago that all future Halo FPS games would offer local couch co-op after Halo 5: Guardians dropped the feature. »

Trump forced to hand over financial records to Congress after three-year legal battle

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Donald Trump and his accounting firm have reached an agreement with the House Oversight Committee for lawmakers to receive key financial records as part of a long-running probe into his disclosures and conflicts of interest.

Mr Trump has fought that case, too, though a federal appeals court said earlier this month that he must hand them over. »

2 Men Sentenced to Death for Throwing Drug Parties in a Psychiatric Hospital

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On Wednesday, 39-year-old Nguyen Xuan Quy was sentenced to death along with a second man, Nguyen Van Ngoc, for operating the narcotics ring from the psychiatric facility.

After being admitted to the psychiatric hospital in 2018, Quy befriended hospital staff, which gave him accommodation privileges that were not afforded to other residents.

He also recruited hospital residents who were struggling with addiction to help run his drug ring, which also sold to people outside the hospital. »