The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 14th, 2022 night edition

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Sept 13 (Reuters) - A group of St Petersburg local politicians who called for President Vladimir Putin to be sacked over the war in Ukraine faces the likely dissolution of their district council following a judge's ruling on Tuesday, one of the deputies said.

Nikita Yuferev said the judge decided that a series of past council meetings had been invalid, paving the way for it to be broken up by the regional governor.

Another council member, Dmitry Palyuga, said the same court then fined him 47,000 roubles ($780) for "discrediting" the authorities by calling for Putin's removal.

Four more members of the Smolninskoye local council are due to appear in court in the next two days.

I think the more successfully the Ukrainian army operates, the more such people will become," he said.

Russian political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya said the greater risk to the Kremlin lay not in the councillors' protest itself but in the danger of responding too harshly to it.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that critical points of view were tolerated, within the limits of the law. »

Minnesota man sentenced to life in prison for selling fentanyl in 11 fatal overdoses: "Your disregard for human life is terrifying"

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A Minnesota man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for selling fentanyl online that led to 11 fatal overdoses.

A federal jury in March convicted Aaron Broussard, 32, of Hopkins, of 17 counts including distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.

Three quarters of teen overdose deaths in 2021 involved fentanyl, according to a study published in JAMA in April. »

Discord Voice Is Now Available for Everyone on Xbox Consoles

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Starting today, Discord Voice is available on all Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.

With this update, you can now chat with anyone on Discord via voice channels or group calls directly from your console, making it easy to connect with friends across mobile, Xbox, and PC.

After that, you can join any Discord voice channel or call and transfer it to your Xbox. »

Woman whose rape DNA led to her arrest sues San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rape victim whose DNA from her sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime on Monday filed a lawsuit against the city.

During a search of a San Francisco Police Department crime lab database, the woman's DNA was tied to a burglary in late 2021.

Federal law already prohibits the inclusion of victims’ DNA in the national Combined DNA Index System. »