The Daily Populous

Monday September 19th, 2022 evening edition

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BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday that China has lodged "stern representations" with the United States, after U.S. President Joe Biden said U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

China reserves the right to take all necessary measures in response to activities that split the nation apart, said Mao Ning, spokesperson at the foreign ministry, at a regular media briefing.

Chinese Foreign Ministry new spokesperson Mao Ning speaks at a news conference in Beijing, China September 5, 2022.

"We are willing to do our best to strive for peaceful reunification.

At the same time, we will not tolerate any activities aimed at secession," Mao said.

"There is only one China in the world, Taiwan is part of China, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government of China," said Mao.

Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Toby Chopra. »

If you care about your country and your rights, don't vote for any Republicans in 2022

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If you care about your country and your rights, don't vote for any Republicans in 2022 Do reality-based Republicans deserve to win?

Now that primary season is over there is a simple test for voters, especially Republicans and independents: If you care about the future of America, democracy and your own rights, don’t vote for Republicans.

Even the officeholders who have stood up to Donald Trump and the newcomers who pitch themselves as reality-based and results-oriented. »

Gigantic GTA 6 Leak Confirmed Real as Devs Show Support for Rockstar

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Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed real.

This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games — Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 18, 2022.

To my fellow devs out there affected by the latest leak, know that while it feels overwhelming right now, it’ll pass. »

Skeletal remains found at NYC construction site ID'd as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protester missing for a decade

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Skeletal remains found at a New York City construction site two years ago have been positively identified as a 19-year-old "Occupy Wall Street" protester who went missing in 2012.

In 2020, during an excavation at 80-97 Cypress Avenue, Bates' skeletal remains were discovered.

New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the remains as Bates on Friday. »

Los Angeles county is home to more than 69,000 unhoused people, count finds

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An average of five unhoused people now die every day in LA county, some due to extreme summer heat or hypothermia in the winter.

In the city of LA, officials counted 41,980 unhoused people, marking a 1.7% increase from the 2020 count and a slower increase from previous years.

There has also been a substantial increase in unhoused Latino residents, who now make up 44% of the unhoused population. »