The Daily Populous

Thursday October 13rd, 2022 evening edition

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In the hallway a group prayed for "evil to descend" on the "election team," said the county's Republican clerk Chuck Broerman.

The widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election as alleged by Trump and his supporters was never proven.

This has heightened alarm that disturbances in this year's primary contests could foreshadow problems in November's local, state and national races.

In 16 North Carolina counties alone, officials noted unusually aggressive observers during May's primary elections, according to a state election board survey.

In some places, poll “watchers” are different from “challengers,” who can point out people they suspect aren't legal voters.

She contacted the sheriff's department after an observer trailed a poll worker's car from a polling site to the election board.

In typical years, eight to 10 observers each from the Democrat and Republican parties would observe the county's elections, Hebb said. »

West would 'annihilate' Russia's army if it launched nuclear attack on Ukraine, EU's top diplomat says

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A nuclear attack on Ukraine would result in Russia's forces being "annihilated" by the West's military response, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said.

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has warned Russia it faces "severe consequences" if it launches a nuclear attack on its pro-Western neighbour.

"There would be a sharp response - almost certainly drawing a physical response from many allies, and potentially from Nato itself," a senior Nato official said on Wednesday. »

Ukraine’s Path to Victory

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As Ukraine’s counteroffensive advances against an increasingly cornered Putin, it should mainly focus on liberating territory that Russia has seized since February 24.

But a full Ukrainian victory also entails freeing the parts of the country that Russia has occupied since 2014, which includes Crimea.

In the opening weeks of the war, the country stopped Russia’s blitzkrieg against the capital and then forced Moscow to retreat. »

‘Woman who can smell Parkinson’s’ helps scientists develop test

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Scientists have harnessed the power of a woman’s hyper-sensitive sense of smell to develop a test to determine whether people have Parkinson’s disease.

The test has been years in the making after academics realised that Joy Milne could smell the condition.

Milne, nicknamed “the woman who can smell Parkinson’s”, described a musky aroma, different from his normal scent. »

After fat bear fraud, 747 again crowned chunky champion

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For the second time in three years, the jumbo jet-sized 747 has been crowned champion of Fat Bear Week.

“His dominance, combined with his fishing skills — that really allows him to build up substantial fat reserves for the winter,” Law said.

Introducing your 2022 👑 Fat Bear Week champion. — (@exploreorg) October 12, 2022. »