The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 9th, 2022 night edition

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A single ticket has claimed a record $2.04 billion jackpot in Powerball's biggest drawing ever.

Monday's $1.9 billion jackpot jumped to $2.04 billion Tuesday morning and is the world's largest lottery prize ever offered, according to a press release from Powerball.

A customer is handed Powerball tickets purchased at Lichine's Liquor & Deli in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.

"Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur," Powerball said in a statement.

Joe's Service Center in Altadena, Calif., sold the winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $2.04 billion.

Monday's Powerball drawing marked the 41st since the jackpot was last won on Aug. 3, tying the game record for the number of consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner, according to Powerball.

Despite there being no jackpot winner, more than 10.9 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $102.2 million in the latest drawing on Saturday night. »

Florida, Missouri tell Justice Department voting monitors to stay outside polling places

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Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were all slated to receive federal monitors from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Federal monitors also were sent to some Florida localities in 2020, during the Trump administration, but they remained outside because of the coronavirus pandemic.

McVay said the Florida secretary of state’s office — which is overseen by DeSantis, considered a likely contender for the 2024 presidential race — would instead send its own monitors to those three counties, which are among the most populous and Democratic-leaning counties in Florida. »

Florida traveler stuffed gun into a raw chicken and tried to bring it on the plane, TSA says

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The weapon was flagged by TSA at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, where officers found it wrapped in what looked like thin paper packaging and hidden inside a raw chicken.

Its caption leaned heavily into Thanksgiving-themed puns, starting with, "There's a personal fowl here...".

"The plot chickens as we barrel our way closer to Thanksgiving," a TSA spokesperson wrote. »

The New Way to Fight Climate Change

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They will argue about which countries are behind on their pledges and which are doing the most to fight the climate crisis.

The 2015 Paris climate agreement, designed for flexibility, allowed different countries to pursue diverse approaches to cutting emissions.

On many topics that have dominated global climate diplomacy, however, the endless wrangling has not generated much benefit. »