The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 6th, 2022 evening edition

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Moore County, North Carolina, has declared a state of emergency as power outages continue after a "deliberate" attack over the weekend in which gunfire damaged two substations.

The attack left roughly 45,000 people without power in North Carolina.

Under the state of emergency, a curfew is in place from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night, and residents of the county are encouraged to conserve fuel.

About 38,000 remain without power, and Brooks said that it's likely full restoration won't happen until Wednesday or Thursday.

The outage has also rendered wastewater pumps in the area out of order, and schools in the county have been closed.

The Charlotte, North Carolina, office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the attack.

On Monday afternoon, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper called the attack a "criminal act" in a press conference. »

Top US conservatives pushing Russia’s spin on Ukraine war, experts say

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Representatives Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene voted with other Republican members against a $40bn aid package for Ukraine.

But analysts say they’re unlikely to block a Biden administration request to Congress in mid-November for over $37bn in emergency aid for Ukraine, although they may try to pare it back.

But for overall influence with American audiences, veteran Russia experts say Carlson’s big Fox megaphone still dwarfs other propaganda tools favorable to Moscow. »

Kanye West posted a bizarre Instagram rant calling Elon Musk a 'genetic hybrid,' days after once again being kicked off Twitter

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Kanye West called Elon Musk a "genetic hybrid" on Instagram Sunday.

Kanye West, now known as Ye, took to Instagram on Sunday to post a bizarre rant in which he appeared to suggest Elon Musk was genetically engineered, days after being thrown off Musk's Twitter for antisemitic posts.

The rapper posted a picture to Instagram on Sunday that said: "Am I the only one who thinks Elon could be half Chinese?". »

Home Depot workers track down owner of dropped $700 cash

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Workers at a Home Depot store in Bellevue, Tenn., used social media to track down the owner of a dropped envelope filled with about $700 cash.

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Employees at a Home Depot store in Tennessee worked together to track down the owner of $700 cash found in an envelope dropped in an aisle.

Adam Adkisson, who works at the Bellevue store, said he spotted the envelope on the ground in aisle 22. »