The Daily Populous

Thursday December 15th, 2022 night edition

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Ukrainian authorities discovered a room that Russians used to detain and torture children during the occupation of Kherson, Dmytro Lubinets, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada, said on Dec. 14.

According to testimonies from locals, other torture victims in the facility knew that Ukrainian children had been kept there by Russian security services, who had called the room “the children's cell.”.

One 14-year-old boy was arrested and later tortured just for taking a picture of broken Russian equipment, Lubinets said.

"We recorded the torture of children for the first time," said Lubinets.

"I thought that the bottom could not be broken after Bucha, Irpin... but we really reached the bottom in Kherson.".

Dozens of torture chambers have been discovered across the liberated areas in Kherson, Kharkiv, and Donetsk oblasts.

Local prosecutors say they have found four locations so far in Kherson where Ukrainians were tortured. »

Naughty Dog’s Next Game Is Reportedly The Last of Us Part 3

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According to this source, Neil Druckmann is currently working on The Last of Us Part 3 which is in production at Naughty Dog.

We already know that one of the projects that are currently in development at Naughty Dog is a multiplayer faction standalone release.

The first game was remade for the PS5 and it is also set to launch on the PC in March 2023. »

The Indiana law that lets citizens shoot cops

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Police officers in Indiana are speaking out against a new law that gives citizens the right to use deadly force to protect themselves against a public servant who oversteps his authority.

Tim Downs, president of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, says the law (signed in March by Gov. Mitch Daniels, but only now getting national attention) might give people the impression that they can shoot police with impunity.

They say it's wholly unnecessary, as Indiana was not exactly being marauded by rogue cops. »

States challenge Biden to lower drug prices by allowing imports from Canada

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The Biden administration is facing mounting pressure from states to let them import medicine from Canada to help lower prescription drug costs.

Drugs are generally less expensive in neighboring Canada, where the government controls prices.

After Mr. Biden took office in 2021, he ordered the FDA to work with states to import prescription drugs from Canada. »

Mark Meadows' texts show Republican complicity with Trump's insurrection

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The texts, published by Talking Points Memo, show Trump wasn’t a lone actor, but something closer to a nerve center of anti-democratic activity.

Republicans didn’t just put up with Trump, but worked proactively with him to try to discredit the election both before and after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

It would be bad enough if its members were co-signing Trump’s lies because they thought it was politically advantageous. »