The Daily Populous

Saturday January 7th, 2023 night edition

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The temporary truce had been announced yesterday by the Russian president to allow soldiers and civilians to celebrate Orthodox Christmas and attend church.

But shortly before 2pm local time, air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine, including in the capital Kyiv.

One unverified video quickly surfaced, showing two Ukrainian soldiers who claimed to be recording the sound of shelling in Bakhmut.

One popular milblogger Voenniy Osvedomitel, with over half a million subscribers on Telegram, called the ceasefire ‘outright madness, purely performative’.

It seems certain that Putin never intended for the Russian army to observe this ceasefire.

The Kremlin is trying to suggest that Ukraine, rather than Russia, is the aggressor in this conflict and is unwilling to agree to a ceasefire. »

Judge suspends law license of lawyer for Alex Jones following Sandy Hook document leaks

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A Connecticut judge suspended the law license of a lawyer for right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after he allegedly improperly released court documents from the Sandy Hook defamation case.

The files included two years of Jones’ text messages, medical records from some of the Sandy Hook families and other confidential discovery items.

Pattis alerted the judge in that case of his suspension Friday morning, saying that he planned to appeal the suspension and would continue representing Biggs. »

Biden signs bill to ease costs for prisoner calls to family

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill aimed at easing the cost for prisoners to call family and friends.

Prison telecommunication companies challenged the decision in court, claiming the FCC didn’t have the right to regulate the calls.

The legislation signed by Biden gives the federal agency the authority that the appellate court ruled it lacked, the White House said. »

Investors settle Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit with developer for $1.85 million

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has put a lot of effort into making things right with fans while trying to move past the game's disastrous launch.

Now it can likely wipe away another blemish: a class-action lawsuit from its investors.

The original complaint, filed in December 2020, alleged that the Polish developer misled investors and customers about Cyberpunk 2077's readiness on then-current-generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. »

Pigeon wearing crystal meth 'like a backpack' caught inside B.C. prison yard

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"This is kind of a curveball," said John Randle, Pacific regional president of the Union for Canadian Correctional Officers.

Second, an inmate could spend months training the bird from the inside to recognize the prison as its home.

Then, yeah, the pigeon would come back," said Givo Hassko, director of the Vancouver Poultry & Fancy Pigeon Association. »