The Daily Populous

Saturday January 14th, 2023 day edition

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The wife of a northwestern Iowa county supervisor has been charged with 52 counts of voter fraud after she allegedly filled out and cast absentee ballots in her husband’s unsuccessful race for a Republican nomination to run for Congress in 2020, federal prosecutors said.

Kim Phuong Taylor, 49, was arrested Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the charges before being released on a personal recognizance bond, the Sioux City Journal reported.

Her trial is scheduled to begin March 20.

Prosecutors allege in an indictment unsealed Thursday that Phuong Taylor filled out voter registration forms or delivered absentee ballots for people in Sioux City’s Vietnamese community who had limited ability to read and understand English.

He said his office later provided the FBI with suspected fraudulent registration forms and absentee ballots.

Prosecutors contend that Phuong Taylor committed the same fraud before the November 2020 election in which Jeremy Taylor was elected to the Woodbury County Board, according to the indictment.

Kim Phuong Taylor’s attorney, John Greer of Spencer, Iowa, declined to comment on the charges, the Journal reported. »

Girl, 13, with incurable cancer recovers after pioneering treatment in London

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A girl’s incurable cancer has been cleared from her body after what scientists have described as the most sophisticated cell engineering to date.

Her only next step would have been palliative care, but instead, Alyssa decided to undergo an experimental new treatment.

The girl said she felt that taking the experimental treatment for the disease would help others, adding ‘of course I’m going to do it’. »

George Santos' backers include a migrant smuggler, a big Trump donor and the cousin of a sanctioned Russian oligarch

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Santos' major backers include a migrant smuggler, an unlikely Trump donor, the cousin of a sanctioned Russian oligarch and a convicted felon.

Intrater, who is Vekselberg's cousin, also served as a former director of Renova, according to a 2010 filing.

Intrater is a prolific donor to Republican candidates and causes — he paid $250,000 to attend former President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017. »

New CA & WA pay transparency laws show Blizzard pays QA way less than Riot & Bungie

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This includes high-profile names in the gaming business, such as Blizzard, Riot Games, and Bungie.

Taking a look at current listings for similar QA jobs at Riot Games (QA Engineer), Bungie (Destiny Test Lead), and Blizzard (Diablo 4 Test Lead), Blizzard is listing the lowest pay of the three.

While this is a pretty wide range, it’s below the ranges listed for Riot ($98,009 – $132,700) and Bungie ($86,000 – $108,000). »

Dallas Zoo's missing clouded leopard found after fence 'intentionally cut'

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A clouded leopard that appeared to have escaped from its enclosure at the Dallas Zoo after its fence was "intentionally cut" has been found, zoo officials said.

The animal was located on the zoo grounds around 4:40 p.m. local time, said the zoo, which was closed Friday due to the missing resident.

Dallas Zoo earlier Friday had issued a "code blue," for a non-dangerous animal outside of its habitat. »