The Daily Populous

Monday January 30th, 2023 night edition

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ATLANTA (AP) — Tortuguita’s cautious voice rang out from a platform amid the tall pines the first time Vienna met them: “Who goes there?”

Vienna quickly identified herself, and Tortuguita’s watchfulness melted into the bubbly, curious, funny persona so many in the forest knew.

She and Tortuguita quickly fell in love during those warm, late summer days.

Before a Jan. 18 police operation that ended in gunfire , leaving 26-year-old Tortuguita dead and a state trooper hospitalized, shot in the abdomen.

Officials have said officers fired in self-defense after Tortuguita, whose given name was Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, shot the trooper.

Outrage over the events has galvanized leftists around the world, with vigils from Seattle to Chicago to London to Lützerath, Germany.

The GBI said Tortuguita was inside a tent and did not comply with officers’ commands prior to firing at authorities. »

GOP national sales tax talk backfires, as Dems see political gold

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Forcing the discussion of the unpopular tax puts the GOP in a political bind that seems doomed to repeat itself for the House’s slim majority.

), said he’s committed to having a committee hearing on the legislation in which members can have an open and transparent debate.

It would eliminate federal income, payroll and estate taxes and replace them with a 23 percent — or depending on the way you calculate it, 30 percent — national sales tax. »

Mom and son graduate college together, fulfilling 18-year promise

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Carolyn and Immanuel Patton, a mother-son duo from Maryland, have graduated college together, fulfilling a promise the younger Patton first made to his mom when he was 5 years old.

Carolyn Patton, a mom of two, said she was more focused on her son going to college rather than finishing her own degree.

But the elder Patton, who works as a coordinator at Anne Arundel Community College, said her son never wavered in his vision. »

CEO faces backlash after quoting Martin Luther King Jr. in announcing layoffs

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The CEO of a tech company is sparking a backlash after quoting civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in an email that announced she was cutting 7% of its workforce.

The missive sparked a backlash on social media, with observers calling the email "tone deaf" and "disgusting."

The most tone-deaf layoff email I read so far was written yesterday, and it comes from PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada. »

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning studio working on a ‘high profile THQ Nordic IP’

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning developer Kaiko is working on a “high profile THQ Nordic IP in the Action-Adventure genre,” according to a job listing.

Kaiko, the studio behind Re-Reckoning, Red Faction Guerrilla Re-MARS-tered, Darksiders Warmastered Edition and Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition, has listed several job openings for the unannounced title.

Crucially, the listings state that it’s an “original title,” suggesting it won’t be another remaster of a THQ Nordic property and is more likely a new original sequel or reboot of a THQ Nordic property. »