The Daily Populous

Monday February 20th, 2023 evening edition

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“Fox and its producers and performers were lying as part of their business model.”.

The case concerns Fox News’s repetition of Donald Trump’s lie that his 2020 defeat by Joe Biden was the result of electoral fraud, including claims about Dominion voting machines.

But none of this knowledge prevented hosts from repeating lies about everything from imaginary algorithms shaving votes from Dominion machines to non-existent ties between the company and Venezuela.

Tribe was one of several first amendment experts to call the filing nearly unprecedented.

Horton said Dominion’s case gets “huge benefit” from the way Fox employees “express themselves with a huge measure of hyperbole about absolutely everything”.

Rupert Murdoch thanked the Fox News chief executive, Suzanne Scott, for making sure the editorial got wide distribution, according to the Dominion filing.

And so on 8 November Maria Bartiromo featured the Trump adviser Sidney Powell and said: “I know that there were voting irregularities. »

President Biden Makes Surprise Visit to Ukraine

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President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv on Monday in an early morning surprise visit to underscore American support for President Volodymyr Zelensky and his war efforts against Russia.

Shrouded in secrecy, and coming days before the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion, the trip marks the first time Biden has traveled to Ukraine as president.

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East Palestine residents worry rashes, headaches and other symptoms may be tied to chemicals from train crash

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Residents were given the all-clear to return to their homes February 8 after air monitoring in East Palestine did not detect any elevated chemicals of concern.

Amanda Greathouse says she got a rash on her arm after spending 30 minutes in her East Palestine home.

She and her husband have returned to their home only twice since the derailment, to pick up paperwork and clothing. »

Utah legislature unanimously passes ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Legislature has unanimously approved a bill that enshrines into law a ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy.

But through negotiations on the bill, he agreed to enshrine a ban on conversion therapy while offering some guidelines for therapists.

Utah originally had a ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy as an administrative rule (which functions essentially as a law tied to a therapist's license) after efforts to pass a law through the legislature failed. »

Russia's New Friends: Cut off From Trade With the US, EU, Japan and Others, Russia is Turning to New Friends: China and Turkey

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The plan was to leverage the high-income democracies’ economic strengths—high-tech manufactured goods and international finance—to cut Russia off from critical imports and sources of credit/liquidity.

Meanwhile, Russian energy exports would be excluded from much of the sanctions in order to prevent an international crisis.

That distinction belongs to Turkey, which has seen its trade with Russia grow significantly since the start of the invasion last year. »