The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 14th, 2023 night edition

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The polls also show the opposition bloc, called the Nation Alliance, leading the parliamentary race, at least six points ahead of Erdogan's AK Party (AKP) and its allies.

Erdogan faces the biggest challenge to his 20-year rule after the erosion of his popularity during a cost-of-living crisis.

A poll conducted on March 6-7 by Alf Research showed Kilicdaroglu at 55.1% and Erdogan on 44.9%.

The main opposition bloc earned 43.5% of votes, while the HDP got 11.3%, that poll showed.

The main opposition bloc got 46.4%, while the AKP and MHP earned 37.8%, the poll, published on March 10, showed.

ORC Research showed Kilicdaroglu ahead with 56.8% and Erdogan on 43.2%, according to a poll conducted on March 4-6, before Kilicdaroglu was officially announced as the opposition candidate.

Reporting by Jonathan Spicer and Ece Toksabay; Additional reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Daren Butler and Angus MacSwan. »

Trump Said He Might Have Let Russia “Take Over” Parts of Ukraine. Fox News Edited It Out.

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Last week, Donald Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he could have stopped the invasion of Ukraine by allowing Russia to “take over” parts of the country.

What seems most notable here is that Trump is explicitly saying he might have given Russian president Vladimir Putin something the leader has sought since 2016.

Left to his own devices, would Trump have given Russia the autonomous region they asked for in 2016? »

4-year-old accidentally shot, killed by 3-year-old sister in Houston-area home

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 4-year-old girl died after she was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old sister in a Houston-area home, officials say.

The shooting happened Sunday evening at an apartment complex in northwest Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Somehow the 3-year-old got a hold of a loaded semi-automatic pistol and accidentally shot her 4-year-old sister. »

Texas Researchers Use Okra to Remove Microplastics from Wastewater

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But thanks to a new study from researchers at Tarleton State University in Fort Worth, Texas, the small-but-mighty pods are now being seen in an entirely new light.

Researchers discovered that food-grade plant extracts from okra have the power to remove microplastics from wastewater.

The study found that polysaccharides from okra and fenugreek were best for removing microplastics from ocean water, while a combo of okra and tamarind worked best for freshwater. »