The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 15th, 2023 night edition

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Two Russian Su-27 Flanker jets intercepted and purposefully collided with a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone in international airspace over the Black Sea.

At approximately 7:03 AM (CET), one of the Russian Su-27 aircraft struck the propeller of the MQ-9, located on the rear of the aircraft.

The collision caused U.S. forces to have to bring the MQ-9 down in international waters.

Several times before the collision, the Su-27s dumped fuel on and flew in front of the MQ-9.

Russian and U.S. aircraft have operated over the Black Sea during the course of the war, but this is the first known such interaction, and represents a dangerous escalation in tactics by Russia.

It is unknown if the U.S. will try to recover the drone, given that the Bosphorus Strait has been closed due to the Russo-Ukrainian War. »

Sen. Chris Murphy: Republicans “don’t give a crap” about kids and gun violence

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I spoke to Murphy, now in his second term in Washington, for "Salon Talks" about his work to reduce gun violence in our nation.

Murphy also wasn't timid in discussing what's fueling gun violence: the sheer number of guns in the United States.

You tweeted something really provocative, saying that we have to address the massive explosion of guns in order to deal with gun violence. »

In the northern California snow, stranded cows are getting emergency hay drops

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In the northern California snow, stranded cows are getting emergency hay drops.

State, federal and local officials from neighboring Humboldt County had put together an emergency rescue operation to airdrop stranded cattle bales of hay.

Humboldt County Supervisor Michelle Bushnell says lots of cows in the area are going hungry because of the snow. »

Ivermectin advocate dies from horrifying side effects — and followers report 'severe' symptoms

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A Rhode Island man who promoted ivermectin died from a common side effect to the veterinary medicine, sparking concerns from his followers about their own reactions to the drug.

“We understand that this is going to raise questions for those who were following him.”.

IN OTHER NEWS: Josh Hawley flattened for ignoring massive medical insurance fraud when he was attorney general. »