The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 28th, 2023 evening edition

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A fire has broken out at a migrant detention facility on the U.S.-Mexico border, killing at least 39 people from Central and South America and injuring dozens more, officials say.

The fire may have been intentionally set.

Authorities said at least 39 people were killed in the fire while 29 others were injured.

Among those killed and injured are 28 people from Guatemala, 13 from Honduras, 12 from Venezuela, 12 from El Salvador and one each from Colombia and Ecuador.

On Monday afternoon, a raid by immigration authorities resulted in an undisclosed number of detainees being housed in the building that caught fire.

No official statement has been released regarding the incident. »

Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard Wouldn’t Substantially Harm Competition, Says Japan’s FTC

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This morning, Japan's Fair Trade Commission has essentially cleared Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal, determining that the acquisition would not substantially harm competition.

However, their arguments seem to have fallen deaf on Japan's FTC, and it's not looking promising elsewhere, either.

Given these deals, it's hard to imagine Microsoft won't be able to persuade the CMA to clear those remaining concerns. »

Crackdown on ‘birth tourism’ as pregnant Russians flock to Argentina

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Carignano spoke after 33 expecting women – all between 32 and 34 weeks into their pregnancies – arrived on the same flight late on Thursday.

Some 10,500 pregnant Russians have arrived in the South American country in the past year, Carignano said.

“The problem is that they arrive, have their children and then leave Argentina never to come back,” Carignano said. »

Trump's Alvin Bragg Posts Violate Federal Law: Kirschner

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Legal analyst Glenn Kirschner has said that former President Donald Trump's social media posts targeting Alvin Bragg violate federal as well as state laws.

Across various posts, Trump called Bragg a "Soros-funded animal" and threatened that there would be "death & destruction" should he be charged.

Following up on that video, Kirschner said in a Monday Justice Matters video that Trump's posts also violate federal law surrounding interstate communications, 18 U.S. Code Section 875. »

AOC slams Marjorie Taylor Greene’s transphobic comments over Nashville shooting: ‘Disgusting’

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed fellow congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest comments blaming gender-affirming care for the school shooting in Nashville.

Metro Nashville Police officers shot and killed Audrey Hale after he killed six people, including three nine-year-old children, at Covenant Presbyterian School.

“How much hormones like testosterone and medications for mental illness was the transgender Nashville school shooter taking,” the Georgia Republican tweeted. »