The Daily Populous

Sunday April 9th, 2023 morning edition

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“I still can’t get over the collection of Nazi memorabilia,” the Washingtonian quoted an anonymous source as saying, regarding a visit to Harlan Crow’s Texas home.

Crow, the source said, also had paintings “done by George W Bush next to a Norman Rockwell next to one by Hitler”.

A painting of Thomas and Crow smoking cigars in company including the rightwing activist Leonard Leo was included in an explosive report by ProPublica, detailing Crow’s lavish gifts to Thomas over more than 25 years.

In a rare statement, Thomas said he had been advised such “personal hospitality” did not have to be declared under federal rules.

He added: “I have endeavoured to follow that counsel throughout my tenure and have always sought to comply with the disclosure guidelines.”.

Crow denied discussing or seeking to influence the court through his friendship with Thomas and his wife, the far-right activist Ginni Thomas.

The megadonor and his wife were “such hospitable Texas hosts”, according to the Washingtonian’s source. »

Twitter lifts restrictions on Russian government accounts

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Twitter has lifted restrictions on accounts linked to the Russian government that were put in place last April after the full-scale Russian invasion.

Last April, in the weeks after Russian troops entered Ukraine, Twitter said it would "not amplify or recommend government accounts belonging to states that limit access to free information and are engaged in armed interstate conflict", saying the policy would instantly apply to Russian government accounts.

Twitter also lifted restrictions on Russian and Chinese state media accounts last week, among them RT and the Global Times, introduced in 2020. »

School Named after Slave Descendant Finds His Biography is “Inappropriate” for Students

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The district came back with a conclusion that parts of the book were “inappropriate” for the students, according to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.

“Life is so Good,” co-written by Dawson, was not one of the many books banned under anti-CRT legislation.

The politicization of education has made it so teachers and parents believe students are learning a biased side of history. »

CD Projekt Red Quest Designer Emphasizes Quality Over Quantity for Cyberpunk 2077 Content

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Paweł Sasko, CD Projekt Red’s quest designer for the critically acclaimed game Cyberpunk 2077, recently reiterated the company’s commitment to delivering the highest quality content possible during a livestream on Twitch.

Sasko’s comments shed light on the decision-making process that determines which content makes it into the game, emphasizing that quality is always the top priority.

When questioned about new content for Cyberpunk 2077, Sasko remained elusive, stating he had “no knowledge about new content” from other departments. »