The Daily Populous

Sunday May 7th, 2023 evening edition

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At least eight people were killed after a mass shooting at an Allen, Texas, mall on Saturday.

Rep. Keith Self told CNN that prayer is "powerful" for families devastated by mass shootings.

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"Any time there is violence, whether it be in one of the big cities — riots or trashing of stores in Chicago — or shootings like this.

Republicans have repeatedly turned to crime in America as a platform talking point, framing it as an issue specific to large, Democratically-run cities.

"In 2020, per capita murder rates were 40% higher in states won by Donald Trump than those won by Joe Biden," according to Third Way's report. »

Rightwingers praise free speech at CPAC Hungary – then eject Guardian journalist

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Addressing CPAC, she said her childhood ambition was to be a journalist, but that during the Covid pandemic she had realized that “some of the news wasn’t true”.

Not long afterwards, a Guardian journalist was ejected from the conference, during an interview with Rick Santorum.

Meanwhile, speakers including the Newsweek comment editor, Josh Hammer, were preparing for a panel on “Free Speech”. »

‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees

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The entire academic board of the journal Neuroimage, including professors from Oxford University, King’s College London and Cardiff University resigned after Elsevier refused to reduce publication charges.

Academics around the world have applauded what many hope is the start of a rebellion against the huge profit margins in academic publishing, which outstrip those made by Apple, Google and Amazon.

But its charges to authors reflect its prestige, and academics now pay over £2,700 for a research paper to be published. »

Russia's economy is suffering from industrial decline as satellites detect less pollution in the air

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Pollution in Russia's industrial regions fell 1.2% in the six months to April, and is 6.2% lower annually.

But pollution in industrial regions has fallen 1.2% in the six months to April, and is 6.2% lower year over year.

Our tracker shows a contraction of the Russian economy ahead of the official figures release precisely because we use high-frequency indicators from the private economy. »