The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 9th, 2023 morning edition

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been accused by a Texas state senator of withholding details about Saturday's mass shooting at a mall.

He represents Uvalde, where 19 children and two teachers were shot to death at an elementary school last year.

On Saturday afternoon, a gunman opened fire at a crowded mall in Allen, a Dallas suburb, before a police officer killed him.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a May 25, 2022, press conference at Uvalde High School, where 19 children and two teachers died in a shooting.

On Monday, he said he expected the public will get more information in "the coming days" about Saturday's mall shooting in the city of Allen.

He was referring to the Christian school shooting in Tennessee in March, in which six people, including three children, died.

Abbott later said he initially shared the inaccurate information because he was "misled," adding that he was "absolutely livid about that.". »

Brazil's Lula recognises six new indigenous reserves

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Texas mall shooter shared extremist beliefs on apparent social media page

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A social media page appearing to belong to a gunman who killed eight people at a Dallas-area outlet mall had shared extremist beliefs with rants against Jews, women and racial minorities posted since September, as well as posts about struggling with mental health.

The shooter also posted a series of links to other sites, including a YouTube account that featured a video published the day of the shooting.

The officials said the preliminary review found the gunman's social media posts were not liked or shared by other users and stressed that the investigation continues. »

Mexican president backs U.S. dollar as globe's 'principal currency'

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MEXICO CITY, May 8 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave the U.S. dollar a vote on confidence on Monday after he was asked if a weakening greenback might spur a move to diversify Mexico's foreign currency reserves.

"We are going to continue considering the dollar as the world's principal currency," Lopez Obrador told a press conference.

"We have sufficient reasons to not move to other currencies," he said, underscoring Mexico's "increasingly close" economic ties to the United States. »

Sony Has Struck Exclusivity Deals With Konami for MGS3, Silent Hill, and Possibly Castlevania, Jez Corden Says

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Sony is said to have made some exclusivity deals with Konami over Metal Gear Solid 3, Silent Hill, and possibly, a new Castlevania.

When asked whether this is what Bluepoint Games has been working on, Corden added that he has just heard that Sony has struck some exclusivity deals with Konami over Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and possibly, a new Castlevania.

"Just heard Sony landed a deal with Konami for Silent Hill, Metal Gear, and maybe even a new Castlevania.". »