The Daily Populous

Thursday July 27th, 2023 evening edition

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A number of Republican figures, including Donald Trump MAGA loyalists, have called on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign amid concerns about his health.

McConnell, 81, abruptly froze and stopped talking for several seconds during the GOP leadership's weekly news conference on Wednesday before being escorted away by his fellow Republicans.

Upon his return, McConnell told reporters that President Joe Biden had already called to check up on him.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) reaches out to help Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after McConnell froze and stopped talking at the microphone during a news conference after a lunch meeting with Senate Republicans U.S. Capitol 26, 2023 in Washington, DC.

The incident immediately sparked concerns about McConnell's condition, with a number of GOP figures calling for him to step down.

Rogan O'Handley, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who tweets under the popular @DC_Draino account, wrote while sharing footage of the incident involving the Senate minority leader: "Mitch McConnell has cognitive malfunction at podium.

BREAKING: Mitch McConnell has cognitive malfunction at podium. »

Russia declares wanted International Court of Justice judge who issued warrant for Putin's arrest

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has announced a wanted list for Tomoko Akane, an International Criminal Court judge, who issued a warrant for the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Background: In March, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for illegally deporting thousands of children from Ukraine.

The warrant means that Putin can be arrested if he goes to any member state of the International Criminal Court. »

Tesla’s secret team to suppress thousands of driving range complaints

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He expected to get something close to the electric sport sedan’s advertised driving range: 353 miles on a fully charged battery.

Rather, Tesla created the groundswell of complaints another way – by hyping the range of its futuristic electric vehicles, or EVs, raising consumer expectations beyond what the cars can deliver.

The directive to present the optimistic range estimates came from Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, this person said. »

One family pocketed $7.6 million by taking cans and bottles from Arizona and recycling them in California. That's fraud, prosecutors say.

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Prosecutors say a family that made $7.6 million from recycling defrauded the state of California.

The family, based in Southern California, is accused of recycling materials purchased in Arizona.

The recycling operation earned the family $7.6 million, according to a statement from the office of California's Attorney General, Rob Bonta. »

Ukrainian troops reportedly break through Russian defences in Zaporizhzhia

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Ukrainian troops appear to have broken through Russian defensive positions in the south, according to initial reports out of the region.

Kyiv's forces reportedly launched a significant mechanised operation in Zaporizhzhia, pushing towards the village of Robotyne.

The Western officials noted this is an opportune moment for Ukrainian efforts given recent Ukrainian operations to clear Russian defensive positions, Russian command changes and continued Ukrainian artillery strikes. »