The Daily Populous

Friday August 11st, 2023 night edition

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It is unclear what information prosecutors were seeking with their search warrant on Trump's account.

President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable at the White House, on June 18, 2020.

The DOJ may have been able to obtain information about the Capitol riot with a search warrant for Trump's Twitter account.

"So here, Donald Trump could potentially say, 'Well, I didn't send that tweet.

And the fact that they're so definitive about that in the indictment, they don't say this is a tweet from the account.

The details of the search warrant and subsequent fine handed to Twitter were revealed on Wednesday after the D.C.

District Court Judge Beryl Howell rejected Twitter's First Amendment argument and found the company in contempt on February 2. »

US set to unveil long-awaited crackdown on real estate money laundering

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The long-awaited rule is expected to require that real estate professionals such as title insurers report the identities of the beneficial owners of companies buying real estate in cash to the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Criminals have for decades anonymously hidden ill-gotten gains in real estate, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in March, adding that as much as $2.3 billion was laundered through U.S. real estate between 2015 and 2020.

That debate has slowed down FinCEN's work on the real estate reporting rule, one of the sources said. »

Putin considers attending G20 summit in person, setting up tense meeting with Western leaders

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is weighing whether to attend his first in-person meeting with Western leaders since his forces invaded Ukraine in 2022, a Kremlin source tells NBC News.

Like Chinese President Xi Jinping, he would also be keen to woo countries that aren’t solidly in the Western camp at an event closely watched in capitals around the world.

In 2014, after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Putin was publicly shunned and sidelined during the G20 meeting in Australia. »

Supermarket AI meal planner app suggests recipe that would create chlorine gas

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A New Zealand supermarket experimenting with using AI to generate meal plans has seen its app produce some unusual dishes – recommending customers recipes for deadly chlorine gas, “poison bread sandwiches” and mosquito-repellent roast potatoes.

It asks users to enter in various ingredients in their homes, and auto-generates a meal plan or recipe, along with cheery commentary.

One recipe it dubbed “aromatic water mix” would create chlorine gas. »

Armenians face genocide in Azerbaijan, former International Criminal Court prosecutor warns

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KORNIDZOR, Armenia (AP) — The former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned that Azerbaijan is preparing genocide against ethnic Armenians in its Nagorno-Karabakh region and called for the U.N. Security Council to bring the matter before the international tribunal.

Without immediate dramatic change, this group of Armenians will be destroyed in a few weeks,” the report said.

A government representative in Azerbaijan dismissed the report from Ocampo, who was the ICC’s first prosecutor, saying it “contains unsubstantiated allegations and accusations.”. »