The Daily Populous

Sunday August 20th, 2023 evening edition

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Disney has filed a counterclaim seeking damages against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just days after the presidential hopeful said the two feuding parties have “moved on” from the dispute.

DeSantis and Disney have been in a state and federal legal battle for a year.

“Except as expressly admitted, qualified, or otherwise stated, Disney denies each and every allegation and assertion in the Complaint,” the company wrote.

Disney is suing DeSantis separately in a related federal lawsuit accusing the Sunshine State leader of political retaliation.

Disney and DeSantis’ relationship soured after the company spoke out against his so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

The new board has sued Disney, accusing it of pushing “backroom deals” through in order to undermine its power.

DeSantis, who is struggling in the polls behind former President Donald Trump, called on Disney to drop its suit against him, warning that the company is “going to lose” if they don’t. »

China deploys swarm of satellites to monitor military exercises in Australia

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Key points: Three Chinese geostationary orbit satellites manoeuvred into position over northern Australia to monitor July's "Talisman Sabre" war games.

In July, Canberra-based defence company EOS Space Systems tracked three Chinese geostationary orbit satellites manoeuvring into position below the equator to monitor the Talisman Sabre war games across northern Australia.

"They have hundreds of military and intelligence satellites which are not only collecting on Australia and its allies but in some cases dazzling Australian and allied satellites and manoeuvring closely to other satellites. »

Luna 25: Russia's lunar lander crashes into the moon

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Russia’s first lunar mission in decades has ended in failure with its Luna 25 spacecraft crashing into the moon’s surface.

The spacecraft was meant to complete Russia’s first lunar landing mission in 47 years.

The country’s last lunar lander, Luna 24, landed on the surface of the moon on August 18, 1976. »

Impressive Golden Retriever Service Dog Stops Playtime to Alert Mom About Medical Concern

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Her owner, Libbi, was filming playtime with the Golden Retriever on August 12 when the pup suddenly stopped what she was doing.

Now, nearly 10 million people have seen the way @goldensparrow.assistancedog always keeps an eye out for her mom.

Emotional support animals and pets aren't allowed in the same kinds of places where service animals are, but simply buying a vest doesn't turn a dog into a service dog. »

Arizona Investigators ‘Aggressively’ Looking at Top Trump Ally Kelli Ward

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One of these sources describes Arizona investigators as “moving aggressively” on this stage of the inquiry into the state’s pro-Trump fake electors, which included Ward, a Trump hardliner and then-chair of the Arizona Republican Party.

Ward, her husband, Michael, and nine other Arizona Republicans signed a document falsely attesting that they were the state’s legitimate electors casting Arizona’s Electoral College votes for Trump.

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