The Daily Populous

Saturday August 26th, 2023 morning edition

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Graves at a cemetery for Wagner Group mercenaries in the village of Nikolayevka, Samara Oblast, have had their crosses removed and been bulldozed to the ground.

Details: Local residents said that the crosses and wreaths had been piled up like rubbish, and the graves themselves had been levelled to the ground with heavy machinery.

Following publicity on social media, local media outlets reported that the avenue where the Wagnerites were buried would become a flat area of ground.

It will be paved with concrete, and a black pyramid will supposedly appear on the site of each grave.

The Wagner mercenaries’ cemetery appeared in Samara Oblast several months ago.

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency said Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner Group, was listed as having been on board.

Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin was taking revenge for the humiliation caused by the Wagner Group mutiny and ordered the assassination of their leadership. »

‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ Singer Oliver Anthony Slams Use of Song at Republican Debate: ‘I Wrote That Song About Those People’

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"I wrote that song about those people," he said, referring to the candidates featured on the debate.

They follow other statements in favor of diversity that had already upset his newly amassed conservative fan base.

The song made history by being the first single from an artist with no prior chart history ever to achieve that feat. »

75 Pittsburgh officers on leave after firing their weapons during hourslong standoff at eviction attempt

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At least 75 local law enforcement officers are being placed on leave in Pittsburgh after firing their weapons in an hourslong standoff with a man who shot at sheriff's deputies when they went to serve an eviction notice.

Mike Manko, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, confirmed in an email that 16 deputies were placed on administrative leave after the incident.

Forty-seven Pittsburgh police officers who fired their weapons were also on leave, the police department confirmed, as part of its policy. »

Woman with paralysis speaks through avatar thanks to brain implant

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The implant, which Johnson received in an operation last year, contains 253 electrodes that intercept brain signals from thousands of neurons.

The computers use artificial intelligence algorithms to translate the brain signals into sentences that get spoken through a digitally animated figure.

The system also converted Johnson's brain signals into facial movements on the avatar, such as pursed lips, and emotional expressions, like sadness or surprise. »