The Daily Populous

Friday March 15th, 2024 evening edition

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ATLANTA — A Georgia judge ruled Friday that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should not be disqualified from prosecuting the racketeering case against former President Donald Trump and several co-defendants — with one major condition.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee found the "appearance of impropriety" brought about by Willis' romantic relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade should result in either Willis and her office leaving the case — or just Wade, whom she'd appointed to head the case.

The choice is likely to be an easy one: If Willis were to remove herself, the case would come to a halt, but having Wade leave will ensure the case continues without further delay.

“We will use all legal options available as we continue to fight to end this case, which should never have been brought in the first place,” he added.

The judge found there was no "actual conflict" brought about by the relationship, a finding that would have required Willis to be disqualified.

McAfee also suggested he was skeptical about Willis and Wade's testimony that they did not start dating until after he was appointed to the case.

Willis and Wade later acknowledged they’d been in a relationship, but maintained it began after he was appointed special prosecutor in November 2021. »

Pornhub blocks access to site in Texas over age-verification law

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Pornhub and other adult websites have disabled access to their sites in Texas after a recent court ruling upheld the state's new age-verification law.

In a letter posted on its site Thursday, Pornhub deemed the new Texas law ineffective and "dangerous," adding that it will directly impact content creators' ability to distribute their adult content legally.

Last year Pornhub also restricted access to its site in Utah after the state passed a similar age-verification law. »

Activision Social Media Hacked in Crypto Scam

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At 8:00 PM EST on March 14, 2024, users of the social media platform Twitter were shocked to see what appeared to be the official Twitter account for Activision advertising a crypto scam!.

Further down the post, it’s mentioned that these tokens can be exchanged for items in Activision Blizzard games.

Aside from the obvious scam language that is par for the course of crypto scams, the tweet included a decades-old render of Crash Bandicoot to try and draw people in. »

We are ready: Macron responds to Putin's nuclear threats

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French President Emmanuel Macron, responding to Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s new threats regarding Russia's readiness for nuclear war, has stated that France is a "nuclear power" and it is inappropriate to make such threats when "you have nuclear weapons".

We are ready; we have a doctrine [for the use of nuclear weapons].".

Details: The French president noted in interviews with TF1 and France 2 television channels that it is inappropriate to issue such threats when "you have nuclear weapons". »

RFK Jr. and Aaron Rodgers: How con artists exploit male insecurity for political gain

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Instead, the goal here appears to be twofold: First, to gin up interest and therefore money for Kennedy's conspiracy theory empire.

When I first saw Kennedy's hype around a potential Rodgers pick, I, with much eye-rolling, read the story to my partner.

This endears them to their aggrieved male audiences, who take it as proof that the white man in America just can't catch a break. »