The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 11st, 2017 day edition

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American intelligence agencies have determined that the Russian government tried to sway the election in favor of Mr. Trump.

Alan Futerfas, the lawyer for the younger Mr. Trump, said his client had done nothing wrong but pledged to work with investigators if contacted.

“Don Jr.’s takeaway from this communication was that someone had information potentially helpful to the campaign and it was coming from someone he knew.

Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, and Paul J. Manafort, the campaign chairman at the time, also attended the June 2016 meeting in New York.

He has deferred questions on the content of the meeting to Donald Trump Jr.

“He said, ‘I’m told she has information about illegal campaign contributions to the D.N.C.,’” Mr. Goldstone recalled, referring to the Democratic National Committee.

The elder Mr. Agalarov and the younger Mr. Trump worked together to bring a Trump Tower to Moscow, but the project never got off the ground. »

Muhammad Ali’s impact went far beyond the boxing ring

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According to reports, he was battling respiratory issues complicated by the Parkinson's disease he was diagnosed with in the 1980s.

Ali's heavyweight boxing legend was forged over 56 wins in a 61-fight career.

He faced a five-year prison term and his passport was revoked, taking away his livelihood. »

John Oliver Joins Disney's Live-Action "The Lion King"

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John Oliver has joined the voice cast of Jon Favreau’s live-action “The Lion King,” two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” host will voice the part of red-billed hornbill Zazu.

Favreau, who handled the live-action “Jungle Book” reboot to great box office success, is producing “Lion King” with Jeffrey Silver. »

Nevada running out of weed, ‘state of emergency’ declared

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Nevada's governor has endorsed a state of emergency declared for recreational marijuana regulations, after the state's tax authority declared that many stores are running out of weed.

The Nevada Tax Commission said in a statement it will consider emergency regulations on July 13 to provide a structure for marijuana distribution to retailers.

Sales began on July 1 and within the first weekend, the Nevada Dispensary Association said sales were around $3 million. »

Teen Pregnancies Plummet Due To Higher Contraceptive Use

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The rate of teen pregnancy in the United States reached a historic low in 2015 due to higher contraceptive use, according to a study published last month by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The teen pregnancy and birth rate dropped to 22.3 births per 1,000 teens in 2015, compared to a whopping 62 births per 1,000 in 1991.

The study noted that the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is still significantly higher than in other developed countries. »