The Daily Populous

Sunday January 7th, 2018 day edition

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Donald Trump insisted on Saturday that Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern US border, one day after his administration asked Congress for $18bn over the next decade to start construction on the barrier.

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“I believe Mexico will pay for the wall,” Trump said during a brief news conference at Camp David, where he was meeting congressional Republican leaders to plan for 2018 midterms.

But yes, in some form, Mexico will pay for the wall.”.

Mexico has repeatedly stated that it will not pay to build the wall.

If that work was completed, more than half of the nearly 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier.

Democrats are willing to compromise on border enforcement but party leaders say they are firmly opposed to building a wall. »

Japanese police want to question Logan Paul

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Japanese police want to question YouTube star Logan Paul over the “insensitive” video of a man hanging in Japan’s so-called “suicide forest.”.

Paul’s team is shown in his original video calling police and emergency officials appearing at the scene.

Local police overseeing the forest area in Paul’s video have declined comment as Japanese authorities tend not to comment on suicides. »

Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86

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Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86.

Jerry Van Dyke -- the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke -- has died ... TMZ has learned. »

'Sopranos' Actor: James Gandolfini Gave Costars Gifts of $33,000

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James Gandolfini’s friends and colleagues continue to honor the memory of the late actor, who died Wednesday in Italy.

Gandolfini’s Sopranos costar Steve Schirripa said Friday the actor once gave him and 15 other actors on the show $33,000 each.

The guy gave us $33,000 each — 16 people," Schirripa said in an interview with New York’s WFAN radio station. »

Kalamazoo Trader Joe’s donates 35,000 pounds of food after refrigerator malfunction

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Trader Joe's store in Kalamazoo donated thousands of pounds of food to a local shelter after their refrigeration system went down Wednesday morning.

People who work at Kalamazoo Gospel Mission say the 35,000 pounds of food from the store is the largest donation they've ever seen.

The mission was able to store most of the food, but they actually decided to donate about 4,000 pounds to 12 Baskets, a local food pantry. »