The Daily Populous

Monday April 2nd, 2018 night edition

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President Trump has reportedly invited Vladimir Putin to the White House for a visit, according to a statement from the Kremlin.

Putin aide Yury Ushakov told reporters Monday that during a March 20 phone conversation, Trump “suggested that the first meeting could be held in Washington” between the two leaders.

“If everything goes well, I hope that the American side would not refuse its proposal to discuss the possibility of organizing the summit talks.”

According to an Agence France-Presse reporter, a senior U.S. official did “not deny” that Trump “floated the idea of a White House summit,” noting that “no planning has begun as yet.”

According to a TASS state media report, Ushakov told journalists that since the U.S. and Russia has expelled their respective diplomats from their countries, “there have been no specific discussions of a possible meeting.”

He also said Russia “would like to believe that preparations for such a meeting will begin.”

The news follows reports Trump congratulated Putin on his re-election over the phone on that call after his staff told him explicitly not to—as well as a suspected poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil and amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election. »

'Like a Miracle': Boy Found Alive After Sewer System Search

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A 13-year-old boy who fell into a sewer pipe during a family Easter celebration at Los Angeles' Griffith Park has been found alive after a methodical 12-hour search of the drainage system.

Erik Scott announces that a 13-year-old boy who fell into a sewer pipe system was found alive Monday April 2, 2018.

Firefighters were searching Griffith Park after a 13-year-old fell down a drainage ditch in Griffith Park. »

Investing in public education earns high marks for greater upward mobility

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In a study, researchers suggest that investing in public education can lead to more upward economic mobility and lower teen pregnancy rates, as well as provide a way to ease income inequality.

According to the researchers, poor school quality can lead to a cascade of economic and social ills.

For example, the lower the school quality, the higher the dropout rate, which can lead to higher numbers of teen pregnancies, said Goetz. »

The Latest: Kentucky lawmakers weigh more education spending

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3:45 p.m. As teachers rally at the state Capitol in Kentucky, lawmakers there are considering a new state budget that includes a big boost in spending for public education.

8:30 a.m. Kentucky teachers are gathering for a massive rally in hopes of putting political heat on state lawmakers who are returning to the Capitol to possibly consider a new two-year operating budget.

2:30 a.m. Kentucky teachers are heading to the state Capitol to rally for education funding. »

Jason Vickery Breaks Into Home, Plays With Toy Helicopter, Masturbates, Cops Say

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If you're at home and hear a mysterious "fapfapfap" noise, it might be a helicopter outside -- or it might be this guy.

Vickery sought out the toy's batteries and flew the helicopter for a while, "thus depriving the owner of the item" and its battery life, the report states.

At some point while inside the home, he ate a salad he happened to have with him, investigators told Action News Jax. »