The Daily Populous

Saturday June 2nd, 2018 night edition

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"We have such a great country right now," President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday.

Yet the United States is a long way from the fabled sense of security encapsulated by Ronald Reagan's " Morning in America" re-election ad.

This week, the White House could not bring itself to condemn a racist attack by Roseanne Barr, one of Trump's most vocal supporters.

But in a turbulent time, kids now talk openly about the possibility of being shot at school.

Trump's own revolt against the boundaries of his power has the country perpetually on the cusp of a constitutional crisis.

Many conservatives differ with the idea that the 44th president was a conciliator or a unifying force.

Another leader soon to exit the stage, John McCain, is also pining for a time when political acrimony was less intense. »

US tariffs a dangerous game, says EU

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The US is playing a "dangerous game" by slapping tariffs on European steel and aluminium, the European Union's trade commissioner has said.

The EU has issued a 10-page list of tariffs on US goods ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to bourbon.

This situation could only be defused by the US withdrawing its measures against the EU, she added. »

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

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Building on this, McGill University scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies’ longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

The researchers incorporated a symbiotic – made of probiotics with a polyphenol-rich supplement – into the diet of fruit flies.

The flies fed with the synbiotic lived up to 66 days old – 26 days more than the ones without the supplement. »

Energy groups join together to condemn Trump’s plan to subsidize nuclear, coal plants

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A draft memo was also released today, detailing a plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country.

A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement.

“A policy to spend billions of dollars keeping uneconomic power plants afloat, while trying to put clean and affordable solar on the sidelines, is not a recipe for economic success. »