The Daily Populous

Friday August 3rd, 2018 morning edition

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President Donald Trump reportedly wants to meet with investigators working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe because he believes he can convince them it is actually a “witch hunt.”.

But Trump’s lawyers fear Mueller’s team will lead the president to incriminate himself, particularly on potential obstruction of justice, one of the lines of investigation by the special counsel.

Trump’s critics accuse him of trying to disrupt the Russia collusion probe.

"Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!".

And Trump’s longtime personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen appears to have flipped against the president after his own arrest.

Trump denies knowing about the meeting until reports of it taking place first emerged in mid-2017.

This article was updated to say the special counsel's office declined to comment. »

New York Times stands by new tech writer Sarah Jeong after racist tweets surface

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The New York Times is standing by its hiring of tech writer Sarah Jeong despite several derogatory tweets of hers aimed at white people, which were recently unearthed on her Twitter account.

Social media reactions first flared on Wednesday with images of incendiary tweets from an unverified Twitter account that looked to belong to Jeong.

For a period of time she responded to that harassment by imitating the rhetoric of her harassers,” The Times said in a statement. »

'I was annoyed': Woman, 95, shoos black bear out of kitchen twice in one day

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Jackie Dunham, B.C. conservation officers are hoping to trap a curious black bear after a 95-year-old Vancouver Island woman shooed it out of her kitchen twice in one day.

When she went to investigate, she was greeted with the sight of a black bear rummaging around her kitchen.

“I told him to go and then he just went about halfway to the backyard and I said ‘No! »

Plastic Straw Ban: Degrading Plastics Discovered to Emit Greenhouse Gases

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LDPE is the real cheap stuff, the web-like plastic sacks you use to protect vegetables that you’re going to wash anyway.

That’s a four percent increase over the previous year, in what Royer and her colleagues worry is a steady rise.

“This source is not yet budgeted for when assessing global methane and ethylene cycles, and may be significant.”. »