The Daily Populous

Saturday December 8th, 2018 morning edition

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An Italian bank manager who robbed from the rich to give to the poor has narrowly escaped going to prison.

Gilberto Baschiera was the bank manager in the small mountain town of Forni di Sopra, where he stole about €1m (£0.9m) over seven years.

He took small amounts from wealthy clients and transferred it to those who couldn't qualify for credit.

But he never pocketed a penny for himself - and avoided going to jail after a plea bargain with authorities.

Since it was his first offence and the sentence is relatively short, he will not be imprisoned under Italian law.

But the tale has not ended well for the man labelled a modern-day Robin Hood by some Italian press.

His lawyer, Roberto Mete, told the BBC that his client had lost his home as well as his job. »

FBI sex sting snares Air Force lieutenant colonel in Georgia

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An FBI sex sting has snared a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, who is now accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a hotel after the two talked online.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 47-year-old Air Force Lt. Col. Willie Newson was arrested Tuesday at a Marietta hotel on charges of child exploitation.

Georgia Department of Defense spokeswoman Desiree Bamba says Newson is on the command staff of the state Air National Guard. »

Pulling 'Baby It's Cold Outside' is puritanical and absurd

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So the track is being pulled, sending the message that the intention of the song doesn't matter, nor does the context in which it was written.

After all, nothing says "happy holidays" like the death of nuance and frantic institutional overreaction.

The problem is not that there's any consensus that Baby, It's Cold Outside is incompatible with our modern sensibilities. »

Trump reveals 87-page response to Mueller findings already created, despite fact no Russia probe report released yet

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Donald Trump has revealed an 87-page response to Robert Mueller's investigation has already been compiled by his lawyer, despite the special counsel not having released a report on his findings yet.

Already 87 pages done, but obviously cannot complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report.".

He later added: "We will be doing a major Counter Report to the Mueller Report. »

Distraught Mom Pens Letter to Amazon CEO Claiming Daughter Named Alexa Is Constantly Bullied

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What to Know A distraught mom sent a letter to Amazon addressing the bullying her daughter gets for sharing a name with the smart device Alexa.

A distraught mom has sent a letter to Amazon pleading with the company to help stop the bullying she says her 6-year-old daughter has experienced from sharing the same name with its virtual assistant device Alexa.

“Mr. Bezos, I write to you as a father and human being rather than the CEO of Amazon,” she said. »