The Daily Populous

Sunday December 16th, 2018 evening edition

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Robert Mueller’s investigation has cost just over $25 million in the first 16 months of its investigation, according to CNBC.

The Special Counsel’s Office released new an expenditure report Friday which revealed that the six months between the beginning of April through September cost about $4.5 million.

Since beginning the probe in May 2017, investigating whether Russia was linked to the Trump presidential campaign, Mueller has filed more than 100 criminal charges.

As part of his plea deal, Manafort agreed to forfeit assets that amount to between $42 million and $46 million, including about $22 million in property, CNBC reports.

The case revealed how Manafort avoided paying more than $15 million in taxes by laundering $60 million from pro-Russian Ukrainians, CNN reports.

With Mueller’s investigation not yet completed, it’s difficult to say how much it will ultimately cost American taxpayers.

An investigation into President Bill Clinton, which took place between 1994 and 1998, reportedly cost about $40 million. »

17-year-old Walmart employee quits over store intercom: 'Nobody should work here, ever'

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On December 6th, 17-year old Jackson Racicot posted a video titled, "How I quit my job today," on Facebook.

The teen quit his job at the Walmart Grande Prairie Supercentre in Alberta, Canada, by reading a prepared speech into a store-wide intercom system, Insider reports.

During his remarks, Racicot noted that he has been working for Walmart for over a year and a half, and calls out his assistant manager for insulting him. »

Video games workers create union to demand rights

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Workers in the video games industry have formed a union for the first time in the UK.

Excessive and unpaid overtime, precarious contracts and discrimination are all serious problems in the industry, according the the Games Workers' Union, which launched on Friday.

People are welcome to join the union if they are involved in any area of video game production. »

Increased push for free movement between Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand

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Even though he didn’t win the party leadership himself, O’Toole said Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has expressed interest in the idea.

Skinner admitted the movement has received support from only a few Canadian Liberal MPs and very little from the NDP.

He said he thinks CANZUK will attract young voters to the party because of its promise of freer movement. »

11 Surprising Facts About Benjamin Franklin

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By age 12, he was serving as an indentured apprentice at a printing shop owned by his brother, James.

The letters were hugely popular, and Mrs. Dogood soon received several marriage proposals from eligible bachelors in Boston.

Franklin penned 14 Dogood essays before unmasking himself as their author, much to his jealous brother’s chagrin. »