The Daily Populous

Sunday December 23rd, 2018 day edition

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In the wake of Jim Mattis’ resignation, swirling scandals and a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump has grown increasingly isolated and is now watching more television than ever, according to a New York Times report.

According to a report the newspaper published on Saturday, Trump has been lashing out at his aides during meetings, often calling them “idiots” for resisting his wishes.

“He spends ever more time in front of a television, often retreating to his residence out of concern that he is being watched too closely.

As he sheds advisers at a head-spinning rate, he reaches out to old associates, complaining that few of the people around him were there at the beginning.”.

"Now, the president who once declared that 'I alone can fix' the system increasingly stands alone in a system that seems as broken as ever.".

“Look what I did for Mexico and Canada,” he reportedly told allies, disgruntled at his lack of recognition.

In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will take over the speaker position, enabling House Democrats the opportunity to investigate Trump. »

US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump Syria pullout

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A top US official in the fight against so-called Islamic State group has quit over President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria.

Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat IS, brought his departure forward from February.

Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Brett McGurk, who I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015. »

Judge Allows Dover Man to Sue Former Employer Over Drug Test - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

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(AP) - A Delaware judge has ruled that a medical marijuana user fired from his factory job after failing a drug test can pursue a lawsuit against his former employer.

The medical marijuana law "not require employers to participate in an illegal activity ... but instead merely prohibits them from discriminating based upon medical marijuana use," Primos wrote.

The lawsuit comes as medical marijuana use, and complaints that employers are mistreating employees who use medical marijuana, are on the rise in Delaware. »

World's first no-kill eggs go on sale in Berlin

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Male eggs are processed into animal feed, leaving only female chicks to hatch at the end of a 21-day incubation period.

An estimated 4-6 billion male chicks are slaughtered globally every year because they serve no economic purpose.

Male chicks lay no eggs and don’t grow fast enough to justify the cost of feeding them up for meat. »

Repton School 'helped inspire Dahl' to write Charlie

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A Derbyshire school attended by Roald Dahl may have provided the inspiration for the author's famous book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

During this time he and his schoolmates were used by Cadbury to taste and rate new products before they went to market.

The school believes this sparked a lifelong love of chocolate culminating in Dahl's world-famous story. »