The Daily Populous

Thursday January 3rd, 2019 morning edition

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(CNN) Democrats are making presidential tax returns a focal point in one of their first pieces of legislation, an effort to build the case to the American people that time is up on President Donald Trump keeping his own tax returns from the public, shutting what could be a window into his personal wealth.

According to two sources familiar with the discussions, Democrats will include a provision in their new bill that would require presidential nominees to disclose 10 years of tax returns shortly after they become the nominee.

Vice presidents would also be required to disclose a decade of returns.

The tax returns would then be posted on the Federal Election Commission's website for public viewing.

At the end of last year, Democrats had disclosed H.R. 1 would require presidential candidates to release just three years of tax returns, but a source familiar with the process said that after reviewing precedent, the marker was moved to a decade of returns.

However, it will give committees an opportunity to set markers on Democratic priorities in the new Congress.

The House Ways and Means Committee had planned to hold a hearing on the tax provision in H.R. 1 at the end of January. »

Chinese Navy ship seen carrying an apparent railgun capable of firing hypersonic projectiles

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Chinese Navy ship seen carrying an apparent railgun capable of firing hypersonic projectiles.

A Chinese naval warship has been pictured out at sea carrying what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun.

The sighting, which comes as China marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Navy in 2019, appears to pre-date US intelligence estimates that Chinese railguns would arrive by 2025. »

Court rules gov’t can keep money seized in drug bust, even after suspect acquitted - Delaware State News

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The petitioner could not document a supposed $5,000 personal loan allegedly received, the court said, nor a business it was purportedly intended for, the judge determined.

There was no evidence to support an alleged second $5,000 personal loan as well, the order stated.

The initial confiscation was allowed based on legitimate probable cause, according to the Court. »

South Florida student demands SAT score be released after she's accused of cheating

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A South Florida student accused of cheating on her SATs held a press conference Wednesday along with her high-profile attorney, Benjamin Crump.

Campbell is still waiting for her SAT scores to be released following a Jan. 1 college deadline.

Last week, the Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School student told Local 10 News about her dreams of attending Florida State University. »